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31 Oct 2022

CMI IT Specialist (Short Term Staff) at East African Community (EAC)

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Job Description

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

The Community established Capital Markets Infrastructure in 2020. The infrastructure is envisaged to link all the Automatic Trading Systems (ATS) and the Central Securities Depositories (CSD) in the EAC region. The overall objective is to allow a seamless movement of securities and payments between the different EAC Capital Markets, compatible at the regional level, in order to enable the creation of a regional financial market in the EAC region.

The East African Community Secretariat seeks to recruit a highly motivated, result-driven, and qualified professional from citizens of the Republics of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania to fill the following position tenable at the EAC Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania.


(1 post) (REF: EAC/HR/2022-23/07)      

Organ :                 EAC Secretariat

Grade :                P2

Directorate :      Planning

Reports to:      Director Planning

Duty Station:   Arusha, Tanzania

Job Purpose of the Job:

The CMI IT Specialist will be responsible for the maintenance of the CMI database by planning, implementing, monitoring, and improving performance of the databases and related IT infrastructure. To carry out his/her tasks, the CMI IT Specialist will be required to maintain liaison with relevant stakeholders including IT staff in the central banks, Stock Exchanges and Central Securities Depositories across the EAC Partner States, EAC Secretariat and other relevant EAC organs.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Managing and providing support for the Capital Markets Infrastructure (CMI) information systems;
  2. Coordinating and overseeing smooth operations of the CMI information systems;
  3. Ensuring compliance to the CMI Operational rules and procedures by all participants;
  4. Training new users on basic CMI network functions, CMI system access and software programs as needed;
  5. Managing business operations continuity requests for the CMI;
  6. Installing and when necessary upgrading the database servers and application tools of the CMI as and when necessary;
  7. Plan database upgrades by maintaining, evaluating, and improving a transaction processing model of the CMI;
  8. Assess database performance of the CMI by developing a protocol for measurement of results and identification of problem areas;
  9. Regular improvement of the CMI databases, applications and network performance by monitoring their performance;
  10. Evaluating and resolving processing and programming problems, and designing database management tools;
  11. Allocating the CMI system storage and planning future storage requirements for the database systems;
  12. Ensuring security of the CMI databases by preparing access and control policies and procedures and facilitating implementation of the disaster recovery procedures;
  13. Supporting the CMI application design by contributing expertise to applications, operations, and technical support teams in the Partner States Capital Markets;
  14. Ensuring compliance with the CMI database vendor license agreement;
  15. Ensuring CMI operational safety and resilience;
  16. Promoting the Capital Markets integration agenda; and
  17. Manage the resources within the CMI Operations office.

Qualifications and Experience:

A Master’s degree or its equivalent in Computer Science, IT and/or related fields. A professional qualification in related fields will be an added advantage e.g. Certified UNIX Administrator or Microsoft certified engineer.

At least 8 years of relevant experience, at middle-level management or above, working in: central banks Central Depository Systems environment, Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) database environment, or Automatic Trading Systems. Experience in implementing Capital Markets Systems will be added advantage.

Experience and demonstrated knowledge of Oracle relational database systems, database logic knowledge and report writing skills are required.

Skills and competencies:

The person should have strong knowledge and experience in implementing regional Capital Markets Systems. In addition, knowledge in business reengineering and processes will be required.

Eligibility for applications:

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

Terms and Conditions of Service

The above position is tenable for a contract of six (6) months that may be renewed.

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.

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.

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Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to:
  • Fill in the application form attached (download from here);
  • Attach their application letter, a detailed CV, Copies of certified academic certificates, and a copy of National Identity Card or Passport in PDF format scanned in one (1) file.

  • 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 Friday, 18th November, 2022

Please note: 1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both. 2.         All Applications MUST STRICTLY:
    • have EAC application form, CV, application letter, ID ;
    • indicate nationality and age;
    • have the job reference number;
    • have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates;
    • provide referees.
3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted 4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude 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. A due diligence will be conducted for all successful candidates in respect of their academic certificates (certification by  a recognized higher education body in respective Partner States)  and employment records .

The Secretary General

East African Community

P. o Box 1096

Arusha – Tanzania.

Tel: +255 27 2162100

Fax: +255 27 2162190

E-mail: [email protected] Website :

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