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.

Principal Customs Officer - Capacity Building
(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/15)

Job Purpose:
To coordinate and provide technical input the development and implementation of training strategies, work plans and capacity building programmes to enhance operational efficiency of customs administrations to realize the goals of the EAC Customs Union.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and review regional Customs training and capacity building strategies, policies, procedures and standards;
Develop and implement annual training work plans in customs and related taxation areas;
Coordinate the implementation of EAC Customs training curriculum, its accreditation of the EAC Customs Curriculum and that of Trainers;

Principal Customs Officer - Information Technology
(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/14)

Job Purpose:
To coordinate and provide technical input in the development and implementation of harmonized customs ICT systems, strategies and work plans to support and enhance customs procedures and processes in the EAC Customs Union.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide technical support in the development and implementation of the customs information system in the EAC to enhance exchange of customs and trade information within the Single Customs Territory;
Coordinate the implementation of Customs information technology regulations;

Principal Trade Officer - Trade in Services
(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/16)

Job Purpose:
Coordinate and promote the implementation of trade in services integration and programmes in the EAC Region.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate negotiations on and implementation of Trade in Services programmes of the EAC ;
Plan and budget for activities related to Trade in Services;
Develop analytical and technical briefs as well as discussion papers on Trade in Services;

Senior Trade Officer (Internal Trade Promotion)
(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/18)

Job Purpose:
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.

Working Experience:

Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

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.

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.

Please note:

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

Application Deadline:
Monday, 14 November 2016 - 5:00pm