CV Joseph ROCHER

Joseph ROCHER - SENIOR EXPERT ON WTO & TRADE POLICY - TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & EVALUATION

 1. Name : ROCHER
 2. First names :
Joseph
 3. Date of birth : 14/10/49
 4. Nationality :
French
 5. Civil status :
Married
 6. Education :
 
 InstitutionDegree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained : 
Higher Business School - St-Etienne 1969-1975 MBA Master
European Community Commission 1988Second placed candidate in a European Community Commission Exam : Principal Administrator Degree in the DG VI - Division "Agriculture - International Affairs" 

 7. Language skills (indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 : 1 - excellent; 5 - basic) :

 Language      Reading Speaking Writing
 English11
1
 French111
 Italian24
4
 Spanish244

8. Membership of professional bodies :

Bruges Group : http://www.groupedebruges.eu/

9. Other skills : Computer Literate

Good practice of Power Point, Word, Excel, File Maker. 

10. Present position:

Senior Expert on Aid for Trade (former Directorof RONGEAD - specialized on Aid for trade technical assistance - www.rongead.org (Annual Budget : EUR 1 000 000)

11. Years within the firm :

37 years (total professional experience)

12. Key qualifications :

  • Main qualifications : Trade (Regulation, Promotion), Agriculture, Monitoring & Evaluation, Training, Institutional Reform and Capacity Building, Poverty Reduction.
  • Other qualifications : Regional Integration, Food Security, Food processing and Safety, Rural Development, SMEs and Private Sector, Marketing.

• Extensive International experience assessing and designing trade-related assistance in Developing Countries and Countries in Transition including Trade Regulation and Trade Promotion : Trade-Related Assistance (TRA) Report (identify and summarize all TRA actions by donors and providers); Matrix of constraints and of Needs, Analytical Trade Profile, Draft Action Plan; Set of Recommendations.

• Extensive experience with evaluation and monitoring of large and regional trade-related programs : conducted the mid-term Evaluation of the EU-China Trade project (€20,000,000) as Team Leader in 2007.

• Regional Economic Integration : Effective and homogeneous implementation of : CET, customs code, rules of origin, customs valuation, transit, common competition policy, regulatory and institutional framework of standards and quality control, reducing transportation costs and non-tariff barriers, business environment, etc.

• Led Technical Assistance projects aiming at :

- Enhancing analytical skills of Developing Countries to prepare national and regional positions related to WTO negotiations and to maintain coherence with RTA (Regional Trade Agreements) negotiations.

- Enhancing capacities in production, processing, marketing and export promotion.

13. Specific relevant experience in different regions :

Country
Date (from to MM/YY)
ACP
 
Central African Republic and Central African Region
Sept 2010 - April 2011
Ivory Coast
Sept. 09 2010
Jan. 07 - Dec. 10
Apr. - Dec. 06
Apr. 04 - Mar. 09
1999
1996
Burkina Faso
Jan. 09 - Dec. 12
Jan. 1980 to Mar. 1980
Cameroon
Jan. 2011
Jan. 1998
Oct. 1997
Sept. 1973- June 1975
DRC
Jan. 2011
Jan. 1981
Chad
May - Nov 06
SudanDec. 04 - Jan. 05
Seychelles
Oct. 06 - Jan. 07
TanzaniaMay - June 1997
NORTH-AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Lebanon)1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
CENTRAL ASIA (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Tajikistan)2004, 2007
ASIA (China, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Lao PDR)1993, 2000, 2007, 2009
SOUTH CAUCASUS (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaïdjan)2005-2006
EUROPE /Balkans (Serbia and Montenegro) 2006
NORTH AMERICA (United States, Canada) 1988, 1994, 2009
SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil) 2000

14. Professional experience : See CV (pdf)

15. Relevant Publications : 

  • As Author - books : 2007 : "Accession of Algeria to the WTO and the pharmaceutical sector" (60 p.); 2003 : THE RICE GAME : Role game allowing trainees to understand how changing international trade law can affect the rice economy at local levels; 1998 : FOOD SECURITY POLICIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND GLOBALISATION (85 p.) - Editions Charles Léopold Mayer; 1995 : THE GATT IN PRACTICE : Understanding the World Trade Organisation (100 p.) - Editions Charles Léopold Mayer.
  • As Co-author / Director and Editor : 1990-1994 : GATT-Briefing : series of pedagogical dossiers on all the Uruguay Round issues.

To download :

       CV Joseph Rocher - European format (pdf) (PDF : 549.7 kb)

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