Melkamu Abdissa

Ethiopia Cluster MANAGER SNV


I ave a total  of 21 years’  work experience  from which, eight (8) years in INGO and thirteen  (13) years in GO in different position as expert, office manager and coordinator for agriculture and livelihood  project in development context with special focuses on nutrition sensitive and livelihood improvement of small holder farmers and MVHHs and marginalized community groups .Currently, I am working as  Dairy cluster Manager  at SNV BRIDGE project and  I have been worked as  Zonal Agriculture and Livelihood program coordinator in Save the Children, Growth through nutrition. a five-year USAID- funded Feed the Future project and  as Livelihood expert and Woreda Coordinator in ELRP project in SDCOM and as Zonal Livelihoods and nutrition coordinator in Land O’Lakes international Ethiopia sub granted for ENGINE project Nutrition, Livelihood and Economic strengthening activities with special focuses on most venerable community groups nutrition, food security and economic strengthening.  Now, I am looking for a new career development opportunity where I may continue to provide strategic vision, leadership and technical assistance in improving the overall performance of the coordination and providing technical management to achieve the main duties and responsibilities of the  Business  Advisor to stimulate innovate practices that unlock inclusive and resilient growth for host and refugee communities as innovative member of your team. 

My ample and dynamic experience of 21 years in development programs, food security ,Livelihoods and Nutrition  professional work experience in, project coordination, partnership development, institutional capacity strengthening ,resource mobilization and management, documentation and sharing and monitoring and evaluation, specifically proven experience of working in food security, agriculture and livelihoods(on farm, off farm and employment opportunity), Field experience, traveling to field sites and experience on regular travel and communication with field sites ,demonstrated experience in  designing and conducting training, particularly for agribusinesses and/or men and women smallholder farmers ,demonstrable in-depth knowledge of Livelihoods and Agriculture and other related  sectoral areas, Gender sensitive intervention ,Community Participation and Good  financial  management make me a competent for Advior, manager and coordination of both development and emergency projects.

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