Strategic Management and Institutional Transformation Directorate (SMITD)




The Strategic Management and Institutional Transformation (SMIT) directorate is one of the units organized under office of the president in February 2013 following the implementation of the new structure, BPR. SMIT was formed by merging two separate offices of the former structure, namely, strategic planning, monitoring & Evaluation and the university transformation office. In the current structure, the directorate encompasses the above two main structures as teams operating within it.

1. Current structure

The current structure of the strategic management and institutional transformation directorate is as follows.


2.  Mission, Vision Motto, and Values

As a source and compiling office of the corporate level information, the SMIT directorate shares and promotes the corporate level mission, vision, values, and motto stated below.  


The Mission of Haramaya University is to produce competent graduates in diverse fields of study, undertake rigorous, problem solving and cutting edge researches, disseminate knowledge and technologies, and provide demand-driven and trans formative community Services.


Haramaya University strives to be one of the leading African Universities with international reputation by 2025.

Our Motto

Building the basis for Development!


  • Academic freedom
  • Perseverance
  • Good governance
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Professionalism
  • Collaborative spirit

3. Objectives of the Directorate

The main objectives of the strategic management and institutional transformation directorate are to:

  • Design the strategic and action  plans of the university.
  • Compile, analyze, present and discriminate coorporate level facts and figures to internal and external users.
  • Compile, analyze, present, and disiminate periodic (usually quarterly) performance reports of the university.
  • Prepare the medium term, annual, and quarterly plans  and accomplishment reports of program budget of the university.
  • Monitore, support, and evaluate the work units including donor-funded projects regarding the actual implementation of the plan.
  • Advise  and assist the top management of the university in strategic and operational issues
  • Serve the university council and administration council of the university as member and secretary and documenting and disiminateing minutes for evidence based action.
  • Introduce  or adapt different models of management and  change tools and contextualize them to the nature and culture of the organization.
  • Propose and lead structural and other changes of the organization.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of the change tools (BSC, BPR, Kaizen etc ) in all units of the university and evaluate thier impact for further refinement.