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The East African Community/Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) has received funds from the Adaptation Fund through United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to implement Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin (ACC-LVB) project. LVBC seeks to use part of the funds to payments under the contract for a Project Manager.


The EAC/LVBC and UNEP is implementing Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin (ACC-LVB) project from the Adaptation Fund. This project will run for three (3) years. The project seeks to reduce the vulnerability of the Lake Victoria Basin to climate change, focusing on two key issues—water scarcity and flooding. Climate change in the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB) – a water catchment in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda – has resulted in increased mean annual temperatures and increased variability in rainfall patterns. Climate change projections predict that mean annual temperatures will continue to increase and that variability in rainfall patterns will be exacerbated. Projected climate change will result in several negative effects within the LVB, including a decrease in water quality and availability for a number of uses, including inter alia: i) domestic; ii) agricultural; iii) industrial and commercial; and iv) cultural. The negative effects of climate change disproportionately affect marginalized and rural communities within the LVB by reducing the productivity of agriculture and wetlands and the abundance of fish in Lake Victoria and its tributaries. In addition, the projected effects of climate change are likely to negatively impact economic sectors within the LVB that depend on water resources, such as hydropower facilities and commercial fisheries.  


The project will increase climate resilience in the LVB at both a regional and local level by implementing both regional and community-based climate change adaptation interventions. The proposed project objective will be achieved through five outcomes, namely:

  1. strengthened institutional and technical capacity to integrate climate resilience into transboundary water catchment management;
  2. improved delivery of accurate and timely climate information to regional and national policy makers, technical officers and local communities;
  3. climate change adaptation technologies, including water harvesting techniques, climate-smart agriculture and Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA), transferred to communities to reduce their vulnerability to climate change;
  4. regional resilience to climate change promoted through innovative, community based projects; and
  5. improved knowledge management frameworks for the collection and maintenance of regional knowledge in transboundary water catchment management and climate change adaptation practices.


UNEP is the Multilateral Implementing Entity (MIE) for the project, and the LVBC is the Executing Entity of the project.


Title of the Consultant:      Project Manager

Duration of Assignment:     1 year renewable subject to performance

Eligibility:                  EAC Partner States Nationals

Duty of Station:                  Kisumu, Kenya


Context of the Assignment

The initial contract for the Project Manager will be for one (1) year renewable subject to performance evaluation. The PM will be responsible for the overall management of the project, including the mobilization of all project inputs and the supervision of project staff, consultants and sub-contractors. The PM will report to the Deputy Executive Secretary-Projects & Programmes of the LVBC for all of the project’s substantive and administrative issues. From the strategic point of view of the project, the PM will report on a periodic basis to the Regional Project Steering Committee. Generally, the PM will be responsible for meeting Partner States obligations under the project, under the respective Ministry of the National Focal Point. The PM will work closely with the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) to ensure the availability of information on progress and performance in the implementation of the project. The PM will perform a liaison role with the Partner States, UNEP, implementing partners (activity/sub-project contractors), and other reginal stakeholders. Additional details are in the approved Project Document


Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Manager (PM) will lead the project team and provide overall operational management for the successful execution and implementation of the project. The PM has the daily responsibility for management, coordination and supervision of the implementation of the project and delivery of the results in accordance with the full project proposal and agreed work plans. The PM will be responsible for financial management and disbursements, with accountability to the Partner States’ Focal Point government, and LVBC. The PM will report to the Regional Policy Steering Committee (RPSC).  The responsibilities of the PM will include the following:

  • Oversee and manage project implementation, monitor work progress, and ensure delivery of outputs and within the specified constraints of time and cost as outlined in the project document.
  • Report to the LVBC and RPSC regarding project progress.
  • Develop and facilitate implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and reporting system.
  • Ensure timely preparation of detailed annual work plans and budgets for approval by the RPSC.
  • Assist in the identification, selection of consultants and other experts as required.
  • Supervise, coordinate and facilitate the work of the administrative/technical team (consisting of the assistant coordinator, finance/administration staff and national and international consultants).
  • Control expenditures and assure adequate management of resources.
  • Establish linkages and networks with on-going activities by other government and nongovernment agencies.
  • Provide input to management and technical reports, and other documents as described in the M&E plan for the overall project. Reports should contain assessments of progress in implementing activities, including reasons for delays, if any, and recommendations on necessary improvements.
  • Inform the LVBC and RPSC, without delay, of any issue or risk which might jeopardise the success of the project.
  • Liaise and coordinate with UNEP on a regular basis.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in environment, natural resources management, agriculture, climate change adaptation or a closely related discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience; with 5 years specific experience in climate change adaptation projects.
  • Demonstrated solid knowledge of climate change adaptation management techniques, practices and technologies.
  • Demonstrated solid knowledge of environment and ecological restoration, with an emphasis on water resources management.
  • Experience in the public participation development process associated with environmental and sustainable development an asset.
  • Demonstrated working experience with Adaptation Fund (AF) or other similar donor funded projects


Skills and Competencies:

  1. Experience in working and collaborating within governments is an asset.
  2. Effective communication skills both written and oral in English. Creative and independent report writing skills and ability to structure persuasive arguments in a diplomatic way is highly desirable;
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills;
  4. Strong IT skills and should be computer literate in MS Office and project management software;
  5. Strong team leadership skills;
  6. Good moderating skills (in workshops, facilitation and policy making skills), presentation (in high level meeting), communication (with flair and enthusiasm), in project and time management, advisory skills and experience in empirical work
  7. Ability to demonstrate exposure to practical issues of coordination of regional programmes at national levels;
  8. Ability to build consensus, collaboration, and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, at all levels including in an international and cross-cultural context.


The LVBC now invites eligible Individual Consultants from the EAC region to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (curriculum vitae, copy of passport or national identification document, academic and professional certificates, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc.).


Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the EAC Procurement Policies and Procedures.


Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 0900 to 1700 hours East African time.


Expressions of interest must be delivered to the tender box and addressed as below by Monday, 17th September, 2018 at 1100 hours EA time and mention “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PROJECT MANAGER - LVBC/ACC/IC/01/2018”.


Executive Secretary
East African Community,
Lake Victoria Basin Commission
Nyanza Regional Headquarters, 13th floor
Owuor Otiende Road, Off Kenyatta Highway
P. O. Box 1510 - 40100
Kisumu, KENYA
Telephone Number: +254 57 2023894/73, 2026344




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East African Community,
Lake Victoria Basin Commission,
Off Kenyatta Highway,
New Nyanza Regional Headquarters,
P.O BOX 1510-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya
Tel:   +254 57 202 6344,
        +254 57 202 3873,
        +254 57 202 3894,
Fax: +254 57 202 6324