Program Management Officer - Partnership Fund
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 Uganda and the Republic of South Sudan 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.
Article 71 (1)(i) of the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC mandates the Secretariat to be responsible for the mobilization of funds from Development Partners (DPs) and other sources for implementation of the projects of the community. Consequently, the Partnership Fund (PF) was established in 2006 to coordinate and channel contributions by DPs to support projects and programs geared towards regional integration and socio-economic development as well as facilitate harmonization and alignment of their support to the EAC.
This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals preferably citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat.
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: Equivalent to Professional Position
Job reports to: Partnership Fund Manager
Under the direct supervision of the Partnership Fund Manager, the Programme Officer will support and facilitate the management and implementation of Partnership Fund activities and delivery of its services in line with EAC Rules and Regulations, in close collaboration with the Officers implementing the activities and within the timeframe, work plans, and budget of the project.
Support EAC Secretariat in the day-to-day functioning of the Partnership Fund;
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the preparation of Annual Work Plan based on approval of the priorities by steering committee;
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports and organize, correspondingly, monthly, quarterly and annual progress reviews of Partnership fund;
Organize Partnership Fund Steering Committee meetings (Preparation, facilitation and documentation);
Assist in implementation of the Resource Mobilisation strategy and specifically recruiting more donors to the fund;
Perform other duties as required by the Partnership Fund Manager.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Management possibly specialized in project/strategic management or equivalent degree from a recognized Univesity/Institution. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
A minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in programme/project management, Funds management, fundraising proposal development and reports writing;
Skills and Competencies:
Sound knowledge and experience in all aspects of project cycle Management (design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation); Proven experience in partnership building and networking- That’s is prior experience dealing with diversified Donors/Developmental Partners; Advanced computer skills and strong knowledge of various software including Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
Demonstrated skills in report writing. Ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken English.
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 and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.
Terms and Conditions of Service:
The assignment will be on a performance-based contract for initial period of one year which may be renewed subject to performance and availability of funds.
This position offers an attractive salary.
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 this 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 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 23rd December 2016 at 1700Hrs.
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 4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. The only source of information for the above positions is on the link www.eac.int . The EAC declines the responsibility for the information gotten from other websites. 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