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BERNES Christophe

Address: 75012 Paris - France
Personal Statement: Independent consultant in capacity building of Public bodies and of Civil Society organizations, in the areas of Public reform, stakeholder dialogue and engagement, institutional communication and visibility.
Education: Master Management and Public Affairs
Work Experience: 27 years of professional experience in the institutional capacity building of public bodies, mainly through needs analysis, evaluation, training, communication. Areas of governance, consumer protection, market surveillance, local economic development, youth and civil society empowerment. ■ 15 years of direct experience in EU projects: project management (team leader, key expert) of 15 EU-funded projects including some in EU Member States or neighbours countries (Albania, Ukraina), MENA (Egypt, Lebanon, Oman,Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria) and subsaharian Africa (Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon). Working experience in project planning, managing, monitoring and evaluation, in project cycle management and logical framework approach. Team leader for 3 projects of +1mi€ budget. ■ Extensive experience in policy advocacy, institutional communication and visibility strategies, medias relations, public awareness campaigns for public reforms or on topics related to consumer, energy, water, sustainability. ■ More than 20 years of experience in supporting actions through training, from needs analysis, targeted messages building to implementation: communicational materials and reports, training of trainers and training of experts or institutional senior executives. ■ Significant experience in strengthening the capacity of dialogue and consultation of public bodies and NGOs, through panel discussions, surveying, working group coordination. ■ Updated experience on Information and Communications Technologies in the field of e-governance, providing guidance on the collection and interpretation of statistics data to measure information society development as well as e-benchmarking, in line with EU Standards, literature review on requirements for consumers' digital competence in the European single market.
Professional Skills: Consultation methodology, implementation of coordination framework, strong analytical and methodological skills, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, intercultural communication, good facilitation and negotiation skills, institutional communication. Highly output-focused and conscientious with a strong attention to detail. Ability to interact professionally with multi-disciplinary team members and with all levels of staff and management. Ability to work independently and multitask under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Proficient user of MS Office package (word, excel, powerpoint) including projects management software.
Personal Skills: Motivated, Positive, Interpersonal skills, Critical thinking, Flexible and dependable, Problem solving, Autonomous
Other Details: Opened to short-term or long-term, all destinations. French (native). English and Spanish (fluent). Russian (average). Arabic (basic).
Interests/Hobbies: Cultural meet, running marathons
References: see my CV