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  • Posted: Aug 10, 2020
    Deadline: Sep 3, 2020
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  • The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is a specialized institution of the East African Community (EAC) whose mandate is to coordinate the management and development of fisheries and aquaculture resources in the EAC region.
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    Project Accounts Assistant

    Project title: Contribution of Sustainable Fisheries to the Blue Economy of the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Region – E€OFISH Programme
    Job Ref:    LVFO/ E€OFISH /HR/2020/02
    EAC Salary Grade    G5
    Reports to:    Head of Finance LVFO
    Duty station:    Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda
     

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Budgeting
      • Provide support in coordinating budgeting, payment and accounting services:
      • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and rules. Serve as principal an advocate for prudent, consistent and accountable management of the Project financial resources and assets.
      • Assist in ensuring that the financial procedures and practices implemented, conform to EU and/or EAC Financial Regulations and directives.
      • Assist in preparing all Project financial statements in a timely manner.
      •   Provide support in developing the draft program budget:
      • Participate in the budget development process in liaison with the relevant desk officers in organization of program work plans for financial review.
      • Assist in ensuring that budgetary estimates are prepared in accordance with Project requirements, and planned activities implemented in time and within the approved allocated budget lines.
      • Providing information, analyses, explanations, and documentation in response to requests on budgetary matters from the relevant stakeholders
      • Assist in ensuring timely budget preparation, implementation and reporting.
      •   Serve as an advisor on budgetary and financial matters:
      • Advise the Supervisor on the implementation of the approved budget and execute decisions taken regarding allocation and allotment of appropriations.
      • Report on the state of the Project finances to the Head of Finance for deliberations and decision-making on programme budgeting, finance and accounts.
      • Develop proposals for budgetary transfers, supplementary appropriations and management of surpluses.
      • Assist the Supervisor in ensuring appropriate financial reports, statements and other accountability reports are prepared in a timely manner, for submission to the Auditors.
    • Payment and Accounting services
      •  Ensure accurate maintenance and updating of income and expenditure accounts for the Project:
      • Ensure the proper receipt, custody and disbursement of funds and oversee the banking and currency arrangements.
      • Manage the payments system and Records Register
      • Monitor and follow up on outstanding receivables and liabilities of the project both in the project journal and for transactions done through the office journal and ensures timely costly booking.
      • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
      • Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with EU rules and regulations.
      • Reconcile sub ledgers in the system in a timely manner to identify any irregularities, mis-postings and raise correction journals for the Head of Finance’s certification
      • Prepare funds requisitions in a timely manner.
      • Ensure that the Trial Balance is balancing at any given time
      • Ensure access to timely, accurate and useful information with regard to the financial status of the project.
      • Report to the supervisor on budget/programme performance or substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in annual or triennial reports.
      • Ensure that the reports are prepared in timely manner.
      • Manage foreign currency exchange gain/loss.
      • Actively participates in project selection and valuation, audit and compliance reviews together with the Supervisor.
      • Assist in formulating responses to internal and external auditors.
    • Reporting
      • Prepare periodical reports of the project
      • Assist in preparation of a funds requisition to the donor
    • Perform other related duties, as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Education

    Essential

    • A diploma (or academic equivalent) with specialization in accounting, financial management, business administration or a related field.
    • Possession of a university degree and/or professional accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA or equivalent) is an added advantage.

    Professional Experience:

    Essential

    • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in accounting, financial management, business administration, or a related field.
    • Experience with international accounting systems and financial operations management is an added advantage.
    • Experience with corporate performance management in the public or private sector.

    Desirable:

    • Experience in managing programmes/projects within an international or regional organization, national government, or other public or private organization.
    • Experience with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

    Competencies:

    • Professionalism
    • Accountability
    • Managing Performance
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision
    • Organization skills
    • Communication skills
    • Judgement/Decision-making

    Languages:

    Essential

    Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.

    ASSESSMENT METHOD

    Evaluation of qualified candidates will include a competency-based interview and any other assessments deemed necessary.

