The East African Kiswahili Commission (EAKC) is an institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for the coordination and promotion of the development and use of Kiswahili in the region and beyond. The Commission is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the development of Kiswahili as a lingua franca for regional and international interaction for political, economic, social, cultural, educational, scientific and technical development. The Commission fulfills its mandate through research, teaching, learning and development of Kiswahili through policy formulation, knowledge generation and curriculum review and standardization of terminologies. In order to effectively fulfill that mandate and meet its objectives and planned activities, the Commission seeks applications from qualified persons for the following position:
Organ / Institution: East African Kiswahili Commission (EAKC)
Duty Station: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Deputy Executive Secretary (Projects and Programs)
Job Grade: P5
Job reports to: Executive Secretary
Assist and support the Executive Secretary in executing the mandate of the Commission, by providing overall leadership in Projects and Programmatic operations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop projects and programs that will ensure the promotion and use of Kiswahili in the East African Community and beyond;
Initiate projects and programmes relevant to the development and use of Kiswahili in the region and beyond;
Assist the Executive Secretary in providing an oversight role in coordinating Kiswahili projects and programs;
Promote projects and programmes geared towards the development and use of Kiswahili;
Monitor the implementation of projects and programs of the Commission;
Evaluate projects and programmes of the Commission;
Liaise with stakeholders in the promotion, development and use of Kiswahili;
Prepare initiatives for resource mobilization for Kiswahili projects and programmes;
Write timely, lucid and accurate Project and Programme reports for the Commission and stakeholders;
Carry out any other lawful functions that may be assigned by the Executive Secretary.
Facilitate efficient and effective operation of the accounting processes of the Commission.
Senior Personal Secretary
Senior Personal Secretary will work closely with the Executive Secretary to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Commission.
The applicant will often act as the Executive Secretary’s first point of contact with people from both inside and outside the Commission. They will often be relied upon heavily by the Executive Secretary, trusting that work will be handled efficiently in their absence. Discretion and confidentiality are therefore essential attributes for a successful candidate.