Research Assistant Job Vacancy at East African Community



Job Title: RESEARCH ASSISTANT (RA) (1POST)
– (REF: EAC/HR/033)
REPORTS TO: Senior Industrial Engineer
ORGAN/INSTITUTION: East African Community Secretariat
DURATION OF CONTRACT: 18 months.
STATION: EAC Secretariat Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania


MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Take a lead role in the conducting of the two commissioned studies, which will ultimately inform formulation of
“An integrated productive capacity-driven strategy for fostering meaningful integration in regional and global
trading system.” The Research Assistant shall undertake the research activity under technical mentoring of the
Nordic Africa Institute Programme Focal Point (NAI PFP), and is expected to conduct desk research, use research
instruments developed by the Nordic Africa Institute Programme Focal Point (NAI PFP) to conduct structured
interviews with diverse stakeholders in the EAC Partner States, collect relevant data and information, process such
data and information into universally usable data sets, and conduct initial analysis in consultation with and under
guidance of the NAI PFP, prepare research reports, use research instruments developed by the NAI PFP to conduct
Focus Group Discussions (FGD) with stakeholders in the EAC Partner States; and in this case as well, prepare
reports on the basis of the findings from the consultations.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
2
Must be a holder of Bachelor’s Degree with a bias / major in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Industrial
Economics, Development Economics, International Trade, Regional Integration, and Industrialization Management
with at least 5 years of research or consultancy experience in the field of industrialization, international trade,
regional integration, development studies, with a proven track record of research publications.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
This position is NAI funded and is a non established position whose contract terms are limited to the period of
support. The post offers attractive consolidated remuneration package. The position will be subjected to the EAC
quota system.


HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and
professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail,
telephone) should be sent by registered mail, courier service or by email in MS Word to:
The Secretary General,
East African Community Secretariat,
P. O. Box 1096, Arusha, Tanzania.
Fax No. 007 27 250 2455/250 4481
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
All applications should be received not later than Monday, 10th December 2012 at 5:00 pm.
The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. EAC
Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.


Deadline: 10th Dec 2012

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