YOM Institute of Economic Development (YIED) is a legally registered, accredited, and recognized post graduate college currently operating in Addis Ababa and its regional campuses in the city of Hawassa and Bahirdar. It is established in 2014 G. C by a group of young and experienced PhD holders and professors, who have strong craving and determination of contributing to postgraduate education in the country. Moreover, the institute is engaged in various researches and training programs. YIED seeks to hire highly skilled and passionate instructors at PhD level.
Job Responsibilities and Duties:
Term of Employment:
How to Apply
The University of Sheffield, which was established in 1897 in Sheffield, England, is a multi-campus university organized into five academic faculties composed of multiple departments.
Peter Loadman is a senior staff in the University of Sheffield, Management School. The school is an accredited business school at the University of Sheffield. Peter arrived in Addis Ababa, YOM, and discussed with YOM’s top management on the overall possibilities of collaboration. Peter is also a manager in LYFT, a PLC located in England.
Peter, who describes himself as was very much happy to offer a guest lecture in the areas of Employee Engagement for YOM’s community and did it accordingly on June 6/2018 in YOM Addis Ababa campus.
Employee engagement is the extent to which employee commitment, both emotional and intellectual, exists relative to accomplishing the work, mission, and vision of the organization. Engagement can be seen as a heightened level of ownership where each employee wants to do whatever they can for the benefit of their internal and external customers, and for the success of the organization as a whole. Peter explained the current trends in employee engagement with respect to Employee Motivation.
According to Peter, increasing engagement should be a strategic priority in an organization. The details and real-world examples for motivation are also listed by the participants and discussed together thoroughly. The guest lecture was communicative where the participants ̶ students, staff, and other invited guests ̶ were interactive.
YOM Institute of Economic Development, apart from offering post-graduate (Masters Level) education, is also engaged in research and training activities.
This time, the Institute’s research and training wing, BAMSOL Consult, has offered a 10 days short-term training for the staff of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Addis Ababa. The Training was delivered for more than 50 staff members divided in two groups with a title PROJECT PREPARATION & APPRAISAL and conducted from March 12-23/2018. The training was more of practical- and skill-oriented as well as exemplified by real world situations. Case studies, group discussions, and two-way communications are at the heart of the training.
The Institute assigned senior and experienced trainers on the area for the training both from the Institute as well as from outside source. The two state Ministers, H.E. Proff Dr. Afework Kassu and H.E. Dr. Shumete Gizaw, as well as the HR Directorate of the Ministry were closely get informed and supervising the training session.
The certificate of participation for the trainees and certificate of achievement for the trainers was given on the final session with BAMSOL Consult officials and the State Ministers. The State Ministers finally forwarded work message for the trainees so that the trainees should interpret the knowledge and skill they have gained from the training into practice.
YOM Institute of Economic Development has hands-on experience on offering customized short-term trainings for different customers. The Institute offered short-term training for several governmental, non-governmental, and private organizations including, but not limited to the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research and to the academic staff of public universities such as Haramaya University, Debre-Tabor University, Mizan-Teppi University and many others.
The FDRE Ministry of Science and Technology is one of the federal government organizations which is working closely with YOM Institute of Economic Development. The Ministry in the last academic year has sponsored 13 students in the two departments to continue their Masters education in the joint-DMU-YOM program.
The New School is a University located in the New York City, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. The University is where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Since its foundation in 1919, The New School has redrawn and redefined the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center.
YOM Institute of Economic Development has a Memorandum of Understanding signed to work together with The New School University since a couple of years. Accordingly, each year some of the University’s internship students have a regular visit and stay in YOM, Addis Ababa.
This year’s internship students arrived at YOM, under the team leadership of Professor Mark, on June 31/2018 and made a fruitful discussion with YOM’s staff and officials. Professor Mark is expected to offer a guest lecture in the areas of Project Monitoring and Evaluation to the YOM community in June 2/2018.
On the occasion, the Managing Director of YOM, Dr. Melkamu Tadesse, and the Quality Assurance and relevance officer, Mr. Masresha Teferi, have presented on the general directions and quality approaches of the Institute. Dr. Melkamu also presented the potential collaboration areas to strengthen ties between the two organizations.
The New School intern students have raised their different concerns and spot-on responses were presented to each issue raised. Dr. Bamlaku Alamirew, the General Manager of YOM, has also made a point on bilateral relationships and other issues raised by the participants.
YOM Institute of Economic Development conducted a Workshop on Curriculum Review of Graduate programs of the two disciplines.
The opening address of the workshop was made by Dr. Melkamu Tadrsse, the Managing Director of the Institute. In introducing the existing curricula, the Managing Director put a remark that the curricula are competency-based and student-centered and is built around an interdisciplinary philosophy.
He also noted that the need to revise and update existing YIED’s curricula emanates from the Institute’s desire to respond to profound and multifaceted changes occurring in the world today. This one-day workshop aims to gather the key sectors and players to look at and discuss the merits of the existing curricula and promote the adoption/adaptation of appropriate curriculum change ideas and facilitate the implementation of proposed curriculum changes.
Ato Megistie Mersha, Dean of the institute, on his part said that the workshop will help in creating skilled and competent human power required for the transformation of the country through providing high-quality education, research, and outreach services in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. Ato Megistie Mersha added that YIED is running two graduate programs in two departments and two campuses. As per the Institute`s need to expand graduate programs, YIED is also in need of diversifying its graduate studies by assessing the demands of the market in consultation with different stakeholders. Based on this, YIED is working hard to develop demand-driven academic programs that will address the social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental problems of the society. In line with this, the Institute has a plan to launch one graduate program: Masters (MSc) in Business Management
The workshop had participants from different stakeholders including program instructors who are also experts in curriculum development & revision, Institute managers, representative of founding members, a representative from students and other like-minded training institutes, and other relevant stakeholders. The workshop also had as resource speakers some known experts in the fields that are being launched & taught and those who have participated in the development of the previous curricula.
Accordingly, the Institute's resource persons presented a total of 3 presentations for discussion on Institution’s Graduate Program.
Ato Megistie Marsha’s presentations addressed the need for Curriculum Reforms in the YIED Context where he made some remarks saying that YOM Institute of Economic Development widely recognizes the need to revise and update existing educational curricula to respond to profound and multifaceted changes occurring in the world today. His presentation also addressed Some Success Stories & Some observed Challenges and the need for revising the existing Curriculum for PPM.
Dr. Melkamu Tadesse in his presentation on revising the existing Curriculum for Development Economics recognizes and noted the need to revise and update existing educational curriculum to respond to profound and multifaceted changes occurring in the country as well as worldwide and pleaded all participants to actively contribute towards this trend and invited all for group discussion.
The two group formed chaired by Ato Berhanu Shanko, Head of Project Planning and Management
© 2020 YOM INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. All rights reserved.