East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAKC: Principal Research Development Officer Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAKC: Principal Research Development Officer Vacancies


Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To initiate and facilitate collaboration in regional research and assist Partner States to develop centers of study and research in Kiswahili

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initiating, assisting and encouraging the development of Kiswahili in Partner States and beyond (regionally and internationally

  • Initiating and facilitating research and studies in Kiswahili related Programmes

  • Coordinating research in Kiswahili studies and disseminate the research findings to Partner States

  • Supporting and facilitating Partner States institutions involved in Kiswahili research and promotion

  • Promoting collaboration in regional research and assist Partner States develop centers of advanced study and research in Kiswahili

  • Assisting Partner States keep abreast of new developments in Kiswahili

  • Developing Kiswahili as a regional language expressing and conveying positive African values with respect to issues of gender equity, human rights and democracy

  • Promoting the exchange of staff and students among Kiswahili institutions

  • Undertaking relevant studies to facilitate policy development in the specific sectors of the Commission

  • Ensuring timely preparation of the required departmental work plans and reports

  • Enhancing a positive corporate culture and image of the Commission

  • Undertaking such other activities meant to further the Commission’s objectives as may be decided from time to time

    Minimum Requirements of the Job:

    Academic Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Social Administration, Linguistics or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University

    Work Experience

  • At least ten (10) years of experience, of which five (5) should be at Senior Level in a relevant field,

  • Proven experience as a Researcher and;
    Experience in Program Planning, Implementation, coordination, monitoring and Evaluation

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, excellent writing and communication skills in Kiswahili and English, ability to coordinate research and ability to work in a multi- cultural/diverse environment.

    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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