Economist/Planning Officer

  • East African Community
  • Kenya
Posted over 2 years ago
About the job
  • Job Type : Full Time

  • Industry : Economics

  • Education Level : Senior level

Job Description

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 Republic of South Sudan to apply for the following position tenable at Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC).

(REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/55)


Grade             :      P2

Reports to      :      Deputy Executive Secretary (Projects and Programmes)

Station            :      LVBC Secretariat Headquarters, Kisumu, Kenya

Main Purpose of the Position:

The LVBC Economist/Planning Officer will be one of the key members of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation team and will play a key role in the strategic planning and all development aspects of the Commission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Take lead in the preparation of the Commission Annual Work Planning) linking with the EAC Development Strategy and LVBC Strategic Plan.;
  2. Initiate and coordinate investment planning for the sustainable development of the Lake Victoria Basin;
  3. Promote innovations in the design of LVBC Programmes and Projects, their organization and management to improve the Commission outcomes/outputs and ensure the synergy and compatibility among the projects;
  4. Play key role in identification, analysis for emerging economic trends and problems and opportunities at regional level in the basin;
  5. Plan for the Commission high level events in harmony with the global EAC Calendar of events;
  6. Assist the LVBC Management in ensuring active involvement and participation of the civil society organizations and the Private Sector in the various developmental aspects of the basin;
  7. Collect, review and analyze data for use in investment plans, reports and policy recommendations;
  8. Plan for the implementation of strategies for information dissemination and feedback on the Commission’s activities to end users and /or stakeholders;
  9. Promote a positive corporate culture and image of the LVBC and the EAC;
  10. Any other duties as shall be assigned by the Executive Secretary or his Deputies.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • An advanced University degree (Masters) in economics, development economics, macro/micro economics and complex development issues or related field.
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in initiating; designing and planning economic development programmes in a busy government or private sector organisation; at least 3 years should have been at senior level;
  • Knowledge of multilateral or bilateral development agencies, procedures and operations

Skills and competences:

  • Excellent technical skills in economics; established track record of excellence in analytic work on economic and investment issues;
  • Competence in the use of standard software MS office software;
  • Ability to present and win support for ideas, maintain collaborative work relations with all levels of staff, senior government officials, promote and maintain a productive and cooperative team environment, proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and in multi-culture environment;
  • Sound knowledge of development issues in Africa, particularly the EAC Partner States will be desirable;
  • Familiarity with programs and Projects design, including the M&E information on project specific development outcomes, interventions and implementation arrangements;
  • Fluency in English.

Eligibility for applications:

Following the decision of the 41st Meeting of the Council of Ministers, only applicants from  the Republic of South Sudan are eligible to apply for the above position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once .

Fringe Benefits:

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

Education Qualifications:

All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in the Republic of South Sudan. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of the Republic of South Sudan.

Relevant Working Experience:

Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

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:

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.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than  Friday, 25th  February  2022.

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.

3.         Only qualified candidates will be contacted

4.         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 Republic of South Sudan) and employment records .

The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
Website :


About the Company

Regional Organization mandated by the Government of Kenya, Tanzania , Uganda , Rwanda , Burundi and South Sudan to Spearhead the East African economic, social , cultural and political integration agenda.  

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