WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to strengthen livelihoods and improve food and nutrition security. Globally, more than 1 billion people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 800 million depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

Training Specialist (01 Position)


Working with the project team, the Training Specialist will lead the Bangladesh component of the project through Local Service Providers (LSPs), SMEs, and larger commercial businesses to improve access in quality input and services and to increase productivity and diversity of fish production system to smallholders. S/he will ensure market development approach in the five main results:

Result 1: Increased productivity and diversity of fish production systems,
Result 2: Improved smallholder access to quality inputs and services,
Result 3: Improved market linkages,
Result 4: Improved dietary diversity and consumption and
Result5: Women's empowerment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse Training Needs Assessment (TNA) of private stakeholders, farmers and manage the training budget under the guidance of the project team.
  • Develop training manuals for partner and WorldFish training of trainers (TOT) which will cover business planning, fish seed, homestead vegetable growing, feed use, improved farming practices and other topics supported by the project.
  • Cooperate with the project digital partner in the development of digital materials by using the training materials as the script for the development of digital materials.
  • Conduct Training of Trainers (TOT) (i.e. local experts) for project partners who will provide training to private sector/local service providers (LSP)s/input suppliers.
  • Assist partners in development of training plans with project field staff.
  • Explore specific IT solutions to enhance efficacy and effectiveness of the new training systems and functioning.
  • Monitor and evaluate training program’s effectiveness, success and prepare report.

This job is open to Bangladesh Nationals with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Marine sciences, other development related studies and related subjects.
  • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in Aquaculture or related areas including 5 years’ experience as a trainer.
  • Experience in developing training modules and different training tools for a variety of men and women stakeholders within the aquaculture sector.
  • Experience in facilitating at least 50 training including training of trainers (TOT).
  • Proven skill on Training Needs Assessment (TNA), designing training, plan and manage budget accordingly.
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally in car bus and motorcycle and internationally.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Ability to prepare reports in English as required.
  • Computer literacy in standard MS Office programs and skilled in use of tools used in development of training materials.

Desired Skills and Qualification

  • Experience and understanding of Market systems approaches.
  • Experience in the use of digital tools for training and for e-learning or business development.
  • Experience in providing Homestead or commercial Vegetable training.
  • Experience in management skills including project development and report writing.
  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative research methods, as well as conducting field based assessments.
  • Excellent writing skills for proposals, reports, and scientific papers.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills and expertise with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills, with the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Salary and Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with annual salary ranging between BDT 1,351,555 to BDT 1,433,865 per annum. WorldFish's NRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension/ provident fund contribution.

Eligibility, Location and Duration

This position will be based at WorldFish’s Country Office in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Interviews are expected to be held in the last week of March 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence by May 2019 for an initial two and half (2 1/2) years fixed term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding availability.

Our Commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application at the following link by 21 March 2019:

Apply Here

Screening will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.