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Aquaculture Specialist with WorldFish
NOTE: The closing date for this position has already passed


WorldFish, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, is an international, nonprofit research organization. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by the 15 centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector. 

WorldFish is committed to meeting two key development challenges: 1) improving the livelihoods of those who are especially poor and vulnerable in places where fisheries and aquaculture can make a difference and 2) achieving large scale, environmentally sustainable, increases in supply and access to fish at affordable prices for poor consumers in developing countries.

A unique opportunity has arisen for gifted individuals to contribute to the mission of the organization.

Aquaculture Specialist
  • Category: Agriculture, Research / Development, Community Development
  • Location: Phnom Penh
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Salary:
Duties + Requirements
Aquaculture Specialist
  • Provide support on specific technical areas and research inputs for aquaculture within the aquatic agricultural systems framework of activities in collaboration with national and regional partners
  • Lead in management and coordination of aquaculture related research projects and provide aquaculture expertise to multi-disciplinary projects led by others
  • Produce documents with high degree of accuracy, including drafting science papers, project reports based on required format and including preparing and delivering high quality presentations
  • Organize workshops, consultations and meetings with national and international partners and stakeholders
  • Oversee and manage project budget and work plans and monitor expenditure
  • Working experience in aquaculture related field. Experience in conducting action research with communities involving small holder aquaculture is desirable
  • At least 5 years development project management experience in aquaculture or related fields
  • Masters-level qualifications (in sciences (M.Sc.)
  • High cultural sensitivity and proven record of effective coordination between multiple partners
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to write well in English with experience of reporting in English
  • Strong initiative, good judgment and proven ability to work independently

Application Information

WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package, a non-discriminatory policy and provides an innovative work environment. The initial contract offered will be for 2 years duration, normally renewed or extended depending on performance.  Interested applicants are invited to submit the following latest by 10th March 2013:

i) a letter of application of 300-500 words description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role
ii) a current curriculum vitae
iii) names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience

For those applicants who wish to apply via email, you are required to submit your application (with indication on the subject line “APP180213: Aquaculture Specialist /", to WorldFish Greater Mekong Regional Office directly at email below and specify where you saw the job announcement. Important: Please put both of your Cover Letter and CV in only one file and convert it into PDF file.

This is a national position based at WorldFish, Greater Mekong Regional Office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
WorldFish is committed to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.

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