LVFO Uganda Jobs 2020 – Diploma Admin Assistant

LVFO Uganda Jobs 2020

Job Title: Project Administrative Assistant – LVFO Uganda Jobs 2020

Organization: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) Uganda

Duty Station: Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja


Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) Profile:

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).


Roles and Responsibilities:

  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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Diploma with specialization in Administration or a related field (University degree will be an added advantage.
  • 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.
  • Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (phone, fax, email, internet) and computer applications (MS Office)
  • Very good written and oral knowledge of English.
  • Politeness and helpfulness in dealing with visitors
  • Understanding of administration procedures


How To Apply:

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:

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

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.


Tel: +256 434 125000

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