Ted Chaiban was appointed as Regional Director for the Middle
East and North Africa in October 2019.
Working for UNICEF, he has been Director of Programmes,
Director of Emergency Programmes, Representative in Ethiopia,
Sudan and Sri Lanka, Regional Emergency Advisor for the
Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office and Deputy Chief of
Operations for the Operation Lifeline Sudan consortium based in
Prior to joining UNICEF, Mr. Chaiban was Country
Representative for Catholic Relief Services in Haiti, Kenya,
Uganda and Sudan. He also worked as a Programme Manager
focusing on food security and child survival.
Mr. Chaiban is a national of both the United States of America
and Lebanon. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology
and Political Science from Tufts University and a Master of Arts
Degree in Development and Arab Studies from Georgetown