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Vacancy Announcement
Field Officer (Temporary)

Position: Field Officer
Location: Lama, Bandorban, Bangladesh
Application Deadline: 5 March 2022
Post level: Nationally Recruited Staff
Type of contract: 6-months short-term contract (option to renew based on performance and budget)
Language(s) required: English (proficient/fluent writing and oral skills)


WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, the world’s largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).


The Field Officer will work under the guidance of the Aquaculture Specialist. He/she will be engaged in Implementing Partner’s field activity supervision and guiding them as per agreement with Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity project of WorldFish.

This position is mainly responsible to support implementation of field activities and monitoring of the Aquaculture Activity partner organizations for smooth implementation of the Aquaculture Activity, funded by USAID. The key responsibilities of this position include to support the implementing partners of specified program activities consistent with the plan and its objectives, anticipates problems, formulates field level solutions, and actively lead resolution, establishes and maintains productive working relationships with all stakeholders in the field. In close cooperation with the Partner’s POC, the Field Officer will work closely with partner's implementation staff and beneficiaries.

The Successful Candidate will:

  1. Assist Aquaculture Specialist to implement the assigned program activities.
  2. Assist to monitor the project progress through regular field visit and ensure quality of data and reporting
  3. Maintain relationship with Implementing partners and stakeholders to strengthen network activities.
  4. Assist the partner organizations in effective implementation of the project activities.
  5. Observe  farmer group training organized by the implementing partner staff
  6. Observe the extension inputs support by the implementing partners for the project beneficiaries.
  7. Aware the partners regarding the compliance aligned with USAID and WorldFish requirements.
  8. Support the implementing partner’s staff to perform their jobs effectively.
  9. Observe trainings provided by the partners.
  10. Prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly report and maintain activity documentation as required.
  11. Writes success stories and case studies.
  12. Any other relevant activities and tasks as required by the project.


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

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in any relevant subject from a reputed university preferably in aquaculture/ fisheries.
  • Inhabitant from Bandarban district will get priority.
  • 2-3 years of experience in relevant field.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and team work skills.
  • Multi tasks and flexible to work related to project management
  • Ability to write quality drafts in English and Bangla for reports, letters, and other official documents.
  • Excellent computer skills and ICT usage.
  • Familiarity with the stakeholders in aquaculture/agriculture sector.
  • Demonstrate WorldFish core values: Integrity & Trust, Fairness & Equity, Excellence & Innovation, Teamwork and Partnership.
  • Able and willing to drive motorcycle with having valid driving license

Desired Skills and Qualification

  • Preference will be given to those with proven experience in implementing and organizing farmer/community level different programs/activities/events, working experience with aquaculture related project and market system approach.

Salary and Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with an annual salary ranging between BDT30,000/- to BDT35,000/- per month

Recruitment Process

This position will be based in Lama/Alikadam Upazila, Bandorban, Bangladesh. Interviews are expected to be held in March 2022 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence in April 2022 for an initial six (6) months short-term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding availability.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 5 March 2022:

  • A cover letter including a 2-page (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate for this role referring to the key responsibilities and what you would bring to the role;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, internal peer and/or direct report. None of referees will be contacted without your permission and only if the role is offered.

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.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions.

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 5 March 2022:

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.