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MA in Development Studies

Institute of Social Studies
Oct 2012Mar 2013

Certified International Project Manager (CIPM)

American Academy of Project Management (AAPM)/JETHRO-Leadership and Management Institute
Sep 1978Jul 1982

B.Sc Degree

Alemaya University

Work experience

Program Manager for Health Program

Pact Inc - US based International NGO
Mar 2011Present

Action Research and Documentation Technical Manager

Pact Inc - US based International NGO
Feb 2009Feb 2011

Program Manager for Health Program

Pact Inc - US based International NGO

Feb 16, 2009 - Feb 28, 2011 - Health Program Manager, Pact Inc, Ethiopia

At this capacity I was responsible to manage two projects. The first one is entitled “Adolescent Reproductive Health Project” Financed by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation and implemented in Targeted Zones of Amhara and Oromiya Regional States through partnership 14 NGOs. The Second project is entitled “Prevention Plus for Muslim Communities”/PICASO (Partnership for Community Action Supporting OVC) HIV/AIDS project financed by PEPFAR/USAID and implemented in 6 National Regional states through partners. Specific responsibilities include:

·         Provide regular support and supervision to staff under my direct line management.

·         Build the technical capacity ofstaff under my direct line management and delegate tasks for the efficient performance of activities

·         In collaboration with the grants unit lead the development of sound selection criteria and guidelines for identifying partners and selecting project proposals for funding  within the project and wider health platform

·         In collaboration with Finance. Grants and Administration unit, lead the technical pre-award survey and participate in the pre-award activities in my intervention areas

·         Facilitate the adoption of a monitoring and evaluation guideline, which reflects programmatic, technical and administrative requirements at partner level. Facilitate revision of monitoring and evaluation framework as project learning takes place.

·         Lead process of  organizational capacity assessments for new partners

·         Ensure that project proposals within the ARH and health platform meet agreed evaluation criteria (inclusive of results based framework and indicators of performance)

·         Provide advice and guidance to partners with regard to technical, human, commodity and financial matters and reporting requirements.

·         Responsible for the execution of ARH and health projects in a timely and cost effective manner and ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the agreement which Pact Ethiopia entered with partners

·         Ensure adherence to organizational policies, procedures and guidelines

·         Prepare budgets in accordance to the schedules, formats, annual dates and deadlines as adopted in the general agreement Pact entered with partners

·         Develop work plans at project (at this level as to be participatory) and individual level – at individual level to encourage individual timely work plan not to develop by her/himself.

·         Produce high quality reports in a timely manner for Donor, Government and other stakeholders

·         In collaboration with the Health Program Director, prepare comprehensive and detailed terms of reference (TOR) for consultancy services and participate in selection of consultants

·         Review materials produced (internally or externally) for training workshops, seminars, conferences etc. to ensure organizational quality and standards

·         Perform a full range of consultative, advisory, information gathering, and analysis services on issues related to the ARH and health platform

·         In conjunction with the MERL unit, participate in the adoption and maintenance of a monitoring and evaluation system to evaluate progress and impact of Pact health projects in their contribution to achieving set objectives.