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Tedla is a multidisciplinary professional with fifteen (15) years of diverse experience in the development and humanitarian sectors. The core competencies excels include Programme Management, Capacity Building, Business Development, Donor Management,  Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Team Building etc 

Global Executive MBA in Leadership and Management, MA in Educational Research and Evaluation, IPGD in Project Management and BA in Sociology and Social Administration are the qualifications Tedla brings to Digital Green. 

Currently, Tedla is working with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Ethiopia in the capacity of Programme Development and Funding Manager. This role provides deputizes the Country Director to oversee the country programme implemented in livelihoods, Health and Education sectors. 

Amref Health Africa, the largest Health Development Organization in Africa, is the organization where Tedla has worked for a total of eight (8) years before he resigned as a Business Development Organization in 2016. Generation Integrated Rural Development Consultant, a World Bank funded programme and Hibir Integrated Community Development Organization are also previous employers of Tedla between 2003-2007. 


Dec 2013Aug 2014

Global Executive MBA

United States International University

Management and Leadership

Feb 2011Jul 2013

Master of Arts

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa

Educational Research and Evaluation

Jun 2011Nov 2013

International Postgraduate Diploma

Cambridge International College

Project Management

Sep 1998Jul 2003

Bachelor of Arts

Addis Ababa University,Addis Ababa

Sociology and Social Administration

Work History

April 01'2016Present

Programme Development and Funding Manager

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)


Strategic Leadership  

As a member of Senior Management Team (SMT), I continually contribute towards developing shared vision about our country programme strategy and approach among all staff and volunteers, working closely with the Country Director, other SMT team members and Regional Programme Management and Funding team members. 

Programme Development 

I lead  the development of new programmes  and partnerships prioritized by the VSO country strategy. These includes: 

  • Identify potential project ideas in livelihood, Health and Education Programs. In line with the country strategy , I am responsible in the preparation of  high quality concept notes and/or proposals writing. 
  • Participate in the quarterly monitoring and review of progress against country funding plans (CFPS) with support of senior management team
  • Keep track of emerging funding opportunities and support in-country donor management led by the Country Director.

Programme Quality and Implementation    

I coordinate the design and delivery of appropriate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and ensure the compliance with internal and external ( donor, government) requirements in close coordination with the Regional M&E Manager and relevant Programme Managers.  

Donor Management 

Engage and take forward various entry points identified with DFID, USAID, CIDA, EC, ECHO and other institutional donors and embassies in line with established country funding plan (CFP). This includes researching donor interests and funding patterns, attending forums and meetings for further networking and information sharing.

Finance and Resource Management 

Support and participate in annual budget preparation and Quarterly Business Review process. I work closely with programme and finance teams to ensure timely submission of quality narrative and financial reports as per the standards of the specific donors and in line with the contract.

Visibility & Branding:

Lead on the efforts to raise the programme profile by coordinating the collection of human interest stories and visuals, production and dissemination of materials highlighting VSO’s unique contribution towards a range of development issues in country.

Jan 2015March 30 2016t

Business Development Manager

Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia

Provided technical and managerial oversight in relation to business development of the country programme.

Review of project logical framework analysis (LFA), annual work plans, and M & E frameworks and operations research plans within the technical areas relevant for business development and model replication.Ensured that Amref Health Africa Business Development activities contribute to the achievement of the overall Ethiopia country programme objectives and performance targets through prudent resource management. Led a multidisciplinary team in packaging , organizing and  dissemination of workable models on business models related to national and international policies, strategies, and guidelines

  • Working closely with the country director and through to ensure that reporting standards are met by technical teams with timely reporting to donors and partners
  • Providing guiding information to technical teams for continued application and documentation of scientific inventiveness in projects and programme implementation
  • Undertake cost analysis, operations and evaluation research for selected projects/programmes for providing adequate information for developing business cases for health interventions for Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia
  • Supporting development of systems and tools for programme management and quality checks

Facilitate the overall growth and development of the programme, jointly with the Country Director, Deputy Country Director, HQ Technical Specialists, Programme Managers, National office (NOs) Programme Managers, and the Project Teams. Continually assessing and reviewed the responsiveness of the Programme area towards the Ethiopia Health Policy; HEP; other national health plans; Amref Health Africa Ethiopia country plan and the Amref corporate business plan; and VGC targets.

  • Participating in the development of concepts and proposals
  • Presenting key issues, concerns, strategy changes within the programme to the PTT and the Country Director for appropriate direction
  • Working closely with Human Resource and capacity building units in building in house capacity for programme design& development, writing and review of concept notes proposals for funding applications, development of project documents, documentation and report writing
  • Represented Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia in key national working groups and platforms

Actively participate in Senior Management (SMT) and Program Technical Team (PTT) teams meetings.

As a member of the senior management team of the Ethiopia Country Office, initiated and implemented several actions. As Secretary of programme technical team of the Ethiopia Country Office , played key role in providing guidance to the country programme development. Successfully managed internal  and external relationships including those with donors, partners, and collaborators with full involvement of the Country Director. 

