East African Community (EAC) Job Vacancies – Legal Officer

Job Title:    Legal Officer
Organisation: East
African Community (EAC)
Reports to:  Executive
Secretary
Duty Station: Lake
Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), Kisumu, Kenya
REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/28
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 Legal Officer will provide legal advice to the Lake Victoria Basin
Commission as well as rendering other legal services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Facilitate
research and articulate regional best practices in harmonization of national
laws;
·       
Draft,
review and guide negotiations on Tripartite Protocols, Agreements, MOUs,
Funding and Grant Agreements, Contracts and other legal documents ensuring
their consistency with the mandate of the Commission and international law;
·       
Provide
Partner States, upon request with all necessary legal support with regard to
the implementation of the EAC Treaty, the Protocol establishing the LVBC and
the Lake Victoria commission Act;
·       
Provide
legal advice to the Commission in its relations with third parties and
employees on matters concerning administration and employment;
·       
Represent
the Commission in legal disputes;
·       
Perform
any other duties as may be assigned by management.  



Qualifications and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Legal Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Law from reputable University;
·       
Post
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or/and Certification of enrollment on the
Bar in a Partner State;
·       
A
minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at National and/or International
level.
·       
Excellent
legal drafting skills;
·       
Good
communication and negotiation skills;
·       
Proficiency
in use of computers and report writing skills.
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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