Registrar - EAC Competition Authority Jobs - East African Community (EAC)

Job Title:         Registrar - EAC Competition Authority
Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: EAC Competition Authority Commissioners
REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/23

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 Registrar - EAC Competition Authority will serve as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the EAC Competition Authority and be responsible for the day to day management of the EAC Competition Authority subject to the directives of the Commissioners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Registrar, EAC Competition Authority shall perform the following functions: -
  • The incumbent will be the Chief Executive Officer of the EAC Competition Authority;
  • The jobholder will also serve as the Secretary to the Commissioners of the EAC Competition Authority;
  • Offer technical advice to Commissioners, on key strategic, legal and economic matters;
  • Manage staff of the EAC Competition Authority  and provide strategic direction;
  • Initiate and coordinate development of policies and strategies on competition matters in EAC;
  • Represent the EAC Competition Authority in industry and Government, regionally and internationally;
  • Work closely with and cooperate with Partner States competition authorities, consumer protection agencies and other stakeholders on matters of competition policy and consumer protection;
  • Establish systems, procedures and institutional processes of the EAC Competition  Authority;
  • Work to raise the profile and public perception of the EAC Competition Authority;
  • Develop mechanisms and systems for enforcement of EAC Competition Act, 2006, in the EAC Customs Union and Common Market;
  • Establish strategic collaboration and partnerships with national and international  competition agencies on matters related to competition and resource mobilization;
  • Work in liaison with other EAC organs and particularly the Secretariat on policy and Budget development and execution;
  • Present Board papers to the Commissioners in regard to operations of the Authority;
  • Develop and present Reports to the EAC Council of Ministers from time to time; and,
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Commissioners from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the East African Community (EAC) Registrar - EAC Competition Authority employment opportunity must hold a Masters in Economics or Law or Business Management or a related field. Specialized training in competition matters will be an added advantage.
  • At least fifteen (15) years’ experience in either competition policy and law, or consumer protection, or trade or a related field, ten (10) years of which must be at a senior level.
  • Prior high level management experience and a proven track record of leadership in a significant area of either competition regulation, or sectoral/ market regulation, or commercial regulation at national level or regional level
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the EAC economic integration agenda.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to influence multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Excellent analytical skills particularly in interpreting, using, analyzing and presenting data and evidence;
  • Extensive knowledge in competition policy, consumer protection, and trade and industry matters.
  • 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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