Republic of Kenya
Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce & Tourism
State Department of East African Affairs
Vacant Post of EAC Competition Authority Commissioner in East African Community Secretariat Arusha Tanzania
The State Department of East African Affairs (SDEAA) mandate is:
  1. Co-ordination and implementation of Regional Integration initiatives (COMESA, EAC and COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area).
  2. Co-ordination of implementation of the EAC regional programmes and projects.
  3. Implementation of the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC.
  4. Kenya South Sudan Support Programme.
In pursuant to its mandate, this State Department is in the process of identifying a suitable Kenyan to sit in the EAC Competition Authority as a Commissioner.
This vacancy is open to all Kenyans who are highly motivated and result-driven professionals to be nominated competitively.

The successful nominee’s name will be forwarded by this State Department to East African Community Secretariat Arusha for appointment to the post of Commissioner at EAC Competition Authority.
The candidate should be a holder of an advanced degree in a field pertinent to Trade and Competition and has at least ten (10) years’ experience in the relevant area.
The person to be nominated must have the ability and experience in Competition Law and Policy, Industry, Commerce Public Administration, Labour, Economics, Law, Consumer Protection and small scale business matters.
Key Tasks of EAC Competition Authority
The Commissioners shall be responsible for:
  • Holding hearings;
  • Issuing legally binding decisions;
  • Imposing sanctions and remedies;
  • Referring matters to the Court for adjudication;
  • Recommending to the Council to make regulations;
  • Developing appropriate procedures for public sensitization, consultations and participation;
  • developing appropriate procedures for consultation and involvement of the East African Community’s Sectoral Regulatory Regimes for purposes of enhancing compatibility with the East African Community Competition Law;
  • Formulating by-laws for the operation of the Authority;
  • collecting data, undertaking studies and publishing reports and cooperating with regional and International Organizations and with Foreign Competition Authorities.
Tenure: The Commissioner shall be a Board Member of the EAC Competition Authority and will hold office for an initial term of four (4) years and shall be eligible for appointment for a further term of four (4) years.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are required to submit their applications, certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, national identity card, detailed curriculum vitae and contacts of two professional referees to the Principal Secretary, State Department of East African Affairs.
Applicants should also submit clearance certificates from the following institutions:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Credit Reference Bureau
Applications should reach the undersigned on or before 20th June, 2015 through e-mail address: or sent/hand delivered to:
Principal Secretary
State Department of East African Affairs
Co-operative Bank House, 16th Floor, Room 1603
P.O. Box 8846-00200

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