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Jean Conte

Jean is a Project Officer in the Sub-Saharan Africa Division, where he is primarily responsible for managing projects to improve security sector governance in Nigeria and Liberia. He was previously a Project Officer for Tunisia in the Middle East and North Africa Division.

Prior to joining DCAF, Jean worked as a Project Coordinator at the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe, where he implemented  projects in the Balkans in collaboration with the European Commission. Notably, he delivered a three-year project in Montenegro to build the capacity of the Constitutional Court and the National Ombudsman to better apply European human rights standards. He previously served three years as a lawyer in the Communications Unit of the ECtHR President’s Private Office, and two years as a lawyer for the International Labour Office.

Jean holds two Master’s Degrees in International Law and in Human Rights from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. He is bilingual in English and French.