Regional Integration Specialist (Capacity Building / Regulatory Quality) Job in Arusha Tanzania – East African Community Secretariat

Regional Integration Specialist (Capacity Building / Regulatory Quality)
 
East African Community Secretariat
 
Working closely with the EAC Secretariat and the World Bank Group’s EAC Investment Climate Program, TradeMarkEastAfrica is looking to fill an initial 2-year position as Regional Integration Specialist (Capacity Building/Regulatory Quality) to deliver Investment Climate products in support of the EAC Common Market implementation process. 
The position will be based in Arusha, Tanzania.
 
Duties and Accountabilities
 
The successful candidate is expected to support and facilitate activities aiming at improving regulatory capacities of the EAC Secretariat, and to ensure that technical advice provided through the World Bank Group’s EAC Investment Climate Program is well imbedded into EAC structures and processes. 
Specifically, the successful candidate will:
  • Contribute to development and management of a regulatory capacity building package for the EAC Secretariat and help EAC integration stakeholders reform key aspects of the region’s business environment necessary for the common market to achieve its objectives. This includes design of strategies to ensure better regulation, development of management capacity on regulation, and a regulatory impact assessment system for EAC.
  • Contribute to the preparation of a Regulatory Reform Strategy for the EAC that is adopted by the Secretariat and the Council, and the possible creation of an EAC Group on Better Regulation.
  • Develop a systematic, meaningful, and targeted processes of stakeholder consultation that provide a quality check and promote constructive dialogue on options and impacts of EAC-level actions
  • Initiate a training program in good regulatory practices in a Common Market to build awareness and skills among Secretariat staff and other EAC institutions.
  • Contribute to development of management capacity (a dedicated Better Regulation Unit) to oversee and promote regulatory quality in the Secretariat and promote implementation of a pro-market regulatory strategy across EAC institutions.
  • Contribute to the development Regulatory Impact Assessment framework to provide basic information on the need and impacts of proposed new regional regulation.
  • Perform other duties directly connected to the implementation of the EAC Investment Climate Program.
The position requires excellent integration skills, research, presentational and analytical skills, a good knowledge of and experience with investment climate issues and regional integration, program management skills, and a talent for stakeholder management.
 
The advisor will report to the EAC Deputy Secretary General (Planning & Infrastructure).
 
Selection Criteria
  • Advanced degree in law, finance, economics, or other relevant field. Basic degree in law and admission to practice law in any one of the EAC countries;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant working experience;
  • Practical experience in designing and implementing regional integration and investment climate reform projects in developing and post-conflict countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Strong analytical skills, and demonstrated capability in effective writing;
  • Prior experience in working in investment climate reform or regional integration is a plus;
  • Experience in managing project teams, consultants and other stakeholders;
  • Strong program management skills;
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team-working skills, ability to operate effectively as a team leader and member;
  • Fluency in English required, proficiency in French desirable;
  • Willingness to travel regionally and internationally.
Applications should be emailed to rmakotsi@ifc.org . 
All email attachments must be 5MB or less. 
Applications can also be sent to:
 
Rosemary Makotsi
International Finance Corporation
P.O. Box 30577-00100
Nairobi
 
The closing date for applications is August 3, 2012.


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