East African Community Jobs in Arusha - Principal Administrative Officer Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - Principal Administrative Officer Vacancies


Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To provide efficient administrative services and logistical support for EAC activities

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure cost effective and efficient procurement of goods and services.

  • Provide protocol services to visitors and dignitaries.

  • Liaise with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Partner States in respect of Immunities and Privileges of EAC
  • Staff in accordance with Article (73) of the Treaty establishing the EAC and the Headquarters

  • Agreement including handling of diplomatic correspondences on Identity Cards, accreditation, visas, and resident permits.

  • Ensure practical working relations with the East African Court of Justice and the East African Legislative Assembly.

  • Handle management of transport, including planning, allocation, maintenance, insurance, vehicle registration, controlling and accounting for fuel and making regular reports.

  • Liaise with the Accounts Section to ensure payments for goods and services delivered are effected.

  • Facilitate audit exercises in relation to administrative services.

  • Carry out general office management and coordinate provision of conference, protocol, procurement, and security and estates management services.

  • Prepare progress and annual reports and follow up on implementation of Council and Summit decisions related to administrative matters of the Community.

    Qualifications and experience:

  • A Masters Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized University.

  • 10 years of experience in a similar or related position with 5 at senior level. Substantial

  • Knowledge of procurement procedures and consular/protocol services is essential. Experience in working with similar organizations or institutions will be an added advantage.

    Skills and competencies:

  • Analytical skills, administrative skills, organization skills, communication skills, decision-making
    skills, negotiation skills, team building skills, networking skills, result oriented skills, supervisory skills, management skills, leadership skills, research skills, negotiation skills, networking, and computer skills.

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision, innovativeness, problem-solving, working in a multi-cultural environment and managing diversity. Must be proficient in computer applications.

    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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