Saturday, 23 January 2010

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) Advertisement for Regional Management Unit Posts

The South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) is a GEF - World Bank funded research project for the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) region countries of Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and Tanzania.

The Regional Management Unit (RMU) of the project is hosted by the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) in Mombasa, Kenya.

SWIOFP is looking for competent persons from any of the above mentioned countries for the following posts available immediately:

Survey Logistics Coordinator (SLC)

This post is open to both freelance individual consultants and individuals seconded by a company to the RMU to deliver on the services mentioned below:

The responsibilities will include:
• Wet-lease and preparation of vessels to undertake surveys at sea
• Coordination of surveys at sea (research and wet-leased vessels)
• Management / coordination of a regional fisheries observer programme
Academic Qualifications and Skills
• A Tertiary qualification preferably with scientific, technological and marine experience (or a combination of these attributes);
• Proven experience in the management of commercial fishing and research vessels, and the setting up, and logistics management of scientific surveys of offshore fish resources, and fisheries observer programmes;
• Good communication skills in English (speak and write).
• The ability to communicate in French and Portuguese will be an added advantage;
• Experience in the procurement of vessels, including marine safety and other regulations in the SWIOFP region. This should include wet lease and vessel charter agreements as well as experience in the legalities and insurance requirements of vessel charter and lease agreements.
• The post will be a contract position over a period of one year, renewable by mutual agreement, successful performance and project timeframe.
• Remuneration will be based on the successful candidate's experience and training.
Information Technology and Communication Manager (ITCM)

The responsibilities will include:
• Fisheries data compilation and evaluation
• Compiling and maintaining a data atlas for SWIOFP
• Establishment and maintenance of Information Technology and Communication systems (website and information newsletter)
Qualification and Experience:
• University degree in IT and Communications with at least five years experience including experience in marine sciences.
• The candidate should demonstrate wide knowledge and experience in use, development and management of various data and information software used in fisheries science and information including GIS, statistical packages and Internet communication systems.
• Excellent database programming skills.
• Good communication skills in English (speak and write). The ability to communicate in French and Portuguese will be an added advantage.
• The post will be a contract position over a period of one year, renewable by mutual agreement successful performance and project timeframe
• The appointment is full time.
• The right candidate will be paid on a consultancy basis.
Qualified interested candidates are requested to send in their application, along with their updated curriculum vitae (CV) either by courier or by email, to the address below on or before noon, Thursday, 11th February 2010.

Please, clearly indicate "Post for SWIOFP SLC" or "Post for SWIOFP ITCM", on the application if by mail and on the subject if emailing the application.

Further full details of these two vacancies can be downloaded from the following website:


Duty Station: Mombasa Basic Function

Responsible to the Regional Executive Secretary for the day-to-day running of the project vehicle and transportation needs of the Regional Management Unit.

Key responsibilities will include
• Official driver of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project vehicle
• Undertake any other driving duties as may be directed by the Regional Executive Secretary.
• Attend to SWIOFP delegation/visitors arrivals and departures to and from Kenya.
• To record all trips of the vehicle in the work-ticket together, including fuel records or any other records as may be requested.
• Carrying out routine checks on the vehicle's cooling, oil, electrical and brake systems, tyre pressure, among others.
• Ensuring the vehicle is maintained to the highest standard respecting the vehicle's maintenance schedule.
• Required to work outside the normal working hours
• Maintaining the vehicles clean, polished and in flawless operating conditions.
• Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems
• Ensuring security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road, safety of the person(s) and/ or goods therein.
• Any other reasonable duties, which are commensurate with the employee's position
Personal Profile
• Form four certificate holders.
• Ability to speak and understand English
• A valid Kenyan Driving licence classes B, C, E and G.
• A clean driving licence.
• A certificate of good conduct
• At least 5 years experience, with knowledge of defensive driving.
• Basic mechanical and first aid skills will be an added advantage
• This is a full-time position for a period of one year, renewable after successful performance and mutual agreement.
• The successful candidate will be offered a consolidated salary package (inclusive of housing and hardship allowances, and health insurance) and up to a maximum of Ksh. 35,000.00 per month.
• The driver will be provided with a phone including airtime allowance.
A curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, 2 passport size photographs and testimonials one of which must be from the current employer should be submitted by courier on or before noon, Thursday, 11th February 2010 to the following address:

The Regional Executive Secretary,
South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project,
C/o Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
English Road
P. O. Box 81651-80100

Tel: +254 20 8023924
Fax:+254 41 2001133.

E-mail: rmu @; rpayet @;

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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