Endegena Ashenafi E.

International Development Program Design & Management Professional; Governance, Political-Economy & Socio-Political Analyst; Development & Emergency Programs Advisor

Master's DegreeEGST



A skilled development expert with a Masters level formal education and over 13 years of professional experience in strategic planning, program design, new business development and acquisition, award process management, project management, stakeholder coordination, CSO capacity building, and performance monitoring & evaluation. Key thematic areas of expertise include democracy and governance programs, civil society support and capacity enhancement, disability and vulnerable groups inclusive development (marginalized, women, & children), partnership and institutional capacity development (for various entities), citizen cantered meaningful public participation in process of governance, gender and governance integration in sectoral programs (health, WASH, nutrition, education); as well as grant writing and management; for increased development outcome. Expert in working with local and international NGOs and donors with hands on expertise in compliance requirements; including for USAID, DFID, EU, ECHO, UN, and refugee and internally displaced persons focused organizations. Capable at all levels of Program Cycle Management including needs assessment, designing, managing, performance monitoring, reporting, and documentation of best practices in addition on collaboration, learning, and adaptation strategies for positive evolvement of program performance. Possess strong skills in communications and stakeholder management; including ministers, policy makers, think-tanks/experts, donor agencies, local and international NGOs, & community. Rated “Exceptional” and “Very Good” performer for over eight years as a development practitioner.


  • development
  • economic policy
  • capacity building
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • international development
  • ec
  • united states
  • ethiopia
  • australia
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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