Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Job Vacancies at The East African Community April 2018

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Job Vacancies at The East African Community April 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI/AJIRA JUMUIYA YA AFRIKA MASHARIKI

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan 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. 

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat. 


PRINCIPAL CIVIL ENGINEER (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/01)
Organ : EAC Secretariat
Grade : P3
Directorate : Infrastructure
Job reports to : Director Infrastructure 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To coordinate Implementation of Policies, Strategies, Projects and Programmes in the Roads and Railways sub-sector. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinate the development of appropriate programmes and projects in the sub-sectors;
- Coordinate harmonization of laws and regulations relating to Road and Railway transport in the region;
- Develop proposals for funding relating to Roads and Railways sub-sector;
- Coordinate implementation of Council decisions in the sub-sectors;
- Coordinate the implementation of the Funded Projects in the sub-sectors.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• A Master’s degree in Civil engineering and must be a Registered Engineer with a recognized Engineers’ Registration Body;
• At least 10 years relevant experience in the roads and railway sector specifically in the areas of project design, management and construction with 5 years at senior level.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Proficiency in computer applications and good Analytical skills;
- Negotiation skills;
- Good communication, project proposal and report writing skills.

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once . 

FRINGE BENEFITS:
The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover. The terms and conditions for the project position will be determined as per agreement between EAC and Development Partner.

EDUCATIONS QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience. 

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 Friday, 27th April 2018 . 

Please note: 

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
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.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude 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 
==========


SENIOR EXPORT PROMOTION OFFICER (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/02)
Organ : EAC Secretariat
Grade : P2
Directorate : Trade
Job reports to : Principal Trade Officer (International Trade) 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To coordinate implementation of EAC's Export Promotion Strategy and programmes. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Facilitate the implementation of joint EAC Export and investment Promotion Strategy;
- Harmonise export strategies incentives in the region;
- Carry out research on best international export promotion practices;
- Coordinate the harmonization of Export incentives in the region;
- Implement Council decision and prepare progress report on export promotion;
- Identify export capacity constraints in the EAC region and the Partner States and facilitate development of strategies for addressing the same;

- Coordinate regional and international export promotion initiatives for Partner States, including the organization of export exhibitions in the region's major export markets in liaison with Partner States;
- Review export promotion incentives provided by other regional economic blocks globally and make recommendations for creation of sustainable export promotion incentives in the region;
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
o A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Economics or Finance or Marketing or Trade or any other relevant Master’s Degree.
o At least eight (8) years of relevant experience, 3 of which should be at a senior level.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills, analytical, project management and negotiation skills, proficiency in Computer applications
ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above positions. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: 
The above positions are tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once . 

FRINGE BENEFITS:
The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover. The terms and conditions for the project position will be determined as per agreement between EAC and Development Partner.

EDUCATIONS QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience. 

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 Friday, 27th April 2018 . 

Please note: 

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
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.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude 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 
==========

SECURITY OFFICER (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/03)
Organ: EAC Secretariat
Grade: P1
Office: Directorate of Human Resources and Administration
Job reports to: Principal Administrative Officer 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB: 
Coordinate, administer and enforce in liaison with EAC management security issues within the Community by ensuring that the EAC visitors, delegates, assets and property are secure. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
i. Coordinate and administer security duties within EAC.
ii. Put in place preventive measures and deal expeditiously with security breaches that may occur by liaising with host country police and security systems.
iii. Advises EAC management on security Issues within EAC premises
iv. Allocate / assign duties to security staff.
v. Protect the organization’s assets and ensure preventive measures are taken to avoid security breaches.

vi. Provide escort and security protection to Executives, VIPs and dignitaries.
vii. Investigate criminal cases, collects intelligence and report to the relevant authorities.
viii. Coordinate investigation of security related misconduct by staff contrary to the EAC Rules and Regulations, and report to management for action.
ix. Coordinate investigations of accidents Involving Community vehicles.
x. Provide emergency response services within and outside the premises to EAC staff at all times.
xi. Facilitate security clearance procedures relevant to accreditation of delegates attending meetings.
xii. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelor’s (Honors) degree from a recognized University / Institution, plus training at Officer level in the Police, Military, Prisons or Immigration Service at the rank of Inspector of Police and above or its equivalent.
- At least 5 years’ experience in criminal investigations or intelligence;
- Experience in regional or international organization is an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Good investigative, analytic and communication skills,
- Good public relations, observation, and conflict resolution skills.
ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once . 

