New 15 Job Opportunities At East Africa Community


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The East African Community (EAC) is the regional inter-governmental organisation of the 6 Partner States, namely the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, 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. To achieve these objectives, the key building blocks are the Customs Union, Common Market, Monetary Union and ultimately the Political Federation. The EAC started a fully-fledged Customs Union in January, 2010 and implementation of the Common Market in July, 2010 while the East African Monetary Union Protocol (EAMU) was signed in November 2013 and is under implementation.

The EAMU Protocol, among others, requires the Partner States to develop and adopt common methods, concepts, definitions and classifications for compiling, analysing and disseminating the statistics necessary for the proper functioning of the Monetary Union, while observing internationally accepted best practices. To support implementation of this requirement, the EAC Secretariat has secured a grant from the World Bank to implement a 5-year Project, the EAC Statistics Development and Harmonization Regional Project (EAC/Stat-DHRP). The objective of this project is to develop the statistical capacity of the EAC Statistics Department and the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to produce harmonized and quality statistics necessary for planning, implementing, and monitoring the EAC integration agenda.

The Secretariat therefore invites applications from highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of EAC Partner States to apply for the project position tenable at the EAC Secretariat detailed below.

PROJECT MANAGER 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/01)

Job Grade equivalent: P3

Job reports to: Head of Statistics

Job Purpose: Responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the Project, including all substantive administrative matters and is the reference person for technical and functional matters in each work stream and is in charge of the organization of activities with the Partner States and service providers (for goods and services), and other stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities:

a. Manage and coordinate project activities, from technical, administrative and financial points of view, applying strategic planning and systematic coordination of project activities;

b. Prepare annual work plans, procurement plan and training plans in line with the RSDPII and project document;

c. Prepare realistic annual budget in line with the work plans and following EAC budget process guidelines;

d. Be in charge of the overall project implementation (quarterly and annual work plan, procurement plan and budget), monitoring and evaluation

e. Supervise the Project personnel and ensure effective communication and coordination between the Project, the EAC Secretariat, Partner States and the World Bank;

f. Ensure proper professional relationships with relevant national and international partner agencies, on relevant development programmes/ projects;

g. Ensure the project implementation complies with the Project Management Plan;

h. Address business and technical issues, mitigate project risks and propose changes in project scope as necessary;

i. Ensure timely validation of technical and functional deliverables;

j. Provide Secretariat services in the meeting of the project Steering Committee and other relevant meetings;

k. Responsible for project reporting; and

l. Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the Head of Statistics Department from time to time.

Qualifications and experience

Must have:

a. Masters degree in either Statistics, Economics, or any other related field from a recognized University;

b. Relevant working experience of not less than 10 years at national, regional or international level in the field of official statistics, 5 of which must be at senior management level;

c. Managed a Statistics Project; and

d. Knowledge of development cooperation, including grant management from development Partner will be an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.);

b. knowledge in statistics software packages

c. Good interpersonal and communication skills;

d. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

e. Ability to work with minimum supervision; and

f. Excellent speaking and writing in English, the working language of the East African Community.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/02)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: To perform efficient and effective financial supervision and management of all funds of the EAC StatDHRP and other related responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

Duties and responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the Financial Management Specialist will include:

a. Assess the adequacy of the project financial management systems and their ability to manage and monitor the project. This includes budgeting, policies and procedures, internal controls, accounting, financial reporting and auditing;

b. Provide implementation support and carry out supervision work to ensure that project financial management systems are functioning appropriately, including the review of periodic interim financial reports;

c. Provide auditors with all the relevant information necessary to carry out their engagement;

d. Review audited financial statements, and address financial management issues raised in the audit reports;

e. Collaborate with stakeholders (World Bank, other Development Partners, Partner States etc.) on financial matters for project implementation;

f. Review and approve quarterly Interim Financial Reports (IFRs) prepared by the project Accountant within 30 days from the end of the quarter;

g. Prepare and submit to the Project Manager annual financial statement in accordance with the IPSA (International Public Sector Accounting Standard)/IFR (International Financial Reporting Standard) and Financial Plan approved by the EAC and the World Bank;

