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.

Research Assistant (Dhaka) (01 Position)

The Research Assistant for EURASTIP project entitled “Promoting Multi-Stakeholder Contributions to International Cooperation on Sustainable Solutions for Aquaculture Development in South-East Asia” will be responsible to implement project activities in the field.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist to coordinate and facilitate interaction with Bangladesh aquaculture stake holders through personal visit, organize meetings, seminars and workshops.
  • Assist in reporting case studies, most significant stories, best practices of stakeholder platforms, bimonthly aquaculture industry report on commercial, research and policy issues.
  • Assist to characterize, mapping, prepare data base of stakeholders and analysis such as SWOT.
  • Assist in liaison with different WorldFish led aquaculture projects relevant with stakeholders’ activities.
  • Assist in data collection, data analysis and prepare reports.

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

  • At least a Master’s degree in Aquaculture/Fisheries or related subject.
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in research / survey work, private sector, aquaculture and fisheries market system. Experience requirement can be flexible in case of higher education.
  • Experience in community discussion, data collection, organization of meeting, workshop, seminar, taking meeting minutes, report writing.
  • Strong in essential computer software/packages for database management and data analysis, presentation.
  • Willingness to travel according to project requirement.

Desired Skills and Qualification

  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to both in work, assist team, and manage field.

Salary and Benefits

This is an eight (8) months temporary position with salary ranging BDT 32,000 to BDT 35,000 per month. 

Eligibility, Location and Duration

This position will be based at WorldFish’s Country Office in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Interviews are expected to be held in April 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 eight (8) months' short 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 15 April 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.