ARICEA Executive Secretary Employment Opportunity – Association of Regulators of Information and Communication in Eastern and Southern Africa (ARICEA)

Executive Secretary
Organization: Association
of Regulators of Information and Communication in Eastern and Southern Africa
Duty Station: Kigali,
About US:
The Uganda
Communications Commission (UCC) is a statutory body established under the
Communications Act 2013 to regulate the Telecommunications, Broadcasting and
Postal subsector. In carrying out its mandate and mission of driving the
development of a robust communications sector in the country. The Commission is
a Member Association of Regulators of Information and Communication in Eastern
and Southern Africa (ARICEA), under the Common Market for Eastern and Southern
Africa (COMESA) Secretariat.
Job Summary: UCC
received a notice from the Office of the Secretary General COMESA to nominate
qualified and competent individuals to fill the position of ARICEA Executive
Secretary. The Commission therefore seeks to invite applications from suitable
Ugandan nationals for the above mentioned position. Please take note the
recruitment process shall be done in phases. The successfully shortlisted
applicants at national level will be forwarded to the ARICEA Secretariat to
undergo a competitive recruitment process. 
The Executive Secretary of the Association of Regulators of Information
and Communications in Eastern and Southern Africa is responsible to the Annual
General Meeting and the Executive Committee of ARICEA for guidance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implement strategic planning that is approved by the General Meeting
  • Prepare strategic focus by developing long term strategic plans,
    annual budget and financial plans;
  • Carry out general administration of the affairs of ARICEA
  • Undertake financial planning and administration of ARICEA including
    the preparation of annual budget, financial plans and audits;
  • Manage ARICEA projects and programmes;
  • Carry out production of information and position papers on
    information and communication technology regulatory and policy issues;
  • Organize and lead Annual General Meeting, the meeting of the
    Executive Committee and other project meetings;
  • Research, compile and produce reports of Ijjne General Meeting,
    Executive Committee Meeting and other project meetings;
  • Carry out recruitment of professionals and consultants, as
    appropriate and as approved by the Executive Committee;
  • Coordinate the production of policy proposals, offers and submissions;
  • Establish an information and knowledge base on ICT policy and
  • Represent ARICEA at regional and international levels; Carry out
    such other duties as may arise in pursuance of the objectives of ARICEA
    and as assigned from time to time by the Executive Committee and the
    Annual General Meeting of the Association.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent with
    relevant experience in the ICT sector and at least 15 years post
    qualification experience
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant work experience in the ICT sector
    at senior management positions with a regulatory body or communications
    service provider and related institutions will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in strategic planning, management, and
    negotiation and must possess a high level of computer proficiency.
  • Languages
  • Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the region. A
    knowledge of the other official languages will be an advantage.
  • The working languages of ARICEA are English and French.
Applicants must be citizens of a COMESA Member Country. Application from women
are encouraged.
How to Apply:
All applications
MUST be submitted through the Regulatory Authority of the respective Member
States (i.e. The Uganda Communications Commission, for Ugandan citizens &
nationals) on the prescribed COMESA APPLICATION FORM, Download
. Applications submitted directly to the Secretariat will not be
considered. If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application
enclosing detailed curriculum vitae giving three references, copies of academic
and professional certificates, postal address and daytime telephone contact.
Submit your
applications to:
Executive Director,
Communications Commission,
P.O. Box 7376 Spring
UCC House Bugolobi.
Kampala. Uganda
NB: Please
indicate the position applied for on the envelope (“Application for the position
of “…”)
Deadline: 7th May 2018
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