Siège de l'Union Panafricaine des Postes(UPAP)

Secretary General

Civil Status

Name : YOUNOUSS
Forename : DJIBRINE
Date and place of birth : born in 1957 at DJIDDAT (Cameroon)
Nationality : CAMEROONIAN
Marital status : MARRIED, FIVE (5) CHILDREN
SG-UPAP-YOUNOUSS-DJIBRINE

Qualifications

II.1 – Higher education :

  • NATIONAL ADVANCED SCHOOL OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS (NASPT) OF YAOUNDE: from 80/81 to 82/83;
  • INSTITUT NATIONAL DE GESTION (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT) of La Poste, EVRY, France (1991);
  • UNIVERSITY OF LA POSTE (UP-Management), Orleans, France: 1995.

II.2 – Higher education diplomas :

  • INSPECTOR OF P&T DIPLOMA [Speciality: mixed services (Postal operations, Financial postal services and Telecommunications regulations)];
  • SENIOR INSPECTOR DIPLOMA, (speciality: production);
  • SENIOR EXECUTIVE DIPLOMA issued by UP-Management (Speciality: « International letter post, mail & Quality of Service »).

II.3 – Supplementary Trainings courses (with certificates or attestations) on :

  • «Commercial and operational strategies of the post (UPU %EMSP – Abidjan, 1990);
  • «Integrated Program of Public Management » [Advanced Institute of Public Management (A.I.P.M.) – Yaoundé, on 1991];
  • Cost accounting (CAPTAC – Yaoundé, 1995);
  • « Changes Management » (Vida Management International – Yaoundé, 1999);
  • «Public / private partnership and fight against poverty in infrastructures » (World Bank Institute);
  • «Sector-based Reform and Economic Regulation in the postal sector » (UPU – World Bank Institute – Libreville, 2005);
  • IPDP formulation (by UPU – Paris, 2006);
  • Management of internal audit, [AIPM % Canadian Cooperation – Yaoundé – (2011)].

Professional Career

Rank : Secretary General of the Pan African Postal Union (September 2012 to date)
Date of admission in the Public service (postal administration) : July 1st, 1983
User service : State of Cameroon (Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, MINPOSTEL)
Present working station : Yaoundé – Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications
Posts occupied at the national level (backwards, beginning with present post):

  • Inspector General to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MINPOSTEL), with rank and prerogatives of Secretary General (Permanent Secretary), May 10th, 2010 to 31st August 2012: in charge of internal audit of Minpostel and external audit of institutions under supervisory authority. (at the same time Chairman of the ministerial anti corruption Unit);
  • Director of Standards and Control of Postal Activities , in MINPOSTEL, from July 22nd , 2005 to May 10th , 2010: in charge of Regulation, Regulatory activities and Control of the postal sector; member of the School Council and Board of Directors of NASPT of Yaoundé since 2000; member of the follow up Committee of the Management Team of CAMPOST from 2007 to 2009];
  • Head of Postal Networks and Services Regulatory Division, in MINPOSTEL, with rank and prerogatives of Director, from March, 2000 to July, 2005: in charge of Regulation, Studies and Planning, postal sector Strategy and Regulatory activities;
    Note: Holding concurrently with the functions of Head of Division

    • Acting Secretary General (PS) of MINPOSTEL (from March 2000 to April 2001);
    • Acting General Manager of Cameroon Post Office Savings Bank (from March 2000 to April 2001) ;
    • Coordinator of postal services and postal financial services’ operations, during the transitional period, before the setting up of SONAPOSTE (from March 2000 to October 2001);
  • Assistant Director, Regulation and International Affairs, in the Department of Post, MINPOSTEL, from November 1993 to March 2000: in charge of the whole international constituent of Cameroonian postal sector;
  • Head of Yaoundé Postal Sorting Centre, rank of Assistant Director, from 17.10.90 to November 1993;
  • Head of Service, Control of Post Offices, in the Department of Post, MINPOSTEL, from 30.09.88 to 17.10.90;
  • Assistant provincial head of Postal Services, Northern Province, from 10.04.87 to 30.09.88;
  • Assistant Postmaster, Garoua Posts and Telecommunications’ Office, from 26.11.86 to 10.04.87;
  • Assistant Head of Douala Parcels Centre, from 25.01.85 to 26.11.86;
  • Head Current Accounts’ Section, Douala Postal Checks Centre, from 08.09.84 to 25.01.85.

