27 June 2017

Senior Customs Officer - Information Management Officer Jobs - East African Community (EAC)

Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Principal Customs Officer (Information Technology)
REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/16

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, 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.

Job Summary: The Senior Customs Officer - Information Management Officer will render support in the development and implementation of customs IT systems and solutions to facilitate the EAC Single Customs Territory.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Keenly analyze the Customs systems and make recommendations on development of customs software business solutions and modules under the interconnectivity framework to facilitate the Single Customs Territory.
  • Render support in the design and implementation of IT solutions in accordance with the EAC CMA, Customs Regulations, Council decisions and Customs Committee recommendations.
  • Tasked with the development of IT regulations and process manuals and monitor their implementation;
  • Support Partner States on matters related to interconnectivity and exchange of information;
  • Keenly monitor the efficacy of data exchange platforms and make timely interventions to rectify any operational problems;
  • Coordinate the training and sensitization on IT related matters at the regional level;
  • Design regional customs information systems in line with the proposed information Security policy and legal regulation for customs interconnectivity;
  • Coordinate and support Customs technical working groups;
  • Perform any other official duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the East African Community (EAC) Senior Customs Officer - Information Management Officer job opportunity must hold a Masters’ degree in Information Technology, Business Informatics or equivalent and relevant certification in Information Technology.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the relevant field with three (3) at management level and sound knowledge of change management and networking in a complex development context;
  • Skills and Competencies: Knowledge of regional integration and trade policy issues in the Regional Integration. Proficiency in computer applications with hands-on skills in a Customs Computer system; Analytical skills, communication skills, decision-making skills, planning skills, negotiations skills, networking skills, research skills, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Age: Below 55 years. 
Job Benefits: The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three (3) referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, Birth Certificate or Passport showing the date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and the envelope. For electronic submissions, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and forward to the address given below.

NB:
  • Please submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  • Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional certificates; or fail to provide three referees shall be disqualified.

The Secretary General,
East African Community,
P. O. Box 1096 Arusha - Tanzania.

E-mail to: vacancies@eachq.org

Deadline: Friday, 21st July 2017 by 5:00pm


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