Molla Mekonnen A.

Natural Resources Management, Agri, Environment.

Doctoral DegreeDe Montfort University, Leicester, UK

United States


With a wide range of national and international experience for about 15 years, along with a progressive track in transformational development, emergency relief and recovery programs, served as a Programme Manager in UNDP Sierra Leone. I have been a Natural Resources Management Advisor in DACAAR, Kabul Afghanistan. I have also served Food for the Hungry International - Ethiopia as a Programmes Development Coordinator; and World Vision International-Ethiopia in progressive positions (Area Development Program Delegate Manager; Senior Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer; and Senior Agricultural Programmes Facilitator). I have been a Junior Researcher in Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization (Global Environmental Facilities Project). I have also served the Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia as an Agronomist and Irrigation Agronomist. Across years, while working from village to international level settings, I developed strong experience in programs and financial management; capacity development; networking; policy and strategy; team management and coordination and partnership building. I have a proven skill in managing development and emergency relief projects of the UN, USAID (MYAP and OFDA), EU-ECHO, DANIDA, ICCO, CIDA, CFGB, AusAID, JICA, CCE-HIV/AIDS, etc. in stable and psychologically stressful hardship environments. Besides, I am a winner of World Vision International / Ethiopia Country level Award of Excellence, for having outstanding performance in giving leadership as per the newly developed international programme planning. I am also commissioned as a Millennium Development Ambassador (international level award) by the Youth Millennium Development Ambassadors Initiative. I hold MSc in Tropical Land Resources Management and BSc in Dryland Agriculture. I’m also certified for Prince 2. I have authored different scientific publications on agribusiness, entrepreneurship, forestry, environment, biodiversity, ecosystems, protected areas, disaster management, climate related issues, team management, etc.


  • development
  • farming / crops
  • climate change
  • agricultural financing
  • agricultural technology
  • ec
  • goal global
  • ethiopia
  • afghanistan
  • sierra leone
  • united states
  • japan
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

Interested in learning more about this Devex member?

With a Recruitment Account, you can view the full profile & CV for this member and other professionals around the world. Click here to know more!

Already a member? Just sign in.

Or join to message other community members on Devex.

People Also Viewed

  • Natural Resources and Program Policy specialist
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Food Security and Agronomy Expert
  • Infrastructure Economics, Finance and Institutional...
  • Security and Safety Consultant at Usalama Reforms Forum
  • Consultant at World Bank Group
  • Economic Development Consultant/Managing Partner at Koios...
  • Team Leader - PFM
  • Agriculture Value Chain Specialist