The Director-General is responsible for all activities of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. As the Secretary-General’s representative, the Director-General undertakes special political and representation assignments and provides the Secretary-General with advice and support on a broad range of political, diplomatic and cross-cutting issues in the region. She represents the Secretary-General in relations with permanent missions, as well as regional organizations; and, she acts as the main interlocutor with Kenyan authorities on all matters affecting the functioning of the United Nations in Kenya. The Director-General also cooperates with other organizations of the United Nations system, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in the region.
In addition, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi provides executive direction and management to the programmes of administration, conference services, security and other support and common services, as well as United Nations public information activities in the host country. She also serves as the Designated Official for the security and safety of the United Nations system in Kenya.