ADHENO - Integrated Rural Development Association



Staff Pofile

I) Dr. Fisseha Haile Meskel, Executive Director of ADHENO


University College of Addis Abeba (Ethiopia), B.Sc. Biology
NYU, New York University (USA), M.Sc. Biology
University of Bergen (Norway), Ph.D. Parasitology,
University of Michigan (USA), MPH. Public Health

Work Experience

    Addis Abeba University - teaching Biology, research and administration. Published Amharic books on Ethiopian wildlife, as well as on principles of heredity. Published several peer reviewed research articles.

    Ethiopian Health Research Institute (formerly Pasteur Institute) - 15 years of experience as director

    Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia – Acting Director

    Private Consultant - Expert consultancy services on harmful traditional practices and environmental impact assessment.

    ADHENO – Founder and Executive Director. Build relationship with local communities, directly assess local needs, develop project proposals, meet with donors and local administration, raise funding, monitor project, report project progress, set strategic direction

II) Rahel Hiltework, Program Officer


BA in Sociology and social administration, candidate for Master Degree in Social work

Work Experience

    SPSS Data Organization management and analysis result based monitoring and evaluation of project mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into development project, advanced international in HR, project planning monitoring and evaluation.

    ADHENO - Program Officer , design project strategy, manage and monitor project progress, create partnerships with local population, develop progress reports, provide training.

III) Selomie Hailu, ADHENO Administrative Assistant



Diploma in Administration, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Young Women Leadership Development Program  - World Young Women Christian Association, Geneva, Switzerland

Work Experience

    OAU (Organization of Africa Unity), Refugee Department – Administrative duties

    YWCA Ethiopia - Panel Organization, Fundraising, Training Coordination, Cash Management, Represent YWCA at international meetings

    ADHENO – Office Administration, Assist in Budget Preparation, Manage Project Expenditures, Meeting Coordination, Correspondence with donors and government groups

IV) Rebecca Getiye



BA Degree in accounting in AAU Diploma in computer science.

Work Experience

    I am working in women support association as a Finance Officer and Higher Intermedical diagnostic service as an accountant.

    ADHENO – Accounting, Preparation of Financial Documents and Reports, Track Project Expenditures, Validate Receipts for Payment

    V) Isayias Fikre


Education: Diploma in Natural Resource

Work Experience: As Development agent in Basona Worana Worda agricultral office , as DA in Debrebrehan agricultal office

VI) Abebe Girum


Education: BSc degree in Disaster Risk Managment & Sustainable Development and Diploma in Natural Resource

Work Experience: Natural resource expert in agriculture and rural development office , supervisor in agriculture and rural development office, Lievlihood expert in enhanced rural self help association.

VII) Ayele Beyene


Education: Diploma in Natural Resources

Work Experience: Natural Resorce expert in DB Agricultural office, Small irrgation expert in DBAO and as Kebele administrator in Moye/Kasset Kebele.