Head of Project Coordination Unit

Ms Tanja Pacifico


Tanja Pacifico is the Head of the Coordination Unit at the IOM mission in Egypt. Ms. Pacifico is an Italian national with an academic background in management, communication and psychology.  

Ms. Pacifico joined IOM in 2009 and has since covered several thematic areas including Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration, Emergencies, Integrated Border Management, Labour Mobility, Migration and Development, Migration and Environment, and Public Information.  

Prior to joining IOM Egypt, Ms. Pacifico worked for the IOM mission in The Netherlands, where she was Head of the Migrant Training, Resettlement and Integration Unit, covering several national and regional initiatives. In the Netherlands Ms. Pacifico specialized in civil-military coordination and capacity building as trainer and scripter for large scale emergency simulations involving multi-stakeholder engagement.

Before joining IOM, Ms. Pacifico worked for the Dutch Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers and previously in Belgium, Canada and Spain.