The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization 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.
Applications are invited from highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at the EAC Competition Authority, in accordance with the availability of Quota Points per Partner State.
Interested candidates who may have applied for these positions when they were previously advertised do not need to apply.
Organ / Institution: East African Community Competition Authority
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: D1
Job reports to: EAC Competition Authority Board of Commissioners
The Registrar, EAC Competition Authority shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the EAC Competition Authority and be responsible for the day to day management of the EAC Competition Authority subject to the directives of the Board of Commissioners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Registrar, EAC Competition Authority shall perform the following functions: -
He/she will be the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the EAC Competition Authority;
He/she will be the Secretary to the Board of Commissioners;
Provide high quality advice to the Board of Commissioners, on key strategic, legal and economic matters;
Manage the staff of the EAC Competition Authority and provide high level strategic direction;
Represent the EAC Competition Authority at the highest levels in industry and Government, regionally and internationally;
Work and cooperate with Partner States competition authorities and consumer protection agencies on matters of competition and consumer protection;
Establishing systems, procedures and institutional processes of the Authority;
Work to raise the profile and public perception of the Authority;
Work towards the enforcement of EAC Competition Act, 2006, in the EAC Customs Union/Common Market;
Establish strategic alliances with national and international competition organisations which may be in a position to provide financial and technical assistance to the Authority
Present board papers to the Board of Commissioners in regard to operations of the Authority; and,
Undertake any other duties assigned by the Board of Commissioners from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience:
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Must have an advanced degree (at least a Masters) in Economics and Law. Qualifications in marketing, Business, Public Administration and management disciplines will be an added advantage.
Have a minimum of 15 years practical experience in the enforcement of competition law and policy and consumer protection, 10 of which must be at a senior level.
Must have a high level management experience and a proven track record of leadership in a significant area of regulation or law enforcement, either at regional or national levels.
Skills and Competencies:
Good knowledge and understanding of the EAC economic integration agenda;
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to influence multi-stakeholder processes;
Excellent analytical skills particularly in interpreting, using, analysing and presenting data and evidence;
Accurate or intelligent or other demonstrable knowledge in competition, industrial organisation or industry structures in any of the countries in the Common Market.
The suitable candidate should have the following attributes: strategic thinking, achieves results, team player, exemplifies personal drive and integrity, and cultivates productive working relationships, communication with influence.
Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries. 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 Working Experience
Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience
Applicants from all five Partner States are eligible to apply for the this position under EAC Competition Authority .
Terms and Conditions of Service:
The successful candidate shall hold office for a term of 5 years non-renewable.
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 referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth.
Please quote the respective reference number on both on the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 8th July 2016.
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; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates ; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process.
All invitations for interviews will 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: firstname.lastname@example.org