Risk Management Officer Wanted at East African Community


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: Risk Management Coordinator 

Job Purpose:

To provide technical assistance on risk management for the assigned areas of the EAC Organs and Institutions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Offer technical assistance to management in designing processes, policies and procedures to identify and manage threats to the achievement of objectives over the assigned areas of EAC Organs and Institutions.
  2. Oversee the process of identifying and assessing the risks affecting the assigned areas of EAC Organs and Institutions.
  3. Oversee, and in some areas assist in implementing, the plan of risk control actions (e.g. on health and safety measures, liaison with regulators, and business continuity plans).
  4. Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of the assigned areas of EAC Organs’ and Institutions’ success in managing their risks.
  5. Organise appropriate risk reporting, internally.
  6. Plan, design and implement risk management process for the assigned areas by developing practical operating models.
  7. Monitor for effectiveness the processes used in identifying the external and internal risks that the assigned EAC Organs and Institutions face, evaluating the likely effect of these risks, proposing a range of control measures and monitoring and evaluating the success of these measures.
  8. Assist in selecting and implementing measures to control and mitigate risks including activities to avoid risks, transfer risks and finance risks.
  9. Monitor to ensure establishment of a strong, proactive risk management culture.
  10. Conduct functional audits on compliance with policy and to standards.
  11. Assist in implementation of an appropriate risk reporting to unit heads and top management providing a plan on how to minimize any exposure.
  12. Provide support, education and training to staff, commonly at management level of the assigned areas.
  13. Risk reporting to unit heads to ensure they are aware of risks relevant to their parts of EAC and to individual staff to understand their accountability for individual risks.
  14. Work with other EAC units as required, to resolve any risk management issues.
  15. Any other duties may be assigned by the Management

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Management or equivalent from a recognized University/Institution. Specialization or training in Risk Management is required.
At least five (5) years’ experience in Risk Management, Compliance or in Auditing.

Skills and Competencies:

Personal organization and planning skills. Negotiating and influencing skills. Excellent communications and presentation skills, to be able to inform and persuade both orally and in writing. This means excellent written and spoken English. Detailed practical knowledge of the general tools and techniques of risk management. Persistence, an eye for detail and ability to complete projects and keep to deadlines (in respect of risk reporting). Self-managed, self-motivated and used to operate in a demanding environment. Numeracy skills. Skilled use of typical office software and an ability to understand and learn risk management software packages.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education Qualifications:
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.

Fringe Benefits:

This position offers an attractive salary.

Equal Opportunity:

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.
Please note:
  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. 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.
  3. 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: vacancies@eachq.org
Website : www.eac.int

Application Deadline:

Friday, 23 December 2016 - 5:00pm
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