(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/011)

Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: Equivalent to Professional Position
Job reports to: Senior Accountant 

Job Purpose:

This position will provide accounting and administrative support services to policy research and analysis relating to the EAC Policy Research Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Accounts Assistant shall perform the following functions:
  1. Initiate preparation of payment vouchers as per the necessary approvals.
  2. Verify payment vouchers;
  3. Maintain ledgers;
  4. Update payment records;
  5. Post payment vouchers into the Sun System;
  6. Reconcile daily, weekly/monthly accounts; and
  7. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Research Fellow from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

Academic and Professional Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration with specialization in Finance/Accounting from a recognized and accredited academic institution.
Work Experience
At least 5 years working experience in an accounting or financial environment.

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Essential knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and analytical computer programmes for social research;
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  3. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task; and
  4. High level of integrity. 
  5. Proficiency in English. Proficiency in French is an added advantage.

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.
Relevant Work Experience
Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

This is a non-established position tenable for an initial contract of one (1) year renewable subject to the performance and availability of funds.

Fringe Benefits:

This post offers attractive remuneration.

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 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 birth date. Please quote the respective reference number on both on 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 Friday, 18 March 2016.
  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
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 Director,
Executive Selection Division 
Deloitte Consulting Limited
10th Floor PPF Tower
Cnr of Ohio Street & Garden Avenue:
P O Box 1559 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Fax +255(22) 2116379

Application Deadline:

Friday, 18 March 2016 - 8:00pm