Representative, UN Women Jordan Country Office

Ziad assumed the position of UN Women Representative in Jordan in September 2016.

From 2012 to 2016, he served as the UN Women Representative in Nepal, leading UN Women’s response to the 2015 earthquake. During this period, he also served as the acting Country Director for UN Women in Egypt.

Before this, he served as UN Women’s Resource Mobilization Lead in New York HQ from 2010 to 2012 and as UNIFEM’s Deputy Country Director in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2010. From 2003 to 2007, Ziad worked with UNICEF designing and implementing global, regional and country level policy advocacy strategies and campaigns for girls’ education and maternal health, including with UNICEF India.

Before joining the UN system, he worked with Save the Children UK and the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Laws, University of London.

Ziad holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and Government from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Sussex.

He is married and has one child.