East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EASTECO: Deputy Executive Secretary (Programmes and Projects) Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EASTECO: Deputy Executive Secretary (Programmes and Projects) Vacancies


Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To coordinate Programs and Projects development to ensure the effective and efficient development, of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Community.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Executive Secretary, Projects and Programmes are as follows:

  • Receive and consider reports from the Executive Secretary on the activities of the EASTECO;

  • Formulate policies that shall safe guard the region from hazards that might result from research activities and application of Science and technology;

  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of agreed regional Science and Technology policies;

  • Establish think tanks that shall evaluate trends and forest in Science and technology and give recommendations to Partner States;

  • Develop mechanisms for the identification, promotion and growth of special talents in Science and Technology with particular emphasis on the youth and gender parity;

  • Promote the use and development of indigenous knowledge and technology;

  • Facilitate the dissemination and internalization of new and emerging technology;

  • Promote and coordinate the public and private sector partnership in the development and application of Science and Technology;

  • Promote the development of regional research centres of excellence;

  • Promote the inculcation of a science and Technology Culture in the Partner States
    Establish and Coordinate implementation of Common Ethical guidelines for research and its application in the Community

  • Promote Exchange and Utilization of Scientific Information


  • Support the dissemination of research and Development findings in the Partner States.
    Minimum Requirements of the Job

    Academic Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in relevant Field of Science and Technology or A Master’s Degree in, Management and Administration.

  • Honours roll in Research and Development and other relevant qualifications related to programme development will be an added advantage.

    Working Experience:

  • At least (15)
    years of experience of which eight (8) should be at Senior Level in a relevant field.

  • Experience as a manager /Coordinator of programs

  • Ability in program planning, implementation, coordination and Evaluation,

  • Sound knowledge of main development partners operations and Experience in Resource Mobilization and Finance Agreement Negotiations

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; excellent communication skills in English and ability to work in a multi - cultural/diverse environment.

    Eligibility for applications:

  • Only applicants from the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan 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 none-renewable.

  • 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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