Abebaw Abetei

Program Assistant

Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Abebaw works with the Ethiopia team to manage the Speed School program, an accelerated learning program designed to help out-of-school children get back into school.

As a Program Assistant, Abebaw plays a key role in operations management and logistics. He assists with grant management, conducts site visits, and convenes stakeholders.

Prior to working with Geneva Global, Abebaw worked for the Ethiopian Kalehiwot Church Health Department, and the International Crisis AID (ICA) Mission. In his role, he managed logistics for USAID, Tearfund, UNICEF, and the Joyes Mayer Ministry (JMM).

He was also previously a Logistic Coordinator for Geneva Global, where he was responsible for the overall field coordination.

Abebaw has a diploma in Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) from Alpha University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

I really enjoy the operations and grant management. It’s great to visit some of the top performing Speed Schools to learn and see their success in person. As well as visiting some of the schools that aren’t performing as well to see what they need in order to improve. It’s inspiring to be part of this process.

What brings you joy?

Holy Spirit, teamwork, and growing together.

What three words would you use to describe your colleagues?

Innovative, inspired, professional

What book, film or quote has shaped the way you think?

The Holy Bible, Doing Good Great, and the film, One Night with the King.