East African Community (EAC) Job Careers – Senior Budget Officer

Job Title:    Senior Budget Officer
Organisation: East
African Community (EAC)
Reports to:  Director
Duty Station: Arusha,
REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/010
NB: Open
to Ugandan Nationals
About US:
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 .
Job Summary: The
Senior Budget Officer coordinate the Community’s budget preparations,
administer and manage all aspects of the budget functions Including examining
the budget estimates or proposals for accuracy, precision, and completeness
during the budgeting process; ensuring conformity with financial procedures,
policies and organizational objectives during the implementation process; and
preparation of timely management accounting reports for management decision
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
organize, coordinate, prioritize, assign, and evaluate the work of the Budget
write, coordinate, and provide initial implementation, and evaluation of
long-range capital, financial and budgetary policies and procedures to
influence EAC behavior and encourage fiscal responsibility;
of the cost centers budget proposals to the management;
in consultations with General Purpose Committee of EAC Assembly on the
and maintain database, including the creation of links to obtain Information
from spreadsheets, financial and account information, and SUN databases;
development and maintenance for capital project reporting and coordinating, and
spreadsheet application development and maintenance to provide timely,
accurate, and essential information for financial decision making and creation
of the budget document;
out the mid-year review of the EAC budget every January;
meetings for discussing the status of the budget with budget implementers.
on the possibility of budget flexibility when need arise;
in the Sectoral, EAC investment activities, resource mobilization, Council and
Summit meetings;
closely with, department heads, and other professional staff within the
Community in the development of the budget, Capital Improvement Plan, and other
financial reports;
Acts as
a liaison to other Community Offices and Directorates, administers and
participates In special projects relating to ongoing Community-wide issues and
programs; coordinates or conduct activities with other Community Offices,
directorates and departments;
funding sources, agency expenditures and allotments while ensuring compliance
with legislative intent, accounting regulations, and audit compliance
duties as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:
applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Senior Budget Officer job must
hold a Masters degree in Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Economic
Policy Management or a related field. He/she must be Certified Public
Accountant (final certificate) . 8 years of experience with 3 years at Senior
level. Knowledge of MTEF processes is an added advantage .
have Knowledge of IFRS, IAS, IPSAS and Accounting Conventions, Knowledge of
applicable legal framework (Donor requirements), Knowledge of ISA and
International Audit requirements, management and governance skills, Knowledge
of use of automated accounting and information management systems .
for Planning and organization, Diversity management and Leadership
to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in
written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational
to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through
to completion.
problem-solving skills and analysis, and report problems to the Director
Finance, as necessary.
service orientation.
communication and report writing skills;
to work as a team leader and to motivate others; and
to work under pressure and to deliver on the set deadlines.
Eligibility for applications: Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for
the above position.
Fringe Benefits:
The established
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:
All 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.
Please note:
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not
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.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
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: vacancies@eachq.org
Deadline: Friday, 21st August 2020.
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