The journey of Berhanu’s professional career began almost two decades ago when he completed his undergraduate degree in educational psychology. He started as a university assistant lecturer where he taught general psychology course for medical students. He quickly shifted his professional engagement from teaching to project management as he was enthusiastic to challenge himself in accomplishing more practical jobs. Ever since, he has been engaged in project management from designing to undertaking feasibility and baseline studies to coordinating implementation to monitoring and evaluation as well as impact assessment.
He has spent much of his professional occupation in the health sector. However, in 2012, he finished his post graduate degree specializing in the field of educational research and evaluation which brought him into education-related programs. His interest in the area increased when he was doing thesis, but he become even more passionate after he participated in education program assessments organized by different government and non-government agencies. Previously, he worked with save the children and ZOA refugee care in coordinating education in emergency projects in remote areas targeting refugees and those affected by internal displacement.
He is fascinated with getting a deeper understanding of issues and painting the big picture for people to see and easily understand. Analyzing raw data and manipulating numbers and words and turning them into meaningful stories is where his capability lies. He writes well-articulated proposals and reports with strong substance in a way that is convincing to a wide audience.
Right now, he is an M&E Coordinator for UNICEF funded “Education Cannot Wait project” at Geneva Global where he is engaged in helping children that are in difficult circumstances, affected by emergencies and conflicts. His efforts are directed at informing managers and decision makers enabling them to take measures that improve program effectiveness and efficiency.