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Adem Allo Fetena

Save the Children International, Ethiopia Country Office

Since mid-2014, I have been working for Save the Children International Ethiopia Country Office as Advocacy and Campaigns Advisor; EVERY ONE Campaign; responsible for the analysis of maternal and child focused health policy and make coordinated and evidence based advocacy with the use of powerful advocacy tools such as campaigns, social media. Media and others.   


I was born in 1972 in Ethiopia. Having completed secondary education, I came to Addis Ababa University and studied Educational Psychology and obtained the first Degree in 1996. Immediately I was assigned at one of the Colleges of Teachers Education and taught various behavioural and Psychology courses for the pre-service and in-service students of various streams. Again I obtained the second Degree in same field of study in 2003 and assigned at Haramaya University as a lecturer, and then a student Dean and lecturer at the Rift Valley University. In 2004 I joined one of the local NGOs as Development Area Manager and executing and managing the program implementation of various projects funded by various donors (eg. USAID, Pathfinder International, ICCO, Save the Children USA, Pact, DED and others). These include the Reproductive Health Programs, Non-formal Basic Education and Food Security. In same organization I elevated to the post of the Programs Officer for the Reproductive Health Programs; managing the program implementation and reporting to the donor. After three years, I transferred to an international NGO called the German Foundation for World Population (DSW) in the capacity of the Advocacy Manager pertaining to the National Health Policy, with special reference to the MDGs 4 and 5 (RMNCH), and working in partnership with various civil society organizations. Also worked for same organization in the capacity of the Program Manager that involve managing comprehensive Reproductive Health and Population programmes funded by various donors including Packard Foundation, Gates Foundation and others. After three years, I joint Pact; US-based international NGO and worked for over two years as the Regional Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning Officer for comprehensive child focused service delivery one of which is health service. 

I have undergone different trainings, workshops, review meetings etc in the country and abroad as part of my regular jobs.