27 June 2017

Trade Officer - Internal Trade Information Career Jobs - East African Community (EAC)

Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Senior Trade Officer - Internal Trade
REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/20

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 Trade Officer - Internal Trade Information will compile, analyse and disseminate EAC trade data through preparation of EAC Annual Trade reports plus uploading and managing trade data in the EAC Trade Help Desk.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will compile, analyze and disseminate EAC Trade data through coordination of the preparation of EAC Annual Trade and Investment Reports to feed into the Trade Help Desk;
  • Keenly analyze trade flows within the region and suggest ways of improving trade;
  • Manage the EAC Trade Help Desk/Trade Portal and upload trade data into the system for use by Policy Makers and Researchers;
  • Mentor and train Partner States’ officials on the use of EAC Trade Help Desk and uploading of data;
  • Render support in the preparation of the Departmental and Directorate annual budget;
  • Actively facilitate and offer technical guidance on areas of Internal Trade in meetings including preparation and presentation of reports for the  meetings;
  • Following up on implementation of Council Directives/Decisions and prepare progress and annual reports;
  • Providing support in Resource Mobilization for operationalization of the EAC Trade Help Desk;
  • Helping in the management of the Partner States trade portals and harmonizing them with the EAC Trade Help Desk/Portal.
  • Work closely with the other ICT and Information-related departments in the Secretariat and Partner States to promote trade for the EAC.
  • Perform any other related official duties assigned by supervisors from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the East African Community (EAC) Trade Officer - Internal Trade Information job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Law, Business Administration, International Trade, or related field.
  • Possession of a Masters’ Degree and a Specialized training in the field of trade data analysis will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in data collection, analysis and reporting, preparation of Trade reports.
  • Possession of quantitative analytical skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Computers (Information Technology (IT) skills)
  • Proven ability to provide clear and objective advice and recommendations;
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of trade policy issues and regional integration;
  • Excellent report writing and presentation 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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