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: Director, Infrastructure
To coordinate the execution of projects and programmes in the Meteorology Sub-Sector.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Promote and facilitate the development and harmonisation of policies for provision of meteorological services in the region;
Facilitate and coordinate meetings of the Heads of Meteorological Departments and Institutions and Experts from Partner States;
Coordinate the implementation of priority proposals in the EAC 5 Year Meteorological Development Plan and Investment Strategy;
Coordinate the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the World Meteorological Organisation and other related organisations
Co-ordinate with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission on the implementation of the Maritime Weather Forecast component of the Lake Victoria Safety and Navigation Project;
Review and advise on technical proposals for studies and reports in Meteorology sub-Sector;
Develop Draft Terms of Reference for studies, Projects and develop project proposals for funding in the sub sector;
Coordinate implementation of Council decisions related to the sub – sector; and
Prepare progress and annual reports.
Qualifications and Experience:
Masters Degree in Meteorology, Earth Sciences, Environment (majoring in meteorology) or an equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution.
8 years relevant experience, with 3 years at a Senior level.
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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