h. Implement accounting internal control systems and procedures, using internationally accepted control frameworks to ensure safe custody of all financial documentation;

i. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. Masters degree, from a recognized University, in either, Finance, Business Administration (Finance or accounting), Accounting or any other related field;

b. Professional qualifications in Finance such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA or equivalent;

c. Related working experience of not less than 8 years, 3 of which must be at senior level; and

d. Knowledge of grant management procedures at national, regional or international level will be an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Proficiency in Computerised Financial Management Information Systems such as the SunSystem Accounting Package and other computer packages;

b. Good interpersonal and communication skills;

c. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

d. Ability to work with minimum supervision; and

e. Excellent speaking and writing in English Language, the working language of the EAC.

ACCOUNTANT

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/03)

Job Grade equivalent: P1

Job reports to: Financial Management Specialist

Job Purpose: To perform efficient and effective financial administration and management of all funds of the EAC StatDHRP and other related responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

Duties and responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the Accountant will include:

a. To manage and administer all the funds of the EAC StatDHRP in accordance with the World Bank/EAC Financial Regulations and Disbursement Guidelines for Projects in a view to ensuring a transparent and efficient financial management system for the Project;

b. Manage and monitor effective maintenance of books of accounts and ensuring that all financial transactions are in line with the WB/EAC Financial regulations;

c. Validate payment vouchers, cheques, local purchase orders for all transactions relating to the EAC StatDHRP as well as other relevant expenditures;

d. Reconcile ledger accounts of the EAC StatDHRP and follow up on accounting for imprest given to -staff;

e. Monitor and ensure that enough funds are available in the EAC StatDHRP and initiate disbursement requests through withdrawal application as and when required;

f. Prepare and submit financial reports, interim financial report(IFRs)and any other Financial Reports to the Financial Management Specialist on a quarterly basis;

g. Ensure full documentation of program expenditures during preparation of Withdrawal Application and IFRs;

h. Maintain regular and timely accounting records and prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports;

i. Prepare financial reports for accountability of the funds disbursed and analysis of accounts so decision makers receive timely and accurate information;

j. Assists Core Project Teams of the EAC StatDHRP to prepare resources for budgeted for the activities when requested;

k. Monitor the expenditures of the project with a view of ensuring that the amounts budgeted for, under exact expenditure head is not exceeded;

l. Prepare payments and allowances for the implementation of EAC StatDHRP;

m. Prepare accounting reports for EAC StatDHRP for EAC Secretariat and various development partners involved in the funding of the project;

n. Maintain ledgers and implement strong internal control systems in order to facilitate timely financial reports, budget and accountabilities;

o. Maintain the asset register and their depreciation schedules for the EAC StatDHRP;

p. Manage credit levels for various debtors and creditors and follow-up for payments and refunds where applicable;

q. Prepare documentation for direct payment for goods and services;

r. Prepare and submit financial statements to the external auditors; and

s. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the project Manager/ Financial Management Specialist.

Qualifications and experience

a. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized University, in either, Finance, Business Administration (Finance or accounting) ,Accounting or any other related field;

b. Must have professional qualifications in Finance such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA or equivalent;

c. Relevant working experience of not less than 5 years as an accountant; and

d. Knowledge of grant management procedures at national, regional or international level will be an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Applicants should be proficient in various Computerised Financial Management Information Systems such as the Sun System Accounting Package and other computer packages;

b. Good interpersonal and communication skills;

c. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment; and

d. Ability to work with minimum supervision.

PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/04)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: Develop and implement a cost effective procurement management system for the EAC StatDHRP, including procurement plans in accordance with the World Bank Procurement Regulations (WB Procurement Regulations), while observing EAC internal approval processes.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties and functions of the Procurement Specialist will include, but not limited:

a. Set up systems for procurement planning, implementation, monitoring and documentation for the EAC StatDHRP as per required standards;

b. Carry out tendering processes for procurement of goods and services in accordance with the WB Procurement Regulations and EAC internal approval procedures;

c. Initiate, preparation and update procurement plans in consultation with the EAC StatDHRP Core Project Team;

d. Advise the project team at all stages of procurement process to ensure timely implementation of project activities;

e. Ensure procurement activities are carried out in accordance with the provision of the grant agreement and the Project Appraisal Report;

f. Guide and coordinate the collection of inputs for preparing terms of reference (TORs), technical specifications, request for proposals (RFP) and bidding documents;

g. Advise the evaluation committee members in the evaluation of the bidding documents and proposal in accordance with the WB Procurement Regulations;

h. Prepare evaluation reports and recommendations for contract awards, technical evaluation reports and combined evaluation reports, including obtaining the necessary EAC internal clearances and WB’s no-objection;

i. Coordinate and administration of preparation and issuance of General Procurement Notice (GPN), requests for Expressions of Interest, advertisements of bid opportunities, and issuing bid documents to prospective bidders;

j. Provide guidance on public bid opening sessions as well as providing clarifications where necessary;

k. Ensure publication of award of contract;

l. Handle any complaints relating to the procurement process;

m. Draft minutes of contract and preparing contracts for signature;

n. Advise on contract administration;

o. Development, compilation and maintaining information on material and service costs, suppliers and products;

p. Raise Local Purchase Orders;

q. Maintain and ensure safe custody of procurement records;

r. Attend to procurement queries, disputes and complaints and report on contract awards and progress in accordance with the EAC StatDHRP;

s. Provide technical support in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual procurement progress reports as shall be required and ensure issues identified during the reporting period and actions taken to resolve them are clearly narrated;

t. Review the capacity of the EAC staff and other stakeholders involved in the Project, in handling their respective procurement and contract management functions efficiently and conduct a skills gap analysis of the relevant procurement knowledge and propose appropriate training and capacity building intervention measures to address such gaps;

u. Provide necessary orientation and training to staff and other stakeholders, on procedures for procurement of works, goods and services and contract management;

v. In liaison with the Project Manager, monitor the Procurement Plan in the World Bank’s Systematic Tracking of Exchanges in Procurement (STEP), including preparation, revision and submission of Procurement Plans and procurement documents for activities.

w. Bring to the attention of the Project Manager, critical dates of procurement processes to avoid delays during implementation; and

x. Perform any other procurement related functions as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. Must have a Masters degree, from a recognized University in either Procurement and Supplies, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or any other related field;

b. Must have professional qualifications in procurement such as CIPS certification or equivalent;

c. Must have relevant working experience of not less than 8 years, 3 of which must be a senior level;

d. Knowledge of the World Bank’s procurement guidelines and procedures will be an added advantage;

e. Knowledge of the World Bank’s Systematic Tracking of Exchanges in Procurement (STEP) will be an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Proficient in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);

b. Knowledge of web based managements systems;

c. Good interpersonal and communication skills;

d. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment; and

e. Ability to work with minimum supervision.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/05)

Job Grade equivalent: G5

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: Provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the project through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication.

Duties and responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant will include:

a. Process travel arrangements for the staff in the EAC StatDHRP Administration Team and relevant stakeholders;

b. Create requisition of goods and services for the EAC StatDHRP Administration Team;

c. Provide human resource support to the team;

d. Respond to enquiries; provide information and advice to staff regarding their entitlements, administrative procedures and conditions of service under the Staff Rules and regulations;

e. In liaison with the Registry, handle incoming and outgoing correspondences/ mails and draft routine correspondence in response to enquiries on relevant administrative, finance, personnel matters;

f. Coordinate office functions with other offices/sections;

g. Perform functions related to operating office machines such as fax, photocopier, telex, and ensure their routine maintenance;

h. Arrange appointments and meetings as appropriate and schedule meeting venues;

i. Assist in the preparations of meetings in EAC StatDHRP activities and liaise with Lead/implementing agencies and other stakeholders;

j. Disseminate information about meetings, provide secretarial services to meetings and circulate minutes and reports;

k. Assist in the logistical aspects of the Regional Core Team, Executive committee meetings;

l. Ensure that delegates have been invited and follows-up with confirmations;

m. Disseminate reports generated after the meetings and other events;

n. Maintains current distribution lists, phone/address lists of projects contacts and distributes documents for the team; and

o. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. Diploma in Secretarial, administration, Public Administration or equivalent qualification

b. Relevant working experience of not less than 10 years, 5 of which should have served in a Senior Office at national, regional or international organisation.

