Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Project Administrative Assistant x2 at Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

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. LVFO has received funding from EU through FAO to implement the TRUEFISH project. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development of a competitive, gender equitable and sustainable commercial aquaculture sector in order to support economic development and sustainable management of natural resources in the Lake Victoria basin. The project will deliver three result areas which include BUSINESS (access to commercial networks), SKILLS (availability and quality of local skilled workers in aquaculture-related businesses) and SUSTAINABILITY (sustainable and bio-secure regional aquaculture production systems).

LVFO  has also 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 (EASA-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 seeking to recruit two (2) Project Administrative Assistants to coordinate activities of the above two projects (TRUEFISH &  E€OFISH)


Project Title TRUEFISH and E€OFISH Projects
Job Title Project Administrative Assistant
Job Ref: LVFO/TRUEFISH /HR/2020/02 & LVFO/ E€OFISH /HR/2020/01
EAC Salary Grade G5
Reports to: Programme Coordinator LVFO
Duty station: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat

Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda



2.1 Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Project Administrative Assistant is to:

  1. Provide administrative services for the TRUEFISH/E€OFISH Programme.
  2. Oversee the day to day smooth running of  the office.
  3. Ensure the proper implementation and adherence to laws, rules and Regulations;
  4. Assist in preparation and coordination of project meetings,workshops and seminers;
  5. Take minutes of various programme  meetings;
  6. Assist in providing support and guidance to project partners for efficient implementation of the TRUEFISH/E€OFISH Programme;
  7. Devise efficient communication systems within and outside the programme;
  8. Assist in coordinating Consultant activities together with the Technical advisors/ Development advisors;
  9. Responsible for all records keeping and Data Management System in line with TRUEFISH’s/E€OFISH’s records keeping rules;
  10. Monitor the availability of accessories and stocks for project activities;
  11. Monitor project staff leave days and updates the leave schedule;
  12. Monitor travel schedules and coordinate travel logistics;
  13. Initiate project procurement requirements based on the approved budget;
  14. Prepare and submit technical and/or any other forms of specifications to the Procurement Unit for the office requirements;
  15. Liase with the Procurement Unit to establish appropriate bid evaluation criteria and participate in the evaluation of bids as a representative of the User Department;
  16. Responsible for Contract management once a contract is placed;
  17. Undertake conformity assessment of supplied goods, services and works with the contract and reports any deviation from terms of contract to the procurement unit;
  18. Prepare timely periodical reports of the project;
  19. Facilitate preparation of a funds requisition to the donor;
  20. Perform any other duty as assigned by the immediate supervisors.

2.2 Languages:

Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.



Diploma with specialization in Administration or a related field (University degree will be an added advantage)

Professional experience

At least three (3) years’ professional experience in a comparable position

Practical knowledge of basic public procurement procedures is an added advantage


Specific experience in managing programmes/projects with European Union OR FAO funding within an international or regional organization, national government, or other public or private organization.

Other knowledge, additional competences


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 USD 22,815 (G5 salary scale equivalent) per annum, plus other related entitlements e.g. a Housing allowance of USD 4,800 (per annum), and a Transport allowance of USD 1,800 (per annum)

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.


Eligibility is restricted to 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 (East Africa Time).

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)                   

Busoga Square Plot No. 7B/E Bell Avenue                       

P. O. Box 1625, Jinja – Uganda.

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