Dominik Bartsch has been the UNHCR Representative to Jordan since February 2020. Between October 2022 and January 2023, he also served as Resident Coordinator a.i. to Jordan.
Mr. Bartsch brings over 30 years of experience in humanitarian leadership, refugee protection and peacebuilding. He was deployed to various complex field operations. Prior to his current appointment, he served as UNHCR Representative in Germany (2017-19).
Previous assignments include Director of Organizational Management at UNHCR (2016-17), UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator (DHC) in Iraq (2015), UNHCR Representative/Chief of Mission in India (2013-14) and Head of Operations in Dadaab, Kenya (2011-12).
Mr. Bartsch held senior management positions at UNHCR HQ in Geneva, and the UN Secretariat in New York. In 2005, he was seconded to the Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and subsequently deployed to the office of the Secretary-General, tasked with the opening of the Peacebuilding Support office (PBSO), and the setting-up of the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). Earlier assignments with the UN include operations in Afghanistan, Kenya, Zambia and Trinidad and Tobago.
Trained as Development Economist, Dominik holds an MA in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and an undergraduate degree in public administration from the University of Konstanz in Germany. He is married with two adult sons.