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:  

the harmonization of fisheries management and development measures in the

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

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;

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

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;

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

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

the impact of existing investment in fisheries both at national and regional
level with a view to identifying possible areas for further public/private

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

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

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

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.

resources to support fisheries management programmes of the organization

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


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

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

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

good working knowledge of ICT (MS Office, statistical software)

good written and oral knowledge of English

record of scientific publications in the respective field (4 publications
minimum in reputable journals, books and book chapters, 2 of which as principal

record in resource mobilization (in terms of successful grant awards)

good in communication (email, tweeter, facebook, whatsapp and other
communication tools)

knowledge in Project Management; Monitoring and Evaluation; Proposal Writing;
Managerial Skills


How to Apply:

All Interested
candidates please apply online at the link below.




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 



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:

Applications should
be submitted to the address below


Please note:

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

qualified candidates will be contacted. All invitations for interviews will be
done in writing.

Staff Rules and Regulations precludes consideration of applicants above
fifty-five (55) years of age

does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process.


The Executive

Lake Victoria
Fisheries Organization

Busoga Square Plot
No. 7B/E Bell

P. O. Box 1625, Jinja – Uganda.



Deadline: 11th September
2020 at 17:00hrs


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