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Mesfin Woldeselassie

Mesfin Woldeselassie

History: Young Expert at SNV - Ethiopia
YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15

Position after YEP

YEP Role

I’m currently working for the Livelihood Improvement for Women and Youth (LIWAY) project. It is a five-year project funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).  The major objective of the project is to improve the incomes of 200,000 women and youth in Addis Ababa by working on microenterprise, skill development, and labour and growth sector of the economy.


My YEP role consists of the following:

  • Identification of the relevant stakeholders (implementing partners) for collaboration with LI-WAY interventions implementation;
  • Development of interventions implementation detailed concept note in close collaboration with the identified implementing partners (IPs);  
  • Providing all the required technical and follow up supports during the implementation of the agreed interventions; 
  • Ensure all the facilitation related to the development of the enterprise market systems (both the start-up and growing/expanding enterprise are in line with the approach of Making Market Works for Poor (M4P) 

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  • Experience to conduct surveys and impact assessments
  • Microsoft Application Packages (MS Word, MS Access and MS Excel)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Market system approach (M4P)
  • Project management
  • Inclusive business
  • Cooperative management and governance
  • Market linkage

Nationality: Ethiopian

  • 2007-2009, Masters of Science in Food Security Study from College of Development Studies
  • 2016-2017, Bachelors of Art in Political Science and International Relations (SPIR) Major and Public Administration and Development Management (PADM) in Minor from College of Social Science 

Experience before YEP

  • Agribusiness and Investment Advisor, East Africa Catalytic Sustainable Agribusiness Investment project, SNV Ethiopia (Netherlands Development Organisation)
  • Market Linkage Expert for Cooperatives for Changes (C4C), SNV Ethiopia
  • M&E Administrator-For Maize and Malt Varley Project, Techno Serve Inc, Ethiopia
  • Assistant Researcher, JaRco Consulting, Ethiopia


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Organisation: SNV
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