Director (Human Resources and Administration) , East African Community

Director (Human Resources and Administration)

(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/015)

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: P5
Job reports to: Deputy Secretary General (Finance and Administration)

Job Purpose:

To coordinate the provision of effective human resource management, information management and administrative services to the Community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate implementation of policies and programmes related to human resources, information management and administrative support;
  2. Responsible for the interpretation of and application of the EAC Staff Rules and Regulations;
  3. Monitor and enforce compliance to set rules, regulations and practices;
  4. Initiate review of the Staff Rules and Regulations of the Community;
  5. Coordinate the development and management of effective human resource, administrative and information management systems;
  6. Design, develop and oversee a staff performance appraisal system for the Community;
  7. Coordinate implementation of Council decisions related to the functions of the Directorate;
  8. Provide advice on human resource, information management and administrative issues to management and staff;
  9. Prepare progress and annual reports; and
  10. Provide technical guidance to Professional Staff in the Directorate.

Qualifications and Experience:

A Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration, MBA (Human Resource Management), Business Administration or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution.
15 years of relevant experience with at least 8 years at senior managerial level.
Should be able to work independently in a diverse environment. Experience in working with similar organisations or institutions will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, analytical skills, Computer skills, Management and leadership skills, team - building skills, planning skills, supervisory skills, customer/human relations skills, negotiation skills, research skills and net-working skills.

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:

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.

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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