c. Knowledge of operating standard office equipment, like printers and fax machines.

d. Possession of a degree in the above field will be an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Knowledge of office management systems and procedures;

b. Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines;

c. Proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular);

d. Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work;

e. Attention to detail;

f. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

g. Strong organizational skills; and

h. The ability to multi-task, while maintaining complex schedules and managing administrative support, is essential in this position.


STATISTICIAN – NATIONAL ACCOUNTS STATISTICS (NAS) EXPERT 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/06)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: To coordinate the development and harmonization of compilation practices of NAS in the EAC Partner States to meet the data requirements for monitoring the East African Monetary Union’s macroeconomic convergence program and enhance the availability of timely, reliable, and comparable NAS.

Duties and responsibilities

a. Coordinate development of regional guidelines/regulations to support harmonisation of National Accounts Statistics, taking into account the international manuals (2008 SNA) and best practices;

b. Build capacities of National Statistics Offices in compilation of regionally harmonized National Accounts Statistics;

c. Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;

d. Review and appraise the existing frameworks on compilation of NAS in the Partner States;

e. Develop a framework for generation of regional Quarterly and Annual NAS aggregates where necessary;

f. Facilitate Partner States to adopt the implementation of SNA2008 and QNA;

g. Develop a comprehensive NAS database;

h. Provide technical backstopping to Partner States at various stages of NAS compilation;

i. Identify challenges in the harmonization process and suggest options for addressing them; and

j. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. A Masters degree in Statistics or Economics or equivalent qualifications in national accounts from a recognized University/ Institution;

b. Relevant working experience, with at least 8 years in compiling national accounts, 3 of which must be at senior level; and

c. Other relevant experiences in compiling supporting statistics such as price statistics, establishment and household surveys, agriculture surveys, business registers, and statistical classifications are an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Communication, presentation, computer, conceptual, numeracy, statistical, analytical, writing, and research skills;

b. Demonstrated initiative, personal dynamism and self-motivated;

c. Knowledge in statistics software packages

d. A team player, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

e. Ability to work with minimum supervision; and

f. Ability to coordinate regional workshops, seminars and conferences in English, the working language of the East African Community.

STATISTICIAN – CONSUMER PRICE INDICES EXPERT 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/07)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: To coordinate the development and harmonization of the compilation practices of Harmonised Consumer Price Index (HCPI) for the EAC Partner States to meet the data requirements for monitoring the East African Monetary Union’s macroeconomic convergence program; and enhance the availability of timely, reliable, and comprehensive EAC HCPI suitable for the conduct of a regional monetary policy.

Duties and responsibilities

a. Coordinate the updating/revision of the EAC regional guidelines/regulations for compilation of national and regional HCPIs, taking into account the international manuals, practical guides and best practices;

b. Build capacities of National Statistics Offices and Central Banks in compilation of Harmonized Consumer price Index statistical data;

c. Create a mechanism for compilation of EAC HCPI from national Harmonized Consumer Price Indices;

d. Update and maintain a comprehensive EAC HCPI database;

e. Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;

f. Create a framework for generation of regional HCPI statistics;

g. Create a mechanism for generation of historical data series of HCPI data;

h. Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;

i. Facilitate Partner States to adopt the implementation of the CPI manual and the relevant manuals necessary for generation of robust HCPI statistics;

j. Develop a comprehensive HCPI statistics database;

k. Facilitate the creation of a platform for comprehensive exchange of experiences and sharing the regional capacities among EAC Partner States;

l. Provide technical backstopping to Partner States at various stages of HCPI statistics compilation;

