East African Community (EAC) Job Vacancies – Principal Curriculum Development Officer

Organisation: East
African Community (EAC)
Reports to:  Deputy
Executive Secretary (Projects and Programs)
Duty Station: East
African Kiswahili Commission Secretariat Headquarters, Zanzibar, URT
REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/33
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 Curriculum Development Officer
will promote curriculum development to equip citizens with the Kiswahili
literary and linguistic skills and knowledge which meets the needs and conforms
to the development plans of the Community
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Developing
quality assurance processes, through harmonization of Kiswahili education
Programmes, curricula and certification, in order to ensure that teaching and
research in the Kiswahili achieve and maintain acceptable standards
·       
In
collaboration with Partner States, reviewing and harmonizing Kiswahili
curricula to keep abreast with new linguistics and literary developments
·       
Assisting
Partner States to offer quality education for the production of Kiswahili
teachers and communicators in all sectors of society
·       
Assisting
Partner States with specific needs in the development of Kiswahili language
·       
Assisting
members with their respective personal development and management of Kiswahili
institutions and use of resources
·       
Assisting
governments and other stakeholders with the development of strategies for
adequate investment in the promotion of Kiswahili in the Community and beyond
·       
Facilitating
the development of regional Kiswahili policies for the exchange of staff and
students in Kiswahili Institutions and monitor the effectiveness of such
policies
·       
Identifying
Kiswahili training needs including curriculum review, teaching methods,
development of instructional materials and research
·       
Undertaking
relevant studies to facilitate policy development in the specific sectors of
the Commission



Qualifications and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Principal Curriculum Development
Officer job must hold a Master’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Social
Work and Social Administration or any other equivalent qualification from a
recognized University
·       
At least
ten (10) years of experience, of which five (5) should be at Senior Level in a
relevant field;
·       
Experience
in Training, Curriculum and Policy Development; 
·       
Experience
in Program Planning, Implementation, Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation
·       
Strong
administrative and organizational skills, excellent writing and communication
skills in Kiswahili and English and ability to work in a multi-cultural/diverse
environment
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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