Sahele was a senior power engineer at the African Development Bank Ethiopian Country Office, where he managed the energy portfolio for projects in Ethiopia. He also worked on the structuring of energy projects and results-based operations and provided technical support on policy in the energy sector and other areas relevant to energy, environment and climate change.
Sahele was previously the director for Energy Study and Development at the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia. He also served at the Ethiopian Electricity Agency as head of the Department of Electrical Works Control. Sahele started his career as a distribution engineer at the national electricity utility, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation. He holds an MSc degree in Electric Power Engineering.