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New Job at The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) – Director, Fisheries Management and Development

The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)
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Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is an institution of the East
African Community (EAC) charged with the management and development of
fisheries and aquaculture. It was formed by a Convention in 1994 with
major amendments in 2016. It is accommodated under Article 9.3 of EAC
Treaty and registered as a Regional Fisheries Management Organization
(RFMO) under the FAO UN Charter CAP 102. The overall objective of the
LVFO is to promote sustainable management and development of the
fisheries and aquaculture in order to contribute to food security and
economic growth in the EAC region. The 2016 amendment to the Convention
that established LVFO expanded her mandate and scope to cover among
others issues of fish quality, trade, and marketing.

addition, as EAC Partner States submit their instruments of accession
to the Repository (FAO) and join the Organization, the number of main
stream and project staff increases. Against this background, LVFO
Secretariat is seeking to recruit competent staff to fill position of
Director, Fisheries Management and Development to strengthen the
Organization, to deliver on her mandate.

Job Reference LVFO/HR/2020/01
Job Title Director, Fisheries Management and Development
EAC Grade: P4
Reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary
Duty station: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat; Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda
A. 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
  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
  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.
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B. Required qualifications, competences and experience

   1.  Academic Qualifications

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

    2.  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

    3.  Desirable

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

    4. 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

C.  Assessment method
Evaluation of qualified candidates will include a competency-based interview and any other assessments deemed necessary.
    1. 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.
   2. 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.



D. 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.
   1. Remuneration
An attractive Basic Salary package at EAC P4 scale including monthly Housing and Transport allowance.
  2. 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.

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

F. Age Requirement
Must be preferably not more than 55 years’ old 

G. How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience
    requirements for the above-mentioned position are advised to apply
    online through this system by clicking on the button labelled “Apply Now“.
    Once you have created an account, you will be required to upload an
    application letter (pdf), detailed curriculum vitae (pdf), certified
    photocopies of academic certificates (pdf), names and contact details of
    three referees, and certified copy of National Identity Card (pdf), or
    Passport (pdf) and all the documents that suit most this position. 
  • Please quote the respective reference number on the application letter
  • 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]

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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.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 11th September  2020 at 17:00hrs local time (East Africa Time).
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

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