Head of DFID Somalia

Dr Phil Evans CBE


Phil Evans took over as Head of DFID Somalia in April 2014.

Phil joined DFID in 1993, having previously worked for the UN and World Bank. He has worked in Africa for many years, including heading DFID’s country offices in Sierra Leone (2011-14), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2009-11) and Zimbabwe (2007-09). He has a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge.

Head of DFID Somalia

The head of a DFID country office has overall responsibility for the running of the office and its programmes.

Previous roles in government

  1. Head of DFID Sierra Leone

    • 2011 to 2014


  1. Launch of the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa