Human Resources Officer at East African Community (EAC)

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of 6 Partner States: the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC is home to 150 million citizens, of which 22% is urban population. With a land area of 1.82 million square kilometres and a combined Gross Domestic Product of US$ 146 billion (EAC Statistics for 2016), its realisation bears great strategic and geopolitical significance and prospects for the renewed and reinvigorated EAC. The work of the EAC is guided by its Treaty which established the Community. It was signed on 30 November 1999 and entered into force on 7 July 2000 following its ratification by the original three Partner States – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/27

Grade:     P1

Office:       Office of Deputy Executive Secretary (Finance and Administration)

Reports to:     Deputy Executive Secretary (Finance and Administration)

Main Purpose of the Job:

To develop strategies and systems; promote and manage the implementation of Human Resource Policies, geared towards building capacities of the Commission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the formulation of HRM and Development Policies and Strategies for the Commission;
  • Design and maintain internal personnel and administrative monitoring systems;
  • Coordinate the development of job descriptions and specifications for all new jobs in liaison with the relevant officers;
  • Design and maintain a Staff performance Appraisal and reward systems;
  • Coordinate periodic staff performance appraisals/evaluations;
  • Coordinate the process of selection and recruitment of staff in accordance with the established rules, procedure and practices;
  • Establish recruitment and placement standard procedures, practice and act as Secretary to the Staff Recruitment Panels;
  • Develop staff training programmes that meet Commission’s capacity development objectives in consultation with the respective Heads of Departments;
  • Handle Human resources management and development matters relating to terms and conditions of service and discipline, overtime, staff welfare issues including the Staff Medical and Insurance Schemes in conformity with the established Staff Rules and Regulations;
  • Manage and direct payroll and records management functions;
  • Update and maintain the staff list of the Commission; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration and Management, Business Administration, Social sciences or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of Human Resource Management.

Note: Post graduate Diploma in HR Management will be an added advantage

Skills and Competencies:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Results oriented person;
  • Good analytical and report writing skills and;
  • Proficient in the use of computers.

Eligibility for applications:

Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once.

This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Education Qualifications:

All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience:

Internship, training, and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

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.

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