Principal Fish Trade and Marketing Officer Employment Opportunity – Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

 Job Title:    Principal
Fish Trade and Marketing Officer

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.

 

Job Summary:  The Principal Fish Trade and Marketing Officer
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.

 

Key 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.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Principal Fish Trade and Marketing Officer placement should
preferably hold 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.

·       
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.)

·       
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.

 

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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