Tizazu is TFE's Head of Training & Leadership Development. He has more than 25 years of
composite experience in Education and Education Leadership as a Teacher, Curriculum Developer,
Trainer, Coach, Policy Adviser and Program Manager. He served as the senior program manager
for Quality Education strategic Support program (QESSP) which was funded by DFID as a support
to General education quality improvement package (GEQIP). His responsibilities included planning,
leading, coordinating and managing the capacity development, policy dialog and evidence
gathering of the quality education strategic support programme (QESSP).
Tizazu was also the head of education at Save the Children, Ethiopia. In that capacity, he set the strategy direction for SC’s educational development work in Ethiopia, leading a team of five country office staff to provide technical support to more than forty field office staff members, quality control and monitoring different projects such READ Co, NORAD, PAGES etc. Moreover, he had worked as an in-country program coordinator for the USAID/ Teaching Learning Materials production (TLMP) program. This was a program initiated by President Bush as a textbook for Africa program which has been implemented by the Alabama A&M University.
In addition, Tizazu was the Head of Education Sector Development, Planning and Policy Analysis for the Federal Ministry of Education. This is one of the key positions in the Ministry of Education, with responsibility for the development of the national annual plan, strategies, follow up and reporting to the Prime Minister’s Office; mobilization of additional resource for the General Education Quality Improvement Program (GEQIP), which is an eight-year project financed by international donors including the World Bank, amounting to 800 million USD; monitoring over 25 projects with more than 100 million USD funding, conducting national studies and evaluations, developing policies and strategies, such as the Ethiopian Education and Training policy; development of the MoE Education Sector Development Program; coordinating donor funds including the Education Pool Fund and heading and chairing different education task forces such as the Textbooks Development, ICT as well as the USAID/Basic Education Technical Working Group.