Principal Information Technology Officer - East African Community

Principal Information Technology Officer

(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/004)

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, Human Resource and Administration

Job Purpose:

To coordinate the planning and implementation of an effective and efficient Information Systems Strategy; Develop, maintain and fully manage efficient and cost effective Information Communications Systems of the EAC Secretariat; Coordinate, manage and control Information and Communication Technology (ICT) activities to enable the organization gain competitive advantage and perform its functions more efficiently and effectively.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Define ICT objectives and goals of the organization and provide leadership in development and implementation of information systems strategy, information systems security policies, procedures and standards, disaster recovery, business continuity and other ICT policies
  1. Manage the ICT function, resources and operations in line with corporate strategic direction of the EAC
  1. Provide strategic direction to management and staff on ICT and ensure that they are keeping abreast of innovations and advancements in business practices and technology.
  1. Conduct research and set operational guidelines while connecting appropriate use of ICT with business needs and corporate strategy.
  1. Steer and ensure that all ICT objectives and goals are accomplished in accordance with priorities, scheduled duration, budget and other specified resources.
  1. Plan, direct and manage ICT systems projects involving feasibility studies, systems analysis and design, development and implementation of new systems.
  1. Plan and prepare annual budget for ICT function, work programme and spending plan.
  1. Co-ordinate ICT systems training.
  1. Develop cost proposals for contractual services, oversee the technical evaluation of proposals received and manage service contracts; and
  1. Update the management team on all necessary technological trends and enlisting their support for ICT cross function activities

Qualifications and Experience:

A Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent degree from a recognized University/Institution.
Minimum of 10 years relevant experience with five (5) years at Senior level.

Skills and Competencies:

Must have practical knowledge in business re-engineering and strategies, systems analysis and design, information systems security management, ICT contracts and specifications drafting, database design and administration, ICT management/leadership, network administration, ICT projects management, business continuity/disaster recovery management 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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