Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Project Accounts Assistant at The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

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.

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) has received a grant from the European Union (EU) to implement the -Contribution of Sustainable Fisheries to the Blue Economy of the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Region – E€OFISH programme. The overall objective is to enhance equitable economic growth by promoting sustainable fisheries in the East African-South African-Indian Ocean (EA-SA-IO) region. The specific objective is to support sustainable management and development of fisheries, while addressing climate change resilience and enhancing marine biodiversity. The programme purpose is to support the implementation of fisheries management interventions on Lake Victoria. It is agaist this background that LVFO Secretariat is recruiting a Project Accounts Assistant to support implementation of the programme.

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 Title      Project Accounts Assistant
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



  1.  Budgeting

            Provide support in developing the draft program budget:

            Serve as an advisor on budgetary and financial matters:

      2. Payment and Accounting services

           Ensure accurate maintenance and updating of income and expenditure accounts for the Project:

     3. Reporting

    4. Perform other related duties, as assigned




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:






Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.


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.


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


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


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

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)                   

Busoga Square Plot No. 7B/E Bell Avenue                       

P. O. Box 1625, Jinja – Uganda

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