    Education Qualifications

    All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognised by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

    Relevant Working Experience

    Relevant working experience in this regard refers to post education work experience. Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    The Contract period is for four year (4) years, with a six (6) months’ probation, to be confirmed upon satisfactory performance. The above is a non-established position within the LVFO‘s organization structure

    Remuneration

    An Indicative basic salary of EUR19,836.48 (G5 salary scale equivalent) per annum, plus other related entitlements e.g. a Housing allowance of EUR 4,173.96 (per annum), and a Transport allowance of EUR 2,165.16 (per annum)

    Fringe Benefits

    In addition, this post offers attractive fringe benefits including an installation allowance of EUR 521.74 paid once, plus gratuity paid monthly, a personal medical Insurance cover, and personal accident insurance cover.

    ELIGIBILITY

    Eligibility is restricted to qualified candidates from EAC/LVFO Partner States (The Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania).

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    Director, Director, Fisheries Management and Development

    Job Reference    LVFO/HR/2020/01
    EAC Grade:    P4
    Reports to:    Deputy Executive Secretary
    Duty station:    Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat; Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda

    Major duties and responsibilities

    1. Coordinates the harmonization of fisheries management and development measures in the region;
    2. Coordinates the collection, collation, and dissemination of socio-economic information relating to fisheries communities;
    3. Formulates and coordinates implementation of strategies for the formation and strengthening of Co-management structures specifically, and for enhancing community participation in the fisheries sector generally;
    4. Coordinates the implementation of community awareness of fisheries  programmes in the LVFO partner states;
    5. Evaluates the effectiveness of the existing national policy instruments in achieving the desired goals in fishery management and administration and identifying areas of social and economic policy intervention that would enable viable strategies and programmes be implemented to sustainably manage the fisheries resources of the EAC on a regional basis;
    6. Assesses the social and economic impacts of existing policies and legislations in the region and suggest mechanism(s) of continuous monitoring of new regional policies and their impacts on fisheries management and development in the EAC region;
    7. Advises on the harmonization and inclusion of the fisheries issues within the existing policies of other related sectors within the region;
    8. Studies the impact of existing investment in fisheries both at national and regional level with a view to identifying possible areas for further public/private investment;
    9. Advises on the financial and economic viability of planned investment, integrating it with technical feasibility and environmental suitability;
    10. Formulates and coordinates implementation of programmes for the monitoring, control and surveillance of the EAC fisheries as per the internationally agreed best practices
    11. Participates in research and fisheries management projects undertaken by the organization focusing fisheries development approaches/methods and techniques.
    12. Liaise and collaborates with other specialists in the Organization in carrying out all the above responsibilities in the overall development and management of the fisheries resources in the EAC on a sustainable basis.
    13. Mobilizes resources to support fisheries management programmes of the organization
    14. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Required qualifications, competences and experience

    Academic Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Fisheries Management or any related field
    • PhD in the same field is an added advantage

    Work Experience

    • At least Ten (10) years of experience in Fisheries Management or any related field in the East African region, five (5) of which at senior level

      Desirable

    • Specific experience in managing programmes/projects in an international or regional organization, national government, or other public or private organizations

    Other knowledge and competences

    • Very good working knowledge of ICT (MS Office, statistical software)
    • Very good written and oral knowledge of English
    • Track record of scientific publications in the respective field (4 publications minimum in reputable journals, books and book chapters, 2 of which as principal author)
    • Track record in resource mobilization (in terms of successful grant awards)
    • Very good in communication (email, tweeter, facebook, whatsapp and other communication tools)
    • General knowledge in Project Management; Monitoring and Evaluation; Proposal Writing; Managerial Skills

    Assessment method

    Evaluation of qualified candidates will include a competency-based interview and any other assessments deemed necessary.

    Education Qualifications

    All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognised by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

    Relevant Working Experience

    Relevant working experience in this regard refers to post education work experience. Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

    Terms and conditions of employment

    The Contract period is for five (5) years renewable once upon satisfactory performance.  The initial contract is subject to a six (6) months’ probation, to be confirmed upon satisfactory performance.

