Julien has been working in development aid and humanitarian assistance for 25 years, first with Handicap International and later on with UNICEF. He has a lot of field experience going back to the conflict in Former Yugoslavia, Kurdistan, Asia Pacific (Cambodia, Laos, China, DPRK) and Afghanistan.
At HQ level, Julien also provided programmatic and operational support to field offices globally, conducting numerous field missions to the country in crisis. He has been managing large-scale programme both as a Country Director for Handicap International as well as with UNICEF at the global level. From his work with UNICEF emergency division, he has been closely connected to the major significant changes in humanitarian action over the last 10 to 15 years, including the UN reform, the transformative agenda, etc. Julien is therefore well aware of the current state of humanitarian action and challenges at stake, for both the UN and NGOs. From the many years in coordination and partnership building, He knows well most of the humanitarian actors.
From his early study in Geography, his work in the Mine Action sector, and then with UNICEF led clusters, he has always seen IM as a critical part of the humanitarian action. Julien has known iMMAP as he has been managing its partnership with UNICEF for several years. He, therefore, knows very well the organization, its mandate, and specific technical expertise.
Julien has recently decided to move on and to become a mountain/trekking guide. This been said, the personal conviction that made him work in humanitarian action for so many years remain intact. He is interested in maintaining a connection to his former field of work and he is honored to support an NGO like iMMAP.