Director, Division of Administrative Services
Chris Kirkcaldy is the Director, Division of Administrative Services (DAS) at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN Headquarters in Africa.
Reporting directly to the Director-General of UNON, Mr. Kirkcaldy oversees the Division of Administrative Services (DAS) which is responsible for the provision of human, financial, physical and IT services. DAS delivers services to UNEP, UN-Habitat, the Resident Coordination System and other global, regional and local UN system clients, spanning humanitarian, peacekeeping and development programmes. Chris Kirkcaldy provides guidance to UNEP and UN-Habitat management teams and plays a role in the formulation and implementation of UN reforms.
Equipped with over 25 years of experience in the United Nations Secretariat in Nairobi, New York, Geneva and Vienna, Mr. Kirkcaldy has held an array of cross-cutting positions in a number of UN Secretariat entities, specializing in programme administration, budget and financial management.
Chris Kirkcaldy holds a MSc. (Econs) in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Politics and Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.