EAC Research Assistant (RA) Jobs vacancy in Tanzania 2012

East African Community
The EAC Secretariat signed an MOU with Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) on 26th January 2012.
The overall objective of the MOU is to facilitate the mobilization of research competences and capacities of Nordic Africa Institute, which can be strategically used to support regional economic, political and social integration and development agenda of the EAC.
The Secretariat intends to use part of the funds to recruit a Research Assistant (RA) for the purpose of ensuring a smooth implementation of the activities stipulated in the “Research and Capacity Development Partnership Programme “RCDPP” and the MoU in general.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda) for the following position tenable at the East African Community Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania:
Research Assistant (RA) 
(1 Post) — (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
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 consuftancy 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. 0. Box 1096, Arusha, Tanzania.
Fax No. 007 27 250 2455/250 4481
E-mail: eac@eachq.org
AH applications should be received not later than Monday, 10th December 2012 at 5:00 pm.
Please visit the EAC Website: www.eac.int to download the detailed job advert under the link vacancies.
The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply. EAC Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.



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