Regional Integration Specialist (Legal Reform) Job in Ausha Tanzania – East African Community Secretariat

Regional Integration Specialist (Legal Reform)
 
East African Community Secretariat
Working closely with the EAC Secretariat and the World Bank Group’s EAC Investment Climate Program, Trade Mark East Africa is looking to fill an initial 2-year position as Regional Integration Specialist (Legal Reform) to deliver Investment Climate products in support of the EAC Common Market implementation process. 
The position will be based in Arusha, Tanzania.
Background / General description
Duties and Accountabilities
The successful candidate is expected to work in close coordination with TMEA staff across the EAC region, the Investment Climate Team of the World Bank Group, EAC Institutions and Organs and private sector stakeholders in supporting legal reform towards implementation of the business reforms in EAC. Specifically, the advisor is expected to:
  • Contribute to the design of EAC legal frameworks and to modernization of a number of commercial laws through the process of harmonization and approximation. The incumbent shall work closely with the EAC Secretariat.
  • Develop relevant technical diagnostics, reform notes, which will lead to actionable proposals on prioritization of commercial laws to be harmonized, and proposals on the reform process for harmonization of commercial laws.
  • Work closely with Ministries of EAC, national law reform commissions and private sector stakeholders support national-level implementation of the EAC Common Market protocol.
  • Complete a mapping of the status of domestic commercial laws in the EAC Partner States, determine the variance with the provisions of the EAC Common Market Protocol and prescribe recommendations for harmonization.
  • Lead the development and regular publication/newsletter of a State of Commercial Laws in EAC Update, which will be a tool for tracking commercial law reform activity within EAC.
  • Ensure integration of EAC Common Market legal reform work into the other pillars of the EAC Investment Climate Program, and undertake any other assignments in fulfillment of the implementation of the EAC Investment Climate program.
The incumbent shall adopt a highly participatory approach in all the tasks designated above, including assuring the contribution of key private sector stakeholders necessary for success.
To fulfill these tasks, we are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in designing and managing regional integration programs, legal reform, expertise in investment climate reform work, and a track record of success. 
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
  • Degree in law and admission to practice law in any one of the EAC Partner States.
  • Masters degree in a related field will be an advantage;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant working experience;
  • Experience in designing and implementing regional integration and investment climate reform projects in developing and post-conflict countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Practical experience in commercial legal practice will be an added advantage;
  • 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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