Friday, 28 May 2021

New Job Opportunity at The East African Community (EAC) - Project Coordinator

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Friday, 28 May 2021
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The East African Community (EAC)
Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at The East African Community (EAC), 2021
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of Burundi and Republic of South Sudan 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 support the attainment of the above   mission, the East African Community and EU Regional Office in Tanzania under the 11th EDF, mobilized a grant of EURO 4,562,338 to support EAC’s Joint Response to Regional and Cross-Border Security Threats. Part of the grant will be used to support the salaries of staff.

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

(REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/56)
Grade : P3
Organ : EAC Secretariat
Reports to : Secretary General
Station : Arusha, Tanzania
Main Purpose of the Job:

Coordination of the implementation of EAC Joint Response to Combating Regional and Cross Border Security Threats Project.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure adherence to EU Procedures in project implementation
  • Oversight over the financial performance of the Project and regular submission of financial reports as may be required
  • Supervision and oversight of project staff
  • Ensure respect of timelines in project implementation
  • Ensure communication and engagement of all stakeholders in project implementation
  • Liaison with complementary security sector EU funded Projects covering the Region
  • Timely compilation and submission of project biannual reports
  • Liaison with INTERPOL on the implementation of the INTERPOL component
  • Preparation of annual budget and program of work
  • Liaison with the EU delegation through the EAC /EU liason office on project implementation issues.
  • Preparation and submission of Report to the EAC Secretariat and Policy Organs
  • Preparation and submission of mandatory Reports to various regional and international organizations on specific areas
  • Convene and co-ordinate, monitor implementation of and follow-up on resolutions, decisions, directives and recommendations of the Steering Committee.
  • Oversee the implementation of the visibility strategy
  • Representation and communication of the project outputs and outcomes in relevant forums
  • Custody and overall responsibility over project assets
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Secretary General
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Qualifications and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree in Project Management/Social Sciences/Law
  • Post Graduate Qualifications in any area of Peace And Security
  • EDF compliant-been trained in application of EDF procedures
  • 10 years of relevant working experience which 5 years should be at senior level

Skills and competencies:

  • Team Work, Leadership, Results Oriented, Negotiation, Problem Solving, Judgment/Decision Making, etc
  • Team player, guide, time bound, tolerant and good communicator both oral and written
  • Command of English language and report writing skills, Result oriented, Conflict management
  • Skills, Culturally, religiously and gender sensitive, Time conscious and Ready to accept
  • Responsibility, Able to meet deadlines under pressure
  • IT compliant. Should have financial/Project management skills. Must have in-depth knowledge of the EAC integration process, Peace and Security imperatives and the links with the EU, other RECs and the Africa Union. Knowledge of Regional Security Dynamics

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 2 years and 8 months.

Fringe Benefits:
This project position offers salary and other attractive fringe benefits as per the project agreement.

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 specific professional bodies will be expected to be in compliance with such requirements .

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  June  2021.
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Please note:
1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
2. Applications which do not :
  • have 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.
A 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
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