International Experience

IV.1 – Responsibilities :

IV.1.1 – in relation with UPU :

  • Representative of Cameroon to the CA (Chairman of the « Technical Cooperation and Postal Reform » Project Group), since November, 2008;
  • Representative of Cameroon to the CA (member of the Strategic Planning Group, from 2004 to 2008;
  • Chairman of the CA ad hoc Group “Governance issues”, (postal payment services), from 2007 to 2008;
  • National Coordinator of Seoul Postal Strategy, Beijing Postal Strategy and Bucharest World Postal Strategy, from 1994 to 2008;
  • Member of the Terminals Dues Action Group, spokesman of developing countries, from 1994 to 2004;
  • Member of the management core of the ” Quality of Service Working Group ” of the POC, from 1994 to 1999, unique representative of Africa;
  • National Director of the Multiannual Integrated Project (MIP) signed with UPU in 1994;

IV.1.2 – in relation with PAP :

  • Chairman of the Administrative Council in 1997/1998, 1998/1999 and 2010/2011;
  • Vice- Chairman of the Administrative Council in 1995/1996 and 1996/1997;
  • Central African Representative to the Strategic Council (Chairman);
  • Vice-chairman of the General Secretariat Management Committee, since 2006;
  • Member of the Operational Quality of Service Team, “Task force”, (regional Coordinator for Central Africa), from 1997 to 2000;
  • Member of the Postal Security Coordination in Africa’s Committee, from 1996 to 2000

IV.2 – Participations (on behalf of Cameroon) in various meetings and international conferences: UPU :

  • Congress: Seoul (1994), Beijing(1999), Bucharest(2004, Head of Delegation) and Geneva (2008, Assistant Head of Delegation, Vice-chairman of Committee 3 of the Congress: « General Affairs and Structures of the Union »);
  • CA & POC + technical Committees in Bern: since 1995 (at least twice a year);
  • S.P.I. Symposium in Tokyo (1998); Tele post *98 in Washington (1998), Post Expo in Geneva (2001) and Brussels (2003);
  • Strategic Conference: in Geneva (2002), Dubai (2006, Head of Delegation,) and Nairobi (2010, Head of Delegation );
  • Conference on Postal Strategy: in Guangzhou (2009, Head of Delegation ) and Addis Ababa (2011, Head of Delegation )
  • Special meeting of the Terminal Dues Action Group: in Ottawa (2003).

PAPU :

  • Plenipotentiary Conference: in Lomé (1994), Maseru (1996), Abidjan (1996), Nairobi (1998), Abidjan (2000), Tunis (2004) and Cairo (2008 and 2009);
  • Administrative Council: Lomé (1994), Lusaka (1995), Maseru (1996), Yaoundé (1997 and 2010), Tunis (1998 and 2004), Arusha (1999), Abidjan (2000), Mombasa (2003), Abuja (2005), Accra (2006), Cairo (2008 and 2009) and Addis Ababa (2011);
  • Task Force: in Arusha (1998 and 1999).

CAPTAC :

  • Council of Ministers in Yaoundé (1996 and 1997);
  • Management Board in Douala (1994);
  • Restructuring Commission in Yaoundé (1995 and 1996) and Libreville (1997).

COPTAC : Plenipotentiary Conference: in Yaoundé (2004, 2006) and Douala (2008 and 2009);
CCPA (Conference of Commonwealth Postal Administrations) : in Bridgetown, Barbados (1996), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1998) and Kampala, Uganda (2010);
Chad – Cameroon mixed commission : in N’Djaména, Chad (1999).

IV.3 – Quality of Service Consultant (mail and express) to the following countries :

  • On behalf of PAPU: Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo (1996);
  • On behalf of UPU: Burundi (1998), Chad (1999) and Gabon (2000).

IV.4 – Terminal dues Consultant :

  • Consultant – proxy of PAPU: Terminal Dues round tables organized by ASPPU in Porto,
    Portugal and APPU in Wellington, New Zealand (1998);
  • Consultant – Presenter: Workshop on Terminal Dues in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (2002) and African round Table on Terminal Dues in Yaoundé, Cameroon (2003);
  • Initiator and writer of the African proposal :
    • (1) « Cameroon Proposal », endorsed by PAPU in Nairobi 1998, that led to the creation of the Quality of Service Fund (QSF) by the 22nd UPU Congress in Beijing in 1999;
    • (2) « PAPU Proposal » (further to Yaoundé round table in 2003), that highly contributed to the « convergence proposal » (consensus) adopted in the 23rd UPU Congress of in Bucharest, in October, 2004;
  • As PAPU Consultant: contribution of PAPU for the development of the terms of the financial management of QSF.
  • As Representative of Cameroon: member of QSF manual of procedures elaboration Committee

IV.5 – IPDP Expert (Integrated Postal Reform and Development Plan)

  • Formulation of an IPDP in Rwanda, March, 2007;
  • Support to the implementation of IPDP in some African countries (Congo Republic, Seychelles, Burundi, Togo, Chad, Lesotho, Mozambique, DRC, Benin): thanks to a part-time contract for 18 months (from May 2010 to October 2011):

Others

  • Member (elected) of a local Council in my native area, from 1987 to 2002;

OTHERS PERSONAL GAIN GATHERED:Very good knowledge of the issue of rural areas development and the way the postal sector can contribute to solve them.

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