East African Community Director of Planning Job Opening 2014


Our Client, 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.
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 and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community- Secretariat
Director of Planning

Job Ref: EAC/HR//2014-2015/020

Professional Staff Category: P5
Directorate: Planning
Job Reports To: Deputy Secretary General (Planning and Infrastructure)
Job Purpose: To provide Strategic leadership in the process of Coordinating and Facilitating implementation of all activities related to EAC’s overall Development strategy and Corporate Strategic plans, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Fiscal and Monetary Affairs, Financial Sector, Investment Promotion and Private Sector Development and Research related to the implementation of EAC programmes.
The job holder will also be charged with advising the Community on policy issues and the overall performance of the Organs and Institutions of the Community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate, initiate, formulate, harmonize the development and implementation of Strategies, policies and programs for Planning and Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Fiscal and Monetary Affairs, Financial Sector, Investment Promotion and Private Sector development and Macroeconomic policies (both fiscal and monetary);
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of consolidated annual work/operations plans and ensure complimentarily of synergies and cooperation within the sectors under supervision;
  • Promote and coordinate joint Implementation of strategies and programs under supervision to promote teamwork, enhance optimal utilization of resources, efficiency; build synergies, internal learning and corporation; and minimize duplication of efforts between related sectors within and outside the Directorates;
  • Provide managerial support and technical advice related to the sectors to staff under the directorate’s supervision;
  • Liaise with Directorate Staff to develop specific, measureable, accurate, realistic and time bound (SMART) performance Indicators, monitor and evaluate individual Staff performance by ensuring that the EAC performance evaluation/appraisal and feedback process is applied to all;
  • Identify policy gaps, initiate and facilitate research and studies in priority programme areas for the sectors under the directorate’s supervision;
  • Coordinate implementation of Council decisions and consolidate progress and annual reports on status of implementation of the Council decisions/directives assigned to Directorate;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.
Minimum Job Requirements
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in Economics, Development Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Policy Analysis or a related field.
Work Experience
  • Minimum 15 years in relevant field, eight of which should be at Senior Management level in a busy environment.
Skills and Competencies
  • Must be able to provide strategic and team leadership to the Directorate of Planning team, create a conducive and empowering work environment which promotes creativity and innovation among staff, coach, mentor and motivate staff, manage diversity, conflict and change;
  • Must be skills to write proposals and negotiation, networking, judgment and decision making skills.
  • Should be able to conduct research, effectively communicate, have presentation, conceptual, analytical, Planning, and must
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
Terms and Conditions of Service
The above post is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once.
The position is subject to the application of the Quota System
Fringe Benefits: The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.
Education Qualifications: All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognised by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries.
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 countries. Examples include: Accountants, Auditors, Engineers, Procurement Specialists, and Medical Personnel.
Relevant Working Experience: Relevant working experience in this regard refers to post education work experience.
Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience.
The same will apply for any experience attained before professional certification where relevant.
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
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees.
Please quote the respective reference number on both on 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, 16th January 2015.
Please Note:
  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of academic certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
The Director,
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
10th Floor PPF Tower
Cnr of Ohio Street & Garden Avenue:
P O Box 1559 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Fax +255(22) 2116379
E-mail: esd@deloitte.co.tz

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