Director, Fisheries Management and Development Job Careers – Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

 Job Title:    Director,
Fisheries Management and Development

Organization: Lake
Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

Duty Station:
Jinja, Uganda

Job Ref: LVFO/HR/2020/02

Reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary

 

About US:

Lake 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 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.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Coordinates
the harmonization of fisheries management and development measures in the
region;

·       
Coordinates
the collection, collation, and dissemination of socio-economic information
relating to fisheries communities;

·       
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;

·       
Coordinates
the implementation of community awareness of fisheries  programmes in the LVFO partner states;

·       
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;

·       
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;

·       
vises on
the harmonization and inclusion of the fisheries issues within the existing
policies of other related sectors within the region;

·       
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;

·       
Advises
on the financial and economic viability of planned investment, integrating it
with technical feasibility and environmental suitability;

·       
Formulates
and coordinates implementation of programmes for the monitoring, control and
surveillance of the EAC fisheries as per the internationally agreed best
practices

·       
Participates
in research and fisheries management projects undertaken by the organization
focusing fisheries development approaches/methods and techniques.

·       
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.

·       
Mobilizes
resources to support fisheries management programmes of the organization

·       
Performs
such other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Director, Fisheries Management and Development placement
should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in Fisheries Management or any related
field

·       
PhD in
the same field is an added advantage

·       
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

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

·       
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

 

How to Apply:

All Interested
candidates please apply online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

All Interested
candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the
above-mentioned positions are advised to submit their application letter,
detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and
contact details of three referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, or
Passport online through this system by clicking the button labelled 

“Apply
Now”

 

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: support@lvfo.org

Applications should
be submitted to the address below

 

Please note:

·       
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

·       
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:
lvfo-sec@lvfo.org

 

Deadline: 11th September
2020 at 17:00hrs

 

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