    Remuneration

    An attractive Basic Salary package at EAC P4 scale including monthly Housing and Transport allowance.

    Fringe Benefits

    In addition, this post offers attractive fringe benefits including an installation allowance paid once, plus gratuity paid monthly, a personal medical Insurance, and personal accident insurance cover.

    Eligibility

    Eligibility is restricted to candidates from EAC/LVFO Partner States (The Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania).

    Age Requirement

    Must be preferably not more than 55 years’ old

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    Driver

    Job Ref:    LVFO/TRUEFISH /HR/2020/03
    EAC Salary Grade:    G2
    Reports to:    Project Coordinator
    Duty station:    Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

    • Perform driving duties in accordance with schedule and instructions given by the Supervisor;
    • Utilizing navigation apps to find the most optimal route;
    • Responsible for the cleanliness, safety and proper running condition of the assigned vehicles; reporting to the supervisor any mechanical fault on a vehicle in a timely manner.
    • Ensure adherence to service schedules and renewal of insurance premiums of vehicles; vehicles have to be sufficiently serviced, with sufficient fuel and are always ready for use.
    • Advise the Supervisor of any perceived threats pertaining to the vehicles;
    • Ensure that any trip outside the working station has a prior written approval;
    • Up to date maintenance of the vehicle logbook and any other reports in accordance with the Organization’s Staff Rules and Regulations, i.e. (i) all trips within and outside the working station must be recorded in the logbook, (ii) all fuel requisitioned and the kilometers run by the vehicle, spanners, batteries and tyres fitted must be recorded in the logbook;
    • Any accident or damage to the vehicle must be immediately reported to the Supervisor, the Traffic Police and the Insurance Company.
    • Interacting with clients (where need be) in a professional manner.
    • Maintaining an organized travel schedule.
    • Perform other tasks assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCES AND EXPERIENCE

    Academic Qualifications

    • A minimum of an Ordinary Level Certificate of Education or equivalent
    • Defensifive driving/Advanced driver’s certificate (VIP) or equivalent

    Work Experience

    • At least three (3) year’s driving experience with a reputable organization.

    Other knowledge and competences

    • A valid driver's license (suitable for car, suv, van, minibus, pickup)
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency using navigational devices/softwares.
    • Reference letter(s) from previous employer(s)
    • Certificate of competence

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    The Contract period is for four year (4) years, with a six (6) months’ probation, to be confirmed upon satisfactory performance. The above is a non-established position within the LVFO‘s organization structure

    Remuneration:

    An Indicative basic salary of USD 4,285.00 (G2 salary scale equivalent) per annum, plus other related entitlements e.ga Housing allowance of USD 3,600 (per annum), and a Transport allowance of USD 1,200 (per annum)

    Fringe Benefits

    In addition, this post offers attractive fringe benefits including an installation allowance paid once, plus gratuity paid monthly, a personal medical Insurance, and personal accident insurance cover.

    ELIGIBILITY

      Candidates from the Republic of Uganda are eligible to apply for this position.

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    Project Administrative Assistant

    Project Title    TRUEFISH and E€OFISH Projects
    Job Ref:    LVFO/TRUEFISH /HR/2020/02 & LVFO/ E€OFISH /HR/2020/01

    EAC Salary Grade    G5
    Reports to:    Programme Coordinator LVFO
    Duty station:    Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Responsibilities

    The responsibilities of the Project Administrative Assistant is to:

