Meroji has worked at ICRW since 2014, first as a program associate in gender, population and development and currently as a gender and health specialist. She provides technical assistance on multiple research and evaluation projects focused on sexual and reproductive health, youth development, couples’ relationship dynamics, gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS.
Meroji develops research protocols and tools for evaluations and qualitative research studies on gender, child marriage, male engagement and adolescent health, as well as conducts systematic literature and desk reviews on topic areas such as abortion in legally restrictive contexts, HIV index testing and partner notification for adolescent girls. Meroji develops gender assessment reports, gender integration toolkits, technical briefs and peer-reviewed manuscripts on adolescent health, couples’ decision making, intimate partner violence and mental health.
Prior to her work at ICRW, Meroji served as project manager for the Ethio-American Community Health Foundation and a reproductive health specialist at the Universal Access Project. She has also supported efforts at The Alliance to End Hunger, Jatukik Providence Foundation, the World Health Organization and the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area.