Human Resource Officer Jobs - East African Community (EAC)

Job Title:         Human Resource Officer
Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Senior Human Resources Officer
REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/19

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 Human Resources Officer will be tasked with implementing the East Africa Community’s HR policies that select, develop and retain the right staff needed to meet EAC’s Objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Work in liaison with departments, increasingly in assisting line managers understand and implement the EAC HR policies and procedures;
  • Offer technical support in hiring process activities such as preparation of vacancy announcements , advertising or posting ,  check application forms, coordinate the short listing process and prepare documentation for interview processes;
  • Coordinate the activities related to employee safety, wellness,  health and  welfare  services;
  • Update and maintain database relating to personnel activities such as staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations,  classifications , staff skills and establishment ;
  • Provide support in the implementation of employee induction activities, Staff training and development;
  • Keep track of  changes in salaries and benefits  and prepare  paperwork needed for monthly payroll and maintain records relating to staff leave and other benefits including processing of leave, home leave passage, education allowances, gratuity, advances, overtime for General Staff, etc;
  • Initiate and enter staff records into the HRMIS (INSPIRO);
  • Prepare monthly staffing status reports for the EAC
  • Perform any other duties as may be required by management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the East African Community (EAC) Human Resource Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration, Social Sciences or equivalent.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in a busy HR Office.
  • Skills and Competencies: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, good analytical skills, Communication skills, Writing Skills, Editorial skills, Public Relations skills, proficiency in the use of Computers, people management skills, management of diversity, planning skills, supervisory skills, research skills, networking skills. Knowledge in the use of a computerized Human Resource Management Information Systems (HRMIS) will be an added advantage.
  • 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.

  • 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:

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

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