Deputy Registrar, Mergers and Acquisitions at The East African Community (EAC) (Re-Advertised) (EAC/HR/2015-2016/004)

Deputy Registrar, Mergers and Acquisitions (Re-Advertised)


The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
Applications are invited from highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at the EAC Competition Authority, in accordance with the availability of Quota Points per Partner State.
Interested candidates who may have applied for these positions when they were previously advertised do not need to apply.
Organ / Institution: East African Community Competition Authority
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P5
Job reports to: Registrar

Job Purpose:

Deputize the Registrar, EAC Competition Authority in matters related to Mergers and Acquisitions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the general supervision of the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar Mergers and Acquisitions shall perform the following functions: 
  1. Manage the operations of the Directorate in liaison with the Registrar;
  2. Develop policies and guidelines on Mergers and Concentrations in the EAC;
  3. Establish and operationalize the EAC Competition Network which shall be responsible for coordination and consultation with national Competition Authorities in assessment of mergers;
  4. Assess notified and identified mergers as provided for under the EAC Competition Law giving due regard to the best international practices;
  5. Assess notified and identified state aid applications as provided for under the EAC Competition Law giving due regard to the best international practices;
  6. Assist Partner States in establishing effective merger control regimes at the National level;
  7. Compile and submit investigation reports and case recommendations to the Registrar;
  8. Develop a ‘user friendly’ merger notification procedure and filing system at the Authority;
  9. Develop and implement subsidiary rules relating to the Merger Notification and Filing procedures i.e. notification Forms, lodgement schedules, fees payable, etc;
  10. Develop the ‘office practice’ of the Authority in the assessment of mergers and guidelines, operational manual and procedures in accordance with the provisions of the Law;
  11. Educate the public on the merger provisions of the Regulations as well as draft relevant publications for public dissemination and advise the Registrar of the Authority on possible courses of action after a market study is concluded;
  12. Fostering multilateral cooperation in cross-border merger review among Partner States;
  13. Network with regional and international merger enforcement agencies and keep an update on latest developments and facilitate the Authority’s participation in key merger market analysis regional and international conferences;
  14. Submit performance reports to the Registrar;
  15. Develop a pragmatic department strategic vision, objectives and strategies to feed into the corporate strategic plan;
  16. Prepare departmental budgets and programs; and,
  17. Performance of all such related duties as may be assigned by the Registrar.

Qualifications and Experience:

Academic and Professional Qualifications
A minimum of an advanced degree (at least a Masters) in Economics, or Law. Qualifications in Marketing, Business Administration, Public administration disciplines will be an added advantage.
Working Experience
A minimum of at least 10 years relevant post-qualifying experience in competition matters, 5 of which should be at managerial level

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Good knowledge and understanding of the EAC economic integration agenda;
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to influence multi-stakeholder processes;
  3. Excellent analytical skills particularly in interpreting, using, analysing and presenting data and evidence;
  4. Accurate or intelligent or other demonstrable knowledge in competition, industrial organisation or industry structures in any of the countries in the Common Market.
The suitable candidate should have the following attributes: shapes strategic thinking, achieves results, team player, exemplifies personal drive and integrity, cultivates productive working relationships, communicates effectively.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education Qualifications
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognised by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.
All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.
Relevant Working Experience
Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The successful candidate shall hold office for a term of 3 years renewable once upon satisfactory performance.
This position is subject to the application of the Quota System

Fringe Benefits:

This post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth.
Please quote the respective reference number on both on the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 8th July 2016.
Please note:
  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates ; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted

Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process.
All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.
The Director,

Executive Selection Division

Deloitte Consulting Limited

10th Floor PPF Tower 

Cnr of Ohio Street & Garden Avenue:
P O Box 1559 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Fax +255(22) 2116379


Application Deadline:

Friday, 8 July 2016 - 5:00pm

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