East African Community Jobs in Arusha - LVBC: Economist / Planning Officer Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - LVBC: Economist / Planning Officer Vacancies


Main Purpose of the Position:

  • The LVBC Economist/Planning Officer will be one of the key members of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation team and will play a key role in the strategic planning and all development aspects of the Commission.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take lead in the preparation of the Commission Annual Work Planning) linking with the EAC
  • Development Strategy and LVBC Strategic Plan.;

  • Initiate and coordinate investment planning for the sustainable development of the Lake Victoria Basin;

  • Promote innovations in the design of LVBC Programmes and Projects, their organization and management to improve the Commission outcomes/outputs and ensure the synergy and compatibility among the projects;

  • Play key role in identification, analysis for emerging economic trends and problems and opportunities at regional level in the basin;

  • Plan for the Commission high level events in harmony with the global EAC Calendar of events;

  • Assist the LVBC Management in ensuring active involvement and participation of the civil society organizations and the Private Sector in the various developmental aspects of the basin;

  • Collect, review and analyze data for use in investment plans, reports and policy recommendations;

  • Plan for the implementation of strategies for information dissemination and feedback on the Commission’s activities to end users and /or stakeholders;

  • Promote a positive corporate culture and image of the LVBC and the EAC;

  • Any other duties as shall be assigned by the Executive Secretary or his Deputies.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • An advanced University degree (Masters) in economics, development economics, macro/micro economics and complex development issues or related field.

  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in initiating; designing and planning economic development programmes in a busy government or private sector organisation; at least
  • 3 years should have been at senior level;
    Knowledge of multilateral or bilateral development agencies, procedures and operations

    Skills and competences:

  • Excellent technical skills in economics; established
    track record of excellence in analytic work on economic and investment issues;

  • Competence in the use of standard software MS office software;

  • Ability to present and win support for ideas, maintain collaborative work relations with all levels of staff, senior government officials, promote and maintain a productive and cooperative team environment, proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and in multi-culture environment;

  • Sound knowledge of development issues in Africa, particularly the EAC Partner States will be desirable;

  • Familiarity with programs and Projects design, including the M&E information on project specific development outcomes, interventions and implementation arrangements;

  • Fluency in English.


    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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