Ameha Aytenfisu

Chief of Party, Ethiopia RIPA Project

Ameha Aytenfisu has over 20 years of experience in technical and managerial roles in development and humanitarian response programs. His technical experience includes Productive Safety Net Program, Joint Emergency Operation Program, livestock production and marketing, dryland resource management and agricultural research in dryland areas.  

Ameha holds a master’s degree in Farm Forestry from Hawassa University, he is a Certified Manager, a Certified International Program Manager and a Certified Project Management for Development professional. He is trained and experienced in the application and use of ArcGIS and statistical software packages, as well as in conducting biodiversity analysis and econometric analysis and modeling. 

Before PCI, Ameha worked for Save the Children International/Ethiopia country office as the Senior Program Manager for over seven years and in the Transformation to Food Security-Development Food Assistance Program (T2FS-DFAP) and PSNP programs. Through his 20-year career, he has worked in food security, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) and NRM, climate change/DRR, livestock production and emergency response proposal development.