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Jean Francois Dontaine
Rosières, Belgium
Influential, highly motivated PROGRAMME MANAGER with vast leadership skills, technical prowess, and exemplary track record delivering major humanitarian, emergency and rehabilitation projects internationally.
Astute, incisive multilingual communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills,ability to advise at senior level and develop strong stakeholder relations and increase project delivery
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Emergency & Rehabilitation Coordinator (2002-2015) Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Niger /Guinea Bissau/Central African Republic/Angola| Team Leader (2001) Instituto de Estudos para o desenvolvimento (IED), Guinea Bissau| Project Manager (1998-2001) Delegation of the European Commission, São Tome/Principe | Volunteer (1996-1998) Association Française des Volontaires du Progrès

•Coordinator for FAO, developing operational structures, control & delivery for key projects in Africa (2002 - 2015)
•Proved versatile across planning, networking, negotiating, logistics, monitoring, managing, advising and reporting
•Regarded as an incisive communicator, with vast project management expertise in challenging disaster situations
•Led the FAO European Union Food Facility project in Guinea Bissau
•Successfully delivered an emergency and rehabilitation programme, developing a two year national action plan
•Worked collaboratively with local government, UN agencies & multilateral organisations across all levels/cultures
•Trained, coached & advised international teams for a new Emergency & Rehabilitation Coordination Unit in Bangui
•Delivered technical support across emergency interventions, advising on regulatory/quality compliance and risk
•Meticulously prepared briefings and policy documents, successfully reporting to donors on humanitarian projects
•Directed a team of 35 across emergency/rehabilitation activities in Angola, liaising with UN, partners and donors
•Highly commended for specialist knowledge & sound judgment, optimising quality/risk controls to best practices
•Handpicked to represent the FAO for key United Nations Country Team and Security Management Team meetings
•Pre 2002, excelled across project management and stakeholder engagement across a range of supervisory roles In Sao Tome and Principe. Management of "Project Tato" for conservation of marine turtles and as volunteer under "PNAPAF Project" aiming the creation of a national extension service for agricultural sector.
Industrial Engeneer in Tropical
Fields covered:
Environmental aspects of production techniques
Communication and language
Quality Management
Entrepreneurial management
Human and social sciences
Improvement and plant breeding
Agricultural Chemistry
Animal Science – Theory/ TP
Ecology and Rural Environment partim rural ecology and sustainable development
Ecological farming and rural environment
Ecological forestry and rural environment
Electrical and electronic engineering
Mathematical statistics
Mathematical - topography
Soil mapping and soil
Applied Physics
Engineering techniques applied to agriculture irrigation
Applied Thermodynamics and mechanical
Crops in warm regions
Agricultural Engineering
Applied Science
Animal Husbandry and pathology in warm regions
Affiliations and Achievements:
•Vast strategic & programme management prowess
•Hands-on humanitarian/emergency aid expertise
•Exceptional planning and project development skills
•Outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Proven networking/stakeholder management skills
•First-class leadership and team building skills

•Inspirational, charismatic and visionary team leader
•Strategic, innovative and incisive decision-maker
•High level of initiative, industry and self-motivation
•Natural drive and ability to take on challenging roles
•Calm and assured in pressurised situations
•Solutions-orientated and achievements led
•Ability to work in remote environments

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Portuguese
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