Sep 2013Dec 2014

Capacity Building Program Manager

Amref Health Africa
  • Initiate,establish and maintain meaningful collaboration with government, implementing partners and donnors.
  • Work with technical and programmatic leads to ensure effective implementation and coordination of program activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of the program goals and objectives
  • Harness human, material and financial resources appropriate for the capacity building program
  • Design capacity building programs including tailored training,coaching and mentoring
  • Assess and oversee the capacity of partner organizations and sub-grantees
  • Work with academic institutions to develop and launch joint online courses
  • Learning/teaching material development including mLearning content
  • Update key performance indicators of staff and ensure performance appraisal of the program staff
  • Maintains program management quality by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Represent the organization in national forums and task forces
  • Deliver tailored trainings for staff and partners
  • Managing capacity building projects: LMG,HEWs Upgrading,Midwifery training,in-service trainings
  • Provide technical advise for the senior management
  • In consultation with the fundraising manager, organizing fundraising events
  • Design,implement and publish research papers on health system strengthening
  • Ensure the financial management of different projects as per the donnor and government regulation
Jan 2012Sep 2013

Human Resource for Health Project Manager

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
  • Coordinate competency based learning material writing workshops
  • Align short-term in-service trainings with national policy and guidelines
  • Design and coordinate national capacity assessment of health science colleges
  • In consultation with program managers,document and share best practices
  • Coordinate donnors,journalists and partners visit to the project site
  • Support Health Science Colleges and Regional Health Bureaus in training of trainers
  • Project designing on human resource for health development and management
  • Engage in evaluative research of the various training projects
  • Financial management of the various project budget
  • Prepare quality reports for internal,donnor and partner needs
Aug 2010Dec 2011

Training Coordinator

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
  • Coordinate learning and knowledge management activities of the country office
  • Organize new curriculum design workshops in partnership with the Open University/UK
  • Document and share learning events for partners
  • Liaison with UNICEF Ethiopia, The Open University and FMOH in designing and implementing of training programs
  • Coordinate baseline studies,mid-term and final evaluations on Human Resource for Health
  • Oversee production,duplication and delivery of training material and equipments
  • Training of trainers on identified knowledge and skill gaps
  • Financial management,supervision and reporting
Jul 2007Sep 2008

Project officer

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
  • Participate in baseline survey on health influencing behaviors 
  • Lead the design and implementation of Medico-Anthropological, Socio-Anthropological and Migratory Pattern Survey
  • Coordinate outreach programs to Pastoralist and agricultural communities
  • Coordinating gender sensitive workshops at the district level
  • Organize peer education and community conversation sessions on HIV/AIDS
  • Lead the design of health promotion materials
  • Proposal writing and appraisal
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Proposal development and appraisal
  • Advocacy work with community leaders and religious figures
  • Organizing research finding dissemination workshops
Mar 2005Jun 2007

WASH Program Management Specialist

Generation Integrated Rural Development Consultants
  • Prepare integrated Woreda Strategic Plan
  • Establishing and updating database for six districts of West Showa zone
  • Training need assessment
  • Training district Program Management Team and Community Facilitators
  • Leading a multidisciplinary team of professionals
  • Gender Mainstreaming in the development sector
  • program planning, implementation and Follow up
  • Consulting woredas on financial management and reporting
  • Managing Contract Agreements
  • Organizing and training Local Service Providers
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Monthly and Quarter Progress Reporting
Nov 2004Mar 2005

Education Program Coordinator

Hibir Integrated Community Development Organization
  • Project needs assessment on Non Formal education
  • Community mobilization and advocacy
  • Selecting Non-Formal Education sites
  • Facilitating the construction of Non Formal Education centers
  • Selecting and training Non-Formal Education Facilitators
  • Supportive supervision of students and Facilitators
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Financial management and reporting
Aug 2003Oct 2004

Life Skill Trainer

Hibir Integrated Community Development Organization(HICDO)
  • Training children, Youth and Adults on prevention and Impact mitigation of HIV/AIDS
  • Training Children, Youth and Adults on Reproductive Health issues
  • Organizing discussion forum concerning HIV/AIDS with focus on women victims
  • Preparing training manuals on gender
  • Preparing project proposals
  • Monitoring and evaluation of behaviour change among trainees
  • Monthly and quarter progress reporting


Results Based Planning and Management

R-WaSHP International Consultants-World Bank
Nov 27, 2006 - Nov 30, 2006

FGM Operational Research in Afar AMREF and Consultant

October 14, 2008 - October 24, 2008

Results Based Management

AMREF Ethiopia
Jul 21, 2008 - Jul 25, 2008

Operations Research

Consortium of Christian Relief Association
July 12- July 26' 2012

Leadership and Project Management

Justice Leadership Institute, Boston
June 14, 2010 - June 18, 2010
Jul 2014Present

Training of Trainers on Leadership and Management

Methodist University
Sep 2013Present

Certificate of Competence in MS Project 2007

Zemen Management and Development Institute
Jun 2014Jun 2014

Global Study Tour

Symbiosis International University
Apr 2012Apr 2012

World Federation of Public Health Association (WFPHA) International Conference

Federation of Public Health Association
May 2012Jan 2012

Biennial Programme Meeting AMREF Head Quarters

AMREF Head Quarters
August 10'2014August 22'2014

Job Evaluation and Appraisal



The Most Promising Presenter

AMREF Head Quarters,2012


Research Publications

Mulatu T. (2003). An Assessment of Sociocultural Factors that Affect Female Academic Performance.

Mulatu T.,Yousuf J.,Haregu T.,Seyoum D. (2012). Contribution of Traditional Birth Attendants to the Formal Health Sector in Ethiopia. Pan African medical Journal.

Long L.,Mulatu T. (2013). Getting Community Level Trainings Right. Africa Health Journal

Mulatu T. (2013). The Potential Role of mLearning in the Health Science Colleges of Ethiopia.

Mulatu T. (2014). The Post-2015 Health development Agenda: What fits Best for Africa?