The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, 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.
Applications are invited from highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat in accordance with the availability of Quota Points per Partner State.
Senior Trade Officer (Internal Trade Promotion)
Organ: EAC Secretariat
Directorate: Director of Trade
Job Reports To: Principal Trade Officer – Internal Trade
Main Purpose of the Job: Assist in the Promotion of Intra-EAC Trade through elimination on non-Tariff Barriers, promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as well as provision of key trade-related information.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitor and coordinate the elimination of trade barriers within the EAC Partner States through the operationalization of EAC mechanism on identifying, Monitoring and elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers and other mechanisms.
- Identify laws and regulations in Partner States which hinder Intra-EAC trade and propose how to address them.
- Implement Online Mechanisms on reporting and Monitoring of Non-Tariff Barriers.
- Coordinate the formulation of EAC Internal trade policies and oversee their implementation.
- Study and advise on required institutional and legal framework on promotion of trade in EAC Partner States.
- Coordinate preparation and hosting of Annual Micro, Small and medium Enterprises Trade exhibitions.
- Propose and design programs to promote Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the region.
- Implement the EAC simplified trade regime.
- Coordinate and provide technical guidance on meetings on trade matters.
- Prepare annual budgets and performance reports for the unit.
- Implement Council decisions and prepare progress reports on Trade matters.
- Ensure the production of the EAC Annual Trade Report.
- Ensure provision of other trade-related information under the EAC Trade Portal/Information Centre.
- 1Any other official duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Masters degree in either Economics, Business Administration, International Trade Law or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution.
- 8 years relevant experience in trade policy formulation, analysis and implementation with 3 years at senior level.
Skills and Competences:
- Experience and knowledge of key trade and regional integration issues.
- Experience of providing advice to senior management at Governments and project levels.
- Experience in trade capacity building programs.
- Developed quantitative analytical skills and on key trade matters and deriving objective advice and recommendations.
- Ability to analyze and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources and presenting it in a usable form to a variety of audiences.
- Experience in drafting policy and discussion papers.
Eligibility for Applications: Applicants from the Republic of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for the above position under EAC Secretariat.
Terms and Conditions of Service: The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.
Fringe Benefits: The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.
Education Qualifications: 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.
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 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, 14th November 2016 .
- 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
Website : www.eac.int