East African Community Jobs in Arusha - LBVC: Legal Officer Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - LBVC: Legal Officer Vacancies

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To provide legal advice to the Lake Victoria Basin Commission as well as rendering other legal services.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate research and articulate regional best practices in harmonization of national laws;

  • Draft, review and guide negotiations on Tripartite Protocols, Agreements, MOUs, Funding and Grant Agreements, Contracts and other legal documents ensuring their consistency with the mandate of the Commission and international law;

  • Provide Partner States, upon request with all necessary legal support with regard to the implementation of the EAC Treaty, the Protocol establishing the LVBC and the Lake Victoria commission Act;

  • Provide legal advice to the Commission in its relations with third parties and employees on matters concerning administration and employment;

  • Represent the Commission in legal disputes;

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from reputable University;

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or/and Certification of enrollment on the Bar in a Partner State;

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at National and/or International level.

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent legal drafting skills;

  • Good communication and negotiation skills;

  • Proficiency in use of computers and report writing skills.

    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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