Maritime Safety Officer wanted at Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)

(REF: EAC/LVBC/HR/16-17/02)

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 mandate of LVBC is 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 applications from suitably qualified citizens of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda) for the following vacant position tenable at Lake Victoria Basin Commission, Kisumu, Kenya.
Organ / Institution: Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)
Duty Station: Kisumu, Kenya
Job Grade: P3
Job reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary (Projects and Programmes)

Job Purpose:

To ensure that safety of navigation measures are operational and adhered to in Lake Victoria.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and liaise with Partner States in the implementation of the Lake Victoria Transport Law;
  2. Provide support functions for the development of the Maritime Safety and environmental protection of Lake Victoria;
  3. Provide information services including, development, maintenance and updating of databases on directories of centres of expertise, list of accredited training centres;
  4. Develop and maintain Lake Victoria Basin Website on regional developments of the maritime safety aspects of Lake Victoria;
  5. Provision of clearing house functions in the event of a major marine accident in the Lake;
  6. Promote and provide technical assistance on the establishment of national or regional marine pollution and accidents response capabilities;
  7. Prepare and implement projects/ programmes related to maritime safety on Lake Victoria;
  8. Coordinate missions, meetings, conferences related to the maritime safety on Lake Victoria;
  9. Coordinate research and investigations to facilitate decisions related to maritime safety;
  10. Prepare progress and annual reports; and
  11. Promote a positive corporate culture and image of the EAC.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. A Masters’ degree in Maritime safety and environment protection, Maritime law, Marines science and engineering or equivalent.
  2. Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience, with five (5) years at a Senior level.

Skills and Competencies:

Analytical skills, computer skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, security and safety skills, writing skills, research skills, planning skills, project implementation skills.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

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.


Applicants from all five Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The positions are tenable for contracts of five years renewable once and are subject to the application of the EAC quota system.

Fringe Benefits:

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

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 18th November 2016.
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

Application Deadline:

Friday, 18 November 2016 - 5:00pm
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