East African Community (EAC) Job Careers – Principal Health Officer

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East African Community (EAC) Job Careers – Principal Health Officer

Job Title:    Principal Health Officer

Organisation: East African Community (EAC)

Reports to:  Director Social Sectors

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Duty Station: EAC Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania

REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/06

NB: Open to Ugandan Nationals

About US:

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan, and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social, and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade, and investments. This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Uganda) to apply for the following position .

Job Summary:   The Principal Health Officer will coordinate Health Sector Activities for East African Community (EAC).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and implement regional health policies based on the provisions outlined in the relevant sections of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community (EAC), in consultation with the Partner States.
  • Coordinate various activities of the following four (4) standing EAC Technical Working Groups (TWGs) responsible for handling detailed health matters under the EAC Sectoral Committee on Health:
  • Technical Working Group on the Control and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV / AIDS;
  • Technical Working Group on the Control and Prevention of Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases;
  • Technical Working Group on Health Research, Policy and Health Systems Development; and
  • Technical Working Group on Reproductive, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition
  • Mobilize technical, financial and other resources for various regional health sector initiatives, projects and programmes in the East African Community.
  • Organize and convene Regional Health Sector Meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Prepare background papers and reports for meetings and workshops.
  • Work closely and in joint collaboration with the relevant technical experts and teams in the implementation of health related initiatives, projects and programmes within the existing institutions of the Community and any other as may be established from time to time.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on all health sector activities for submission to the relevant EAC Policy Organs and Institutions as per EAC Procedures and Protocol;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • The applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Principal Health Officer job must be a Medical Doctor with a clinical and/or public health specialization; and ten (10) years relevant working experience with 5 years at senior level .
  • Skills and Competencies: Must be able to provide strategic and team leadership in health matters; manage diversity, conflict and change; have Conceptual, Analytical, collaboration, networking Communication, Public Relations, Planning , Judgment, decision making, report writing and presentation skills. He/She must be Computer literate.

Eligibility for applications: Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position.

Fringe Benefits:

The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Equal Opportunity: The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

All interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to :

  • Fill in the application form attached (download from here);
  • attach their application letter, a detailed CV, Copies of certified academic certificates, and a copy of National Identity Card or Passport in PDF format scanned in one (1) file.
  • Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope.
  • For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Please note:

  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. Applications which do not :
    • have EAC application form;
    • indicate nationality and age;
    • have the reference number;
    • or have an application letter attached;
    • have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates;
    • or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
  1. Only qualified candidates will be contacted
  2. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.

Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

A due diligence will be conducted for all successful candidates in respect of their academic certificates (certification by a recognized higher education body in the respective Partner States) and employment records .

The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha – Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

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Deadline: Friday, 21st August 2020.

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