Protect yourself and others from COVID-19


You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:


  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 2 metre (6 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
  • Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COVID-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 2 metre (6 feet).
  • Governments should encourage the general public to wear a fabric mask if there is widespread community transmission, and especially where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Why? Masks are a key tool in a comprehensive approach to the fight against COVID-19.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
  • Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.



Safe use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers


To protect yourself and others against COVID-19, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water. If you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, make sure you use and store it carefully.


    • Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizers out of children’s reach. Teach them how to apply the sanitizer and monitor its use.
    • Apply a coin-sized amount on your hands. There is no need to use a large amount of the product.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose immediately after using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, as it can cause irritation.
    • Hand sanitizers recommended to protect against COVID-19 are alcohol-based and therefore can be flammable. Do not use before handling fire or cooking.
    • Under no circumstance, drink or let children swallow an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It can be poisonous. 
    • Remember that washing your hands with soap and water is also effective against COVID-19.


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.



Category: Accounting and Finance, Business and Administration, Sales and Marketing
Location: Bahirdar Hawassa, Addis Ababa 











Job Description

Position Summary

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: 

  • Making an effective contribution to teaching and learning in their discipline, modeling teamwork and flexibility to ensure the pedagogical and commercial success of the College
  • Contributing to curriculum, resource, program and subject design, development, management and review as required to ensure that learning and teaching in the college and across disciplines reflects best practice and a command of the field
  • Participating in scholarly activities that influence and enhance learning and teaching in the College
  • Preparing high quality subject delivery and learning support materials using any web based platforms, electronic library information systems and other teaching and learning systems
  • Complying with all policies and procedures relating to teaching and learning, making every effort to contribute to the continuous improvement and effectiveness of administration of teaching and learning
  • Conducting lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical classes, demonstrations other appropriate learning activities as required
  • Encouraging regular and effective consultation with students
  • Supervise graduate students who are working toward their master thesis
  • Publish original research and analysis in books and academic journals
  • Providing a continuing high level of personal commitment to, and achievement in, a particular scholarly area and as a result, generating high level research outcomes
  • Developing a record of publication in top ranked and other research and scholarly journals and other forms of publication and recognition of that record within the research community
  • Participating in research projects and research teams (where appropriate)
  • Succeeding in applications for research funding, whether individually or as part of a team
  • Supervising the program of study for honor’s students and postgraduate students undertaking research projects
  • Contributing in the University in the policy development, management and review of research

Term of Employment:    

  • Permanent

Required Number:          

  • Addis Ababa (2), Bahirdar (2), Hawassa (1)

Job Requirements


  • Assistant Professor/ PhD/associated professor in Business Management, Management, Marketing management, Accounting & Finance and related field. 

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Candidates who meet the required qualification are invited to submit (i) a cover letter (not more than one page) place of application should be indicated in the cover page, (ii) CV (maximum 3 pages) (iii) photocopy of their academic and work experience documents via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or can submit hard copy document in our office located at Addis Ababa, Bole Sub-City Woreda 5, Megenagna Area, Sileshi Sehin Building, 10th Floor.

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.

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