Habtamu Girma is currently a Local Partner Transition Advisor at USAID. He previously served as the GDI Development Impact Bond Compliance and Project Manager and the Executive Director of GDI Solutions, LLC. Prior to GDI, Habtamu served as a Senior Manager for Compliance at NASTAD. In this role, he was responsible to provide technical guidance and monitor procurement, contract and grant management practices, and compliance matters of the organization. Prior to this position, he has served as an Associate Director for the NASTAD Global Program and was responsible for leading the planning, implementation, monitoring, and successful transition and close-out of several USG funded projects in Eastern and Southern Africa region (Ethiopia, Botswana, Uganda, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa). Prior to joining NASTAD, Habtamu served as a Technical Officer for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-PEPFAR program in Ethiopia where he was responsible for overseeing multiple cooperative agreements, grants, and contracts of several local and international development partners. Habtamu received his BA in Management and MA in International Relations from Addis Ababa University and his MPH from the University of Maryland. Habtamu is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM).
Board Member - GDI Solutions