Research Officer Job Opportunity at The East African Community (EAC) | Deadline: 13th July 2018

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Research Officer Job Opportunity at The East African Community | Deadline: 13th July 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI/AJIRA JUMUIYA YA AFRIKA MASHARIKI (EAC)
EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
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, Rwanda, South Sudan and United Republic of Tanzania) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community Legislative Assembly.
RESEARCH OFFICER (1 Post)
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REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/08)
Organ  : East African Legislative Assembly
Grade : P1
Reports to : Senior Research Officer
Main purpose of the job:
To provide technical support in research, documentation and dissemination of information to staff and Members of the East African Legislative Assembly.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Support the Assembly to establish effective research, documentation and information dissemination systems.
  2. Document and disseminate on-going research findings
  3. Provide support to staff and Members of the Assembly in building in-house research
  4. Conduct research and write papers on varied subjects for the use of the Committees of the Assembly.
  5. Organize and catalogue the work and output of the Assembly.
  6. Provide service to Standing Committees as and when necessary.
  7. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management.

Qualifications and Experience:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Social sciences or related fields.
  2. Minimum five (5) years relevant work experience in the field of research in a busy and    reputable organization.
  3. Post graduate qualifications in research methods and knowledge of computer based statistical packages will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:
The ideal candidate should have good interpersonal, communication, research and report writing skills.

Eligibility for applications:
Applicants from the Republic of Burundi, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of South Sudan, and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for the above position.

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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.

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 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, 13th July 2018.

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 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: [email protected]
Website : www.eac.int