Senior Standards Officer - Metrology Job Careers - East African Community (EAC)

Job Title:         Senior Standards Officer - Metrology
Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Principal Standards Officer
REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/18

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 Standards Officer – Metrology will primarily ensure accuracy of measurements in the region to promote fair trade practices

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Undertake activities as provided for the functions of the Liaison Office of SQMT Department under section 5 of the EAC SQMT Act, 2006;
  • Coordinate the activities of the Technical Sub Committee on Metrology (EAMET) of East African Standards Committee;
  • Offer timely logistical support to the EASC in the design and management of Community projects for the implementation of metrology development programs
  • Work closely with Partner States to ensure traceability of measurements  in Partner States and the community (measurement inter-comparisons, publicizing calibration capabilities in the community);
  • Coordinate the activities of EAMET among members and with Intra-Africa Metrology System (AFRIMET)  and other regional metrology organisations, BIPM, OIML and  other regional and International legal and scientific metrology bodies (Key international comparisons, CMC registration, membership of BIPM, OIML, CIPM MRA, accreditation etc);
  • Work with other Directorates and functions of EAC to implement EAC legislation related to accuracy of measurements (axle load, safe drugs, industrial development etc);
  • Coordinate the development, review and maintenance of East African legislations on Metrology (follow up on metrology on metrology bill, metrology regulations, metrology related standards)
  • Identify training needs and areas for capacity building in metrology and conformity assessment and develop plan for their implementation (training, competence building, infrastructure development in terms of equipment and labs)
  • Prepare annual budgets and work plans for EAMET functions plus the Department of Internal Trade and the Trade Directorate;
  • Follow-up on implementation of Council decisions, EAMET programs, projects  and prepare progress and annual reports;
  • Perform any other official duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the superiors from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the East African Community (EAC) Senior Standards Officer - Metrology job opportunity must hold a Masters Degree in Physics, Engineering, or related fields. Additional knowledge in project planning will be an added advantage.
  • At least eight (8) years working in Metrology fields of Scientific, Industrial metrology and legal metrology, international comparisons of measurements, knowledge of the workings of AFRIMET, OIML BIPM, with three years at senior level working with a quality Institution or equivalent.
  • Previous experience working with National and International conformity assessment bodies will be mostly preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the EAC economic integration process.
  • Good 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.
  • Good skills in Project proposal development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metrology matters for the EAC Partner States.
  • 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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