Principal Human Resource Officer Job Placement - East African Community (EAC)

Job Title:         Principal Human Resource Officer
Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Director, Human Resources and Administration
REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/15

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 Principal Human Resource Officer will initiate, formulate and manage Human Resource Management and Development policies and strategies that will enable the Community to attract, develop and retain high quality human resources.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will also initiate, formulate and manage human resource management and development Policies and Strategies for the Community;
  • Design and maintain internal administrative and staff performance appraisal and monitoring systems;
  • Work in liaison with the relevant officers, draw up Terms of Reference and Job Descriptions for Community jobs;
  • Guide on the enforcement of Staff Rules and Regulations;
  • Coordinate periodic staff performance appraisal/evaluation exercises;
  • Work in close collaboration with the Planning Directorate, monitor Staff Performance Contracts;
  • Coordinate the selection and recruitment of staff in accordance with the established rules, procedures and practices;
  • Manage recruitment and placement standards, procedures, and practices;
  • Handle matters relating to terms and conditions of service in  conformity with the established Rules and Regulations;
  • Work in liaison with the Finance Directorate, direct payroll management;
  • Initiate budget proposals for the HR Department;
  • Prepare and submit progress reports and follow up on the implementation of Council decisions;
  • Promote a positive corporate culture and image of the Community.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the East African Community (EAC) Principal Human Resource Officer job opportunity must hold a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration and Management, Business Administration, Law or a related field.
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant experience in HR management, development and administration with 5 years at senior level.
  • Skills and Competencies: Analytical skills, administrative skills, organization skills, communication skills, decision-making skills, negotiation skills, team building skills, networking skills, result oriented skills, supervisory skills, management skills, leadership skills, research skills, good computer skills, meeting tight deadlines, ability to work under minimum supervision, innovativeness, problem-solving, performance management, working in a multi-cultural environment and managing diversity.
  • 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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