1. How long have you worked for IIRR and what do you do in your position?
I Joined IIRR Ethiopia about a year ago in March 2011 as an Intern for the “HARVEST” project. After two months, I was hired as a project Assistant. Currently, I am working as a Project Assistant and a focal person for communication in IIRR Ethiopia.
In the position that I hold, my main responsibilities include: communicating and following up on project activities with partner organizations; participating in documentation/write-up works and also taking part in write-shops; assisting in making arrangements as well as taking minutes and proceedings for meetings, workshops and trainings; providing assistance around the office.
2. What’s your favorite part about working with IIRR?
One of the things that I like about working with IIRR Ethiopia is the high flexibility that exists with in the organization’s system. It gives every employee room to take part on almost every aspect of the organization’s activity and will contribute to one’s individual growth both as a person and a professional.
3. Where did you go to college/university/training school?
I graduated from Addis Ababa University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Anthropology two years ago.
4. What is your favorite thing to do in the city where your IIRR office is located?
Attending different events in the city and spending time with family and friends.
5. What book/magazines/blogs are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Secrets to Realistic Drawing by Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Park
6. Where is the next place you’d like to travel?
I would love to see the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia and abroad, I would like to visit South Korea one day.
7. What advice do you have for someone who wants to make a difference in the world?
Well, it’s like they say; “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”