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|Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF|
|Appointed by||Ban Ki Moon|
Prior to this appointment of July 2014 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Omar Abdi held several positions with UNICEF including Comptroller and Deputy Executive Director / Management (2007-2010).
From 1982 to 1986, Omar cabdi served in the Somali government as a Senior Planning Officer in the National Refugee Commission. He later acted as Director of the Planning Department from 1987 to 1989.
In 1992 Omar cabdi became a Programme Officer in Liberia, and was transferred to New York City two years later. From September 1996 to June 1998, he served as a UNICEF Representative in Liberia. Abdi then became UNICEF Representative in Ghana in June 1998. Between June 2000 and 2003, he served as Deputy Director of the Programme Division at United Nations Headquarters.
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