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Software Manager

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 26, 2019

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Armed with strong educational background in development and GIS & Remote Sensing technologies, I have deep passion to contribute my fair share to eradicate poverty and reduce human suffering by joining hands with fellow professionals. I am a dynamic individual worked on humanitarian and development programmes with international & national NGOs, government sector offices, children and local communities. I am committed to continue serving and supporting poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged fellow human being in Canada and anywhere in the world.


Soft-spoken and peaceful Hard worker, quick learner, and ability to assume responsibility Polite, respectful, and courteous manners Stress-resistant and work well under pressure as part of a team and to meet deadlines Able and willing to assist co-workers, supervisors, and clients in a cooperative manner Work cooperatively with a wide range of personalities Willing to work and travel on weekends and holidays

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications Able to work with GIS, Remote Sensing, Database Management and Statistical software


Diploma in Development Leadership, St. Francis Xavier University, Coady International Institute, Dec 2018

MSc in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for NRM, ITC/University of Twente, Netherlands, Mar 2013

BSc in Agricultural Science, Alemaya University, Haromaya, Ethiopia, July 1999

Certificate in System Dynamics for Development Planning, in Ethiopia & Norway, University of Bergen, Norway, June 2014


Provision of technical support to development related (NRM, Environment programs, and management Geo-spatial and Non-spatial Database Management Statistical Data Collection, Analysis, Interpretation, Visualization and Presentation Leadership & Management ArcGIS software expert WORK EXPERIENCE


Salvation Army Harbour Light Ministries (Voluntary Service), Toronto, Canada 12 Feb 2019 – to-date G E T A C H E W T A D D E S E M E R A H I

MSc. GIS and Earth Observation for NRM (Netherlands) BSc. Agricultural Science (Ethiopia)

Diploma in Development Leadership (Canada)

101 Ontario Street, M5A 2V2

Tel- Cell: +1-437-***-****


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Awach SACCOS Ltd 1 July 2016 – July 6, 2018


Awach SACCOS Ltd 1 April 2016 – 30 June 2016

4. SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER (GIS AND REMOTE SENSING SPECIALIST) Bioeconomy Africa (BEA), Millennium Institute (US-based INGO) & Biovision Foundation for Ecological Restoration (Swiss-based INGO, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1 July 2014 – 8 Feb 2016 5. SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER (GIS AND REMOTE SENSING SPECIALIST) Millennium Institute (US-based INGO), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1 April 2013 – 30 June 2014 6. NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROJECT OFFICER

Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1 Jan 2010 – 8 Sep 2011 7. PROGRAMS MANAGER (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)

BB Baptist Church Child Care and Community Development Program, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1 May 2006 – 30 Sep 2009


BB Baptist Church Child Care and Community Development, Langano CCDP, A/Negelle, Ethiopia 1 Apr 2001 – 30 Apr 2006


GIS software (e.g. ESRI ArcGIS 10.6, Quantum GIS 3.4.3)

Remote Sensing software (ERDAS IMAGINE 2014)

System Dynamics Modeling software (Vensim)

Statistical software (e.g. SPSS 23, STATA 12)

MS Office package- Advanced (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Research/Bibliography software (EndNote X5/X6 Program, RefWorks ProQuest)

Project Management Software (Gantt Project)


The 2018 Global Affairs Canada Scholarship (Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University) for Diploma in Development Leadership program, Antigonish, NS, Canada

Nuffic, NFP MSc Scholarship Award, Netherlands Fellowship Program, 2011

Bioeconomy Africa (BEA), Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Certificate of Appreciation • 2014

Galle Kello Kebele Administration, Arsi Negelle, Oromia Region, Certificate of Appreciation • 2005

Hadha Bosso Kebele Administration, Arsi Negelle, Oromia Region, Certificate of Appreciation • 2005

A member of Parliament of Canada, Certificate of Appreciation • 2003 3 P a g e


International Project Management, GIZ Global Campus 21 Online training Course, June 2 – July 28, 2015

System Dynamics-based Development Planning, University of Bergen, Norway and MI, Apr 28 – June 6, 2014

Advanced System Dynamics for Development Planning, Millennium Institute (MI), Feb 2 – 14, 2014, Addis Ababa

Integrated Biofarming System (IBS), Ministry of Forest and Environment (MEF) and BEA, Dec 9-12, 2014

Mainstreaming Integrated Biofarming System (IBS) in Ethiopian and Ugandan Higher Education Institutions, EU & University of Molise (Italy), Sep 14 – 21, 2014, Addis Ababa

Food Security Assessment Method – Individual Household Method – IHM Level 1 Training, Evidence for Development and Self Help Africa (SHA), Dec 2010, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Participatory Project Development, CCRDA, Sep 17-28, 2007. Addis Ababa

Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation, CCRDA, Sep 17-28, 2007. Addis Ababa

Capacity Building for Non-State Actors, EID, European Commission, Mar 23 – Apr 3, 2009

Right-based Approach to Development, CRDA, Oct 1- Oct 5, 2007

OD (Organizational Development) Approach to Capacity Building, June 22 – 26, 2009, CRDA & DAHE

Basic Managerial Skill, Ethiopian Management Institute, May 11-22, 2009.

Human Resources Management, Ethiopian Management Institute, June 23, - July 4, 2008.

Public Relation & Communication, CRDA, July 30 – August 3, 2007.

Micro Enterprise Development, CCF Canada and BCaD-Consulting Management, Aug 24 – Aug 29, 2002.

Logistics and Store management, March 18 – March 22, 2003, TEAR FUND UK & Wolaita Kale Hiwot Church

Gender & Leadership, CRDA, 2008

NGO Resource mobilization & Fund raising, CRDA, 2008 OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ABILITIES/CAPABILITY

1. Teaching ancient New Testament Greek language (Koine Greek- introductory level) 2. Self-studying and teaching Eschatology & Biblical Studies REFERENCES

1. Steve J. Engfer, Capacity Development Project Coordinator, MI/BV/BEA, P.O. Box 1540, Mariposa, CA 95338. Tel: 209-***-**** (home). 209-***-**** (cell); Email: 2. Retta Alemayehu (PhD), Director of Capacity Building and Partnership Development, BEA, Email : ( Ethiopia born Canadian living in Canada) 3. Alemayehu Refera, Position: General Manager, Alex Chemicals, Agrochemicals Import, Mobile: +251- 911-63-49-51; Office Tel: +251*********; Email:; 4. Moges Tafesse (PhD), Managing Director, Synergy Habesha Films and Communication (SHFC), Mobile: 251-**-***-****; Email:

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