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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Wanted: Professors to Teach Graduate Level Competition Policy and Regulatory Economics

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Shyam Khemani of the World Bank forwarded me an interesting opportunity.

The Government of Ethiopia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Private Sector Development Capacity Building Project (PSD CBP), which is designed to facilitate increased growth and competitiveness of the Ethiopian private sector, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultants' services.

One of the sub-components of the PSD CBP, called SCHOOLCAP, is aimed at developing the human and institutional capacity of the private sector by offering post graduate level training in two programs, namely “Competition Policy and Regulatory Economics” and “Applied Trade Policy Analysis” in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) at the Addis Ababa University (AAU), which is the oldest and strongest Department in Ethiopia to offer graduate degrees in different fields of economics.

Through SCHOOLCAP project, inter alia, courses of above-mentioned two postgraduate programs will be offered to MA students of the Department of Economics during the second semester of the current academic year (2006/2007. In this regard, the instructor is expected to:

1. Prepare course outline and prepare teaching instruments;

2. Offer classes starting the first day of the program to be agreed upon by the two programs;

3. Ensure continuous assessments of the students such as providing assignments regularly;

4. Conduct exam according to agreed upon exam schedule;

5. Mark and grade student exams based upon the scale given by the Department and submit the result to the Department of Economics;

6. Provide written comment on the curriculum and suggest improvement to the Department of Economics.

In connection with these postgraduate training programs, the Department of Economics at FBE, in Addis Ababa University is looking for one teaching staff for each of the following two modular courses:

1.  “Econ 616: International Competition Policy Issues” (3 credit hours)

Planned to be managed in 30 calendar days, covering topics such as selected competition policy rules; bilateral and multi-lateral trade arrangements and competition; multinationals and foreign direct investment; intellectual property rights and transfer of technology; and anti-competitive practices and dumping

2.  “Econ 622: Competition Law and Management Practices” (3 credit hours)

Planned to be managed in 30 calendar days, covering principles and provisions embodied in the competition law: anti-trust laws; licensing and registration of business enterprises, competition laws of in other major jurisdictions (e.g. U.S.A., EU); enforcement mechanisms; issues in competition laws in Ethiopia 

Teaching Modality and Teaching Schedule

• The courses will be delivered in blocked modules instead of semesters.

• The courses will have to be managed in the months of April, May, June, and July (can extend up to August, if need be) of 2007. Thus interested faculties are requested to express their preferred month for offering the course (s0 for which they are applying.

Professional Competence requirement

• At least an Assistant Professor, with PhD degree from a renown university, who has done course works or have published research works in the course for which she/he is applying;

• At least two years of teaching experience in renowned university at post-graduate level in the relevant subject areas;

• A staff who is ready to submit academic credentials for assessment by the Department of Economics of Addis Ababa University.

• A staff who is ready to submit a list of publications with full information of the publication.

Deadline: Expressions of interest should be received by 11 April 2007.

The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (current edition).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours [i.e. 0830 to 1730 hours].

Expressions of interest, which include curricula vitae and details of work done in related field, with complete required information, must be delivered to the address below:

The Head of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), Addis Ababa University, Gulelle Kifle Ketema. (Sub-City), Kebele 17, House No FBE, P.O. Box 5563, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tel. (251-11) 1223774, (251-11) 1223776, Mobile: 251-911-249071, Fax: 251-11-1223782, E-mail: ch_econ@ and 

Update of April 5

Candidates do not require a PhD. Candidates will be considered with a MA/MSc, so long as they have relevant experience in the field.

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