The East African Community (EAC)

Principal Customs Officer - Capacity Building

(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/15)

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 East African Community-Secretariat in accordance with the availability of Quota Points per Partner State.
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P3
Job reports to: Director Customs

Job Purpose:

To coordinate and provide technical input the development and implementation of training strategies, work plans and capacity building programmes to enhance operational efficiency of customs administrations to realize the goals of the EAC Customs Union.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and review regional Customs training and capacity building strategies, policies, procedures and standards;
  2. Develop and implement annual training work plans in customs and related taxation areas;
  3. Coordinate the implementation of EAC Customs training curriculum, its accreditation of the EAC Customs Curriculum and that of Trainers;
  4. Develop a strategy for establishment of the EAC Customs Training Academy; 
  5. Conduct regional training needs analysis and coordinate trainer capacity building programme;
  6. Develop and maintain an EAC Customs Experts database; 
  7. Develop mechanism for monitoring and evaluation on the implementation of the EAC customs training programmes and strategy; 
  8. Develop and build practical working linkages on capacity building with WCO, international organisations, Regional Economic Communities and relevant academic bodies;
  9. Identify and organize delivery of relevant international programmes locally;
  10. Coordinate and support Customs technical working groups;
  11. Any other official duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

A Master Degree in Human Resource Management, MBA, Social science area or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution with exposure in Customs training.
At least 10 years’ experience in customs-related capacity development environment with 5 years at senior level.

Skills and Competencies:

Demonstrable knowledge and experience in Customs training and capacity building programmes. Proficiency in computer, management, planning, networking, research and monitoring and evaluation skills. Sound knowledge of change management and networking in a complex development context.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. 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.
Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Eligibility:

Applicants from the Republic of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for the above position under EAC Secretariat.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

The 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 positions 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 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 Monday, 14th November 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
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
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 Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

Application Deadline:

Monday, 14 November 2016 - 5:00pm

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Principal Customs Officer - Information Technology

(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/14)

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 East African Community-Secretariat in accordance with the availability of Quota Points per Partner State.
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P3

Job Purpose:

To coordinate and provide technical input in the development and implementation of harmonized customs ICT systems, strategies and work plans to support and enhance customs procedures and processes in the EAC Customs Union.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical support in the development and implementation of the customs information system in the EAC to enhance exchange of customs and trade information within the Single Customs Territory;
  2. Coordinate the implementation of Customs information technology regulations;
  3. Initiate and coordinate the automation of customs processes to facilitate trade;
  4. Coordinate and monitor implementation of the framework and strategy for electronic single window (e-SW) in the Partner States in line with the Single Customs Territory IT framework;
  5. Support the uploading of information on the EAC Customs Union Customs and trade portal;
  6. Support Partner States in implementation of the WCO Data model and other standards;
  7. Support the automation and implementation of the customs union monitoring and evaluation instruments;
  8. Coordinate studies and research on Customs IT in the EAC;
  9. Develop training and sensitization programmes for Customs and stakeholders on customs IT systems;
  10. Coordinate and support Customs technical working groups;
  11. Any other official duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

A masters’ degree in Information Technology, Business Informatics or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution plus relevant certification in Information Technology.
At least 10 years of experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a Customs, Trade or related IT environment.

Skills and Competencies:

Demonstrable knowledge and experience in customs IT systems and procedures. Possession of analytical skills, report-writing skills, team building, networking and supervisory skills.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. 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.
Work Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Eligibility:

Applicants from the Republic of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for the above position under EAC Secretariat.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

The 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 positions 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 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 Monday, 14th November 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
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
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 Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website: www.eac.int

Application Deadline:

Monday, 14 November 2016 - 5:00pm

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Principal Trade Officer - Trade in Services

(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/16)

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 East African Community-Secretariat in accordance with the availability of Quota Points per Partner State.
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P3
Job reports to: Director Trade 

Job Purpose:

Coordinate and promote the implementation of trade in services integration and programmes in the EAC Region.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate negotiations on and implementation of Trade in Services programmes of the EAC ;
  2. Plan and budget for activities related to Trade in Services;
  3. Develop analytical and technical briefs as well as discussion papers on Trade in Services;
  4. Organize EAC Partner States’ meetings on Trade in Services, provide technical guidance during the meetings and prepare the meeting reports;
  5. Initiate appropriate studies and researches on the various issues related to Trade in Services;
  6. Build capacity on Trade in Services in the Partner States;
  7. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of trade in services in the Region;
  8. Liaising with other relevant departments/directorates in the EAC;
  9. Secretariat with a view to advancing the trade in services agenda;
  10. Submit progress reports and recommendations to the Policy Organs and follow up on implementation of Council directives;
  11. Participate in professional development and training opportunities;
  12. Prepare annual budgets and performance reports for the Department;
  13. Implement Council decisions and prepare progress reports on Trade matters;
  14. Supervise and guide the Senior Trade Officer and other technical officials in the Department of External Trade;
  15. Carry out any other official duties assigned by the supervisors from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

Masters Degree in either Economics, Business Administration, International Trade Law or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution.
10 years relevant experience particularly in trade in services with 5years at senior level.

Skills and Competencies:

Experience of providing advice to senior management and in dealing with Governments at a senior level. Ability to analyze and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources and present it in a usable format to a variety of audiences. Experience in drafting policy and discussion papers. Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
Computer literate with strong IT skills and be competent in the use of Microsoft Outlook and Office products such as Word, Excel, Power Point.
Ability to work harmoniously in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. 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.
Work Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

 

Eligibility:

Applicants from the Republic of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for the above position under EAC Secretariat.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

The 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 positions 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 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 Monday, 14th November 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
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
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 Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website: www.eac.int

Application Deadline:

Monday, 14 November 2016 - 5:00pm

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Senior Trade Officer (Internal Trade Promotion)

(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/18)

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 East African Community-Secretariat in accordance with the availability of Quota Points per Partner State.
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P2
Job reports to: Principal Trade Officer – Internal Trade 

Job Purpose:

Assist in the Promotion of Intra-EAC Trade through elimination on non-Tariff Barriers, promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as well as provision of key trade-related information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor and coordinate the elimination of trade barriers within the EAC Partner    States through the operationalization of EAC mechanism on identifying, Monitoring      and elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers and other mechanisms.
  2. Identify laws and regulations in Partner States which hinder Intra-EAC trade and   propose how to address them.
  3. Implement Online Mechanisms on reporting and Monitoring of Non-Tariff Barriers.
  4. Coordinate the formulation of EAC Internal trade policies and oversee their implementation.
  5.  Study and advise on required institutional and legal framework on promotion of trade in EAC Partner States.
  6. Coordinate preparation and hosting of Annual Micro, Small and medium Enterprises Trade exhibitions.
  7. Propose and design programs to promote Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the region.
  8. Implement the EAC simplified trade regime.
  9. Coordinate and provide technical guidance on meetings on trade matters.
  10. Prepare annual budgets and performance reports for the unit.
  11. Implement Council decisions and prepare progress reports on Trade matters.
  12. Ensure the production of the EAC Annual Trade Report.
  13. Ensure provision of other trade-related information under the EAC Trade Portal/Information Centre. 
  14. Any other official duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

Masters degree in either Economics, Business Administration, International Trade Law or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution.
8 years relevant experience in trade policy formulation, analysis and implementation with 3 years at senior level.

Skills and Competencies:

Experience and knowledge of key trade and regional integration issues.
Experience of providing advice to senior management at Governments and project levels. Experience in trade capacity building programs. Developed quantitative analytical skills and on key trade matters and deriving objective advice and recommendations. Ability to analyze and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources and presenting it in a usable form to a variety of audiences. Experience in drafting policy and discussion papers.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. 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.
Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Eligibility:

Applicants from the Republic of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for the above position under EAC Secretariat.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

The 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 positions 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 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 Monday, 14th November 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
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
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 Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

Application Deadline:

Monday, 14 November 2016 - 5:00pm

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Source: Daily News 14 October, 2016
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