Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Mr. Worku Menamo has thirteen years work experience in program implementation, development research, peace building and conflict transformation, interfaith and advocacy for international development, public interest and academic institutions. He has over seven years program management experience, including expertise in USAID grants and contracts management, budget oversight of up to 3.5 million USD, and technical competence in conflict resolution, governance, natural resource management and alternative livelihoods as well as leadership development, civil society and public structures capacity building. He is highly skilled in providing technical expertise to government partners at federal, regional and local-levels, civil societies, communities and staff in conflict settings. He has facilitated numerous participatory capacity-building processes including trainings, collaborative planning meetings, consultative review and reflection workshops, and on-site mentorship in dialogue and participatory learning and action methodology. He has established the donor community and has excellent abilities in partner relationship-building. Mr Worku Menamo’s relevant academic credentials include a Masters degree in Intercultural Conflict Management from one of the renowned universities in Berlin, Germany, Master of Theology Degree from the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology and currently doing a research based PhD in Sociology with the University of South Africa. In addition to formal, training he had extensive trainings in community-led development programming, conflict sensitive programming, monitoring and evaluation as well as program management for peace work. Key skills include grants and contracts management, strategy development, process facilitation, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and program monitoring and impact evaluation. Countries of work experience mainly Ethiopia, including pastoralist communities along the border of Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Conflict Resolution specialist/ Mercy Corps International
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Development, Education, Environment, Gender, Information and Communication Technology, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Organizational Development, Policing, Psychosocial, Refugees, Rule of Law, Security, Social Entreprenuership, Terrorism
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Information Technology, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
Where am I is probably one of the trickiest questions you can ask me!! :-)
Currently I'm spending a week in New Mexico (USA) hiking with my father, this summer I have returned to the US for 2.5months to visit a bit as I have been gone for 32months. Most of that time I am in Texas but also one week in California to see my sister and 2 weeks in Virginia to see the rest of my family... I haven't seen any of them in 3or more years!
I will return to Paris France for the month of September, which is where my mom lives + where I call ''home'' before going to England to do a 1year MA in Poverty + Development.
Yes I am very very interested in Africa, every aspect/area of the continent but especially the great lakes area and hope to return permanently for work/living in 2010.
It would be great to keep in touch and hopefully even work together some day.
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