Senior Materials / Pavement Engineer Jobs at East African Community

Senior Materials / Pavement Engineer

(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/031)

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: P2
Job reports to: Principal Civil Engineer

Job Purpose:

To coordinate implementation of projects and programmes related to road transport planning and civil works.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Advise on all aspects of projects implementation, especially with regard to interpretation of recommendations made by consultants in feasibility studies and design reports, related to materials and pavement structures;
  2. Interpret data and calculations presented by consultants on regional road projects on materials and pavement designs and advise accordingly;
  3. Coordinate regional road projects works contractors, Supervision and Resident Engineers and review projects progress reports;
  4. Check regional road contract documents for compliance with approved standards and specifications;
  5. Attend road projects site meetings and advise on all aspects (e.g construction methods in place, materials and pavement stress testing methodologies progression of works and adequacy of site staff among others);
  6. Follow up on recommendations from road projects Technical and Financial Audits;
  7. Coordinate meetings of the Task Force on the East African Road Network Project and follow up on recommendations;
  8. Liaise with international and regional organizations and attend other relevant meetings on the roads sub-sector;
  9. Develop draft road project proposals and Terms of Reference for funding mobilisation within the East African Road Network corridors;
  10. Coordinate studies on harmonization of road standards and specifications applicable in the East African region; and
  11. Prepare quarterly and annual reports on the sub sector.

Qualifications and Experience:

A Masters Degree in Engineering with specialized training in soils/geological materials or an equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution and at least 8 years post - registration experience in the fields of Foundation Engineering, Geo-technical Engineering, Pavement Evaluation and Design, Rock Sciences, Testing of Materials and Quality Assurance procedures.

Skills and Competencies:

Strong communications, analytical, statistics, report writing and presentation and computer 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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