East African Community (EAC) Job Careers – Principal Health Officer

Job Title:    Principal Health Officer

Organisation: East
African Community (EAC)

Reports to:  Director
Social Sectors

Duty Station: EAC
Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania

REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/06

NB: Open
to Ugandan Nationals

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, Republic of South Sudan, 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. This is an exciting opportunity
for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East
African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan
and Uganda) to apply for the following position .

Job Summary:   The Principal Health Officer will coordinate
Health Sector Activities for East African Community (EAC).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

and implement regional health policies based on the provisions outlined in the
relevant sections of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African
Community (EAC), in consultation with the Partner States.

various activities of the following four (4) standing EAC Technical Working
Groups (TWGs) responsible for handling detailed health matters under the EAC
Sectoral Committee on Health:

Working Group on the Control and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections
(STIs) and HIV / AIDS;

Working Group on the Control and Prevention of Communicable and
Non-Communicable Diseases;

Working Group on Health Research, Policy and Health Systems Development; and

Working Group on Reproductive, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition

technical, financial and other resources for various regional health sector
initiatives, projects and programmes in the East African Community.

and convene Regional Health Sector Meetings, workshops and conferences.

background papers and reports for meetings and workshops.

closely and in joint collaboration with the relevant technical experts and
teams in the implementation of health related initiatives, projects and
programmes within the existing institutions of the Community and any other as
may be established from time to time.

monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on all health sector activities
for submission to the relevant EAC Policy Organs and Institutions as per EAC
Procedures and Protocol;

any other duties as may be assigned by Management.

Qualifications and Experience:

applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Principal Health Officer job
must be a Medical Doctor with a clinical and/or public health specialization;
and ten (10) years relevant working experience with 5 years at senior level .

Skills and Competencies: Must be able to provide strategic and team
leadership in health matters; manage diversity, conflict and change; have
Conceptual, Analytical, collaboration, networking Communication, Public
Relations, Planning , Judgment, decision making, report writing and
presentation skills. He/She must be Computer literate.

Eligibility for applications: Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for
the above position.

Fringe Benefits:

The established
posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport
allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Equal Opportunity: The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those
candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above
mentioned position are advised to :

  • Fill in the application form attached (download from here);
  • attach their application letter, a
    detailed CV, Copies of certified academic certificates, and a copy of
    National Identity Card or Passport in PDF format scanned in one
    (1) file.
  • Please quote the respective reference
    number on both the application letter and envelope.
  • For electronic submission, please quote
    the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to
    the address given below.

Please note:

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not

Applications which do not :

    • have EAC application form;
    • indicate nationality and age;
    • have the reference number;
    • or have an application letter attached;
    • have certified copies of their academic
      degrees and other professional Certificates;
    • or fail to provide three referees will
      be disqualified.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted

EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55
years of age.

Please note that EAC
does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All
invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

A due diligence will
be conducted for all successful candidates in respect of their academic
certificates (certification by a recognized higher education body in the
respective Partner States) and employment records .

The Secretary General

East African Community

P. o Box 1096

Arusha – Tanzania.

Tel: +255 27 2162100

Fax: +255 27 2162190

E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

Deadline: Friday, 21st August 2020.

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