Jérôme Grimaud is a humanitarian worker. He devoted his first missions to protective accompaniment in Central America and to frontline negotiations in the Middle East before becoming a psychosocial support delegate of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He gradually specialized in the field of protection, humanitarian access negotiations as well as humanitarian mediation and dialogue facilitation, both as a practitioner and a trainer. His humanitarian negotiation and mediation experiences range from negotiating access of medical organisations and civilians at check points in the Palestine territories to facilitating humanitarian mediation processes in the Central African Republic. For the last four years he has developed and piloted humanitarian mediation initiatives aiming at improving protection of civilians with various NGOs, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Red Cross (Mali, CAR, DR Congo, South Sudan, Lebanon, Afghanistan). He is currently working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Danish Red Cross (DRC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as protection and roving humanitarian negotiation and mediation adviser. He is affiliated as a research fellow with Harvard University’s Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). His research focus on Humanitarian Mediation. He also provides training and facilitates lectures within the European University Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) Master’s Programme.