Meet the People Behind the Work
Martin Obonyo Hakim
Born in Torit, Eastern Equatoria State in South Sudan. Martin Obonyo Hakim holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Al Neelain University in Khartoum-Sudan. Martin Obonyo Hakim acquired his Primary School education at Nakapirit Refugee Camp and his High School at King’s College Budo in Kampala (Uganda) while his parents were in exile during the first Sudanese Civil war that lasted for 17 years. He went to Loka Boys Senior Secondary School after returning to Sudan and successfully achieved a Sudan Higher Secondary School Certificate (A Level). Mr. Hakim was awarded a Diploma in the English Language in 2002 by the United Nations English Proficiency Examinations, and speaks English, Arabic, Kiswahili, Luganda and Acholi, his mother tongue. He has proven himself to be good at interpersonal verbal communications, management, leadership skills and team work capabilities. Martin is married, has children and is a devoted Christian. Mr. Hakim worked for the United Nations for thirty-one years and has a working knowledge of the United Nations Systems, their humanitarian work and guideline processes. He has accumulated significant management and problem solving skills. For more than ten years he was an active member of the UN/WFP Sudan Staff Association. Starting as Secretary General, he became Chairperson after four years and then later became an advisor to the new Executive Committee. He served as the Secretary General of the UNSFS (United Nations Staff Federation in Sudan) and a Senior Member of UN Sudan Local Salary Survey Committee. Mr. Hakim currently works as a Resource Officer for the South Sudan National Olympics Committee and looks forward to contributing to the success of the HPI Project within his community in South Sudan.