East African Community (EAC) Job Vacancies – Hansard Reporter

By | July 26, 2020
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East African Community (EAC) Job Vacancies – Hansard Reporter

Job Title:    Hansard Reporter

Organisation: East African Community (EAC)

Reports to:  Hansard Editor

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Duty Station: East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Arusha, Tanzania

REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/17

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 Hansard Reporter will produce verbatim records of proceedings of the Assembly.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Record proceedings of the Assembly.
  • Transcribe recordings of the Assembly’s proceedings from audio recordings.
  • Compile the transcripts from a series of recorded materials during Sittings of the Assembly.
  • Conduct the first edit of transcripts as per the requirements of the Hansard Reporting Guidelines.
  • To compile a contribution log of proceedings.
  • Monitor the use and ensure maintenance of all sound/public address systems.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • The applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Hansard Reporter job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication; Linguistics or a related field.
  • Minimum working experience of five (5) years as a Hansard Reporter/Assistant Editor or Court Transcriber.
  • Skills and Competencies: Good command of the English language, Good understanding of parliamentary rules of procedure, high typing speed, good interpersonal skills, good conceptual, analytical and report writing skills. S/He should 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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