Abrehet Gebremedhin joined Itad in the autumn of 2017 as a Business Development Officer. Abrehet works within the Business Development team in the coordination and preparation of new leads, proposals and bidding opportunities. She is also responsible for supporting long-term strategy, account development and marketing to emerging and existing clients.
Prior to joining Itad, Abrehet was the manager of the Programme Development unit at an East African M&E firm. She led the technical design and strategy of large-scale M&E and research projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. She also provided technical guidance and quality assurance on M&E reports, primarily on girls’ education and services for children. Previously to this, Abrehet worked as an independent grant writer in the design of projects centred around youth.
Before her career in programme development, Abrehet specialised in educational research and policy. Her work as an independent researcher included authoring publications and academic white papers on educational rhetoric, displacement and school-aged children. The research contributed to key discussions on the impact of political ideology and discourse on African national educational policy.
Abrehet holds an MA and a BA in International Development from the University of Denver. She is fluent in English, Tigrinya and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Amharic.