m. Identify challenges in the harmonization process and suggest options for addressing them; and

n. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. A Masters degree in Statistics or Economics or equivalent qualifications from a recognised University/ Institution;

b. Working experience of not less than 8 years in compiling CPI, 3 of which must be at senior level; and

c. Working knowledge in compilation of Harmonised Consumer Price Indices at national level or regional level is an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Communication, presentation, computer, conceptual, numeracy, statistical, analytical, writing, and research skills;

b. Demonstrated initiative, personal dynamism and self-motivated;

c. Knowledge in statistics software packages

d. A team player, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

e. Ability to work with minimum supervision; and

f. Ability to coordinate regional workshops, seminars and conferences in English, the working language of the East African Community.

STATISTICIAN – POVERTY STATISTICS EXPERT 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/08)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: To improve the scope, depth, reliability, availability, comparability and use of poverty statistics to support planning, implementation and monitoring development programs in the Community.

Duties and responsibilities

a. Coordinate and support the harmonisation of survey design (questionnaire. methodology) of the Household surveys in the EAC region, with particular reference to the measurement of poverty;

b. Develop guidelines for the harmonisation/ standardization of the methodology for poverty estimation;

c. Facilitate capacity building at the NSOs, especially in the areas of poverty analysis, and small area estimation methodology to facilitate production of data and poverty maps at lower levels;

d. Promote use of non-monetary methods of poverty estimation such as multi-dimensional index, multi-overlapping deprivation analysis (MODA), assets and wealth index to be used in between surveys for more frequent poverty statistics in the region;

e. Develop and maintain an annual overview brief on poverty in the EAC region. The brief should also highlight data gaps in accordance with the SDGs framework and the national development plans by presenting specific case studies;

f. Coordinate trainings for Planners on the definition and use of the full set of poverty indicators;

g. Identify challenges in the harmonization process and suggest options for addressing them; and

h. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. A Master degree in Economics, Development Studies, Statistics, or any other related field;

b. Training in poverty analysis will be an added advantage;

c. At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in research, including statistical work experience with government statistical agencies or international organizations dealing with issues of measurement of poverty, 3 of which must be at senior level; and

d. Experience in survey design with proven experience in the design of household surveys will be an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Should have effective communication, presentation, computer, conceptual, numeracy, statistical, analytical, writing, and research skills. (S)he should also be a good team player;

b. Data analysis skills, with familiarity and hands on expertise of statistical packages like SPSS, STATA software and other statistical software;

c. A team player, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

d. Ability to work with minimum supervision Ability to coordinate regional workshops, seminars and conferences in English, the working language of the East African Community; ; and

e. Experience in utilisation of small area estimation methodologies at national level will be an added advantage.

STATISTICIAN – EXTERNAL SECTOR STATISTICS EXPERT 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/09)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: To develop External Sector Statistics (Merchandise Trade and Balance of Payments) to meet the data requirements for monitoring the East African Monetary Union’s macroeconomic convergence program; and enhance availability of timely, reliable, and accurate regional Merchandise Trade and BOP statistics which are consistent with the requirements of a monetary union.

Duties and responsibilities

a. Coordinate development of regional guidelines/regulations to support harmonisation of merchandise trade and Balance of Payments statistics, taking into account the international manuals (IMTS 2010 and BPM6), compilation guides and best practices;

b. Build capacities of Revenue Authorities, Central Banks and National Statistics Offices, and other key relevant national stakeholders in compilation of regionally comparable merchandise trade and Balance of Payments statistics;

c. Create a mechanism for generation of relevant regional aggregates using harmonized merchandise trade and BOP data;

d. Develop, update and maintain a comprehensive merchandise trade and BOP statistics database(s) to support monitoring and surveillance of the EAC convergence criteria on reserve requirements;

e. Provide a platform for comprehensive exchange of experiences and sharing the regional capacities among EAC Partner States;

f. Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;

g. Facilitate Partner States to adopt the implementation of the IMTS Manual, BPM6 manual and other relevant manuals necessary for generation of sound merchandise trade and BOP statistics;

h. Provide technical backstopping to Partner States at various stages of BOP statistics compilation;

i. Identify challenges in the harmonization process and suggest options for addressing them; and

j. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. A Masters degree in Statistics or Economics or equivalent qualifications from a recognised University/ Institution;

b. Relevant working experience, with at least 8 years in compiling External Sector Statistics, 3 of which must be at senior level; and

c. A working experience in compilation and analysis of Balance of Payments Statistics at Central Banks, National Statistics Offices, or regional/international organization.

