DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS) - REF: EAC/LVBC/HR/17-18/04

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EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION

 

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized Institution of the East African Community (EAC) established by the EAC Partner States through a negotiated Protocol for Sustainable Development of Lake Victoria Basin. The broad functions of LVBC are to promote, facilitate and coordinate activities of different actors towards sustainable development and management of natural resources of the Lake Victoria Basin.

 

The LVBC therefore hereby invites applicants from only the Republics of Rwanda, South Sudan and United Republic of Tanzania for the following vacant position tenable at Lake Victoria Basin Commission, Kisumu, Kenya.

 

 

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS) (1 post) –

(REF: EAC/LVBC/HR/17-18/04)

 

Grade: P5

Office: Office of Deputy Executive Secretary (Projects and Programmes)

Reports to: Executive Secretary

 

Main Purpose of the Job:

To coordinate projects and programmes to ensure effective and efficient implementation to enhance the development of the Lake Victoria Basin as an Economic Growth Zone for the Community.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Executive Secretary, Projects and Programmes are as follows:

 

  1. Deputize the Executive Secretary in providing oversight role of coordinating LVBC projects and programmes;

  2. Initiate and coordinate the process of harmonization of policies, laws, regulations and standards with specific relevance to the development of Lake Victoria Basin;

  3. Provide guidance on the development and implementation of Sectoral projects and programmes in the Basin;

  4. Coordinate the development and implementation of systems for monitoring, evaluation and compliance with agreed policies and actions by Partner States and other stakeholders;

  5. Analyse reports from Partner States’ institutions on their activities relating to the management of the Basin as specified in the Protocol;

  6. Coordinate the involvement of the Commission in Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEA’s) and projects thereof in liaison with the Deputy Executive Secretary in charge of Finance and Administration (DES-FAD);

  7. Promote coordinated engagement and participation of the civil society organizations and the Private Sector in the sustainable development initiatives in the Lake Basin;

  8. Promote capacity building, institutional development and research in the Basin;

  9. Liaise with the National Focal Points in the Partner States for coordinated implementation of projects and programmes;

  10. Collaborate with DES-FAD in formulation and implementation of annual work plans and budget;

  11. Ensure overall consistencies, synergies and quality in Projects and Programmes implementation and high performance level;

  12. Jointly with DES-FAD provide guidance and technical support to the Sectoral Council of Ministers and take appropriate follow-up actions as decided/directed by the Sectoral Council;

  13. Guide identification and development of new projects and programmes, as strategic initiatives within the LVBC mandate;

  14. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Secretary.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. A Master’s University Degree in Environmental Sciences/Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources Management/Natural Resources Economics or related field;

  2. At least 15 years of relevant experience, of which 8 years should be at Senior Level;

 

Note: Experience in an organization dealing with global environmental issues and projects development and management is an added advantage;

 

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Ability in managing Programmes and Projects;

  2. Knowledge in Resources Mobilisation, financing agreement negotiation and management;

  3. Strong administrative and organizational skills;

  4. Excellent writing and communication skills;

  5. Ability to work in a multi-cultural/diverse environment; and

  6. Ability to work under pressure.

 

Eligibility for applications:

Only applicants from the Republics of Rwanda, South Sudan and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for the above position.

 

Terms and Condition of Service:

The position is tenable for a contract of three (3) years renewable once.

 

Fringe Benefits:

The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

 

Education Qualifications:

All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in the respective Partner States. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

 

Relevant/Working Experience:

Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant experience.

 

Equal Opportunity:

The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

 

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, or birth certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

 

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday 27th July 2018.

 

Please note:

  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.

  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; have an application letter attached; have certified copies of academic certificates; or fail to provide three referees, will be disqualified.

  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.

 

Please note that EAC/LVBC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

 

The Executive Secretary

Lake Victoria Basin Commission

Owuor Otiende Road, Off Kenyatta Highway

New Nyanza Regional Headquarters

13th Floor

P.O. Box 1510-40100 Kisumu, Kenya

Email: recruitment@lvbcom.org

www.lvbcom.org

 

 



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