    • Provide administrative services for the TRUEFISH/E€OFISH Programme.
    • Oversee the day to day smooth running of  the office.
    • Ensure the proper implementation and adherence to laws, rules and Regulations;
    • Assist in preparation and coordination of project meetings,workshops and seminers;
    • Take minutes of various programme  meetings;
    • Assist in providing support and guidance to project partners for efficient implementation of the TRUEFISH/E€OFISH Programme;
    • Devise efficient communication systems within and outside the programme;
    • Assist in coordinating Consultant activities together with the Technical advisors/ Development advisors;
    • Responsible for all records keeping and Data Management System in line with TRUEFISH’s/E€OFISH's records keeping rules;
    • Monitor the availability of accessories and stocks for project activities;
    • Monitor project staff leave days and updates the leave schedule;
    • Monitor travel schedules and coordinate travel logistics;
    • Initiate project procurement requirements based on the approved budget;
    • Prepare and submit technical and/or any other forms of specifications to the Procurement Unit for the office requirements;
    • Liase with the Procurement Unit to establish appropriate bid evaluation criteria and participate in the evaluation of bids as a representative of the User Department;
    • Responsible for Contract management once a contract is placed;
    • Undertake conformity assessment of supplied goods, services and works with the contract and reports any deviation from terms of contract to the procurement unit;
    • Prepare timely periodical reports of the project;
    • Facilitate preparation of a funds requisition to the donor;
    • Perform any other duty as assigned by the immediate supervisors.

    Languages:

    Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.

    QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCES AND EXPERIENCE

    Qualifications

    Diploma with specialization in Administration or a related field (University degree will be an added advantage)

    Professional experience

    At least three (3) years’ professional experience in a comparable position

    Practical knowledge of basic public procurement procedures is an added advantage

    Desirable

    Specific experience in managing programmes/projects with European Union OR FAO funding within an international or regional organization, national government, or other public or private organization.

    Other knowledge, additional competences

    • Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (phone, fax, email, internet) and computer applications (MS Office)
    • Very good written and oral knowledge of English.
    • Politeness and helpfulness in dealing with visitors
    • Understanding of administration procedures

    ASSESSMENT METHOD

    Evaluation of qualified candidates will include a competency-based interview and any other assessments deemed necessary.

    Education Qualifications

    All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognised by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

    Relevant Working Experience

    Relevant working experience in this regard refers to post education work experience. Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    The Contract period is for four year (4) years, with a six (6) months’ probation, to be confirmed upon satisfactory performance. The above is a non-established position within the LVFO‘s organization structure

    Remuneration:

    An Indicative basic salary of USD 22,815 (G5 salary scale equivalent) per annum, plus other related entitlements e.g. a Housing allowance of USD 4,800 (per annum), and a Transport allowance of USD 1,800 (per annum)

    Fringe Benefits

    In addition, this post offers attractive fringe benefits including an installation allowance paid once, plus gratuity paid monthly, a personal medical Insurance, and personal accident insurance cover.

    ELIGIBILITY

    Eligibility is restricted to candidates from EAC/LVFO Partner States (The Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania).

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    Procurement Officer

    Job Ref:    LVFO /HR/2020/03
    Grade    EAC P1
    Reports to:    Executive Secretary
    Duty station:    Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat; Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda

    Purpose of the role 

    To manage and maintain an effective, efficient and value for money procurement and disposal unit – ensuring the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures meet national and International standards in a manner that demonstrates Transparency and Accountability and that quality service is delivered to the internal and external customers.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • In consultation with the User Departments, review LVFO’s Annual work plan so as to compile/consolidate the LVFO’s Annual Procurement Plan;A
    • Implement and monitor LVFOs Annual Procurement Plan;
    • Spearhead and guide the formulation of procurement policies, guidelines and procedures in order to make recommendations for improvement;
    • Monitor implementation and compliance with the EAC Procurement Manual and all other procurement regulations;
    • Initiate and manage the tendering process in a transparent manner resulting in value for money for LVFO;
    • Conduct market surveys to identify supply sources, and establish a data bank of registered suppliers for LVFO;
    • Receive, review and process purchase requisitions from User Departments; ensure that purchase requisitions have clarity, adequate specifications, for bidders to be able to respond to the tender/quotation appropriately. Group the requests into homogeneous categories and identify sources of supply;
    • Assist User departments to draw Specifications and Terms of Reference right;
    • Consolidate and prepare recommendations for award of tenders/quotations, and initiate draft notifications of awards for and regret letters;
    • Provide Logistical support for meetings and travel requests;
    • Set and maintain an accurate procurement filing and record system for all procurement transactions for future reference;
    • Ensure that all Contractors/Service Providers have authorized and signed Contracts stipulating their Terms of Reference and their obligations for good performance;
    • Preparing electronically generated Local Purchase Orders/Contracts for the service providers
    • Expeditiously follow up supply of goods and services and forward certified invoices to Accounts for payment;
    • Take the lead in the development of an Asset Disposal Plan and ensuring that LVFO’s disposal processes are managed in a transparent manner;
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by Management from time to time

