National Accounts Statistics (NAS) Expert New Job Vacancy at East African Community (EAC) | Deadline: 05th August, 2019

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New Job Vacancies at The East African Community (EAC), 2019
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional inter-governmental organisation of the 6 Partner States, namely the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, 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.
To achieve these objectives, the key building blocks are the Customs Union, Common Market, Monetary Union and ultimately the Political Federation. The EAC started a fully-fledged Customs Union in January, 2010 and implementation of the Common Market in July, 2010 while the East African Monetary Union Protocol (EAMU) was signed in November 2013 and is under implementation.

The EAMU Protocol, among others, requires the Partner States to develop and adopt common methods, concepts, definitions and classifications for compiling, analysing and disseminating the statistics necessary for the proper functioning of the Monetary Union, while observing internationally accepted best practices. To support implementation of this requirement, the EAC Secretariat has secured a grant from the World Bank to implement a 5-year Project, the EAC Statistics Development and Harmonization Regional Project (EAC/Stat-DHRP). The objective of this project is to develop the statistical capacity of the EAC Statistics Department and the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to produce harmonized and quality statistics necessary for planning, implementing, and monitoring the EAC integration agenda.

The Secretariat therefore invites applications from highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of EAC Partner States to apply for the project position tenable at the EAC Secretariat detailed below:
(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/06)
Job Grade equivalent: P2
Job reports to: Project Manager
Job Purpose: To coordinate the development and harmonization of compilation practices of NAS in the EAC Partner States to meet the data requirements for monitoring the East African Monetary Union’s macroeconomic convergence program and enhance the availability of timely, reliable, and comparable NAS. 
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Duties and responsibilities
  1. Coordinate development of regional guidelines/regulations to support harmonisation of National Accounts Statistics, taking into account the international manuals (2008 SNA) and best practices;
  2. Build capacities of National Statistics Offices in compilation of regionally harmonized National Accounts Statistics;
  3. Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;
  4. Review and appraise the existing frameworks on compilation of NAS in the Partner States;
  5. Develop a framework for generation of regional Quarterly and Annual NAS aggregates where necessary;
  6. Facilitate Partner States to adopt the implementation of SNA2008 and QNA;
  7. Develop a comprehensive NAS database;
  8. Provide technical backstopping to Partner States at various stages of NAS compilation;
  9. Identify challenges in the harmonization process and suggest options for addressing them; and
  10. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.
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Qualifications and experience
  1. A Masters degree in Statistics or Economics or equivalent qualifications in national accounts from a recognized University/ Institution;
  2. Relevant working experience, with at least 8 years in compiling national accounts, 3 of which must be at senior level; and
  3. Other relevant experiences in compiling supporting statistics such as price statistics, establishment and household surveys, agriculture surveys, business registers, and statistical classifications are an added advantage.
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Competencies and skills
  1. Communication, presentation, computer, conceptual, numeracy, statistical, analytical, writing, and research skills;
  2. Demonstrated initiative, personal dynamism and self-motivated;
  3. Knowledge in statistics software packages
  4. A team player, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  5. Ability to work with minimum supervision; and
  6. Ability to coordinate regional workshops, seminars and conferences in English, the working language of the East African Community.

Only applicants from EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above positions. 

Terms and Conditions of Service
These are project positions supported by Donor Funds, and are non-established in the Secretariat for which contract terms are limited to the period of the project. The successful candidates will be recruited for an initial period of two (2) years and the contract may be renewed for another two (2) years, subject to project budgeting and a satisfactory performance evaluation. 

Fringe Benefits
All 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.
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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 Monday, 05th August 2019.
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
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