Yohannes Mersha

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

NAME: Yohannes Mersha Belete

 

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor

 MAIN JOB: Teaching, Research, and Training

Date of Birth: January 28 1985

Sex : Male

EDUCATION/TRAINING 

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

(if applicable)

MM/YY

FIELD OF STUDY

  1. University of South Africa in Collaboration with SANTRUST

Certificate

 

November/2011

 

Predoctoral research proposal development

 2. Addis Ababa University

 

  Master’s Degree

  August/2008

 Gender studies

  1. Addis Ababa Universit

Bachelors Degree

June/2006

History



  1. Entrepreneurship Development International

Institute (EDII), Ahmadabad, India

Certificate

 

September/2017

 

Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

 Africa Center for Transformational Leadership

(ACTIL)

 Certificate

 2018

 

 Transformational Leadership

 

  1. Bahir Dar University

 Certificate

 

 2016

 

 GIS

  1. Bahir Dar University

Certificate

 

2016

 

NVIVO

 

  1. Bahir Dar University

 

 

 

 

Certificate

 

 

2016

 

Gender, Environment and HIV Mainstreaming

TOT on TLGE and Training Facilitation

  1. UN Women

To be completed soon

2020

 

       

 PERSONAL STATEMENT

  •  I have MA degree in Gender Studies from the Institute Gender Studies, Addis Ababa University in 2008 GC and BA degree in History from Addis Ababa University in 2006. I have also accomplished a one year PhD Proposal Development Program that was given by University of South Africa in collaboration with SANTRUST in 2011. In 2014, I have promoted to the rank of an assistant professor in Bahir Dar University as I have profoundly participated in various research works and shown an excellent teaching ability.  In addition, I have delivered several trainings for various organizations.

 POSITIONS AND HONOURS

Leadership Positions and Employment

  • Department Head of Gender and Development Studies, Bahir Dar University, from 2012 to 2017.
  • Coordinator of a joint project between Bahir Dar University, UN Women and Amhara Regional Women, Children and Youth affair bureau and the aim of the project is to establish ‘Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality Training Center in Ethiopia’.
  • Founder and Vice President of Ethiopian Gender Professional Association.
  • Nov.2009 Up to now lecture in Bahir Dar University. Mainly offering  various courses in the Postgraduate Programs including: Research Methods (GeDS6041), Gender & Public Policy (GeDS7031), Gender & Economic Issues (GeDS6022), Feminist Theories (GeDS6012), Development Theories and Perspectives(GeDS6013), and Gender, Conflict and PeaceBuilding. Guest lecturer and Thesis Examiner at Gondar University.
  • Editor of Ethiopian Social Science Journal
  • Member of VLIROUS-IUC large scale project, under TISP gender sub theme, funded by Belgium government.
  • Member of VLIR-OUS-JDSS (Joint Doctoral Summer School program), funded by Belgium government.
  • Teachers’ representative of the promotion committee of Social Science Faculty.

 Honors

  •  In all my teaching careers, I have been evaluated and rated by students as either very good or excellent teacher
  • In 2014, 2015, and 2018, the faculty of social science has awarded me as the ‘Best Teacher’ of the department of Gender and Development Studies.

 SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Language skill: I am fluent speaker of Amharic and English
  • Computer Skill:  Basic computer skill, NVIVO, Atlas ti, KUBO, ODK and SPSS
  • Organizational skill: I have very good skill of coordinating and managing activities
  • Social skill: I am quite sociable, communicative and responsible; and I can team up and easily mingle withothers.
  • Intercultural skill: I have an excellent skill of dealing with different peoples coming from different class, gender, religious and ethnic background.
  •  Personal skill: I am a proactive, creative, resourceful, and dedicatedperson with a commendable sense ofresponsibility.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

RESEARCH, RESEARCH SUPPORT, AND DISSEMINATION

  • Situational Analysis of School Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV) in Amhara Region, Sponsored by ANRS Education Bureau and UNICEF, 2018
  • The Level of Society’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Harmful Traditional Practice in Amhara Region for ANRS Bureau of Women, Children and Youth,2015
  •  The Level of Society’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Gender Inequality in Amhara Region for ANRS Bureau of Women, Children and Youth,2015
  • Socio-economic         Situation of Housemaids in Amhara Region, sponsored by ComunitàVolontari per il Mondo(CVM), 2014
  • Gender and Wash Monitoring Assessment for the project run by Plan International, 2019
  • Need- Assessment Study on Transformational Leadership for Gender Equality in Amhara Region, Sponsored by BoWCA and UN Women ,201Menstruation-Hygiene Management Practice of Adolescent Young Girls in Pilot Woredas for UNICEF,2016
  • Impact Assessment of Honey Value Chain Project on Women Empowerment for OXFAM GB,2019
  • Assessing the opportunities and constraints in establishing Beekeeping inputs producing enterprises for OXFAM GB, 2019
  • An assessment on the real/practical problems of women beekeepers to be engaged in beekeeping business at larger scale,2019
  •   The Status of Gender Socialization in Amhara Region’, sponsored by Social Science Faculty (ongoing research
  • A mega research project entitled ‘Privatization, Labour and Citizenship Right: A Gender Dimension’, sponsored by Bahir Dar University Research and Community Service V/President Office (Ongoing research)

