The Institute of Oromo Studies will have one director and assistant administrator with financial system in place. The Institute will be accountable to vice president for research of Jimma University. The staffs from the various colleges and departments at Jimma University are the research staff of the Institute. However, in the areas of Oromo studies where there inacute shortage of researchers, the Institute works in collaboration with other universities in Oromia and can employ full-time researchers for the institute.


The core staff requirements for the IOS may be summarized as follows:

Core Staff Establishment at Inception in 2015

1. Director

2. Research staff (professor, Associate professor, assistant professor, Senior lecturer, technical assistants, and statisticians, Research Professor, Associate Research Professor, Senior Research Fellow, PhD scholars on Oromo studies etc).

Museum and Gallery Staff

 4. Library staff (collection development, documentation, head library department, information desk, public services, acquisition, catalogue, serials, audiovisual and documentation, data processing, data encoder etc.).

5. Support staff (head administrator, head financial administration, management assistant,  executive secretary to the director,  project manager, publication editor,  assistant financial administrator,  ICT expert,  web editor,  programme webmaster, human resource coordinator, transport head, public relation coordinator, press officer, publication assistant, fund raising,  project coordinators)

6. Advisory board is external independent advisory board on the strategic plan of the research institute and research thematic areas and has no role in the management functions.