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Michel MaN

1011West Butler road #920 Greenville SC. Email: Tel: 337 852 7906


Communication specialist with 7 years of experience with United Nations Operation in Cote d᾿Ivoire (UNOCI).Conceive and implement the strategy, the planning and the development of institutions’ communication and public relation. Build information networks. Prepare, edit and publish institutions’ communications products and materials in support of their major campaign initiatives, including their Outreach Programs. Write, edit and distribute institutions, companies’ communications products including press releases, newsletters and social media platforms. Able to efficiently put together a communication plan, any public relation and outreach programs for any company, people and institution.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE                 

  • Preparing, planning and executing, public relation and outreach programs

  • Building information networks

  • Writing, editing, publishing newsletters

  • Consulting in writing and editing newsletters for companies

  • Planning, developing institutional communications

  • Editing and distributing communication materials

  • Planning, counseling and executing major communication campaign initiatives

  • Making reports and writing press release

  • Translating from French into English and vice- versa documents, communication slogans

  • Writing advertisement scenario, slogan

  • Journalism

  • Strong collaborative skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills


WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                           

Public information officer                                                                                                                                             June 2009 to December 2016           

United Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire                                                                                                                 Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa     

  • Participate in planning and holding press conferences to announce major events or provide of the new media with information on the mission’s activities.

  • Write press releases, speeches, brochures, briefs, fact sheets and other literature in the framework of UNOCI's mission.

  • Review and edit papers and articles to make sure that their messages are consistent, their content and information are accurate.

  • Participate in editing, and publishing the mission's newsletter: On the road of peace.

  • Develop guidelines to disseminate information and outline the mission’s communication plan to follow during a conflict.

  • Participate in establishing good relationships with other divisions of UNOCI, the media and the population.

  • Translate articles, papers, and press reviews, the UN mission‘s documents from French into English or from English into French when it is required by the mission.

  • Write, revise and edit articles for the UNOCI website and the mission’s newsletter.





Residential Assistant Director                                                                                                                                                                                       2013-2018

COMMUNITY ACCESS UNLIMITED, Elizabeth, New Jersey                                              

  • Responsible to maintain program standards of operation and development for people of developmental disabilities

  • Overseen data management

  • Designed and overseen the implement of programs

  • Analyzed staff training needs and reinforce their capacities

  • Ensured that all programs’ goals are achieved

  • Created and maintain monthly budgets for the program

  • Data Management, developed budgeting goals

  • Ensured quarterly evaluation of job performance is completed according to agency standard

  • Completed performance evaluation for program staff

  • Ensured the integrity of program’s finances

  • Maintained appropriate human resources practices within the program

  • Revise articles from the field colleagues in a journalistic style before editing them.

  • Present the PIO division, its role, mandate and its activities within the UN mission and everywhere in the country.


Communication officer                                                                                                                                                                December 2008 to June 2009

Christ Production                                                                                                                                                                         Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire     


  • In charge of the communication of Christ Production a producing and recording music house.

  • Manage Christ production

  • Plan and hold press conferences to announce major news such as the release of new albums.

  • In charge of the public relation of Christ production

  • Create a public and news media network.

  • Prepare press releases, speeches, brochures, briefs, fact sheets when needed.

  • Undertake any activity necessary to promote the media coverage of Christ production’s activities.

  • Oversee the production communication material such as of T-shirts, booklets and any other gadgets of promotion.


Communication secretary                                                                                                                                                  December 1999 to January 2000

Human rights movement                                                                                                                                                   Abidjan, Cote d᾿Ivoire, West Africa


  • Develop guidelines to disseminate information and outline procedures to follow when the violation of human right occurs in the country.

  • Implement information programs to make know the movement’s actions

  • Draft the strategies to follow and coordinate the global action of the movement.

  • Monitor and report the progress of current events in the country and analyze the outcome.

  • Monitor and analyze current events, public opinion and press.

  • Promote media coverage of the movement’s conferences and any other activity of the movement.

Journalist Reporter                                                                                                                                                            July 1988 to March 2001

Fraternité Matin                                                                                                                                                                 Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa 

  • Collect information for the newspaper, analyze current events

  • Make reports, inquiries, interviews and investigations for the newspaper.


Chief of international service and investigative service.                                                                                                                  April 1993 to March 2001

Fraternité Matin                                                                                                                                                                                  Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire,


  • Supervise 23 journalists from the pressroom and from the field through out of the country.

  • Participate in selecting information and articles relevant for the readers.

  • Determine with the team of editors the appropriate articles for the appropriate audience.

  • Initiate and sustain professional relationships with key constituencies, diplomats, young people, artists and the population in general.

Consultancy                                                                                                                                                                                    June 1998 to December 1999

 Texaco                                                                                                                                                                                             Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire


  • Write, edit and publish Texaco newsletter



PhD. Romance Languages                                                                                                                                          University of Missouri, Columbia Mo.Usa

Masters of Art                                                                                                                                                             University of Missouri, Columbia Mo.Usa

Bachelor of English Literature                                                                                                                                    Université d’Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.


Certificates and credits

Certificate for the program of excellence teaching.                                                                                                      University of Missouri, Columbia Mo.Usa

Certificate for Language proficiency                                                                                                                            United Nations

Certificate for Dale Carnegie Leadership                                                                                                                    United Nations    

Certificate for Global terrorism                                                                                                                                    United Nations

Certificate for Humanitarian Law                                                                                                                                 United Nations      

Certificate for Peacekeeping and resolution of Conflict                                                                                               United Nations

Credits for the political Science                                                                                                                                    University of Missouri, Columbia Mo.Usa

Credits for the Master of Communication                                                                                                                     Université d’Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


Multimedia training at the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) Bry-sur-Marne, Paris. France


Ebony awards for the best Ivorian investigative reporter.   April 1998                                                                             Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa



French, English


Microsoft office (word, excel, outlook) PowerPoint, Project, lotus notes.


Worldwide view

 Cross culture


The Wailer. Edition muse 2017

Online French 1200 textbook for independent studies. University of Missouri Columbia. 2006


Hapsatou Wane

Assistant Professor of English Literature

Department of Literature

Georgia Southern University, Savannah, Georgia.

Tel: 912-344-2594.  Email:

Diana Serrano

Lecturer, Spanish

Foreign Languages Department 

Georgia Southern University, Savannah, Georgia

Tel: 912-344-2594. Email:

Mary Jo Muratore

University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of the Humanities (2010-2015), Professor of French

University of Missouri distinguish teaching Professor, Professor of French, Professor of Humanity University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of French, and Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of the Humanities University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of the Humanities (2010-2015), Professor of French University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor, Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of the Humanities (2010-2015), Professor of French

Department of Romance Languages and Literature

University of Missouri Columbia


Tel: 573 882 5050. Email:

Samuel Zadi   


Associate Professor of French and Francophone studies

Department of Modern Languages

Central Connecticut State University

Tel: 630 940 8032. Email:

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