Worknesh Mekonnen Gonet is Director of UNOPS Ethiopia Operational Hub (ETOH) and Representative to the AU responsible for overseeing and directing UNOPS operations in Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. She is an Ethiopian National with over 20 years of work experience focused in development sector with International Non-Governmental Organizations. She has an MBA from the University of Liverpool. Worknesh worked with well branded international Non-Profit organizations such as Save the Children, World Vision and ActionAid International. Prior to joining the UN system, her recent past roles included managing and coordinating projects of renowned international NGOs in Eastern and Southern African countries.