Executive Secretary of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

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The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries is seeking to recruit a Tanzanian national to fill the position of Executive Secretary of LVFO. The Organization which was established by the Convention in 1994 by the then three EAC Partner States (Kenya. Tanzania and Uganda) is mandated to foster cooperation among the Partner States in the development and management of the fisheries of Lake Victoria. As well as to coordinate the management and development of fisheries and aquaculture in the Community. It is also registered as a Regional Fisheries Management

Organization under the UN Charter of the Food and Agriculture Organization (CAP 102). The Executive Secretary. shall be responsible for all the activities associated with the Organization in accordance with the policy and decisions adopted by the Sectoral Council of Ministers and under the guidance of the Policy Steering Coordination Committee. as stipulated in Article X of the LVFO convention: -

Foster cooperation and harmonize national measures among the Contracting Parties for the sustainable utilization of the fisheries and aquaculture resources of the EAC water bodies.

i. The Executive Secretary shall be the Chief Executive and legal representative of the Organization. He shall direct the work of the Organization in accordance with the policy and decisions adopted by the Sectoral of Ministers and under the guidance of the Coordination Committee.
ii. The Executive Secretary shall, through the Senior Officials and Coordination Committee, submit to the Sectoral Council of Ministers at each regular session. a. Report on the work of the Organization. as well as the audited accounts; and b. Draft programme of work and a draft budget of the Organization.

iii. The Executive Secretary shall. organize the sessions of the Sectoral Council of Ministers, the Coordination Committee. He shall provide the secretariat for such sessions and meetings and shall participate in them.

iv. The mandate of the Deputy Executive Secretary shall be of five years, non-renewable.
v. Harmonization of fisheries and aquaculture policies and regulations;
vi. Coordination of fisheries research and management;
vii. Promotion of sustainable fisheries resources for sustainable economic and social benefits:

is an equal opportunity employer. A successful candidate must be a holder of the following minimum qualifications:
A MSc holder in the field of Fisheries/Aquatic Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
• Ten (10) years' experience in scientific research of which three (3) years must be at the senior managerial position;
• Must have at least five first authored scientific publications in the respective field;
• Must have the ability to provide dynamic management and leadership required to successfully run an organization with diverse employees
• Demonstrate extensive research experience with strong emphasis on fisheries management.

Age: The candidate should not be more than 55 years

(a) Salary: Attractive remuneration and benefit package in accordance with LVFO.
(b) Contract Terms: Five years contract non-renewable

Candidates who meets the qualifications should sendt their hand-written applications, accompanied by detailed up to date Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Certified copies of certificates, awards and names of three referees. The envelop should be labelled APPLICATION FOR ES - LVFO and directed to:

Permanent Secretary - Fisheries,
Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries,
Nyerere Road, NBC Building, P
.O. Box 2870,
40487 DODOMA

Closing date for applications: 30th April, 2018 before 1500 hrs.



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