 TRAINING AND MANUAL PREPARATION

  • Developed Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality  short term training curriculum, sponsored by UNWomen, 2018
  • Prepared Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality Facilitator and Learner guides, sponsored by UNWomen, 2019
  • Developed curriculum and teaching training-learning materials on Gender and Development for AT-VET colleges, organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; and Ministry of Education; and sponsored by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and International Development Agency(IDA), 2013
  • Prepared Integrated Adult Literacy Manual (IFAL) for Women Farmers, Sponsored by OXFAMGB, 2016.
  • Developing the Modularization Curriculum of Gender and Development Studies with MA Program, 2013.
  • Delivered Training on Gender Policy for higher level leaders of Bahir Dar University, Sponsored by IUC Vliruos Belgium Government Project, 2018
  • Delivered Training on Gender Policy for middle level leaders of Bahir Dar University, Sponsored by IUC Vliruos Belgium Government Project, 2019.
  • Provided Training on Gender based violence and Commercial Sex Exploitation for nongovernmental stakeholders, sponsored by Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization(JeCCDO), 2017.
  • Provided Training on ender based violence and Commercial Sex Exploitation for stakeholders, sponsored by Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization(JeCCDO), 2017.
  • Delivered Training on Gender Mainstreaming and Women Empowerment through Social Entrepreneurship training for stakeholders, sponsored by Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization(JeCCDO), 2017.
  • Provided Training on Gender based violence and for teachers and students, sponsored by PlanInternational, 2018
  • Provided Training on Gender based violence against hotel workers for Amhara Women Merchant Association’s members, sponsored by PlanInternational, 2019
  • Provided Training on Gender analysis training for stakeholder at Lalibela, Sponsored by PlanInternational, 2019
  • Provided Training on Gender and Wash Monitoring Tool (GWMT) training for Plan international staffs and Civil Servants, 2019
  • Provided Training on Youth Empowerment for regional bureau’s experts, sponsored by PlanInternational, 2019.
  •   Provided Training on Gender Auditing and Research Methods for 13 regional sectoral bureau staffs which was organized by Amhara Regional State Women and Children AffairBureau’s, 2017
  • Provided Training on Research Method Training for ANRS BOWCYA staffs, organized by  Amhara Regional State Women and Children AffairBureau’s, 2015.
  • Provided Training on Research Method Training for ANRS BOWCYA staffs, organized by  Amhara Regional State Women and Children AffairBureau’s, 2020.
  • Provided Training on Gender Analysis for Health workers; Sponsored by ANRS HealthBureau, 2017.
  • Provided Training on Socio-economic Situation of Housemaids in Amhara Region, sponsored by ComunitàVolontari per il Mondo(CVM).
  • Provided Training on Gender Mainstreaming for Tesfa Development Association, sponsored by BDU Research and Community Service Office, 2011
  •   Provided Training on Gender Sensitizing training for primary and secondary schools’ teachers, sponsored by BDU Research and Community ServiceOffice, 2011
  • Provided Training on Research Paradigm for Social Science Faculty Staffs, 2014.
  •  Provided Training on Gender Auditing and Gender Analysis for Gender office workers of BDU, Sponsored by BDU, 2017

