28 May 2021

Director Planning at The East African Community (EAC)

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Job Description

(REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/43)
Grade : P5
Organ : EAC Secretariat
Directorate : Planning
Reports to : Deputy Secretary General (Planning and Infrastructure)
Station : Arusha, Tanzania
Job Purpose
The Director Planning will provide Strategic leadership in the process of Coordinating and Facilitating implementation of all activities related to EAC’s overall Development strategy and Corporate Strategic plans, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Fiscal and Monetary Affairs, Financial Sector, Investment Promotion and Private Sector Development and Research related to the implementation of EAC programmes. The Director of Planning will also advise the Community on policy issues and the overall performance of the Organs and Institutions of the Community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, initiate, formulate, harmonize the development and implementation of Strategies, policies and programs for Planning and Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Fiscal and Monetary Affairs, Financial Sector, Investment Promotion and Private Sector development and Macroeconomic policies (both fiscal and monetary);
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of consolidated annual work/operations plans and ensure complimentarily of synergies and cooperation within the sectors under supervision;
  • Promote and coordinate joint Implementation of strategies and programs under supervision to promote teamwork, enhance optimal utilization of resources, efficiency; build synergies, internal learning and corporation; and minimize duplication of efforts between related sectors within and outside the Directorates;
  • Provide managerial support and technical advice related to the sectors to staff under the directorate’s supervision;
  • Liaise with Directorate Staff to develop specific, measureable, accurate, realistic and time bound (SMART) performance Indicators, monitor and evaluate individual Staff performance by ensuring that the EAC performance evaluation/appraisal and feedback process is applied to all;
  • Identify policy gaps, initiate and facilitate research and studies in priority programme areas for the sectors under the directorate’s supervision;
  • Coordinate implementation of Council decisions and consolidate progress and annual reports on status of implementation of the Council decisions/directives assigned to Directorate;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in Economics, Development Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Policy Analysis or a related field. A Post Graduate Diploma/degree in Management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 15 years in relevant field, eight of which should be at Senior Management level in a busy environment. Working experience in the coordination of regional projects and programs will be an added advantage.

Skills and competencies:

  • Must be able to provide strategic and team leadership to the Directorate of Planning team, create a conducive and empowering work environment which promotes creativity and innovation among staff, coach, mentor and motivate staff, manage diversity, conflict and change; write proposals and Negotiation, Networking, Judgment and decision making skills. Should be able to conduct research, effectively communicate, have presentation, conceptual, analytical, Planning, and must be Computer Literate.

Eligibility for applications:

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

Terms and Conditions of Service:
The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once .
This position is subject to the application of the Quota System .

Fringe Benefits:
The established 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 specific professional bodies will be expected to be in compliance with such requirements .

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  June  2021. Please note:

1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
2. Applications which do not :
  • have EAC application form;

  • indicate nationality and age;

  • have 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 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 the 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 : www.eac.int

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