Budget Officer Jobs at East African Community

Budget Officer

(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/043)

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and result-driven professional who is a citizen of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community - Secretariat:
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P1
Job reports to: Senior Budget Officer 

Job Purpose:

To timely prepare and monitor execution of the budget and ensure compliance with the EAC Financial Rules and Regulations, the EAC Budget Act and EAC Budgeting Guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare the EAC budget and coordinate the process through Budget Management System (BMS) on annual basis, including Updating the BMS with all relevant information before kick starting the budgeting process; and assisting budget holders while capturing data into the Budget Management System at all levels;
  2. Ensure EAC budgets adhere to the Budget Guidelines specifically on rates applied, Unit of Measure and consistence in projecting;
  3. Monitor and control EAC-Secretariat Expenditure on a daily basis to ensure that they are within approved limits, and advise the management on budget performance at reasonable intervals; including designing departmental budget performance reports and generating and circulating monthly department budget performance reports;
  4. Uploading the budgets into the Sun Systems once approved by the East African Legislative Assembly;
  5. Initiate communication processes to other organs and Institutions with specific instructions on submission of the Budget Performance Reports and consolidate into the master report;
  6. Raise flag on budget variances and promptly inform functional heads;
  7. Design, implement and follow up on cost sharing ratios for shared costs; 8. Advise the management on any other costs that can be shared.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Commerce or Business administration or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution. Professional qualifications in Accounting will be an added advantage.
Minimum of Five (5) years relevant experience.

Skills and Competencies:

Must have planning, budgeting, Managerial, Accounting, and Excel application, and evaluation skills.
Should have the ability to write policy and technical analysis reports, analyse departmental budget requirements, programs, policies, procedures, and operations.
Knowledge of Sun System and Budget Management System application, Vision Excel and Vision Executive will be an added advantage.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

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 Work Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.


Applicants from all five (5) Partner States are eligible to apply for this position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

This post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

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:

nterested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three (3) referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, Birth Certificate or Passport showing the date of birth.
Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and the envelope. For electronic submissions, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and forward to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Monday 15th August 2016, 17:00Hrs.

Please note:
  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees shall be disqualified.
  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations prevent consideration of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews shall be done in writing
The Director, 
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
10th Floor PPF Tower
Cnr of Ohio Street & Garden Avenue
P O Box 1559 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Fax +255(22) 2116379
E-mail: esd@deloitte.co.tz

Application Deadline:

Monday, 15 August 2016 - 5:00pm
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