• 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, Republic of South Sudan, 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, Uganda, Tanzania) to apply for the following position tenable at the East African Court of Justice.

    (REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/60)

    Grade: P5

    Organ/Institution: East African Court of Justice

    Reports to: Judge President of the East African Court of Justice

    Duty Station: East African Court of Justice, Arusha, Tanzania

    Main Purpose of the Job :

    To provide efficient and effective management of judicial and general administration of the East African Court of Justice.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Provide administrative and technical support to the Judge President and other judges
    2. Coordinate and administer the day to day administrative functions of the East Africa Court of Justice, including Financial, Human Resource management, procurement, etc. in accordance with the EAC rules, regulations, and procedures;
    3. Coordinate dissemination of information, public relations activities concerning the Court and its activities and ensure that this information is made accessible to the Partner States, the national courts of justice, professional associations, law societies, faculties and schools of law and the media;
    4. Establish and maintain liaison with other Organs of the Community;
    5. Participate in the recruitment of Staff for the EACJ;
    6. Supervise Court Staff;
    7. Ensure adherence to the law in the interpretation, application, and compliance with the Treaty;
    8. Coordinate implementation of Council decisions relating to the operation of the Court and consolidate progress and annual reports on the status of implementation of the Council decisions/directives;
    9. Sub-Accounting officer for the EACJ by preparing and presenting the Court's budget and approving expenditures among others;
    10. Custodian of the seal of the Court and maintain Court records, documents, and publications of the Court; and
    11. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Judge President from time to time.

    Minimum Job Requirements :

    Academic and Professional Qualifications:

    Applicants should be holders of a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from a recognized University and must be qualified to hold such a high Judicial Office in their respective EAC Partner States.

    Work Experience:

    Must be a qualified Lawyer registered to practice Law with a minimum of 15 years relevant experience, 8 of which should be at Senior level in a busy Court environment.

    Key Competencies:

    Must be able to provide Strategic and team leadership to the EACJ team, manage diversity, write proposals and conduct Research, have good communication, presentation, conceptual, analytical, Planning, Negotiation, Networking, Judgment and decision making skills. S/He must be Computer literate.

    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 which 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 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