Competencies and skills

a. Communication, presentation, computer, conceptual, numeracy, statistical, analytical, writing, and research skills;

b. Demonstrated initiative, personal dynamism and self-motivated;

c. Knowledge in statistics software packages;

d. A team player, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

e. Ability to work with minimum supervision; and

f. Ability to coordinate regional workshops, seminars and conferences in English, the working language of the East African Community.



STATISTICIAN – MONETARY & FINANCIAL STATISTICS EXPERT 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/10)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: To develop MFS aimed at enhancing the availability of timely, reliable, comprehensive and comparable financial statistics among Partner States that contribute to the pursuit of sound macroeconomic policies and to the improved functioning of the financial sector in the context of a monetary union.

Duties and responsibilities

a. Coordinate development of regional guidelines/regulations to support harmonisation of Monetary & Financial Statistics and Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI), taking into account the international manuals and guidelines (MFS 2000 and FSI guidelines, 2006) and best practices;

b. Build capacities of Central Banks, other financial sector regulators and National Statistics Offices in compilation of regionally harmonized statistical data;

c. Create a mechanism for generation of relevant regional aggregates using harmonized MFS and FSI data;

d. Create a framework for generating historical data for the regionally harmonized MFS and FSIs data;

e. Update and maintain a comprehensive monetary surveillance database;

f. Provide a platform for comprehensive exchange of experiences and sharing the regional capacities among EAC Partner States;

g. Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;

h. Facilitate Partner States to adopt the implementation of the MFS 2000 manual and the relevant guidelines necessary for generation of Financial soundness Indicators following the Basle Committee guidelines;

i. Develop a comprehensive monetary surveillance database;

j. Provide technical backstopping to Partner States at various stages of MFS and FSI compilation;

k. Identify challenges in the harmonization process and suggest options for addressing them; and

l. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. A Masters degree in Statistics or Economics or equivalent qualifications from a recognised University/ Institution;

b. Working experience of not less than 8 years in compiling MFS/FSI, 3 of which must be at senior level; and

c. Working knowledge in compilation of harmonised MFS and FSI statistics at national or regional

Competencies and skills

a. Communication, presentation, computer, conceptual, numeracy, statistical, analytical, writing, and research skills;

b. Demonstrated initiative, personal dynamism and self-motivated;

c. Knowledge in statistics software packages;

d. A team player, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

e. Ability to work with minimum supervision; and

f. Ability to coordinate regional workshops, seminars and conferences in English, the working language of the East African Community.

STATISTICIAN – GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS EXPERT 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/11)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: To develop compilation of Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Public Sector Debt statistics (PSDS) aimed at meeting the fiscal and public debt data requirements for monitoring the East African Monetary Union’s macroeconomic convergence program; coordinate the harmonization of the compilation of government finance statistics in the EAC Partner States; and enhance the availability of timely, reliable, and comparable fiscal and public debt statistics among Partner States.

Duties and responsibilities

a. Review and appraise the existing frameworks on compilation of GFS statistics in the Partner States;

b. Coordinate development of regional guidelines/regulations to support harmonisation of GFS and PSDS statistics, taking into account the international manuals (GFSM 2014 and PSDS Guidelines) and best practices;

c. Support partner states in harmonization of GFS through building capacity for Ministries responsible for Finance, Central Banks and National Statistics Offices in compilation of regionally harmonized GFS statistical data;

d. Create a mechanism for generation of relevant current and historical regional fiscal aggregates using the 2014 Government Finance statistics Manual (GFSM2014) framework;

