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: P3
Job reports to: Director, Productive Sectors
To facilitate the harmonization of policies and strategies and the implementation of projects and programmes related to Agriculture and Food Security.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct agricultural policy analysis research and training to improve efficiency of the various policies proposed for the Sector;
Establish mechanism to harmonise safeguard measures for monitoring sensitive agricultural products;
Promote production of food crops in areas that have comparative advantage for food security of Partner States;
Support efforts that promote collaboration in research activities for seed production;
Develop plans to operationalize trade liberation in agricultural products;
Co-ordinate the harmonisation and adoption of a common Agricultural Policy that will focus on food self sufficiently in the Community;
Initiate studies on how to strengthen the East African early warning system;
Promote irrigation initiatives aimed at managing risk and reducing vulnerability; and
Prepare progress and annual reports.
Qualifications and Experience:
A Masters degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Policy and Research, Development Economics, Economic Policy and Planning or an equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution.
10 years relevant experience, with 5 years at Senior level.
Skills and Competencies:
Analytical Skills, computer skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, numerical, presentation skills, ability to relate to other disciplines and diverse external client, research skills, planning skills, monitoring skills, evaluation skills, project implementation 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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