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: D1
Job reports to: EAC Competition Authority Board of Commissioners
The Registrar, EAC Competition Authority shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the EAC Competition Authority and be responsible for the day to day management of the EAC Competition Authority subject to the directives of the Board of Commissioners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Registrar, EAC Competition Authority shall perform the following functions:
He/she will be the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the EAC Competition Authority;
He/she will be the Secretary to the Board of Commissioners;
Provide high quality advice to the Board of Commissioners, on key strategic, legal and economic matters;
Manage the staff of the EAC Competition Authority and provide high level strategic direction;
Represent the EAC Competition Authority at the highest levels in industry and Government, regionally and internationally;
Work and cooperate with Partner States competition authorities and consumer protection agencies on matters of competition and consumer protection;
Establishing systems, procedures and institutional processes of the Authority;
Work to raise the profile and public perception of the Authority;
Work towards the enforcement of EAC Competition Act, 2006, in the EAC Customs Union/Common Market;
Establish strategic alliances with national and international competition organizations which may be in a position to provide financial and technical assistance to the Authority
Present board papers to the Board of Commissioners in regard to operations of the Authority; and,
Undertake any other duties assigned by the Board of Commissioners from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience:
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
Must have an advanced degree (at least a Masters) in Economics or Law or Marketing or Business or Public Administration or Management discipline.
A combination of these will be an added advantage .
Have a minimum of 15 years experience in competition law and policy or consumer protection, 10 of which must be at a senior level.
Must have a high level management experience and a proven track record of leadership in a significant area of regulation or law enforcement, either at regional or national levels.
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, and cultivates productive working relationships, communication with influence.
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 Registrar for EAC Competition Authority is tenable for a contract of 5 years nonrenewable and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.
This position 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