e. Design and maintain comprehensive fiscal and public debt databases including for fiscal and debt surveillance of macroeconomic convergence for EAMU;

f. Provide a platform for comprehensive exchange of experiences and sharing the regional capacities among EAC Partner States;

g. Design and develop a framework for monitoring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;

h. Provide technical backstopping to Partner States at various stages of GFS statistics compilation;

i. Identify challenges in the harmonization process and suggest options for addressing them;

j. Advise on the implementation of studies relevant to the development of GFS in the Community;

k. Prepare Progress and Annual Reports on Status of harmonisation of GFS in the Community; and

l. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. A Masters degree in Statistics or Economics or equivalent qualifications from a recognised University/ Institution;

b. Working experience of at least 8 years in compiling Government Finance Statistics (GFS) at national, 3 of which must be at senior level; and

c. Working knowledge in compilation of GFS statistics at regional level will be an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Communication, presentation, computer, conceptual, numeracy, statistical, analytical, writing, and research skills;

b. Demonstrated initiative, personal dynamism and self-motivated;

c. Knowledge in statistics software packages;

d. A team player, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

e. Ability to work with minimum supervision; and

f. Ability to coordinate regional workshops, seminars and conferences in English, the working language of the East African Community.

STATISTICIAN – AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NUTRITION STATISTICS EXPERT

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/12)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: To coordinate the development and harmonization of the compilation practices of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics for the EAC Partner States to meet the data requirements for monitoring Agriculture sector and food security and Nutrition in the East African Community; and enhance the availability of timely, reliable, and comprehensive Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics for the Community.

Duties and responsibilities:

a. Coordinate the updating/revision of the EAC regional guidelines/ regulations for compilation of national and regional Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics, taking into account the international manuals, practical guides and best practices;

b. Build capacities of National Statistics Offices and MDAs in compilation of Harmonized Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistical data;

c. Create a mechanism for compilation of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics;

d. Create a framework for generating historical data for the regionally harmonized Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics;

e. Update and maintain a comprehensive EAC Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics database;

f. Update and maintain the EAC RegionSTAT database:

g. Provide a platform for comprehensive exchange of experiences and sharing the regional capacities among EAC Partner States;

h. Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;

i. Create a framework for generation of regional Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics

j. CreateamechanismforgenerationofhistoricaldataseriesofAgriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics;

k. Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;

l. Facilitate Partner States to adopt the implementation of the Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics guidelines and the relevant manuals necessary for generation of robust Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics;

m. Develop a comprehensive Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics database;

n. Develop and maintain a regional food balance sheet

o. Facilitate the creation of a platform for comprehensive exchange of experiences and sharing the regional capacities among EAC Partner States;

p. Provide technical backstopping to Partner States at various stages of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics compilation;

q. Identify challenges in the harmonization process and suggest options for addressing them; and

r. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Qualifications and experience

a. A Masters degree in Statistics or Economics or equivalent qualifications from a recognised University/ Institution;

b. Relevant working experience, with at least 8 year in compiling Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics at national, regional or international organization level, 3 of which must be at senior level; and

c. Working knowledge in compilation of Food Balance Sheet, CountrySTAT data, Food and Nutrition Statistics at least national level or regional level is an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Communication, presentation, computer, conceptual, numeracy, statistical, analytical, writing, and research skills;

b. Demonstrated initiative, personal dynamism and self-motivated;

c. Knowledge in statistics software packages;

d. A team player, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

e. Ability to work with minimum supervision; and

f. Ability to coordinate regional workshops, seminars and conferences in English, the working language of the East African Community.

COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY EXPERT 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/13)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: to develop and implement a communications and advocacy strategy for the EAC Statistics Development and Harmonisation regional Project; and support the National Statistics Offices’ (NSOs) communication strategies. The communication strategy will set the framework for a statistics community-wide mainstream and social media visibility.

