I believe that my qualifications and relevant work experiences for the last 10 years as colleges teacher, media pratitioner and freelance researcher in health related issues, environment and general cultural communications make me to have more interest in working with Social and Behavioural Change Communication intiatives like you.
I received MA degree in Journalism and Communication, and BA degree in Foreign Languages and romLiterature (English) both from Addis Ababa University. In addition to these, I have had a number of relevant short term trainings, among others, in Professional and Participatory Journalism in Brave 21st Century and Investigative Reporting both offered by BBC World Trust Service. The training on Fundamentals of Communication as offered by US Embassy Public Affairs Section, and Population, Health and Environment Nexus as offered by the Ethiopian Consortium of Population, Health and Environment are also impeccable.
Above all, the trainings I have had at different times on formative research and basics of qualitative and quantitative researches offered by different non-government organizations and consultant and research firms are also invaluable ones.
I had also acquired extensive experience in teaching languages at different colleges for four years prior to joining the Ethiopian Press Agency as a journalist. During my career at the colleges, I worked in preparing teaching modules, serving as Head of Languages Department, Academic and Exam committee and coordinating the colleges’ year bulletins.
What makes me a very competitive candidate for this particular position is my experience as a freelance researcher and research tool designing and translation for over the last ten years. One of my experience both in formative research and translation are with the Empowering New Generations in Improving Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) taking part as a supervisor and research tool translator and editor as well.
The key strengths to succeed in this initiative is therefore, my relevant qualifications, work experience, and own aspiration to be dependable media researcher.