East African Community (EAC) Job Opportunities – Hansard Editor

Job Title:    Hansard Editor

Organisation: East
African Community (EAC)

Reports to:  Clerk

Duty Station: East
African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Arusha, Tanzania

REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/15

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
Hansard Editor is the overall in charge of the Hansard department who will
control and manage the department for effective and efficient discharge of
producing accurate and timely Official Report (Hansard) of the proceedings of
the East African Legislative Assembly and of the Committees. He/she is
responsible for the entire report production process from Recording of the
proceedings to Editorial, printing, publishing, Publication and Reporting.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

and implement departmental strategies, programmes, policies and procedures for
the department.

departmental activities for funding, prepare budget proposals and make work
plans for the department.

accurate and timely Official Report of the Assembly in Plenary and that of
Committees, recorded in audio format.

audio recordings using a word processing programme.

reports to designated recipients by printing and distributing hard copies and
publishing the Reports on the web.

technical support to staff of EALA outside plenary and Members of the Assembly
in the areas of research, documentation and dissemination of information.

any other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Hansard Editor job must hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication; Linguistics or a related field and a
Master’s Degree or equivalent in the related field;

minimum eight years’ experience in a Court or Parliamentary environment three
(3) of which should be senior level.

command of the English language

understanding of parliamentary rules of procedure, high typing speed

interpersonal skills

conceptual, analytical and report writing skills.

should 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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