Job Opportunities

1.     Principal Fish Trade and Marketing Officer

Job Ref:

LVFO/HR/2021/01

Grade:

EAC P3

Reports to:

Deputy Executive Secretary

Duty station:

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat; Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda

  1. Purpose of the Job

Conducts reviews, evaluates and also synthesizes reports and information regarding implementation of Fish Trade and Marketing to enable follow up on implementation of the interventions in official controls of fish quality, compliance to standards, value addition and marketing.

  1. Duties and responsibilities
  2. Develop strategy to update and develop market information relating to fish
  3. Develop framework for harmonization of fisheries trade policies, regulations legislations, strategies, standards, guidelines, plans as well as traceability and certification mechanisms
  4. Develop frameworks for improved traceability and certification of fish products
  5. Assist in building capacity of competent authorities in the Partner States for accredited certification and compliance with regional and international fish import and export requirements
  6. Strengthen capacity of the Partner states in fisheries improvement programmes for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) eco labelled certification for enhanced trade in seafood and aquaculture fish product in the region
  7. Conduct analysis of fisheries trade corridors
  8. Facilitate the development of coordinated positions of LVFO in forums of international standard setting organizations
  9. Coordinates and supports Fisheries Research and Fisheries Management institutions in improving post-harvest fish handling methods and techniques including preservation methods, handling and processing techniques, labeling, distributing and storage.
  10. Promotes adherence to guidelines on post-harvest handling by all investors in the region.
  11. Coordinates the marketing of fish products, and organizes joint promotion activities in the region.
  12. Promotes the harmonization of post-harvest management standard operating procedures in the region.
  13. Institutional strengthening of fish trade information networks in the region.
  14. Review and update data and information regarding markets and trade of fish and fishery products
  15. Evaluate and identify needs for strengthening performance of Competent Authorities, fish inspectors in official controls and strengthening capacity of private sector to comply to required standards
  16. Review and package data and information for sensitization on matters of fish quality assurance, marketing and trade
  17. Synthesize and update data and information on investments in fish handling, processing, marketing and trade
  18. Participates in implementation of programmes where required to ensure quality and safety of fish and fishery products
  19. Prepare quarterly and annual reports on activities conducted
  20. Reports to and performs any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  21. Qualification and working experience

A Master’s Degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Resource Economics, fish quality assurance, and Marketing and Trade in Agricultural Products. Post graduate training in a related field with specialization in fish and fisheries products will be an added advantage.

 

  1. Working experience
  • At least 7 (seven) years’ experience in fish quality assurance, marketing and trade or closely related field in the region. Two (2) of the years should be at senior level.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in donor-funded marketing or trade related project in fisheries products or agricultural commodities
  • Sound knowledge on challenges and trade issues in fisheries in the region
  • Proven knowledge on international trade and marketing issues in fish and fisheries products
  • Knowledge of regional and international instruments, strategies, frameworks, guidelines, tools etc. for agricultural commodity trade facilitation etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with senior government officials and international development partners
  • Sound knowledge on roles of regional organizations (RECs, RFBs etc.)
  1. Desired key competencies
  • Ability to understand and articulated issues related to fish trade and marketing,
  • Effective writing, analytical and communication skills;
  • excellent interpersonal skills; Planning and organization skills;
  • Technical proposal writing and grant application skills;
  • Computer and report writing skills;
  • good networking skills and ability to maintain positive and constructive dialogue and relationships with key institutions in the region;
  • Self-starter with the ability to strategically plan own work.
  • Very good written and oral knowledge of English.
  1. Conditions of employment

The Contract period is for five (5) years renewable once upon satisfactory performance. The first term is subject to a six (6) months’ probation, before confirmation upon satisfactory performance.

  1. Remuneration

An attractive Basic Salary package at EAC P3 scale including monthly Housing and Transport allowance.

  1. Fringe Benefits

In addition, this post offers attractive fringe benefits including an installation allowance paid once, plus gratuity paid monthly, a personal medical Insurance, and personal accident insurance cover.

  1. Eligibility

Eligibility is restricted to candidates from EAC/LVFO Partner States (The Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania).

  1. Language requirement

Proficiency in English language is a necessary requirement.

  1. Age Requirement

Must be preferably not more than 55 years’ old

 

 

2.     Procurement Officer

Job Ref:

LVFO /HR/2021/02

Grade

EAC P1

Reports to:

Executive Secretary

Duty station:

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization Secretariat; Plot 7B/E Bell Avenue, Jinja, Uganda

  1. Purpose of the role 

To manage and maintain an effective, efficient and value for money procurement and disposal unit – ensuring the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures meet national and International standards in a manner that demonstrates Transparency and Accountability and that quality service is delivered to the internal and external customers.

