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Meet our new General Manager: Mr. Assegid Gedamu

As of June 11, 2018, Mr. Assegid Gedamu has replaced Mrs. Annet Witteveen, as General Manager of Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia. Assegid has long years of experience in the consultancy and development sector, in Ethiopia and East Africa, among others, and we are very pleased to announce his arrival. Let’s introduce our new General Manager as follows:

Assegid T. Gedamu – a seasoned development practitioner and consultant, with valuable experience in sustainable rural development programs. His engagement on freelance consultancy, among others, encompasses – Project management, Organizational/thematic Capacity development, SMEs, and Participatory community/youth development. Since 2008, Assegid has conducted numerous studies, evaluation assignments, and program management support to several international and national organizations. Multidisciplinary in approach, he believes that structural issues (in socio political-economic context) often play a crucial role in advancing human development, not just through technical solutions. He holds a BSc in forestry/NRM and M.A. in rural development; an advanced diploma in Enterprise development through Value chains; as well as professional certificates in contemporary development topics. He’s a certified International Project Manager. Assegid has an extensive experience & wide exposure in short-term consultancy works as well as facilitated a number of training workshops in over 10 countries, particularly in eastern and southern part of Africa. Assegid is currently serving as General Manager for Fair & Sustainable Consulting (Ethiopia), and he lives in Addis Ababa with his family.

Best Wishes to Annet, former GM of F&S Ethiopia

Last month, we organized a farewell party for Mrs. Annet Witteveen, inviting around 30 partners and friends of Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia (F&S). Annet joined F&S in 2015, and as of June 11, she has left our organization to pursue her career in Tanzania. Annet has made a great contribution to our organization, and we wish her good luck in her new endeavor. Annet is replaced by Mr. Assegid Gedamu. Assegid has long years of experience in the consultancy and development sector, in Ethiopia and East Africa, among others, and we are very pleased to announce his arrival.

F&S Seeking Research Consultant

Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia (fs-ethiopia.com) in collaboration with AgriProFocus, ICCO Cooperation and Edukans seek a consultant to assess and map agri-skills services in two parts of Oromia region (Arsi and West Shewa zones).

This person will be responsible to conduct a study on public and private agri-skills and agricultural extension services. The consultancy includes developing research tools, conducting field research, and reporting on results.

Key competencies sought:

  • At least 5 years of working experience in the agricultural sector in Ethiopia
  • Knowledge of agricultural development; vocational training or skills development expertise and familiarity with the agricultural extension service and network is a preference.
  • Awareness of inclusive agriculture development challenges from the perspective of women, youth and persons with disabilities.
  • Excellent research and report writing skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and work jointly with technical advisors and project implementing partners.
  • Competence in Oromiffa.

The estimated number of consultancy days for a national consultant available for this assignment is 32. TOR for assignment is attached.

To apply, please send a letter with a technical and financial proposal including an interpretation of TOR together with CV to victor.van.der.linden@fairandsustainable.nl by 8:00am Thursday April 5, 2018.

Internal Learning: Product Development

Today, we are having an internal learning workshop where all our consultants presented to further enhance our Products offered through our Business Development services. And Victor Van Der Linden and F&S General Manager led the workshop.

Our Role in the Linking and Learning Component of FSRE Fund

F&S Ethiopia has an important role in the Linking and Learning component of the FSRE Innovation Fund. The program was financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia.

And while ICCO Cooperation manages the fund, AgriProFocus Ethiopia, hosted in Ethiopia by F&S, runs the linking and learning part of the program. Hence, our consultants took the lead role in providing trainings and coaching services for the fund winners, by also organizing networking events.

Read this interesting story entitled “Beyond the usual Funding” written by our consultant Teklemariam Awoke and featured on the Food Security platform of the embassy.

Internal Learning: Market System Development

Jochem Schneemann, from Fair and Sustainable Consulting in the Netherlands, was here in Addis to further coach our consultants and

invited partners about the Market System Development (MSD) approach. The event is part of the continuous internal learning trend in F&S Ethiopia. In parallel, our partners from different NGOs were invited to be introduced and updated on the MSD approach.