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KEVIN

CV - Kevin MENDES

Résumé

Political affairs aficionado, with special emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean, a background in cooperation for development, project management, social policy and innovation, and an astute curiosity for all things unknown.

Expériences professionnelles

Programme manager (governance)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION , Bruxelles

De Mai 2019 à Aujourd'hui

Political, economic and cultural attaché

European External Action Service , Bruxelles

De Février 2016 à Mai 2019

European Delegation to Cuba, Under the supervision of the Head of Political and Economic Section:

Lead for reporting and analysis: Political affairs, Economics (Micro and micro facts and trends, Trade, Investments), International affairs (Regional integration, EU-Cuba and US-Cuba relations), and support for Human Rights and CSOs affairs.

Lead for cultural affairs: cultural diplomacy, organization of cultural events (EU Film Festival, EU literary days)

Lead on the ground for the implementation of the EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (signed in December 2016, entered into provisional application in November 2017)

Coordination work of EU positions on the ground: chair of EU Economic and Trade working group, chair of Culture working group, secretariat of Heads of Mission working group, organization of joint démarches with Cuban authorities.

Preparation of high-level political visits from headquarters (programmes, briefs, analysis, logistics): High Representative/Vice President of the Commission, Commissioner for Development, Special Envoy for Human Rights, European Parliament, European Investment Bank, European Economic and Social Committee, etc.

Representation work, notably: on behalf of the EU, to the Association of Caribbean States Summit of Havana (June 2016)

Social policy officer, innovation focal point

UNICEF , N'djamena - CDD

De Janvier 2015 à Janvier 2016

Nicaragua Country Office - Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, Programme coordinator:

Social Policy
Advising on and mainstreaming of social policy in UNICEF country programme
Coordination of studies: multidimensional child poverty analysis, mapping of social protection systems
Lead for Child-friendly public spending: public budget monitoring analysis with Ministry of Finance, participation in regional seminar on investment in children (Quito, May 2015), Member of UNICEF’s Public Finance For Children Community, Focal point for Investing in Children working group of Nicaragua’s Global Movement for Children chapter
Participation in the design and implementation of inclusive social policies for children (national and regional levels)
Advocacy for integrating child rights in development cooperation: organisation of regional trainings of trainers in Managua and on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (Bilwi and Bluefields) in October 2015
Human resources: selection, supervision, coaching, and evaluation of interns, UNVs (nationals and internationals) and consultants

Innovation
Mainstreaming, knowledge exchange and reporting on innovations in UNICEF Nicaragua country programme
Design, launch, and coordination of BICU’s Lab (Bluefields), first UNICEF-supported social innovation lab in Central America
II National Conference on Innovation, Economics and Development, August 2015, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua: Panelist, ‘Innovation for Development in Nicaragua’

Assistant attaché

DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TO THE UNITED NATIONS

De Janvier 2012 à Juin 2012

Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Human Security Issues

In charge of consular affairs

FRENCH EMBASSY IN ITALY

De Avril 2011 à Décembre 2011

Intern - economical development and transfers department

DELEGATION INTERMINISTERIELLE A L'AMENAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE ET A L'ATTRACTIVITE REGIONALE (DATAR)

De Juillet 2010 à Septembre 2010

(French Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Planning & the Regions)

Intern - general secretariat

FRENCH FOREIGN EDUCATION AGENCY / AGENCE POUR L'ENSEIGNEMENT FRANCAIS A L'ETRANGER (AEFE)

De Juin 2010 à Juillet 2010

Intern - administrative management

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE

De Juin 2009 à Août 2009

Formations complémentaires

Master’s (II) degree in Public Affairs

Sciences Po Bordeaux

2007 à 2013



Master’s (II) degree in Law and International Relations

University Lyon (III) - Centre for Defence and International Security Studies

2011 à 2012



Thesis: "The emergence of the European Union as an actor of Disarmament Diplomacy"

Master’s degree in Political Science and Administration

University of Granada, Faculty of Political Science and Administration

2007 à 2011



5-year study program in the context of partnership with Sciences Po Bordeaux

Parcours officiels

Sciences Po Bordeaux – Service Public/Administration et Gestion Publique – 2013 – Objectif ENA

Langues

Français - Langue maternelle

Espagnol - Courant

Anglais - Courant

Italien - Courant

Portugais - Notions