Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
"The Special Representative of the Secretary-General as the head of UNMIK, is the highest international civilian official in Kosovo. He will enjoy the maximum civilian executive powers envisaged and vested in him by the Security Council in its resolution 1244 (1999), and will also be the final authority on their interpretation." (Report of the Secretary-General on UNMIK, 12 July 1999).
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Farid Zarif, his Special Representative and Head of UNMIK (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) Download High Resolution 
Farid Zarif
Special  Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)
Director of Europe and Latin America Division of DPKO since August of 2010, he served as the Chief of Staff and Acting DSRSG with UNMIS in Sudan, and prior to that, as the Chief of Staff of UNAMI in Iraq since January 2004. Following 3 years of service as the UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq since January 1997, he was appointed as Chief and, later, Director in the Office of Iraq Programme at the UN headquarters in New York.
He was Chief Elections Officer with UNMIL in Liberia from 1994-96, and served in as Referendum/Elections Coordinator with the UN missions in Eritrea and South Africa in 1993 and 1995, respectively.
In 1991-92, he was the Secretary-General of the Economic Advisory Council, Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Afghanistan. Serving his national governments, he was the Principle Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Afghanistan from 1989-1991, and Deputy Foreign Minister from 1987-1989. Prior to that, Mr. Zarif was Ambassador, Permanent Representative of his country to the United Nations in New York from 1980.  He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in 1974 and served in various departments in increasingly responsible positions, as well as Charge d’Affaires in Havana.
He has studied Law, Diplomacy and International Relations at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Kabul University, the Afghan Institute of Diplomacy and Oxford University. He is married with two sons.

Jennifer Brush 
 Deputy Special Representative
of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on 3 September 2014 the appointment of Jennifer Brush of the United States as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
Ms. Brush has extensive knowledge and experience in international and regional conflict resolution and in Western Balkans affairs. Previously, Ms. Brush served as the Head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Moldova from 2012 to 2014. She has served for more than 25 years in the United States Department of State, including postings in the Western Balkans, Poland, Turkey, Marshall Islands and Turkmenistan. She has also served as Director of the Office for South Central Europe and Senior Coordinator in the Bureau of Nonproliferation/Office of Proliferation Threat Reduction.
Ms. Brush graduated from the Newcomb College of Tulane University and earned her Master’s Degree from Princeton University.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1956, she has one son.
Ambassador Jean-Claude Schlumberger
 Deputy Special Representative
of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)
Jean-Claude Schlumberger of France took up his post as the Head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Kosovo on 1 October 2012.

A career diplomat, he joined the OSCE from Skopje, where he served as Ambassador of France from 2009 to 2012.

Ambassador Schlumberger was also posted to Germany, Algeria, the United States, Laos and Haiti. From 2006 to 2009, he was assigned to the Inspectorate-General of the Foreign Ministry.
He held senior positions in the Ministry’s department responsible for the United Nations and other international organizations and was Chief of Staff for Foreign Ministers Hervé de Charette in 1996 and Alain Juppé in 1993.

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Mitrovica Regional Office
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Office of Community Support and Facilitation
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