Position: REGISTRAR (REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/003)
Organ / Institution: East African Community Competition Authority
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: D1
Job reports to: EAC Competition Authority Commissioners
Job Purpose:
The Registrar, EAC Competition Authority shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the EAC Competition Authority and be responsible for the day to day management of the EAC Competition Authority subject to the directives of the Council of Ministers and the EAC Competition Authority Commissioners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Registrar, EAC Competition Authority shall perform the following functions: –
  • Will be the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the EAC Competition Authority;
  • Will be the Secretary to the EAC Competition Authority Commissioners;
  • Provide advice to EAC Competition Authority Commissioners, on key strategic, legal and economic matters;
  • Manage staff of the EAC Competition Authority and provide strategic direction;
  • Initiate and coordinate development of policies and strategies on competition matters in EAC;
  • Represent the EAC Competition Authority in industry and Government, regionally and internationally in competition regulation matters;
  • Work and cooperate with Partner States competition authorities, consumer protection agencies and other stakeholders on matters of competition policy and consumer protection;
  • Establish systems, procedures and institutional processes of the EAC Competition Authority;
  • Work to raise the profile and public perception of the EAC Competition Authority;
  • Develop mechanisms and systems for enforcement of EAC Competition Act, 2006, in the EAC Customs Union and Common Market;
  • Establish strategic collaboration and partnerships with national and international competition agencies on matters related to competition and resource mobilization;
  • Liaise and work closely with other EAC organs and particularly the Secretariat on policy and Budget development and execution;
  • Present Board papers to the EAC Competition Authority Commissioners in regard to operations of the Authority;
  • Develop and present Reports to the Council of Ministers and EAC Competition Authority Commissioners from time to time;
  • Ensure that the Strategic and annual work plans are formulated and implemented in line with the EAC Competition Act, 2006; and
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the Council of Ministers and EAC Competition Authority Commissioners from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the EAC Competition Act 2006, EAC Competition Regulations and EAC Competition Rules.

Qualifications and Experience:
Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Must at least have a Masters in Economics or Law or Business Management or a related field. Specialized training in competition matters will be an added advantage.

Working Experience
Have a minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience in either commercial law, business management, consumer protection, trade matters or competition policy matters or a related field, eight (8) years of which must be at senior level.

Skills and Competencies:
Good knowledge and understanding of the EAC economic integration agenda.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to influence multi-stakeholder processes;
Excellent analytical skills particularly in interpreting, using, analyzing and presenting data and evidence; and,

Should demonstrate knowledge in competition policy, consumer protection, trade and industry matters.

The suitable candidate should have the following attributes: strategic thinking, achieves results, team player, exemplifies personal drive and integrity, and cultivates productive working relationships, communication with influence.
The successful candidate shall hold office for a term of five (5) years non-renewable.

Eligibility for applications:
Applicants from all Partner States are eligible to apply for the position under the EAC Competition Authority

Terms and Conditions of Service:
The position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years none renewable

Fringe Benefits:
All 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 their respective Partner State. 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 their respective Partner States.

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.


Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. 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

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

About The East African Community (EAC)

The East African Community (EAC) is the regional inter-governmental organisation of the 6 Partner States, namely the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, 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.
To achieve these objectives, the key building blocks are the Customs Union, Common Market, Monetary Union and ultimately the Political Federation. The EAC started a fully-fledged Customs Union in January, 2010 and implementation of the Common Market in July, 2010 while the East African Monetary Union Protocol (EAMU) was signed in November 2013 and is under implementation.