East African Community Jobs- Labour Employment Officer

Job Title: PRINCIPAL LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT OFFICER
(REF: EAC/HR/2012/004)
Grade: P3
Organ: EAC Secretariat
Directorate: Social Sectors
Department: Labour, Immigration and Employment
Reports to: Director, Social Sectors
Main Purpose of the Job:
To initiate, formulate and coordinate harmonisation of policies, strategies and plans relating to
Labour, Immigration and Employment in the Community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Facilitate implementation of provisions in the Common Market Protocol in respect to Free
Movement of Persons.
2. Coordinate establishment of common travel standards, travel documents, employment
documents etc.
3. Facilitate review and standardization of labour standards, laws and regulations.
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4. Conduct comparative studies to review and update the relevant laws in the context
International Labour Conventions.
5. Coordinate and harmonise refugee related policies.
6. In liaison with the relevant Departments/Agencies in Partner States, develop policy
guidelines and standards to achieve equal employment opportunities, affirmative action
and work place opportunities.
7. Maintain employment databases for monitoring employment levels in the Region.
8. Identify core labour areas of regional nature and co-ordinate their harmonization.
9. Coordinate periodical Labour Surveys to update both national and regional labour
information systems.
10. Follow up on implementation of Council decisions and prepare annual and progress
reports; and
11. Promote a positive corporate culture and image of the EAC.
Qualifications and Experience:
A Master’s degree in Business, Public Administration Human Resource Management, Law,
Labour Management or related field.
10 years experience in the relevant field with 5 years at senior level. Knowledge of labour,
immigration and employment policies in the region is essential.
Skills and Competencies:
Analytical skills, communication skills, computer skills, result oriented, team building skills,
research skills, networking skills, planning skills, coordination skills, negotiation skills,
networking skills, resource mobilisation skills, problem-solving, innovativeness, project proposal
writing skills, budgeting and staff supervision.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
This post is tenable on a five (5) year contract term renewable upon satisfactory performance.
This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.
FRINGE BENEFITS
All posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance,
education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.
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HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit their applications by registered mail, courier service, e-mail
or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional
certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone
contact to:
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Fax No: +255 27 2504255/ +255 27 2050281
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
To be received not later than 27th March 2012.
Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who meet its requirements.

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