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Regional Projects Officer: Lake Victona Region Local Authorities Cooperation (LVRLAC) Jobs

We are retained by Lake Victona Region Local Authorities Cooperation, (LVRLAC) to identify qualified Kenyan national to fill a vacancy in their headquarters in Entebbe, Uganda.
LVRLAC is a network organization of eighty one Local Authorities in the Lake Victoria Basin East Africa. It was founded in 1997 with a mandate to coordinate and strengthen collaborative efforts by Local Authorities within the Lake Basin
towards sustainable utilization, management and conservation of the shared natural resources in the Lake Victoria Basin.
Its mission is to facilitate member Local Authorities through building of strategic partnerships, harmonization of policies and promotion of knowledge on best practices that enhance the capacity of Local Authorities to provide better living standards, services and opportunities for sustainable development in the Lake Victoria Region.
Our client is seeking to recruit a suitable Kenyan national for the post of Regional Project Officer described below. The post which is based at the headquarters in Entebbe, Uganda is tenable for a period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds and carries competitive benefits.
Main duties and responsibilities

The Regional Projects Officer will be responsible for program development & management; planning, monitoring and evaluation for LVRLAC.
His/her duties will be:
  • To spearhead the development of appropriate and competitive regional level and country level programs and projects for LVRLAC in line with the organisation’s strategic plan and the emerging contextual needs opportunities and requirements.
  • To support the Secretary General in resource mobilization and maintenance of strategic links with donors and other relevant partners.
  • To supervise and oversee the efficient implementation of LVRLAC regional level programs and activities
  • To ensure proper documentation of and reporting on LVRLAC’s programme activities and generate reliable and timely program/project reports for LVRLAC Management, donors and other relevant stakeholders
  • To develop and operationalise a functional and reliable monitoring and evaluation system that meets the learning and reporting needs of the Organization.
  • To establish a knowledge management system for LVRLAC.
  • To support capacity building of LVRLAC staff and member local authorities in program development, management and resource mobilization.
Job requirements
  • Minimum postgraduate degree in Project Planning and Management, Social sciences, Environment Science, Natural Resource Management, Economics, or Development Studies. Computer proficiency in word processing and Excel packages a must.
  • At least 5 years experience in a relevant senior management position with a reputable organization.
  • Solid experience in program design, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in working on issues of sustainable development
  • Experience in participatory planning methodologies
  • Well developed writing and oral communication skills (including report writing and presentation skills)
  • Ability to lead and work as team member
Closing date: 5th July, 2010.
Applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, names of three referees and the applicant’s daytime telephone contact should be sent to:
Dama Consultants Limited
10th Floor Uganda House
P.O. Box 3967
Tel: +256-414-235 944
Applicants who meet the above specifications will be contacted within two weeks of closing date. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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