Resident Representative of UNDP for the Republic of Albania
Monica Merino has been appointed as Resident Representative of UNDP for the Republic of Albania. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Merino was UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative in El Salvador from 2017 to 2021. She also served as Special Advisor in the Regional Hub Panama (2016-2017), as Deputy Resident Representative and Resident Representative ad interim in UNDP Nicaragua (2014-2016), and as Deputy Resident Representative successively in UNDP Ecuador (2011-2014), UNDP Argentina (2008-2011), and UNDP Mozambique (2006-2007). She started her career as Assistant Resident Representative in UNDP Honduras (1999-2006). Ms. Merino holds a Master´s degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, USA. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Honduras. She speaks Spanish and English.
Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP for the Republic of Albania
Mr. Nuno Queirós assumed his duties as Deputy Resident Representative for Programme and Operations in Albania in September 2019. Prior to this, Mr. Queirós undertook two separate assignments as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Ecuador (2014-2019) and Equatorial Guinea (2011-2014).
He joined UNDP as a Junior Programme Office in Nicaragua (2003-2005), followed by positions as a Management Economist in the Center for Business Solutions in the Bureau of Management (2005-2006) and as the Policy Specialist, Executive Officer and Special Assistant to UNDP´s Chief Finance Officer in the Office of Finance, Administration and Resources Management (2006-2011). Mr Queirós experience prior to joining UNDP was with the European Commission (2001-2002) and the private Sector (2003).
He has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and an M.A. in Political Development from the University of Manchester, an M.A. in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe, Belgium, and an M.A. in International Relations from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.