  1. Duties and responsibilities
  2. In consultation with the User Departments, review LVFO’s Annual work plan so as to compile/consolidate the LVFO’s Annual Procurement Plan;
  3. Implement and monitor LVFOs Annual Procurement Plan;
  4. Spearhead and guide the formulation of procurement policies, guidelines and procedures in order to make recommendations for improvement;
  5. Monitor implementation and compliance with the EAC Procurement Manual and all other procurement regulations;
  6. Initiate and manage the tendering process in a transparent manner resulting in value for money for LVFO;
  7. Conduct market surveys to identify supply sources, and establish a data bank of registered suppliers for LVFO;
  8. Receive, review and process purchase requisitions from User Departments; ensure that purchase requisitions have clarity, adequate specifications, for bidders to be able to respond to the tender/quotation appropriately. Group the requests into homogeneous categories and identify sources of supply;
  9. Assist User departments to draw Specifications and Terms of Reference right;
  10. Consolidate and prepare recommendations for award of tenders/quotations, and initiate draft notifications of awards for and regret letters;
  11. Provide Logistical support for meetings and travel requests;
  12. Set and maintain an accurate procurement filing and record system for all procurement transactions for future reference;
  13. Ensure that all Contractors/Service Providers have authorized and signed Contracts stipulating their Terms of Reference and their obligations for good performance;
  14. Preparing electronically generated Local Purchase Orders/Contracts for the service providers
  15. Expeditiously follow up supply of goods and services and forward certified invoices to Accounts for payment;
  16. Take the lead in the development of an Asset Disposal Plan and ensuring that LVFO’s disposal processes are managed in a transparent manner;
  17. Perform any other official, closely related duties as assigned by Management from time to time
  18. Relevant qualifications and experience and competences
  19. Academic and Professional qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) specifically in Procurement and Logistics Management, Purchasing and Supplies, or in a closely related field.
  • Relevant Post Graduate professional qualifications in Procurement and Supplies Management
  • Current Membership to relevant accredited National and International procurement and supplies professional bodies like CIPS, KISM, CSP, CPSP, PSPTB or equivalent is desirable.
  1.    Work experience and knowledge:
  • A minimum of Five (5) years’ relevant practical experience in the specific field of procurement for Goods and Services in a reputable organization at a comparable level
  • Experience in managing procurement for Donor funded projects is desirable
  • Experience in managing similar support services in a comparable international organization is desirable
  1.   Key Competencies
  • Proficiency in specialized procurement and financial management software applications like SUN system, SAP, or Oracle Financials is essential
  • Proficiency in standard computer applications (e.g. MS Office) and general ITC technologies (phone, email, internet and related software).
  • Proven Integrity
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills and a proven ability to work independently with little guidance and oversight in a fast-paced environment;
  • Reliable, positive and effective team player with a track record working in multi-disciplinary teams and delivering results through collaboration;
  • Good Customer Relations, Negotiation skills, effective Communication and Report writing skills. Excellent written and verbal communications in English
  1. Conditions of employment

The Contract period is for five (5) years renewable once upon satsfactory performance. The first term is subject to a six (6) months’ probation, before confirmation upon satisfactory performance.

  1. Eligibility

Eligibility is restricted to candidates from EAC/LVFO Partner States (The Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania).

  1. Language requirement

Proficiency in English language is a necessary requirement.

  1. Remuneration

An attractive salary package at EAC P1 scale including monthly Housing and Transport allowance.

  1. Fringe Benefits

In addition, this post offers attractive fringe benefits including an installation allowance paid once, plus gratuity paid monthly, a personal medical insurance, and personal accident insurance cover.

  1. Age requirement

Must be preferably not more than 55 years’ old

 

 

Method of Application

  • Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above-mentioned position are advised to apply online through the link below. Once you have created an account, you will be required to upload an application letter (pdf), detailed curriculum vitae (pdf),  certified photocopies of academic certificates (pdf), names and contact details of three referees, certified copy of National Identity Card (pdf), or Passport (pdf) and other document that suit most this position
  • 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: support@lvfo.org

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online through this system
  • Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing by email.
  • LVFO Staff Rules and Regulations precludes consideration of applicants above fifty-five (55) years of age
  • Please note that LVFO does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 10th September  2021 at 17:00hrs local time (East Africa Time).

