Tunis, Tunisia

Jocelyn Merot appointed at the Representation in Tunis

Jocelyn Merot

Dr. Jocelyn Mérot, Veterinary Public Health Officer, joined the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for North Africa on November 1st, 2014 as programme officer on a secondment from the French Ministry of Agriculture. He is a French national and takes over from Dr Vincent Brioudes who joined the National School of Veterinary Services in Lyon, France.

He is a graduate from the School of Veterinary Medicine of Nantes (France) in 1994 and was awarded a PhD at the University Paris VII, which allowed him to conduct a doctoral fellowship in the United States.

Before moving to Tunis, he held various positions in the private sector (veterinary practitioner, scientific editor) and the public sector, i.e. in the Veterinary Services of New Caledonia and at the French Directorate General for Food (DGAL) of the French Ministry of Agriculture, entrusted with food safety issues. Thereafter he joined FranceAgriMer, a national agency dealing with agricultural and marine products, dedicated to trade promotion for French agricultural and agri-food exporting companies.

During at least 3 years of service at the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for North Africa, Jocelyn will be in charge of technical support and advice in the field of epidemiology, as well as the support to the networks in the Mediterranean region (REMESA, REEV-Med). He will also contribute to the capacity-building programme of OIE delegates and focal points in the region.

Jocelyn can be contacted here : [email protected]