The East African Community is a regional
intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat:

Director General (Customs & Trade)

(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/014)
The Director General (Customs and Trade) will provide Strategic leadership in the process of developing, formulating, coordinating and facilitating implementation of Customs and Trade activities of the Community as stipulated in the EAC Treaty on matters related to development of EAC’s overall Development strategy and Corporate strategic plans and advise the Community on the policy issues of Customs and Trade.

(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/003)
The Registrar, EAC Competition Authority shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the EAC Competition Authority and be responsible for the day to day management of the EAC Competition Authority subject to the directives of the Board of Commissioners.

Deputy Registrar, Monopolies & Cartels
(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/005)
Job Purpose:
Deputize the Registrar, EAC Competition Authority in matters related to Monopolies and Cartels.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar, Monopolies and Cartels shall perform the following functions:

Manage the operations of the Directorate in liaison with the Registrar;
Develop policies and guidelines on Monopolies and Cartels in the EAC;
Investigate/monitor anti-competitive trade or restrictive business practices that have the effect of prevention, restriction and distortion of competition in the EAC;

Principal Civil Aviation Officer
(REF: EAC/HR/2013/063)
Job Purpose:
To coordinate harmonisation and implementation of projects and programmes related to civil aviation and airport sub sectors in the Community.

Risk Management Coordinator
(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/17)
Job Purpose:
To provide technical assistance on risk management for the assigned Departments/areas of the EAC Organs and Institutions and come up with the risk registers that will be updated time to time.

Senior Conference Officer
(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/005)
Job Purpose:
To provide efficient and effective conference management services.

Internal Auditor
(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/21)
Job Purpose:
To conduct independent risk-based internal audits of the EAC Organs and Institutions projects and programmes so as to identify any weaknesses and in consultation with the auditor-in-charge propose recommendations for improvement.

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 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.


Applicants from all Six Partner States are eligible to apply for the position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The 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:

All posts offer 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, 9th January 2017.
Please note:
  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. 
  4. 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

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Application Deadline:

Monday, 9 January 2017 - 5:00pm