Overview

Position: STATISTICIAN – AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NUTRITION STATISTICS EXPERT(REF: EAC/HR/2018-2019/12)
Job Grade equivalent: P2
Job reports to: Project Manager
Job Purpose: To coordinate the development and harmonization of the compilation practices of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics for the EAC Partner States to meet the data requirements for monitoring Agriculture sector and food security and Nutrition in the East African Community; and enhance the availability of timely, reliable, and comprehensive Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics for the Community.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the updating/revision of the EAC regional guidelines/ regulations for compilation of national and regional Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics, taking into account the international manuals, practical guides and best practices;
  • Build capacities of National Statistics Offices and MDAs in compilation of Harmonized Agriculture, Food and
  • Nutrition Statistical data;
  • Create a mechanism for compilation of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics;
  • Create a framework for generating historical data for the regionally harmonized Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics;
  • Update and maintain a comprehensive EAC Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics database;
  • Update and maintain the EAC RegionSTAT database:
  • Provide a platform for comprehensive exchange of experiences and sharing the regional capacities among EAC
  • Partner States;
  • Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;
  • Create a framework for generation of regional Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics
  • CreateamechanismforgenerationofhistoricaldataseriesofAgriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics;
  • Develop a framework for ensuring compliance to regionally harmonized compilation practices;
  • Facilitate Partner States to adopt the implementation of the Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics guidelines and the relevant manuals necessary for generation of robust Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics;
  • Develop a comprehensive Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics database;
  • Develop and maintain a regional food balance sheet
  • Facilitate the creation of a platform for comprehensive exchange of experiences and sharing the regional capacities among EAC Partner States;
  • Provide technical backstopping to Partner States at various stages of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics compilation;
  • Identify challenges in the harmonization process and suggest options for addressing them; and
  • Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Qualifications and experience

  • A Masters degree in Statistics or Economics or equivalent qualifications from a recognised University/ Institution;
  • Relevant working experience, with at least 8 year in compiling Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Statistics at national, regional or international organization level, 3 of which must be at senior level; and
  • Working knowledge in compilation of Food Balance Sheet, CountrySTAT data, Food and Nutrition Statistics at least national level or regional level is an added advantage

Competencies and skills

  • Communication, presentation, computer, conceptual, numeracy, statistical, analytical, writing, and research skills;
  • Demonstrated initiative, personal dynamism and self-motivated;
  • Knowledge in statistics software packages;
  • A team player, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision; and
  • Ability to coordinate regional workshops, seminars and conferences in English, the working language of the East African Community.
  • Eligibility
    Only applicants from EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above positions.

Terms and Conditions of Service
These are project positions supported by Donor Funds, and are non-established in the Secretariat for which contract terms are limited to the period of the project. The successful candidates will be recruited for an initial period of two (2) years and the contract may be renewed for another two (2) years, subject to project budgeting and a satisfactory performance evaluation.

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.

MODE OF APPLICATION

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

Please note:
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; 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.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. The only source of information for the above positions is on the link: www.eac.int. The EAC declines the responsibility for the information gotten from other websites. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

About The East African Community (EAC)

Overview
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.