PAPER PRESENTATION

  • Research paper presentation on ‘The Level of Society’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Harmful Traditional Practice in Amhara Region for ANRS Bureau of Women, Children and Youth’, A Research Validation Workshop, organized by BOWCA, 2015.
  • Research Paper Presentation on ‘The Level of Society’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Gender Inequality in Amhara Region for ANRS Bureau of Women, Children and Youth’, Academic forum hosted by ESSSWA, 2017
  • Paper Presentation on Gender Based Violence, Project Evaluation Workshop, organized by Plan International.
  • Paper presentation on White Ribbon Day, organized by World Vision, 2018.
  • Paper presentation on White Ribbon Day, organized by BDU, 2015.
  • Paper presentation on March 8, organized by BDU Gender Office, 2015.
  • Paper presentation on Mother Day, organized by BDU Gender Office, 2016.
  • Research paper presentation on the ‘Need Assessment Study on Transformational Leadership for Gender Equality in Amhara Region’, A validation workshop, organized by BDU, BoWCA and UN Women ,2018
  • Research paper on ‘Impact Assessment of Honey Value Chain Project on Women Empowerment’, A validation workshop, organized by BDU andOXFAM GB,2019
  • Research papers on ‘Educational Related Challenges of Domestic Servant’, The Third Annual Social Science Conference, organized by BDU, 2016.
  • Research papers on ‘Challenges Facing Adolescent School Girls during Menstruation’, The Fourth Annual Social Science Conference, organized by BDU, 2017.
  • Research papers on ‘Harmful Traditional Practices’, The Fourth Annual Social Science Conference, organized by BDU, 2017.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Gender Transformation in Awaramba Community: Explaining with Feminist Theories ’, Social Science Faculty’s Seminar, 2013.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Social entrepreneurship: A new approach for community service ’, Social Science Faculty’s Seminar, 2017.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Girls Trafficking in Amhara Region’, Academic Seminar, sponsored by Goethe-German Institute, 2016.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Gender Auditing and Policy Implication’. The Eighth Vision Ethiopia Conference, organized by Ministry of Science and Technology, and  Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport, 2019.

MEDIA PARTICIPATION

  • Professional explanation on gender and women related issues to Amhara Mass Media: Radio Program, Amhara Mass Media for more than ten times.

COMMITTEE WORK AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

  • I have headed many committee works given by Bahir Dar University.  To mention some of them, I have served as, conference organizing committee, fund raising committee, student-teacher compliant committee, VRIL-UOS JDSS (Joint Doctoral Summer School program) project designing and implementing committee, research proposal and budget approval committee, promotion committee and office distribution committee
  • Member of a committee selected from UN Women, BoWCA and BDU for experience sharing from ACTIL, Kenyata University, Kenya.

 CONSULTANCY SERVICE

No.

Client

Contact Value in US$

Period of activity

Types of activities and/or Operations

Status

References Contact Details

1

OXFAM GB

2000

One month

Integrated Adult Literacy Manual (IFAL) for Women Farmers, Sponsored by OXFAM GB

Completed

Meseret Cherie Nebiret, +251-917-457035, mesecherie@yahoo.com

2

Plan International

2000

6 days

Gender Wash Monitoring Tool Training

Completed

Yalew Tizazu, +251-975-550607Yalew.Tizazu@plan-international.org

2

Plan International

2000

10 days

Gender Wash Monitoring Tool Data Reporting

Completed

Yalew Tizazu, +251-975-550607Yalew.Tizazu@plan-international.org

3

OXFAM GB

2000

25 days

Three research works on Honey value Chain Project

Completed

Meseret Cherie Nebiret, +251-917-457035, mesecherie@yahoo.com

4

CVM and ANRS BoWCYA

2500

25 days

Research on Socio Economic Condition of Housemaids

Completed

Amarech Tadesse, +251-918-779196, ametadsee@gmail.com

5

UNICEF

2000

30

Days

Research on Menstruation Hygiene Management

Completed


Haimanot Assefa,

hassefa@unicef.org

 

6

UNICEF

1000

30 days

Research on School Related GBV

Completed

Haimanot Assefa,

hassefa@unicef.org

'‘    7

UN

Women

    5500

1230 days

Need

Assessment

Curriculum

Development

 

Completed

Desset Abebe, +251-913- 185145

Desset.abebe@unwomen.org

'  8

UN

Women

    4500

1215 days

Pilot Training

Co facilitator

 

Completed

Desset Abebe, +251-913- 185145

Desset.abebe@unwomen.org

9

Helvetas

3000

30 30 days

Baseline survey

Completed

Yordanos  Zelalem, 251-918-766561

yordanos.zelalem@helvetas.org

 REFERENCES

  1. Dr. MuluneshAbebe, Head of ANRS Social and Labour Affair Bureau and Former Research and Community Service Vice President of Bahir DarUniversityMail:mulunesh.abebe2000@yahoo.com, Phone: +251-918 76 91 79
  2. Tsega Gebremeskel, Leadership and Governance program officer., Mail:tsega.bebremeskel@unwomen.orgPhone: +251-911 47 22 27
  3. Dr. Vijaya Subramaniyam Associate Professor, Institute of Gender Studies, Addis Ababa University,   Email: drvsmaniyam@gmail.com, Phone: +251-911-862417
  4. Dr. Kalewongel Minale, Dean of Faculty of Social Science Bahir Dar University  E-mail: kale@yahoo.com   Phone: +251-937 39 28 06
Department: 
History
Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Contact info: 
+251911760949 / beletemersha6@gmail.com
Department: 
Gender and Development Studies