Thursday, 21 January 2010

Tourism Marketing Assistant Job: East African Community

Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens of East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda) for the following Project Position at the East African Community Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

This is a non-established position supported by the EAC Partnership Fund and the contract terms are limited to one (1) year with a possibility of renewal subject to performance and extension of funding.

Tourism Marketing Assistant
(Ref: EAC/HR/PF/08-09/032)

Grade: General Staff Category (G4 Equivalent)
Reports to: Principal Tourism Officer

Organ/Institution: East African Community Secretariat
Duration of Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term

Station: EAC Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania

Main Purpose of the Job:
• To assist the Principal Tourism Officer in the implementation of Tourism Marketing activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• To assist and conceptualise designs, items and cooperate company to partner in Marketing the Region as a single tourist destination.
• To assist in developing a Regional Tourist database in consultation with Senior Statistic Officer.
• To assist in identifying marketing strategic areas for Domestic Tourism.
• To assist in implementing regional tourism marketing strategies and creatively cascade to effective short per programme as per allocated budget.
• To assist in providing, generating and storing relevant data inline with the Tourism Sector.
• To assist in following up new Tourism development initiatives in marketing and take up necessary action.
• To liaise with TWPA, EAC web editors/designers for necessary updates.
• To follow up on the EAC tourism website and determine the number of visitors per page and advice on marketing emphasis as well as emerged market.
• To assist in organising with Partner States tourism bodies in doing farm trips when found appropriate.
• Perform any other assignments as may be assigned by the supervisor.
• Bachelors degree or Higher Diploma in Tourism, Wildlife Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Public Administration or a related field of study.
• At least 3 years relevant experience in the Tourism/Hospitality Industry, or in a marketing/sales environment.
Skills and Competencies
• Good interpersonal skills, Computer literate, result oriented, good organisational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills.
Age: 25 - 35 years.

Terms and Conditions of Service

This is a non-established position funded under the EAC Partnership whose contract terms are limited to a period of one (1) year, and may only be renewed subject to extension of funding.

Attractive consolidated remuneration packages for non-established fixed contract positions will be paid in accordance with the EAC regulations on short term staff contracts.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the reference number of the position applied for by registered mail, courier service, email (all soft copies should be in MS Word) or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone/ cell phone numbers to:

The Secretary General
East African Community
P.O. Box 1096

Fax No: +007 27 2504255/2504481

Email: eac @

To be received not later than 30th January 2010.

The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer; therefore female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

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