Global Executive MBA
United States International University
Management and Leadership
Tedla is a multidisciplinary professional with 18 years of diverse experience in Education, Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene portfolio Management. The core competencies Tedla excels at include Portfolio Management, Technical Assistance, Programme Leadership, 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 would bring to UNICEF.
Currently, Tedla is working with Millennium Water Alliance ( MWA) as Ethiopia Program Director. In this role, Tedla provides strategic leadership in leading consortium member's effort in program designing and implementation.
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.
Management and Leadership
Educational Research and Evaluation
Sociology and Social Administration
MWA is a consortium of leading US based International NGOs (World Vision, CARE, CRS, WaterAid, FH Ethiopia, Helvetas etc) working to improve water supply Sanitation and Hygiene in developing countries.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Programme Design and Technical Assistance
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
In this role, Tedla provided leadership to the country program in the absence of the Country Director. These included program leadership ( Health, Education and Livelihood), organizational development and human resources, annual financial planning and participation in East Africa Leadership meetings.
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
Development of Systems and Tools for Programme Management and Quality Checks
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. Provided leadership for Health, WASH, Nutrition technical teams for continued application and documentation of scientific inventiveness in projects and programme implementation
Facilitated 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.
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.
As a BDM, I provided excellent technical and management leadership to Amref in Ethiopia activities in Business Development related to programme development, fundraising, donor management, partnership development and capacity building. I played leadership in pre-positioning for large grant applications for institutional and corporate donor applications and follow up negotiations. It has been a success for myself and my colleagues to secure more than 10 million USD per annum for two consecutive years. The major donors to which I have led successful proposals include high quality proposals for large donors such as DFID, EU/ECHO, USAID/OFDA, UNICEF, GSK, Italian Cooperation, GiZ etc
Salary: $1919 per month
Tedla provided technical support to country programme on designing, management, monitoring and evaluation of capacity building initiatives. Tedla has actively participated in a number of national level taskforce endeavors in designing and developing manuals, guidelines and training materials. This include HEWs Upgrading module preparation, HEW package writing, Human Resources for Health Management training modules writing etc.
He also, in response to request by Directorate of Capacity Building provides support in organizing and delivering Leadership, Management and Governance training that would contribute to improvement of LMG skill for midwifery managers. Tedla has coordinated the baseline capacity assessment of Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia office and the end line evaluation done by IFPRI focused on the WASH and SRH support provided by the Foreign Affairs of Netherlands government.
As a member of various technical working groups at national level, Tedla represented Amref Health Africa in National HRH Forum, National Health Science College Forum, and National Human Resources for Health Management Technical Working Group, mHealth Interagency Coordination Forum and other ad hoc committees at a National level.
Tedla played pivotal role in the design and implementation of the National Health Extension Upgrading program, development and management of several capacity building projects, actively involved in operations research of various types, baseline and formative evaluations at Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia.
As a Project Manager, I have successfully coordinated competency based learning material writing workshops, made significant contribution as part of a team in aligning the national in-service trainings with the health work force development policy and guidelines, designed and coordinates the national capacity assessment of 20+ health science colleges. He has provided support to more than 22 Health Science Colleges and 6 Regional Health Bureaus in training of the trainers, shared best practices at various knowledge sharing forums like Canadian Network of NGOs (CANGO).
Coordinated 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 equipment, training of trainers on identified knowledge and skill gaps, financial management, supervision and reporting were some of the roles that Tedla effectively managed to coordinate.
Tedla played a pivotal role in conducting a nationwide needs assessment that documented the evidence to convince Federal Ministry of Health to consider distance learning modality to train community health workers in Ethiopia. Liaising with FMOH and RHBs by presenting the Elearning experience from Kenya, identifying opportunities for distance learning for health workers, organizing results dissemination and stakeholders workshop as well as developing strategy in collaboration with the Open University of UK has been the key functions of the post that he has delivered.
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.
Tedla has provided leadership role for a multidisciplinary team in preparing integrated Woreda Strategic Plan, established and updating database for six districts of West Showa zone, conducted training needs assessment and delivered training on program management, financial management and reporting, contract administration and monitoring and evaluation for government staff and CSO staff. In doing so, I have led a team that succeeded in availing access to 26 water supply facilities in West Showa Zone of Oromia within 2 years.
Tedla has coordinated the needs assessment on Non-Formal education in the rural villages of Tiyo district. He has effectively mobilized community resources to construct four education centres. This job has required the following responsibilities that Tedla managed to successfully coordinate: selecting Non-Formal Education sites, facilitating the construction of Non Formal Education centres, recruitment and training of Non-Formal Education Facilitators, provide supportive supervision of the teaching-learning process and, Monitoring and Evaluation of the overall project implementation.
Training delivery for Children, Youth and Adults on prevention and Impact mitigation of HIV/AIDS as well as equipping trainees with Reproductive Health Life Skill, organizing discussion forum with community leaders, the youth and CSO representatives concerning HIV/AIDS with special emphasis on Gender Based Violence, health seeking behaviour, training peer-educators, training manual preparation and project proposal development has been the key responsibilities that Tedla was in charge as a Life Skill trainer. Monitoring and evaluation of the behaviour change among trainees had also been integral to his job responsibility.
The Most Promising Presenter
AMREF Head Quarters,2012
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?