    Relevant qualifications and experience and competences

    Academic and Professional qualifications:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Procurement and Logistics Management, Purchasing and Supplies or a related field.
    • Relevant Post Graduate professional qualifications in Procurement and Supplies Management
    • Current Membership to relevant accredited National and International procurement and supplies professional bodies like CIPS, KISM, CSP, CPSP or equivalent is desirable.

    Work experience and knowledge:

    • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant practical experience in the specific field of procurement for Goods and Services in a reputable organisation at a comparable level
    • Experience in managing procurement for Donor funded projects is desirable
    • Experience in managing similar support services in a comparable international organization is desirable

    Key Competencies

    • Proficiency in specialized procurement and financial management software applications like SUN system, SAP, or Oracle Financials is essential
    • Proficiency in standard computer applications (e.g. MS Office) and general ITC technologies (phone, email, internet and related software).
    • Proven Integrity
    • Self-starter with excellent organisational skills and a proven ability to work independently with little guidance and oversight in a fast-paced environment;
    • Reliable, positive and effective team player with a track record working in multi-disciplinary teams and delivering results through collaboration;
    • Good Customer Relations, Negotiation skills, effective Communication and Report writing skills. Excellent written and verbal communications in English

    Conditions of employment

    The Contract period is for five (5) years renewable once upon satsfactory performance. The first term is subject to a six (6) months’ probation, before confirmation upon satisfactory performance.

    Eligibility

    Eligibility is restricted to candidates from EAC/LVFO Partner States (The Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania).

    Language requirement

    Proficiency in English language is a necessary requirement.

    Remuneration

    An attractive salary package at EAC P1 scale including monthly Housing and Transport allowance.

    Fringe Benefits

    In addition, this post offers attractive fringe benefits including an installation allowance paid once, plus gratuity paid monthly, a personal medical Insurance, and personal accident insurance cover.

    Age requirement

    Must be preferably not more than 55 years’ old

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    Principal Fish Trade and Marketing Officer

    Job Ref:    LVFO/HR/2020/02
    Grade:    EAC P3
    Reports to:    Deputy Executive Secretary
    Duty station:    Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat; Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda

    Purpose of the Job

    Conducts reviews, evaluates and also synthesizes reports and information regarding implementation of Fish Trade and Marketing to enable follow up on implementation of the interventions in official controls of fish quality, compliance to standards, value addition and marketing.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Develop strategy to update and develop market information relating to fish
    • Develop framework for harmonization of fisheries trade policies, regulations legislations, strategies, standards, guidelines, plans as well as traceability and certification mechanisms
    • Develop frameworks for improved traceability and certification of fish products
    • Assist in building capacity of competent authorities in the Partner States for accredited certification and compliance with regional and international fish import and export requirements
    • Strengthen capacity of the Partner states in fisheries improvement programmes for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) ecolabelled certification for enhanced trade in seafood and aquaculture fish product in the region
    • Conduct analysis of fisheries trade corridors
    • Facilitate the development of coordinated positions of LVFO in forums of international standard setting organizations
    • Coordinates and supports Fisheries Research and Fisheries Management institutions in improving post-harvest fish handling methods and techniques including preservation methods, handling and processing techniques, labeling, distributing and storage.
    • Promotes adherence to guidelines on post-harvest handling by all investors in the region.
    • Coordinates the marketing of fish products, and organizes joint promotion activities in the region.
    • Promotes the harmonization of post-harvest management standard operating procedures in the region.
    • Institutional strengthening of fish trade information networks in the region.
    • Review and update data and information regarding markets and trade of fish and fishery products
    • Evaluate and identify needs for strengthening performance of Competent Authorities, fish inspectors in official controls and strengthening capacity of private sector to comply to required standards
    • Review and package data and information for sensitization on matters of fish quality assurance, marketing and trade
    • Synthesize and update data and information on investments in fish handling, processing, marketing and trade
    • Participates in implementation of programmes where required to ensure quality and safety of fish and fishery products
    • Prepare quarterly and annual reports on activities conducted
    • Reports to and performs any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    Qualification and working experience

