Friday, 28 May 2021

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

  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/2020-21/57)
Grade : G5
Organ : EAC Secretariat
Reports to : Administratively Project Coordinator/Technically Director Finance
Station : Arusha, Tanzania
Main Purpose of the Job:
To support Project Financial and Accounting functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Accounts Assistant will be responsible of :
Financial Transactions

  • Handle all financial functions related to program/project;
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of program estimates/budget
  • Verify the correct application of contract and grant award procedures;
  • Verify the existence of adequate and reliable supporting documents for Commitments, payments and any recoveries;
  • Verify the contractual and financial details of each invoice, payment
  • Request and interim or final itemized statement of account;
  • Prepare payroll, update lists of staff and their pay,
  • Take inventory of materials and equipment and, where appropriate, Inventories of stock financed by the project or program;
  • Prepare and make requests for replenishment and for closure.
  • Prepare Payment Orders
  • Liaise with partners and finance unit as and when necessary
  • Ensure the smooth and timely disbursement of funds.
  • Prepare documentation for audit purposes; produce audit working papers as required.
  • Research and document explanations of significant budget variances on a periodic basis
  • Prepare timely and accurate periodic financial reports
  • Participate in periodic financial reviews as appropriate.
  • Perform other related duties Assists in operational support activities as a liaison with divisions and other operational units in resolving day-to-day administrative problems;
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Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting with Professional qualification ( : CPA/ACCA or equivalent)
  • Five years relevant experience.
Skills and Competencies:
  • Team Work, Leadership, Results Oriented, Communication, Negotiation, Problem Solving, Judgment/Decision Making, etc
  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities. Strong service orientation.
  • IT compliant.
  • Knowledge of sun systems accounting software

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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