New Job Vacancy Arusha at The East African Community (EAC) – Procurement Specialist


The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of Burundi and Republic of South Sudan with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. Fallowing a request from EAC Secretariat to the African Development Fund (ADF) for support to the areas of Payment and Settlement Systems Integration of the EAC- Financial Sector Development and Regionalization Project (FSDRP1), the ADF committed to provide a grant in support of the establishment of EA Payment and Settlement Systems Integration Project (EAC-PSSIP) in the EAC region.


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 below tenable at at the EAC Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania:

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified citizens of the East African Partner States for the position of Procurement Specialist tenable at the EAC Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania.

To be qualified for the position, the candidate must meet the minimum required qualifications and experience:

  • Must have a Master’s degree, from a recognized University, in either Procurement, Management, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering or any other related field;
  • Professional certification, such as Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply certification (MCIPS) or other equivalent is desirable;
  • Must have at least 4 years’ experience in executing procurement activities at national, regional or international bodies;
  • Demonstrable understanding of the public procurement laws;
  • Must be computer literate in the use of word processor, spreadsheets and any other applications used in the procurement function;
  • Working experience with AfDB or other Multilateral Development Bank funded projects is added advantage.

This is an EAC-PSSIP project position supported by African Development Fund (ADF), and is a non-established position for which contract terms are limited to the period of the project, and may be renewed subject to performance and extension of the funding. The procurement specialist will be recruited by the EAC Secretariat for an initial period of two (2) years including a probation period of six months. The contract may be renewed contingent upon project budgeting and a satisfactory performance evaluation. Attractive consolidated remuneration packages for fixed contract positions will be paid in accordance with the EAC- PSSIP budget.

Interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the reference number of the position applied for by registered mail, courier service, e-mail (all soft copies should be in PDF Format) or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and daytime tele/cell phone contacts to:

The Secretary General
East African Community
EAC Headquarters
EAC Close, Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
Arusha – Tanzania.
Tel; +255 27 2162100
Fax No: 007 27 2502455/2504481
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.orgTo be received not later than Friday, 28th May 2021 at 17:00 hours local time (Arusha-United Republic of Tanzania)

The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. We shall only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

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