East African Community (EAC) Jobs – Senior Standards Officer

Organisation: East
African Community (EAC)
Reports to:  Principal
Standards Officer
Duty Station: Arusha,
Tanzania
REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/09
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 Standards Officer will primarily ensure accuracy of measurements in
the region to promote fair trade practices
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
To
undertake activities as provided for the functions of the Liaison Office of
SQMT Department under section 5 of the EAC SQMT Act, 2006;
·       
Coordinate
the activities of the Technical Sub Committee on Metrology(EAMET) of East
African Standards Committee;
·       
Provide
logistical support to the EASC in the design and management of Community
projects for the implementation of metrology development programs
·       
Liaise
with Partner States to ensure traceability of measurements in Partner States
and the community (measurement inter-comparisons, publicizing calibration
capabilities in the community);
·       
Coordinate
the activities of EAMET among members and with Intra-Africa Metrology System
(AFRIMET) and other regional metrology organisations, BIPM, OIML and other
regional and International legal and scientific metrology bodies (Key
international comparisons, CMC registration, membership of BIPM, OIML, CIPM
MRA, accreditation etc);
·       
Liaise
with other Directorates and functions of EAC to implement EAC legislation
related to accuracy of measurements (axle load, safe drugs, industrial
development etc);
·       
Coordinate
the development, review and maintenance of East African legislations on
Metrology.(follow up on metrology on metrology bill, metrology regulations,
metrology related standards)
·       
Identify
training needs and areas for capacity building in metrology and conformity
assessment and develop plan for their implementation (training, competence
building, infrastructure development in terms of equipment and labs)
·       
Prepare
annual budgets and work plans for EAMET functions plus the Department of
Internal Trade and the Trade Directorate;
·       
Follow
up on implementation of Council decisions, EAMET programs, projects and prepare
progress and annual reports;
·       
Undertake
any other official duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the
superiors from time to time.



Qualifications and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Senior Standards Officer job
must hold a Masters Degree in Physics, Engineering, or related fields.
·       
Additional
knowledge in project planning will be an added advantage.
·       
Eight
(8) years working in Metrology fields of Scientific, Industrial metrology and
legal metrology, international comparisons of measurements, knowledge of the
workings of AFRIMET, OIML BIPM, with minimum of 3 years at senior level working
with a quality Institution or equivalent.
·       
Experience
working with National and International conformity assessment bodies will be
mostly preferred.
·       
Good
knowledge and understanding of the EAC economic integration process.
·       
Good
oral and written communication skills and ability to influence
multi-stakeholder processes;
·       
Excellent
analytical skills particularly in interpreting, using, analyzing and presenting
data and evidence.
·       
Good
skills in Project proposal development, planning, implementation, monitoring
and evaluation
·       
Demonstrable
knowledge of metrology matters for the EAC Partner States.
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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