The Executive Secretary

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO)                                 

Busoga Square Plot No. 7B/E Bell Avenue                                   

  1. O. Box 1625, Jinja – Uganda.

Tel: +256 434 125000

Apply Via https://recruitment.lvfo.org/index.php?r=site/login&tab=jobs&utm

05 Jul, 2021

Technology License Sales Leader – Kenya Public Sector – Deadline: Not Specified

Job Description

21000MSF

Applicants are required to read, write, and speak the following languages: English

Preferred Qualifications

At Oracle, we are changing the world by leading a digital transformation! We help our 400,000+ customers in more than 145 countries to go beyond developing digital potential to using it to achieve, grow and compete; to think, act and be Business Digital.

We do it by delivering innovative IT technology services that let them do more, know more and spend less!

We integrate every layer of the technology stack to speed time to value, maximize performance and minimise cost!

And, we commit to meeting the needs of our customers and ensuring their success through their journey!

Join our Technology Sales team –  and you will be part of the world’s most complete, open and integrated business software and hardware Systems Company leading the digital transformation! See more at www.oracle.com

PUBLIC SECTOR SALES LEADER FOR KENYA – Technology License Sales

SCOPE:

  1. Represents and leads Oracle public sector technology license sales team
  2. Manages the sales operations of the comprehensive Oracle Technology Solutions license business set
  3. Supports the sales team to develop sales opportunities, build and maintain customer relationships in public sectors
  4. Responsible for developing a business strategy and sales plans to address the needs of the public sector customers in Kenya
  5. Develops and executes appropriate enterprise sales industry value propositions
  6. Leads & manages a team of senior Sales Executives and is responsible for achievement of revenue targets and drives IT transformation in the commercial sectores space
  7. Works across multiple Lines of Businesses collaborating with other Applications, Systems sales teams, Alliances & Channels team, Services teams and others
  8. Works as a member of the Country Leadership Team

Reports to the Country Leader of Kenya

RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Achieve the revenue target (annually and quarterly)
  • Understanding of Kenyan public sector and Oracle’s value propositions as well as public procurement processes in Kenya
  • Develop pipeline and continuously mature & qualify opportunities in order to increase Oracle’s market share and to enable achievement of target
  • Ensures integrity and leads by example
  • Monitor the progress of key customer transactions in the sales cycle to ensure Oracle’s business processes and procedures are followed
  • Ensure use of planning / reporting tools in a quality & timely manner
  • Monitor customers’ satisfaction with Oracle, addressing any issues and promoting reference ability & building effective working relationships with key executives
  • Manage a sales team, providing direction, leadership and motivation
  • Set objectives and review the performance of individuals and take action to ensure targets are met & recruit/induct new team members as required
  • Monitor and review individuals plans, forecasts and sales activities and ensure corrective action is taken as necessary
  • Act as an ambassador for Oracle with customers’ executives
  • Involve Oracle’s executives and specialists from out-of-East Africa, to maximize Oracle’s reach whenever needed
  • Identify and exploit marketing activities and campaigns that support achievement of targets
  • Engage with relevant Oracle Partners as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS:

  1. 5-10 years of relevant senior sales team management experience from  IT company (preferably software or  IT solutions)
  2. Strong sales and negotiation skills, ability to influence others
  3. Experience in enterprise IT sales management is mandatory
  4. Proven successful track record on working with public sector accounts on the Kenyan market
  5. Strong results orientation
  6. People management experience is mandatory
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills; building/developing relationships, both internally and externally
  8. Ability to work in a complex organization; leading or being a member of virtual teams
  9. Strong communication and presentation skills
  10. University degree

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

  • Overall responsibility for the regions sales, third party alliances, and customer satisfaction. Develops and implements a comprehensive strategy that maximizes Oracle’s opportunities across all products and product lines.
  • Manages and develops a team of sales representatives including recruiting, hiring, and training new reps on the Oracle sales process. Sells and promotes the sales of Oracle products to customers including negotiating price, other concessions and terms and conditions of the sale. Participates in strategic and tactical planning for the division. Builds working relationships with license, consulting and education field managers in the respective territory to develop joint account plans. Develops and execute a territory plan to maximize revenue. Generates and achieves monthly territory forecasts, and accurately predicts revenue on a monthly basis. Manages escalation. Conducts weekly progress meetings with sales team.
  • Manages and controls activities in multi-functional areas or sections. Ensures appropriate operational planning is effectively executed to meet Corporate specifications. Minimum five or more years sales or sales management experience within technology industry. Ability to hire and train new sales representatives. Ability to resolve customer satisfaction issues. Demonstrated leadership skills. Effective written and verbal communication skills, ability to present to large and small audiences. Ability to negotiate price, other concessions and terms and conditions. Strong quantitative, analytical and conflict resolution abilities.
  • As part of Oracle’s employment process candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment screening process. This will involve identity and employment verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).

 

Apply Via https://oracle.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000MSF&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Africa%2FCasablanca&utm

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