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Earn over 4200 US Dollars as Project Driver at Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

Job Title:    Project Driver 

Organization: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)

Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

Remuneration: An Indicative basic salary of USD 4,285.00 (G2 salary scale equivalent) per annum, plus other related entitlements Housing allowance of USD 3,600 (per annum), and a Transport allowance of USD 1,200 (per annum)

Job Ref: LVFO/TRUEFISH /HR/2020/03

Reports to: Project Coordinator


About US:

The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is a specialized institution of the East African Community (EAC) whose mandate is to coordinate the management and development of fisheries and aquaculture resources in the EAC region. The LVFO Secretariat is stationed in Jinja, Uganda.


About E€OFISH programme:

LVFO received a grant from the European Union (EU) to implement -Contribution of Sustainable Fisheries to the Blue Economy of the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Region – ECOFISH programme. The overall objective is to enhance equitable economic growth by promoting sustainable fisheries in the East African-South African-Indian Ocean (EA-SA-IO) region. The specific objective is to support sustainable management and development of fisheries, while addressing climate change resilience and enhancing marine biodiversity. The programme purpose is to support the implementation of fisheries management interventions on Lake Victoria.


About TRUEFISH Project:

LVFO has further 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).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Perform driving duties in accordance with schedule and instructions given by the Supervisor;

·        Utilizing navigation apps to find the most optimal route;

·        Responsible for the cleanliness, safety and proper running condition of the assigned vehicles; reporting to the supervisor any mechanical fault on a vehicle in a timely manner.

·        Ensure adherence to service schedules and renewal of insurance premiums of vehicles; vehicles have to be sufficiently serviced, with sufficient fuel and are always ready for use.

·        Advise the Supervisor of any perceived threats pertaining to the vehicles;

·        Ensure that any trip outside the working station has a prior written approval;

·        Up to date maintenance of the vehicle logbook and any other reports in accordance with the Organization’s Staff Rules and Regulations, i.e. (i) all trips within and outside the working station must be recorded in the logbook, (ii) all fuel requisitioned and the kilometers run by the vehicle, spanners, batteries and tyres fitted must be recorded in the logbook;

·        Any accident or damage to the vehicle must be immediately reported to the Supervisor, the Traffic Police and the Insurance Company.

·        Interacting with clients (where need be) in a professional manner.

·        Maintaining an organized travel schedule.

·        Perform other tasks assigned by the immediate supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant for the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) Project Driver should hold an Ordinary Level Certificate of Education or equivalent

·        Defensive driving/Advanced driver’s certificate (VIP) or equivalent

·        At least three (3) year’s driving experience with a reputable organization.

·        A valid driver's license (suitable for car, suv, van, minibus, pickup)

·        Excellent organizational and time management skills.

·        Exceptional interpersonal skills.

·        Good verbal and written communication skills.

·        Proficiency using navigational devices/softwares.

·        Reference letter(s) from previous employer(s)

·        Certificate of competence


Remuneration: An Indicative basic salary of USD 4,285.00 (G2 salary scale equivalent) per annum, plus other related entitlements Housing allowance of USD 3,600 (per annum), and a Transport allowance of USD 1,200 (per annum)


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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·        Once you have created an account, you will be required to upload an application letter (pdf), detailed curriculum vitae (pdf), photocopies of academic certificates (pdf), names and contact details of three referees, and a copy of National Identity Card (pdf), or Passport (pdf).

·        Please quote the respective reference number on the application letter

·        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:

·        Nationality and age (birthdate); an application letter (Addressed to the Executive Secretary and must indicate the Job reference number); Certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; and three referees are key and must be provided

·        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.


Deadline: Thursday, 3rd September 2020 by 17:00hrs local time.


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