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About EMI

National Metrology Institute of Ethiopia established by the council of Ministers Regulation No 194/2011 to give metrology related services which were previously given by Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Scientific Equipment center and Ethiopian Radiation Protection Authority.

The institute is non-profit governmental organization which is accountable to the ministry of Trade and Industry.
  • Mission Vision & values
  • Directorates
  • Power & Duties
  • Organizational Structure
  • Quality Policy
  • Mission

    Support the country's economic growth by developing a system that is developed in the field of metrology and scientific instruments, conducting problem-solving research, building sustainable capacity and technology transfer, providing efficient service to our customers, and enhancing the quality and efficiency of production and service.

  • Vision

    By 2030, it will be one of the most prestigious institutions in Africa in the field of metrology and scientific instruments.

  • values

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  • Directorate : Information Technology

    Director : Kokebe lema


    Information Technology

  • Power & Duties
    1. Transform existing traditional measurement instru­ments into modernity through introducing interna­tional system of units and by   enabling to use other acceptable measurement instruments in the coun­try;
    2. Determine and maintain national measurement etalons;
    3. Establish national metrology laboratory and pro­vide calibration services;
    4. Support industries in establishing their own cali­bration laboratories through providing theoretical and practical training and consultancy on metrol­ogy;
    5. Based on other countries best practices, provide support in building the capacities of universities and research institutions in curriculum designing and implementation process and conducting re­search in the field of metrology;
    6. Publish and declare to the public measurement units to be used in the country, symbols of the measure­ment units and national measurement etalons;
    7. Represent the country’s interest in international fo­rums regarding metrology and follow up the imple­mentation of treaties to which Ethiopia is a party
    8. Participate in the calibration result inter comparison program with other national, regional and international metrology insti­tutes intended to ensure the reliability of calibration services;
    9. Work in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders to ensure the existence of an integrated support for strengthening the na­tional quality infrastructure;
    10. Conduct research in the field of metrology in collaboration with universities and re­search institutions and disseminate the re­sults thereof to industries;
    11. Establish a documentation and informa­tion center for the provision of metrology related information;
    12. Provide the necessary technical and profes­sional support so as to make the legal me­trology activities effective;
    13. Provide consultancy services on selection and acquisition, handling and use, main­tenance, repair and disposal of scientific equipment;
    14. Provide training for scientific equipment users on procurement, handling and use, maintenance, repair and disposal of scientific equipment
    15. Support scientific instrument user institution in establishing their own maintenance workshops through providing training and support and issue certificates for trainees

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  • Quality Policy


    Quality Policy Statements

    We NMIE’s Laboratory personnel are committed to provide timely and reliable calibration results to the satisfaction of our customers with a view to contribute towards the provision of essential support to the Ethiopian public and private enterprises through dissemination of the national measurement standards, units and expertise.

    NMIE is guided by the following principles in the field of Quality and it assumes:

    ·  To confirm compliance with the international requirement as per ISO/IEC 17025 applicable in its field of laboratory activities and to take the necessary steps to safeguard the impartiality of its structure, services and decisions;

    ·  To conduct a regular review of all the planned and implemented requirements to comply with principles of impartiality, which understand the importance of acting in an independent manner free of any commercial, financial or other pressures that might compromise employees’ impartiality. In addition, employees are encouraged to bring any possible conflict of interest situation to the attention to the Director General for assessment and a decision.

    ·     To ensure the use of proper laboratory facilities and equipment, qualified experts with adequate technical skills and knowledge to perform its activities and to ensure integrity in its operations.

    ·    To continually improve the effectiveness of the management system through implementation of quality objectives those are formulated at appropriate levels and through providing periodic training to the qualified workforce for exhibiting on-job competency and consistency in operations.

    NMIE Quality Objectives

    The objectives of the quality system are to:

    ·         Provide consistent and reliable Metrological services as per the requirement of ISO/IEC 17025;

    ·  Ensure calibrations are performed by suitably trained and qualified staff, and provide opportunities for staff to extend their knowledge and competency and gain relevant professional qualifications;

    ·         Ensure working standards used are fit for purpose, properly maintained and traceable to recognised SI units;

    ·         Obtain the best possible measurement results to satisfy the need of the customer through the use internal audits, intra and inter laboratory comparisons;

    ·         Monitor externally provided products and services to ensure quality standards are maintained in line with NMIE expectations;

    ·         Ensure laboratory activities are undertaken impartially and risks to impartiality are identified and significantly minimized by the year of 2022;

    ·         Continually assess risks and opportunities in relation to laboratory activities in order to give assurance that the management system is achieving its intended results.