East African Community (EAC) Job Opportunities – Principal Human Resource Officer

Organisation: East
African Community (EAC)
Reports to:  Director,
Human Resources and Administration
Duty Station: EAC
Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania
REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/03
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 Principal Human Resource Officer will initiate,
formulate and manage Human Resource Management and Development policies and
strategies that will enable the Community to attract, develop and retain high
quality human resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Initiate,
formulate and manage human resource management and development Policies and
Strategies for the Community;
·       
Design
and maintain internal administrative and staff performance appraisal and
monitoring systems;
·       
In
liaison with the relevant officers, draw up Terms of Reference and Job
Descriptions for Community jobs;
·       
Advise
on the enforcement of Staff Rules and Regulations;
·       
Coordinate
periodic staff performance appraisal/evaluation exercises;
·       
In
liaison with the Planning Directorate, monitor Staff Performance Contracts;
·       
Coordinate
the selection and recruitment of staff in accordance with the established
rules, procedures and practices;
·       
Manage
recruitment and placement standards, procedures, and practices;
·       
Handle
matters relating to terms and conditions of service in conformity with the
established Rules and Regulations;
·       
In
liaison with the Finance Directorate, direct payroll management;
·       
Initiate
budget proposals for the HR Department;
·       
Prepare
progress reports and follow up on the implementation of Council decisions; and
·       
Promote
a positive corporate culture and image of the Community.



Qualifications and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Principal Human Resource Officer
job must hold a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Public
Administration and Management, Business Administration, Law or a related field.
·       
At least
10 years of relevant experience in HR management, development and
administration with 5 years at senior level.
·       
Skills
and Competencies: Analytical skills, administrative skills, organization
skills, communication skills, decision-making skills, negotiation skills, team
building skills, networking skills, result oriented skills, supervisory skills,
management skills, leadership skills, research skills, good computer skills,
meeting tight deadlines, ability to work under minimum supervision,
innovativeness, problem-solving, performance management, working in a
multi-cultural environment and managing diversity.
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:
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: vacancies@eachq.org
Deadline: Friday, 21st August 2020.
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