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EAC Job Vacancy in Tanzania – Hansard Reporter

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 the Republic of Uganda to apply for the following positions tenable at East African Community Legislative Assembly.

HANSARD REPORTER (1 Post)
(REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/17)

  • Organ: East African Legislative Assembly
  • Grade: P1
  • Reports to: Hansard Editor
  • Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania

 Main purpose of the job:

 To produce verbatim records of proceedings of the Assembly.

Duties and responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Experience:

  •  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:

Only applicants from the Republic of Uganda are eligible to apply for the above position. However, the candidates from other Partner States already shortlisted for this position will be considered during the interview.

Terms and Conditions of Service

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

This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.

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 Uganda. 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 Uganda.

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.

This is a re-advertised position; however, shortlisted candidates following the advertisement dated 11 June 2021 are not required to resubmit their applications.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than  Friday, 11 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.

Due diligence will be conducted for all successful candidates in respect of their academic certificates (certification by a recognized higher education body in the Republic of Uganda)  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: [email protected]
Website : www.eac.int

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