Deputy Executive Secretary at East African Kiswahili Commission February, 2020 Job Description
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The East African Kiswahili Commission (EAKC) is an Institution of the East African Community (EAC) mandated to coordinate and promote the development and use of Kiswahili for regional integration and sustainable development. In order to effectively fulfill this mandate and meet its objectives and planned activities, the Commission seeks applications from qualified persons for the following positions:





Minimum Requirements of the Job

Academic Qualifications

  1. A Masters’ Degree in a relevant field of Kiswahili from a recognized University.
  2. A PhD in Kiswahili Studies is an added advantage.

Work Experience

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years relevant experience eight (8) of which should be at senior management and/or administrative level;
  • Evidence of ability to mobilize and manage resources;
  • Developed and successfully implemented Kiswahili projects and programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in the promotion of Kiswahili projects and programs;
  • Experience in Kiswahili research as evidenced by wide publication profile;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading institutions/programs and; projects involved in promoting Kiswahili.

All potential applicants are advised to visit the EAC and Kiswahili Commission websites: for details of these positions including the required qualifications, duties and responsibilities.


Equal Opportunity:

The EAKC is an equal opportunity employer. EAKC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.



Applicants from Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda are eligible to apply for the Position of Executive Secretary while applicants from Republics of Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible for the Position of Deputy Executive Secretary.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above position are advised to send in 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 reference number in your application letter. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

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 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.



The Executive Secretary,
East African Kiswahili Commission
Maisara Street
P.O. Box 600
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Email: [email protected]

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