Research Center Directorate

Wolaita Sodo University

Research and Community Service Vice president Office

Research Centers Directorate

  1. Key Duties and Responsibilities of Research Centers Directorate:

For the achievement of research and community services mission under the guidance of the Vice president for Research and Community Services, Research Centers Directorate pointed out or has the following duties and responsibilities in order to manage successfully the implementation of the research centers and demonstration sites in accordance with the mission.

•Identify and analyse the constraints and opportunities related to Research


•Organizing research and demonstration centers by logistics, human resources,

materials, inputs and technologies

•Provides required technical support in planning, designing, implementation,

monitoring and follow up, evaluation and reporting of Research Center`s


•Ensure progress and achievements are tracked against established work plans

•Prepares budget proposals and recommendations and establishes budget

control system for controlling expenditures; controls expenditures in

accordance with budget allocations; recommends equipment and resources

for the center.

•Develop appropriate assessment, monitoring, evaluation and related tools for

the integrated agriculture resilience

•Develop and monitor applicable demonstration sites at Research Centers

•Coordinate with M & E system of monitoring and evaluation frame works.

•Define a replicable process for establishment and maintenance of Research

and Demonstration sites with Colleges and other partners

•Maintain and create good relationship and collaboration with stakeholders

•Develop networks between the research center and researchers in the field

•Developing strong linkages with appropriate academic departments and units

and adding value to line departments

•Facilitate the involvement of volunteers from different Sectors to support the


•Designs, develops and recommend new programs, projects and activities

relating to research, executive or student education at the centers.

•Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

•Supervises the activities of subordinates.

•Oversees daily center operations and coordinates center activities through

assigned staff; prioritizes and delegates work activities.

•Monitoring and evaluation of the project’s outcomes and impact

•Do other additional assignments related to the Research Centers as required

by the immediate supervisor

  1. Research Centers, under directorate

Currently there are seven research centers:

  • Abala Faracho Research Center:

  • Kechi Research Center

  • Omotic Culture and Language Center

  • Gandaba Research Center

  • Fara wocha Research Center

  • Kokate Marachare Research Centers

  • Bilate Charch Lemcha Research Centers


Contact person:

Name: - Taye Buke Ashango

Nationality:- Ethiopia

Address:-Wolaita Sodo University

Mobile:- +251911852137/924444699

Tel, office:- +251461804950

Fax: - +251465515113, P.O. Box: 138


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