    A Master’s Degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Resource Economics, fish quality assurance, and Marketing and Trade in Agricultural Products. Post graduate training in a related field with specialization in fish and fisheries products will be an added advantage.

    Working experience

    • At least 7 (seven) years’ experience in fish quality assurance, marketing and trade or closely related field in the region. 2 (Two) of the years should be at senior level.
    • At least 3 years' experience in donor-funded marketing or trade related project in fisheries products or agricultural commodities
    • Sound knowledge on challenges and trade issues in fisheries in the region
    • Proven knowledge on international trade and marketing issues in fish and fisheries products
    • Knowledge of regional and international instruments, strategies, frameworks, guidelines, tools etc. for agricultural commodity trade facilitation etc.
    • Demonstrated experience in dealing with senior government officials and international development partners
    • Sound knowledge on roles of regional organizations (RECs, RFBs etc.)

    Desired key competencies

    • Ability to understand and articulated issues related to fish trade and marketing,
    • Effective writing, analytical and communication skills;
    • excellent interpersonal skills; Planning and organization skills;
    • Technical proposal writing and grant application skills;
    • Computer and report writing skills;
    • good networking skills and ability to maintain positive and constructive dialogue and relationships with key institutions in the region;
    • Self-starter with the ability to strategically plan own work.
    • Very good written and oral knowledge of English.

    Conditions of employment

    The Contract period is for five (5) years renewable once upon satisfactory performance. The first term is subject to a six (6) months’ probation, before confirmation upon satisfactory performance.

    Remuneration

    An attractive Basic Salary package at EAC P3 scale including monthly Housing and Transport allowance.

    Fringe Benefits

    In addition, this post offers attractive fringe benefits including an installation allowance paid once, plus gratuity paid monthly, a personal medical Insurance, and personal accident insurance

    Eligibility

    Eligibility is restricted to candidates from EAC/LVFO Partner States (The Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania).

    Language requirement

    Proficiency in English language is a necessary requirement.

    Age Requirement

    Must be preferably not more than 55 years’ old

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    Director, Aquaculture Management and Development

    Job Ref:    LVFO/TRUEFISH /HR/2020/01
    EAC Grade:    P4
    Reports to:    Deputy Executive Secretary
    Duty station:    Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda

