East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAKC: Executive Secretary Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAKC: Executive Secretary Vacancies


Main Purpose of the Job:

  • The Executive Secretary is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Kiswahili Commission.

  • The main purpose of the job is to promote and coordinate the development and usage of Kiswahili for regional unity and sustainable socio- economic development in EAC Partner States

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the Commission in fulfilling its mandate as provided for in the Protocol;

  • Coordinate policy formulation on sustainable development and management of the Kiswahili;

  • Coordinate Resource Mobilization for the various Programs and Projects of the Commission

  • Initiate and oversee the implementation of the strategic framework;

  • Coordinate and implement of Partnership Agreements between the Commission and Development partners;

  • Prepare and harmonize EAC positions on Kiswahili;

  • Develop work plans, budgets and monitor Programmes for the work of the Commission;

  • Promote operational linkages with other similar regional and international agencies and Institutions;

  • Initiate studies and research related to the implementation of programs for the Commission;
    Jointly with Deputy Executive Secretary Finance and

  • Administration provide guidance and technical support to the Sectoral Council of Ministers and take appropriate follow up actions as decided or directed by the Sectoral Council;

  • Promote a positive corporate image of the East African Community in general and the Kiswahili Commission in particular;

  • Perform other related duties as prescribed in the protocol that assigned by the Council.

    Key Qualifications and Experience:

  • Masters’ degree in Arts (Linguistics) or equivalent qualification from a recognised university.

  • Minimum 15 years experience in academic or linguistic research fields with eight (8) of which should be at senior managerial level.

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent leadership and people management skills;

  • Very strong conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills;

  • Demonstrated research and publishing ability;

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation) in Kiswahili and English;

  • Demonstrated experience in networking, and building and sustaining strategic partnerships High level negotiation skills;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    High level proficiency Kiswahili language


    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 :

    The Secretary General

    East African Community

    P. o Box 1096

    Arusha - Tanzania.

    Tel: +255 27 2162100

    Fax: +255 27 2162190

    E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

    Website : www.eac.int

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