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: Principal Customs Officer (Compliance)
To provide technical input and facilitate work in the development and implementation of regional customs strategies, laws, systems and procedures in EAC.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide technical input and assist in monitoring, assessing and reporting on implementation of regional customs policies, strategies and plans on harmonisation of Customs systems and procedures based on the international standards and conventions;
Make technical proposals on harmonization and simplifications of customs procedures and documentation to facilitate speedy clearance of goods in Customs;
Assist in the review and updating of Customs procedures in line with WCO and WTO Agreements and recommendations;
Provide interpretation under the supervision of the Head of the Department on implementation of the EAC Customs Laws;
Assist in the identification of implementation gaps of the customs union and propose redress mechanisms for consideration and adoption;
Proof read, edit and make a follow up on the publications of EAC Customs documentation and instruments;
Assist in coordinating the development and implementation of computerization and interfacing of customs operations in the Partner States;
Undertake research and make reports on areas relating to Customs procedures and trade facilitation in EAC;
Analyse and provide guidelines on international trends related to Customs procedures and application;
Disseminate customs integrity programmes and implementation of a model code of conduct for Customs administrations;
Design draft management instruments for identification and elimination of customs related NTBs
Propose and design standards and monitoring and evaluation tools of customs systems;
Provide technical input in the development manuals and evaluate implementation of quality assurance in Customs service delivery;
Provide technical input in the development and harmonisation of the EAC Customs training curriculum;
Partake in the training in customs officers and agents in liaison with Partner States Customs administrations;
Disseminate information and sensitisation materials to stakeholders and other target groups;
Facilitate technical committee meeting and assist in the preparation of progress and annual reports.
Qualifications and Experience:
A Bachelors Degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Law or an equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution. Specialized training in Customs is a must.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in Customs.
Skills and Competencies:
Proficiency in computer applications with hands-on skills in a Customs Computer system; Management skills, planning skills, negotiations skills, networking skills, research skills, supervisory skills, monitoring and evaluation skills.
Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:
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.
This post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.
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 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.
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
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.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
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
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