Areas of Expertise
– Communications & Project Visibility
– Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
– Data management & Analysis
– Documentation of Field Practices
– Experience Capitalization
– Marketing: Training & Coaching
Started his career as a Journalist on a weekly newspaper called Awramba Times in 2008, Gizaw Legesse has developed his knowledge of the country’s social, political and legal environment for four years. At the time, as Deputy Editor-in-Chief, he was responsible for editing and writing variety of Columns as well as monitoring the whole content of the newspaper on legal aspects. By the time he joined his current organization – Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia – in April 2014, he has already further developed his creative and communication skills with a formal education and experience in Creative and Graphic Designs.
Currently Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia hosts and implements a number of agricultural related development programs which Gizaw Legesse plays key role in most of them. He is the Communication Facilitator for the AgriProFocus Ethiopia network; his tasks include: managing the online interaction of www.agriprofocus.com/ethiopia platform with over 1700 online members, managing related Social Media Accounts (Twitter and Facebook), and organizing networking events for members (starting from designing PR materials to event facilitation and reporting). In parallel, he manages the www.foodsecurityethiopia.nl platform (and its Social Media outlets) established by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia for the purpose of reflecting food security programs of the Embassy.
In 2014 he was trained and certified by akvoflow.org on how to manage the dashboard of the AkvoFlow Mobile Survey application. Since then he has worked on AkvoFlow and similar survey and data collection tools – preparing questionnaires, training enumerators, analyzing data – for varies types of surveys requested by organizations and programs such as SNV, BENEFIT-SBN, DairyBISS, FSRE Fund and so on.