Duties and responsibilities

a. Design a communications and an advocacy strategy for the EAC StatDHRP, and also an action plan for the project identifying key developmental issues to prioritize advocacy and awareness raising efforts;

b. Liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concerns

c. Developing publicity materials and management of web site content;

d. writing and editing statistical stories on topical issues, including media supplements, documentaries, press release and media features;

e. Handle matters relating to public relations, information output, press releases and media requests, social media and/or advertising;

f. Support in identifying statistical success stories and other themes that can be used in communication campaigns both at regional and national level;

g. Support the NSOs to enhance their media and online presence and dissemination of information;

h. Advise on and support the organization of publicity/outreach for the project, knowledge-sharing events and promotional opportunities;

i. Organize events with the public/stakeholders to increase product awareness or knowledge on project activities or recent developments;

j. Manage information output, by handling incoming requests for information from media outlets;

k. Proofreading and fine-tuning of texts and materials to make them understandable and interesting to the targeted audience; and

l. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Qualifications and experience

a. A Master’s degree in either Communications; Mass Communication; Public Relations; Journalism, and related studies;

b. A minimum of 8 years of experience with a proven professional record in working in the field of Corporate communication in a reputable organization, 3 of which must be at senior level;

c. Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information/advocacy, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems; and

d. Experience at the national or international level in public relations, corporate communication or advocacy would be an advantage but not a requirement; and

e. Understanding of official statistics would be an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Advanced skills in graphic design and desktop publishing;

b. Ability to produce a wide range of communication supports, including infographics, presentations, videos, and layouts for both web and print.

c. Fluency in English;

d. Excellent communication skills;

e. Excellent Team-work oriented and interpersonal skills; and

f. Excellent analytical skills.

STATISTICIAN – DATABASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST 

(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/14)

Job Grade equivalent: P2

Job reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: To enhance the database management and dissemination EAC socio-economic statistics in EAC, it’s Partner States and other stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities

a. Enhance the development, update and maintenance of the statistics databases at the EAC Secretariat to support effective dissemination of EAC statistical data;

b. Build the capacity of the Partner States to maintain and regularly update their Open Data Platform (ODPs) to support exchange of statistical information;

c. Advise on appropriate national and regional frameworks for statistical databases management;

d. Identify challenges to timely data exchange at Partner States and EAC level and develop pragmatic proposals for address them;

e. Ensure the quality of EAC statistics portal and databases and their timely updating;

f. Liaise with international agencies to champion adoption of a data sharing technology for the region (such as SDMX technology), that overcomes the differences in database architectures adopted by various producers of data to ease data and metadata sharing in the Community;

g. Provide technical backstopping to Partner States at various stages of database development and management;

h. Establish a framework for regular and timely submission of statistical data to the Secretariat and ensuring compliance to the agreed submission deadlines;

i. Provide a platform for comprehensive exchange of experiences and sharing the regional capacities among EAC Partner States; and

j. Perform any other duties as shall be assigned the Project Manager.

Qualifications and experience

a. A Masters degree from a recognised University/ Institution in either Statistics; mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field;

b. At least 8 years demonstrated experience in design. development, and management of statistical data bases , 3 of which must be at senior level; and

c. Certificate in either Microsoft Access, SQL Server or any other professional certification will be an added advantage.

Competencies and skills

a. Excellent knowledge of database software including ACCESS, STATA, SPSS, R, and/or other statistical programmes;

b. Ability to design the structure of databases and write appropriate interfaces for data entry and ensure data quality and security;

c. Ability to use Microsoft Access databases for statistical purposes such as collection, analysis and dissemination;Experience in capacity building programs including managing, training and supporting staff; and

d. Team work, effective communication, fluent in English, computer, statistical, analytical, conceptual ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships with national, regional and international partners.

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, 05th August 2019.

Eligibility

Only applicants from EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above positions.

Terms and Conditions of Service

These are project positions supported by Donor Funds, and are non-established in the Secretariat for which contract terms are limited to the period of the project. The successful candidates will be recruited for an initial period of two (2) years and the contract may be renewed for another two (2) years, subject to project budgeting and a satisfactory performance evaluation.

Fringe Benefits

All posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

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.

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, 05th August 2019.

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

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 E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

Website: www.eac.int

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