FRINGE BENEFITS:
The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover. The terms and conditions for the project position will be determined as per agreement between EAC and Development Partner .

EDUCATIONS QUALIFICATIONS:
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. 

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience. 

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 Friday, 27th April 2018 . 

Please note: 

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
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.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude 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 
==========

INTERNAL AUDITOR (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/04)
Organ : EAC Secretariat
Grade : P1
Office : Office of the Secretary General
Job reports to : Principal Internal Auditor 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To conduct independent risk-based internal audits of the EAC Organs and
Institutions projects and programmes so as to identify any weaknesses and in consultation with the auditor-in-charge propose recommendations for improvement. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To assist in planning for normal, snap and follow-up reviews and carry out the fieldwork once plan is approved by the Principal Internal Auditor.
- Carry out audit procedures for any segment of an audit under supervision from the auditor-in-charge.
- Interpret results of audit work performed, determine internal control weaknesses, and propose recommendations for consideration by the auditor-in-charge.

- Properly document work performed and drawing conclusions based on the objective of carrying out the work.

Maintain current and permanent audit files.
- Continue professional development through on-the-job training, self-study, and internal and external audit courses as they become available.
- To analyze and document audit findings in accordance with International standards for Professional Practices of Internal Auditing issued by the institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

- Carry out audit of donor funds and projects to ensure strict adherence of the terms of project/financing agreements.
- Carry out special audits and investigations as may be directed by head of internal audit and management.
- To prepare the audit reports.
- To identify gaps and propose for consideration desirable updates to the audit programs and audit manual to the Principal Internal Audit.
- Other duties as assigned by the Head of Internal Audit.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 Possess a first degree in business or economics, with specialty in accounting or related discipline from a recognized university.
 Must possess a professional Accounting Qualification such as ACCA, CPA (U), CPA (K), CPA (T) and or any other relevant Professional Qualification in Similar Field.
 Minimum five (5) years audit experience with knowledge in accounting principles, audit techniques, Internal Auditing standards.
 Experience using computer aided audit techniques will be addedAdvantage.

SKILLD AND COMPETENCIES:
- Knowledge and experience in using any of the accounting packages;
- Advanced skills in using MS Office packages (Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint);
- Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and presentation);
- Advanced level of organization and planning skills;
- Excellent analytical and numerical, and investigative skills;
- Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards.

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once . 

FRINGE BENEFITS:
The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover. The terms and conditions for the project position will be determined as per agreement between EAC and Development Partner . 

EDUCATIONS QUALIFICATIONS:
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. 

RELEVANT WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience. 

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 Friday, 27th April 2018 . 

Please note: 

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
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.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude 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 
==========

ENERGY EXPERT (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/05)
Organ/Institution: EAC Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha , Tanzania
Job Grade: Professional Staff Category (Equivalent to P2 level)
Job reports to: Director of Productive Sectors
Duration of employment: 1 year 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The purpose of this assignment is to coordinate the USAID energy component while working closely with the consulting firm and Partner States. This will be done in close collaboration with the Energy Department located in the Directorate of Productive Sectors in the EAC Secretariat and EAC Partner States. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Energy Expert will: 

i) Be responsible for the coordination of the energy project; 

ii) Communicating and implementing decisions of the project Steering Committee; 

iii) Provide strategic guidance to the project Steering Committee; 

iv) Supervising the overall activities of the project being undertaken by the consulting firm; 

v) Being overall responsible for the monitoring and reporting the progress and financial position of the project; 

vi) Facilitating external evaluations and audits as may be required by EAC and USAID; 

vii) Prepare and present progress reports to EAC and USAID; and 

viii) Any other assigned duties under the Energy department. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Hydro Power Engineering, or related field. PHD level will be an added advantage.
A Business Management/Administration degree would be an added advantage.
At least 8 years experience in Hydro Power, Renewable Energy or related projects with 3 years at senior level.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
He/she must possess the following skills: result orientation, planning and organizing, team and client orientation, organizational development and innovation, solid analytical, negotiating and communication/interpersonal skills strategy and direction. Ability to work under pressure and handle politically and culturally sensitive issues; and willing to travel extensively within the region and internationally. Ability in project management and management of development results are essential He must be proficiency in English. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATIONS: 
Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
The above position is tenable for an employment contract of one (1) year. 

SALARY:
The post offers attractive salary. 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: 
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. 

RELEVANT WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: 
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. 

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 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, 27 May, 2018. 

Please note: 

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
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.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
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
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