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Our team

UNDP employs vibrant and dedicated professionals engaged in development programmes, porjects and operation.

UNDP is being led by by the UNDP Resident Representative, Mrs. Munkhtuya Altangerel and the Deputy Resident Representative, Lazima Onta-Bhatta. 

The UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative act on behalf of the UN Secretary- General and UNDP Administrator, and plays a central role in coordinating the overall UN acitvties in Timor-Leste. 

UNDP team in Timor-Leste 



Ms. Munkhtuya Altangerel 

UNDP Resident Representative  


Ms. Lazima Onta-Bhatta  

UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Programme and Operations


Ms. Sonia Mehzabeen

Operations Manager  



SDG Acceleration Team (analysis, project design, pitching & QA)

Democratic Governance

Youngchan Kim

Programme Analyst/ Team Leader


Sustainable Development

Lazima Onta-Bhatta

Programme Analyst/Team Leader 


Joaninha Silva

Programme Associate


Programme Delivery Team

Auxiliadora Dos Santos

Programme Analyst/Team Leader


Domingas Ferreira

Programme Associate


Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

Honorina Sarmento

QA/RBM Analyst


Assistant to Res. Rep and Deputy Res. Rep

Ismenia Ximenes

Executive Associate


Communications Unit

Yuichi Ishida

Alexandre Ray

Communications Analyst

Communications Officer



Maria Silvia Lopes

Communications Assistant



Human Recourses Unit

Luciano Freitas

Human Resources Analyst / Head of unit


Antonio Carvalho

Human Resources Associate 


Procurement Unit

Ahmad Zubair

Procurement Analyst/Head of unit


Alvaro de Sousa

Procurament Associate & Asset Focal Point


Rui Vieira

Admin. Associate


Jose Sarmento

Driver and Admin Clerk


Camilio Lopes



Finance Unit

Soekarno Fernandes

Operations and Programme Finance Analyst


Crisostima Guterres Fatima Dos Reis

Programme Associate support to Finance


IT Unit

Ulderico Ze Machado

ICT Analyst/Head of unit


Agapito da Silva

ICT Associate




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