The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan 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 highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at EAC Competition Authority:
Organ / Institution: East African Community Competition Authority
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P5
Job reports to: Registrar, EAC Competition Authority
Deputize the Registrar, EAC Competition Authority in matters related to Monopolies and Cartels.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar, Monopolies and Cartels shall perform the following functions:
Manage the operations of the Directorate in liaison with the Registrar;
Develop policies and guidelines on Monopolies and Cartels in the EAC;
Investigate/monitor anti-competitive trade or restrictive business practices that have the effect of prevention, restriction and distortion of competition in the EAC;
Carry out market research, assessments, analysis in identified sectors in a liaison with the Research Policy and Advocacy Unit;
Proactively develop competition assessment operational guidelines and procedures in line with international best practices;
Compile and submit investigation reports and case recommendations to the Registrar;
Submit performance reports to the Registrar of the Authority;
Develop a pragmatic directorate strategic vision, objectives and strategies to feed into the corporate strategic plan;
Prepare Directorate budgets and programs; and,
Performance of all such related duties as may be assigned by the Registrar.
Qualifications and Experience:
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
Must have an advanced degree (at least a Masters) in Economics, Law, Marketing, Business, Public Administration or Management discipline. A combination of these will be an added advantage.
A minimum of at least 10 years relevant post-qualifying experience in competition matters, 5 of which should be at managerial level.
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, analyzing and presenting data and evidence;
Accurate or intelligent or other demonstrable knowledge in competition, industrial organization 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, cultivates productive working relationships, and communicates effectively.
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 Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.
Only Applicants from the Republic of Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for this position.
Terms and Conditions of Service:
The position of Deputy Registrar is tenable for 3 years renewable once and 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 positions 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 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 Monday, 9th January 2017.
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.
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations 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 will be done in writing.
The Secretary General East African Community P. o Box 1096 Arusha - Tanzania. Tel: +255 27 2162100 Fax: +255 27 2162190 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website : www.eac.int