East African Community (EAC) Jobs – Principal Research 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/2020-21/32
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 Research Development Officer will initiate and facilitate
collaboration in regional research and assist Partner States to develop centers
of study and research in Kiswahili
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Initiating,
assisting and encouraging the development of Kiswahili in Partner States and
beyond (regionally and internationally
·       
Initiating
and facilitating research and studies in Kiswahili related Programmes
·       
Coordinating
research in Kiswahili studies and disseminate the research findings to Partner
States
·       
Supporting
and facilitating Partner States institutions involved in Kiswahili research and
promotion
·       
Promoting
collaboration in regional research and assist Partner States develop centers of
advanced study and research in Kiswahili
·       
Assisting
Partner States keep abreast of new developments in Kiswahili
·       
Developing
Kiswahili as a regional language expressing and conveying positive African
values with respect to issues of gender equity, human rights and democracy
·       
Promoting
the exchange of staff and students among Kiswahili institutions
·       
Undertaking
relevant studies to facilitate policy development in the specific sectors of
the Commission
·       
Ensuring
timely preparation of the required departmental work plans and reports
·       
Enhancing
a positive corporate culture and image of the Commission
·       
Undertaking
such other activities meant to further the Commission’s objectives as may be
decided from time to time



Qualifications and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Principal Research Development
Officer job must hold a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Social
Administration, Linguistics or equivalent qualifications from a recognized
University
·       
At least
ten (10) years of experience, of which five (5) should be at Senior Level in a
relevant field,
·       
Proven
experience as a Researcher and;
·       
Experience
in Program Planning, Implementation, coordination, monitoring and Evaluation
·       
Strong
administrative and organizational skills, excellent writing and communication
skills in Kiswahili and English, ability to coordinate research 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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