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

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

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To steer the process of developing the Lake Victoria Basin as an economic growth zone for the Community.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall management of the Secretariat of the Commission in fulfilling its mandate as provided for in the LVBC Protocol;

    Overall coordinator of policy formulation by stakeholders on sustainable development and management of Lake Victoria Basin;

  • Initiating and overseeing the implementation of the prioritized strategies in line with the Vision and Strategy Framework for Management and Development of Lake Victoria Basin;

  • Coordinating the implementation of Partnership Agreements between the Community and Development Partners on sustainable development of the Basin;

  • Liaising with Development Partners and Private Sector in mobilizing funds and establishing a sustainable funding mechanism for the Commission;

  • Preparing and harmonizing negotiation positions for partner States on matters concerning the Basin;

  • Coordinating the process of resolving inter-basin conflicts related to resource utilization;
    Overseeing the implementation of the Lake Victoria Transport Law;

  • Developing work plans, budgets, and monitoring programmes for the work of the Commission;

  • Act as Accounting Officer of the Commission;

  • Promoting operational linkages with other similar regional and international agencies/institutions;

  • Promoting a positive corporate culture and image of the East African Community in general and the Commission in particular.

    Qualifications and experience:

  • An advanced degree, preferably a PhD in Environmental Sciences, Natural/Environmental Resource Management (land, water, fisheries, forestry), Environmental Economics, Management Sciences, Environmental Law, Environmental
  • Engineering, or related fields but with a deep understanding of global scientific issues.

  • At least 15
    years of experience 8 of which should be at a managerial level.

    Skills and competencies:

  • Proven experience in project/programme development, planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of regional scientific and technical programmes is a must.

  • Managerial experience in a technical environmental programme, and knowledge of socio-economic environmental issues .

    Eligibility for applications:

  • Only applicants from the Republics of Burundi, South Sudan and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for the above position.

    Terms and Conditions of Service

  • The position is tenable on a five-year fixed term contract; non renewable.

    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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