    Major duties and responsibilities

    • Oversee the work of the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of TRUEFISH Project;
    • Ensure effective and efficient coordination of inputs to TRUE-FISH from FAO, EU, WorldFish and Consultancy company managing SO1;
    • Coordinate the development of M&E systems and indicators, assisting Deputy Executive Secretary (DES) in checking quality of reports from implementing partners, field verification missions, and consolidating and summarising reports to be presented to the Steering Committee;
    • Prepare and submit overall Programme inception, six-monthly,annual reports and field mission, on the basis of reporting from implementing partners;
    • Assist Deputy Executive Secretary of LVFO to perform all duties as the as Secretary to the Programme Steering Committee;
    • Manage and coordinate TRUE-FISH communication and visibility programme jointly with the EU Delegation (EUD) in Dar es Salaam and in coordination with programme implementers;
    • Coordinate the harmonization of aquaculture management and development policies and legal framework in the region to ensure development of sustainable climate smart aquaculture in the EAC;
    • Formulate strategies for the formation and strengthening of aquaculture associations and groups to enhance farmed fish production;
    • Formulate and coordinate programmes for the management and development of aquaculture in the EAC;
    • Conduct awareness creation to promote aquaculture development in the EAC Region;
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the existing national policies and legal instruments in achieving the desired goals in aquaculture development and advise on changes where required;
    • Assess the impact of existing investments in aquaculture and identifies possible areas for further public/private investment to stimulate commercial aquaculture development;
    • Advise on the financial and economic viability of planned investments, integrating it with technical feasibility and environmental suitability;
    • Assess and identifies research gaps in aquaculture management and development and provides recommendations;
    • Collaborate with aquaculture Research and Management institutions in the development of aquaculture;
    • Advise on improving post-harvest fish handling methods and techniques including preservation methods, handling and processing techniques, labelling, distributing and storage of farmed fish;
    • Promote adherence to guidelines on compliance with the required aquaculture standards for sustainability;
    • Promote investments in aquaculture and marketing of farmed fish and organize regional fora for networking;
    • Liaise and collaborate with other specialists in the Organization in carrying out all the above responsibilities;
    • Disseminate data and information in relation to aquaculture development;
    • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Required qualifications, competences and experience

    Academic Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in aquaculture or any relevant field
    • PhD in the same field is an added advantage

    Work Experience

    • At least Ten (10) years of experience in aquaculture in the East African region, five (5) of which at senior level

    Desirable

    • Specific experience in managing programmes/projects with Donor funding within an international or regional organization, national government, or other public or private organization.

    Other knowledge and competences

    • Very good working knowledge of ICT (MS Office, statistical software)
    • Very good written and oral knowledge of English
    • Track record of scientific publications in the respective field (4 publications minimum in reputable journals, books or book chapters, 2 of which as principal author)
    • Track record in resource mobilization (in terms of successful grant awards)
    • Very good in communication skills
    • General knowledge in Project Management; Monitoring and Evaluation; Proposal Writing; Managerial Skills

    Assessment method

    Evaluation of qualified candidates will include a competency-based interview and any other assessments deemed necessary.

    Education Qualifications

    All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognised by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

    Relevant Working Experience

    Relevant working experience in this regard refers to post education work experience. Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

    Terms and conditions of employment

    The Contract period is for five (5) years renewable once upon satisfactory performance.  The initial contract is subject to a six (6) months’ probation, to be confirmed upon satisfactory

    Remuneration

    An attractive Basic Salary package at EAC P4 scale including monthly Housing and Transport allowance.

    Fringe Benefits

    In addition, this post offers attractive fringe benefits including an installation allowance paid once, plus gratuity paid monthly, a personal medical Insurance, and personal accident insurance cover.

    Eligibility

    Eligibility is restricted to candidates from EAC/LVFO Partner States (The Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania).

    Age Requirement

    Must be preferably not more than 50 years of age as per the project requirement.

    Method of Application

    • Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above-mentioned positions are advised to submit their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, or Passport. All applications are supposed to be submitted online through this system (https://recruitment.lvfo.org).  Click the button "Apply Now"  to create an account and apply. You are required to follow carefully all the instructions. 
    • Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to the email: [email protected]

    Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Thursday, 3rd September  2020 at 17:00hrs local time.

    Please note:

    • All applications must be submitted online through this system
    • 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. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.
    • LVFO Staff Rules and Regulations precludes consideration of applicants above fifty-five (55) years of age
    • Please note that LVFO does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process.

    The Executive Secretary
    Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)                   
    Busoga Square Plot No. 7B/E Bell Avenue                       
    P. O. Box 1625, Jinja – Uganda
    Email: [email protected]
    Tel: +256 434 125000
    Website: www.lvfo.org

    Interested and qualified? Go to Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) on recruitment.lvfo.org to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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