Principal Legal Officer Job Opportunity at East African Community



Job Title: PRINCIPAL LEGAL OFFICER

(REF: EAC/HR/2012/054)
GRADE: P3
ORGAN: EAC Secretariat
DIRECTORATE: Office of the Secretary General
DEPARTMENT: Legal Division
REPORTS TO: The Counsel to the East African Community
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To provide legal advice to the Community in the implementation of its programmes
and activities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for giving legal advice on the implementation of agreed
integration programmes and projets;
2. Responsible for coordination of the EAC Regional Judicial Education/Training
Programme;
3. Negotiaite, draft and review protocols, agreements, contracts, memoranda of
understanding and other legal documents in conformity with the East African
Community mandate;
4. Responsible for giving legal opinions to the East African Community, its
organs and institutions;
5. Representation of the Community in legal disputes at the East African Court
of Justice, other Courts of Judicature and other fora; and
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6. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Master’s Degree in Law from a reputable university, and a certificate of enrolment
to practise law in any of the East African Community Partner States.
A minimum of ten (10) years working experience at national/international level.


SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
The ideal candidates should have excellent communication and leadership skills,
highly developed negotiation and interpersonal skills, effective legal research and
report writing abilities, high level integrity and commitment to the legal profession
and professional development; and be proficient in computer applications.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The post is tenable on a five (5) year contract term renewable once upon
satisfactory performance.
This position will be subjected to the EAC Quota System.
FRINGE BENEFITS
The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport
allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.


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
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E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
To be received not later than Friday, 7th December 2012 at 5:00pm.
Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who
meet its requirements.

Deadline: 7th December 2012



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