Economist Job Vacancy at East African Community

Job Title: PRINCIPAL ECONOMIST (FISCAL AND MONETARY AFFAIRS)
(REF: EAC/HR/2012/003)
Grade: P3
Organ: EAC Secretariat
Directorate: Planning
Department: Fiscal and Monetary Affairs
Reports to: Director, Planning
Main Purpose of the Job:
To initiate, formulate and co-ordinate harmonization and integration of Fiscal, Monetary and
Financial Sector Policies and Strategies (including Capital Markets) in the region.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate and facilitate the formulation and harmonisation of regional Fiscal and
Monetary policies.
2. Coordinate activities related to and facilitate negotiations for the Monetary Union.
3. Liaise with ministries of Finance and central banks on restructuring of the financial
sector in line with the agreed policies and strategies.
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4. Conduct research and prepare background papers relating to the above Sectors.
5. Monitor the harmonisation of Fiscal and Monetary Policies by Partner States and their
implementation.
6. Develop terms of reference on studies relating to the financial sector and development
of capital markets.
7. Follow-up on implementation of decisions of the Council and prepare progress reports.
8. Coordinate the formulation and implementation of Fiscal, Monetary and Exchange Rate
Policies to ensure sound macro economic and financial stability among Partner States.
9. Facilitate Sectoral Committee meetings.
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 Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Economic Policy Management,
Development Economics or a related field.
10 years of experience with five (5) years at senior level in the field of macro-economic policy
formulation and management.
Skills and Competencies;
Analytical skills, presentation skills, research skills, international skills, computer skills,
communication skills, monitoring and evaluation skills, project proposal writing skills, resource
mobilisation, decision-making, problem-solving, innovativeness, negotiation and report writing
skills.
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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