Friday, 28 May 2021

New Job Opportunity at East African Community Legislative Assembly (EALA) - Senior Public Relations Officer

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Friday, 28 May 2021
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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.

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 East African Community Legislative Assembly (EALA):
(REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/47)
Grade : P2
Reports to : Clerk
Organ/Institution : East African Legislative Assembly
Duty Station : EALA, Arusha - Tanzania
Main purpose of the job:
To manage and implement EALA’s Communication strategy and publication policy within the framework of EAC’s corporate goals and public outreach priority areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure elaboration and implementation of the Assembly’s communications strategy consistent with its goals and priority areas;
  • Ensure elaboration and implementation of the Assembly’s information dissemination and publications policy;
  • Establish, maintain and improve links between the Assembly and the general public both regionally around the EAC Partner States and abroad, with particular emphasis on enhancing the image of the Assembly as a regional democratic institution of governance;
  • Forge, improve and maintain relations between the Assembly and the mass media in order to ensure maximum positive coverage of the Assembly in the print and electronic media;
  • Draft official statements for the Speaker in relation to Assembly matters;
  • Work with the EAC Communications team to design, produce and distribute promotional materials and publications for the Assembly for both internal and external consumption and organize promotional and public outreach activities for the Assembly with a view to enhancing its public image;
  • Manage and improve the Assembly's outreach programmes, especially for schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions;
  • Establish and maintain a Guest Centre for the Assembly and provide appropriate hospitality to visitors;
  • In collaboration with relevant officers, manage the Assembly’s website content;
  • Assist in preparing the EAC Annual Report;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned; and
  • Promote a corporate image of the EAC.
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Qualifications and experience:
  • A Masters Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Administration or a related field with eight years experience in a similar or related position three of which should be at senior level. Knowledge of operations of a regional parliament will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Communication skills, presentation skills, interactive skills, analytical skills, customer care and computer skills, research skills, negotiation skills, writing skills, oratory skills, public relations, diplomacy, protocol and networking skills .

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.

This is a re-advertised position, however, previous applicants are invited to resubmit their applications.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 11th 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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