Jobs for civilians in the EASF structure are in areas of political affairs, logistics, civil affairs, human rights, gender, child protection, and finance and procurement.

The regional multidimensional and fully integrated force, brings together military, police and civilians ready to deploy in any conflict zone of the region of 10 countries.

The search exercise begun in January and Rwanda is now the fourth country.

Opening the three-day search in Kigali on Thursday, Joshua Kariuki, in charge of rostering and coordination at the EASF secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya, said those eligible should be citizens of an EASF partner states; have a bachelor’s degree or seven years of working experience.

They also need to have three years of relevant working experience, knowledge of any one EASF official language and be below retirement age.

The roster verification exercise, according to Kariuki, accurately and transparently captures the competences of the civilian experts in the EASF data base.

In 2014, ten East African countries pledged a total of 5,000 troops to a new regional standby force. Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda each pledged a motorized battalion and Kenya a mechanized battalion, while Comoros, Djibouti and Somalia are each contributing a company. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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