Prior to his assignment in Georgia, Mr. Niels Scott served as Chief of the Humanitarian Coordination Support Section for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), based in Geneva. He also served as interim Head of OCHA’s Office in Côte d'Ivoire, Chief of Disaster and Vulnerability Policy Section in Geneva and as interim Head of Office in Haiti (Jan-June 2010). He was Operations Coordinator for IFRC in 2006-2008 in Geneva. Mr. Scott has also served with the UN Mission in Sudan as Head of Regional Office for Darfur, as well as serving with OCHA as Head of Office, North Darfur. Niels worked with the IFRC over a period of 12 years as: Representative for Haiti/Head of Delegation (2004); Head of Regional Delegation for West and Central Africa (2000-2003); Head of Delegation Georgia (1997-2000); Deputy Head of Regional Delegation for Central Asia (1995-1997); Programme Coordinator in Vukovar, Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia (with ICRC) (1995); Relief Coordinator FYROM (1994-1995); and Logistics Officer Croatia (1993-1994).

He also held several positions in the non-governmental and the private sector.