Director (Infrastructure) - East African Community

Director (Infrastructure) 

(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/016)

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 (Planning and Infrastructure)

Job Purpose:

To provide Strategic leadership in coordination, development and implementation of projects and programmes for Roads, Railways, Civil Aviation, Maritime, Communication, Information, Telecommunication Infrastructure and Meteorology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Initiate, Coordinate and harmonise the development and implementation of Strategies, policies and programs for Roads, Railways, Civil Aviation, Maritime, Information, Telecommunication Infrastructure and Meteorology.
  2. Coordinate the development and implementation of consolidated annual work/operations plans and ensure complementarity of synergies and cooperation within the sectors under the Directorate of Infrastructure;
  3. Promote and coordinate implementation of strategies and programs under his/her supervision to promote teamwork, enhance optimal utilization of resources, efficiency; build synergies, internal learning and cooperation; and minimize duplication of efforts between related sectors within and outside the Infrastructure Directorate;
  4. Provide managerial support and technical advice related to the sectors to staff under the Directorate of Infrastructure;
  5. Liaise with Directorate Staff to develop specific, measureable, accurate, realistic and time bound (SMART) performance indicators, monitor and evaluate individual Staff performance by ensuring that the EAC performance evaluation/appraisal and feedback process is applied to all staff in the Directorate;
  6. Identify policy gaps, initiate and facilitate research and studies in priority programme areas for the sectors under the Directorate of Infrastructure;
  7. Coordinate Implementation of Council decisions and consolidate progress and annual reports on status of implementation of the Council decisions/directives related to the Directorate of Infrastructure;and
  8. Assist the East African Legislative Assembly in its oversight activities for projects and programmes under Infrastructure.

Qualifications and Experience:

Masters Degree in Transport Economics, Civil Aviation, maritime, Telecommunication, Electronic Engineering or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution. A Post Graduate Qualification in Management will be an added advantage.
Minimum 15 years in relevant field, 8 of which should be at Senior Management level.

Skills and Competencies:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, analytical skills, Computer skills, Management and leadership skills, team - building skills, planning skills, supervisory skills, research skills, networking skills, project management and implementation skills and monitoring and evaluation 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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