Ms. Tanja Pacifico
Head of the Policy, Governance and Liaison Unit – IOM Egypt
Tanja Pacifico is the Head of the Policy, Governance and Liaison 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
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 capacity building
as trainer and scripter for large scale emergency simulations involving multi-stakeholder
Before joining IOM, Ms. Pacifico worked for the Dutch Central Agency for the Reception of
Asylum Seekers and previously in Belgium, Canada and Spain.