Project Development Officer Wanted at Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)


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 coordinate and provide technical inputs in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Commission Projects and Programmes

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Deputy Executive Secretary for Projects and Programmes in policy guidance at various stages of projects and programmes development;
  2. Undertake collation and review of reports from studies and projects undertaken in the Lake Victoria Basin;
  3. Guide the process of identification and development of projects / programmes for the Commission;
  4. Liaise with the Commission’s Principal Resource Mobilization Officer and Basin’s key stakeholders in resource mobilisation, identification, appraisal and preparation of projects and programmes;
  5. Liaise with stakeholders in the preparation of memoranda and protocols to guide the implementation of agreed plans;
  6. Develop joint projects and programmes with the other Sectoral Programmes of EAC;
  7. Monitor and evaluate of the performance of project and programmes implemented by stakeholders;
  8. Network with Private sector and Civil Society organizations implementing projects in the Lake Basin;
  9. Develop an information database of all projects and programmes undertaken in the Basin – past and present;
  10. Collaborate with the Inter-University Council of East Africa and other institutions of higher learning in developing, resource mobilization and implementing demand driven research projects in the Basin;
  11. Keep track of international events that have a bearing on projects/ programme development in the Lake Victoria Basin;
  12. Promote a positive corporate culture and image of the EAC; and
  13. Carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Secretary.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. A Masters’ degree, in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, economics, development economics, macro/micro economics, Business Administration/Management or equivalent.
  2. Minimum of ten (10) years work experience in projects development with five (5) years at senior level.

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Must have excellent analytical and administrative skills;
  2. Knowledge of multilateral or bilateral development agencies’ procedures and operations;
  3. Must have conceptual, analytical, communication, public relations, planning, negotiation, networking, judgment, fundraising, budgeting, decision making, report writing and presentation skills;
  4. Demonstrate interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team and multicultural environment;
  5. Must be computer literate.

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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