Helema Bekele Mosisa is a physician by training with extensive experience in sexual reproductive health and rights, as well as the health sector in general. Her work experience spans more than 8 years, during which she has worked as a clinician and in the development sector, with a focus on public health for young people and vulnerable groups. She has direct experience with the implementation of large-scale programmes on sexual reproductive health and rights, such as "Get Up Speak Out," "Yes I Do," and the conception of "Able Generation for Empowerment," funded by Rutgers and Amplify Change. She has also worked as a core team member in the monitoring and evaluation of various SRHR and WASH interventions for various development organisations and international consultants.
Helema is currently an associate at a consulting company in the position of deputy director, where she leads the research and capacity building/training departments. She is also a certified master trainer on Gender Transformative Approach and is additionally certified to deliver training in youth leadership and advocacy, meaningful youth engagement, and youth-friendly services. She is also an experienced trainer and facilitator Mobilising Support and Local Fund Raising where she has led numerous workshops and designed a variety of training tools and sessions for a very diverse group of clients.
Helema is involved in SRHR policy advocacy and has worked with prominent technical working groups led by UNESCO and the Ministry of Health, where she revised the coalition's communication and advocacy strategy document including the documentation of the advocacy journey of the technical working group.
Helema is passionate about advocating for the well-being of young and vulnerable groups on various international and national platforms, including alliance formation, networking, and institution capacity building.