Mr. Trond Jensen
UNOCHA Head of Office, Nigeria
Mr. Jensen, a Norwegian, is a seasoned humanitarian with more than twenty-five years’ experience in humanitarian, development and peace building work.
He has been with OCHA for 13 years, as the Head of the OCHA Turkey for the cross-border operation to north-west Syria, the Head of Office in Yemen, as well as the Deputy Head in the Sudan.
Mr. Jensen has, moreover, had short-term ad interim assignments as the Senior Deputy Director for UNRWA in Gaza, as the Head of OCHA’s Regional Office for the Syria Crisis, in addition to a stint as the Head of OCHA in Somalia. He has worked for close to 20 years in the United Nations system, including an assignment with DPKO for the mission in Liberia.
Mr. Jensen has also been a Country Director for Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council. He has also worked for the Norwegian Government’s Development Aid Agency (NORAD). He is a former Senior Associate and Representative with the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), leading a track two diplomacy peace building effort in Cyprus.
Mr. Jensen holds degrees in management, development policy and planning and environmental economics from the Universities of Bristol, Bath and the London School of Economics.