EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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 tenable at East African Court of Justice.
SENIOR PERSONAL SECRETARY
Office: Office of the Judge President/Principal Judge
Reports to: Judge President/Principle Judge
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Main Purpose of the Job:
To manage the office and on the basis thereof provide effective and efficient secretarial, administrative and office management services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide Secretarial and administrative assistance
- Receive and refer customers/visitors and direct them appropriately
- Maintain office diary and draft responses to some correspondences as agreed with Supervisor
- Maintain an effective work relationship with others offices/departments and the general public
- Maintain an up to date diary and arrange appointments and meeting as appropriate
- Create and maintain appropriate record and filing sub-system
- In liaison with the Registry, handle incoming and outgoing correspondence
- Take and transcribe dictation and draft correspondence, memoranda etc; and
- Promote a positive good corporate culture and image of the EAC/EACJ.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Diploma in Secretarial Studies or equivalent. Skills in typing of at least 60 wpm, and Shorthand speed of 100 wpm.
- 10 years of experience managing a busy office at senior level.
- Knowledge of court procedures is an added advantage.
Skills and Competencies:
Proficiency in secretarial work; computing skills, knowledge of work processing and computer database programmers, administrative skills, basic accounting skills, customer care, public relations, front desk management, ability to take dictations; good command of Business English and Office practices
Eligibility for applications:
Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position.
Terms and Conditions of Service:
The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable.
This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.
The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.
All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.
Relevant Working Experience:
Internship, training, and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.
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:
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.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 21st August 2020.
1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
2. 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.
3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted
4. 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 respective Partner States) and employment records .