• Posted on: 02 Mar 2022

    The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of South Sudan, the Republic of Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania 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 and Uganda, Tanzania) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat.

    (REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/58)

    Organ: EAC Secretariat

    Grade: P5

    Directorate: Infrastructure

    Reports to: Deputy Secretary General (Planning and Infrastructure)

    Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania

    Job Purpose of the Job:

    To provide Strategic leadership in coordination, development, and implementation of projects and programmes for Roads, Railways, Civil Aviation, Maritime, Communication, Information, Telecommunication Infrastructure, and Meteorology.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Initiate, coordinate and harmonise the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and programs for Roads, Railways, Civil Aviation, Maritime, Information, Telecommunication Infrastructure and Meteorology.
    2. Coordinate the development and implementation of consolidated annual work/operations plans and ensure complementarity of synergies and cooperation within the sectors under the Directorate of Infrastructure;
    3. Promote and coordinate the implementation of strategies and programs under his/her supervision to promote teamwork, enhance optimal utilization of resources, efficiency; build synergies, internal learning and cooperation; and minimize duplication of efforts between related sectors within and outside the Infrastructure Directorate;
    4. Provide managerial support and technical advice related to the sectors to staff under the Directorate of Infrastructure;
    5. Liaise with Directorate Staff to develop specific, measureable, accurate, realistic and time bound (SMART) performance indicators, monitor and evaluate individual Staff performance by ensuring that the EAC performance evaluation/appraisal and feedback process is applied to all staff in the Directorate;
    6. Identify policy gaps, initiate and facilitate research and studies in priority programme areas for the sectors under the Directorate of Infrastructure;
    7. Coordinate implementation of Council decisions and consolidate progress and annual reports on status of implementation of the Council decisions/directives related to the Directorate of Infrastructure;
    8. Assist the East African Legislative Assembly in its oversight activities for projects and programmes under Infrastructure

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Masters Degree in Transport Economics, Civil Aviation, maritime, Telecommunication, Electronic Engineering or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution.
    • A Post Graduate Qualification in Management will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum 15 years in relevant field, 8 of which should be at Senior Management level.

    Skills and Competencies:

    Strong interpersonal and communication skills, analytical skills, Computer Skills, Management and leadership skills, team-building skills, planning skills, supervisory skills, research skills, networking skills, project management and implementation skills, and monitoring and evaluation 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.

    This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.

    Fringe Benefits:

    The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

    Education 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 position are advised to :

    • Fill in the application form attached (download from here);
    • attach their application letter, a detailed CV, Copies of certified academic certificates, and a copy of National Identity Card or Passport in PDF format scanned in one (1) file.
    • 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, 18th March 2022.

    Please note:

    1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.

    2. Applications that do not :

    • have an EAC application form;
    • indicate nationality and age;
    • have 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 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.

    Due diligence will be conducted for all successful candidates in respect of their academic certificates (certification by a recognized higher education body in the respective Partner States) and employment records.

    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