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

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


Main Purpose of the Job:

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

  • The main purpose of the job is to promote and coordinate the development, management and application of Science, Technology and Innovation in the EAC Partner States.

  • Responsible for the overall management of the EASTECO in fulfilling its mandate as provided for in the EASTECO Protocol.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Coordinate Resource Mobilization for the various Programs and Projects of the EASTECO;
    initiate and oversee the implementation of the strategic framework;

  • Coordinate and implement of Partnership Agreements between the EASTECO and Development Partners;

  • Prepare and harmonize EAC positions on Science, Technology and Innovation;

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

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

  • Initiate studies and research related to the implementation of programs for the EASTECO;

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

  • Act as the Accounting Officer of 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 EASTECO in particular; and

  • Perform other related duties as prescribed in the EASTECO Protocol that will be assigned by the Council of Ministers.
    Key Qualifications and Experience:

    A Master’s degree in a relevant field of Science and Technology, Management and Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognised university

  • A PhD will be an added advantage.

  • At least 15 years of working experience in the
    field of Science and Technology of which eight (8) should be at a senior level.

    Skills and Competences:

  • Strong leadership and team motivation skills;
    Excellent communication skills in English (oral, written and presentation);

  • Proficiency in French and Kiswahili
    Advanced organising and planning skills with a proven track record of achieving targets with time constraints;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    Sound knowledge of the operations of the donors and;

  • Mastery experience in Resource Mobilization and Finance Agreement negotiations.

    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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