East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EALA: Senior Public Relations Officer Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EALA: Senior Public Relations Officer Vacancies

Main purpose of the Job:

  • To facilitate Committees and Plenary Sessions of the Assembly.

    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.

    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:

  • The ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, highly developed negotiation and interpersonal skills, effective research and report writing skills. Proficiency in computer applications is a must.

    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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