Vacancy Announcement

Technical Officer (Aquaculture & Farming System)

Position: Technical Officer (Aquaculture & Farming System)
Location: (Khulna/Jashore/Dhaka), Bangladesh
Application Deadline: 15 June 2022
Post level: Nationally Recruited Staff
Type of contract: 30-months Fixed-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).


This position will contribute to achieving the outputs of Work package 1 (Adapting deltaic production systems) and Work Package 5 (Evidence-based delta development planning) of CGIAR initiative Securing the Food Systems of the Asian Mega-Deltas for Climate and Livelihood Resilience (AMD). AMD aims to support the creation of resilient, inclusive, and productive deltas by facilitating the scaling of existing and emerging technologies and practices for transforming food systems towards greater climate resilience in the deltas. Under minimal supervision, this position will contribute to the appropriate implementation of research studies, including appropriate experimental design for the Agri-Production System in the coastal region and ensure providing information generated under the projects to the relevant scientists, and supervisors.

The Successful Candidate will:

  1. Plan and design data collection activities together with project team.
  2. Manage adaptive trials on diverse agri-production system in delta region.
  3. Exchange conceptual ideas with collaborating partners (national/international) and seek feedback.
  4. Collect agri-production system, social, economical and environmental indicators data.
  5. Assist in validation of suitability mapping.
  6. Document methods (or adapted protocols) to generate standardized method.
  7. Collate and manage data sets and drafting of reports.
  8. Assist in the identification of support partners and assign tasks/responsibilities.
  9. Support local coordination between members of the project team and national partners.
  10. Provide training and technical assistance to partners on research tools, methods and equipment used.
  11. Coordinate data collection and other project activities with local partners.
  12. Consolidate and manage research data related to environmental indicators, for sharing with project team.
  13. Summarize, evaluate and analyze data.
  14. Assist in the interpretation of the results on agri-production system, social, economical and environmental indicators data.
  15. Assist in the development of annual reports and publications in refereed journals as well as presentations and posters to be used in national and international conferences.


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

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in aquaculture, fisheries science, or other related agricultural fields with at least 5 years’ experience in research within these fields; OR
  • Master’s degree in aquaculture, fisheries science, or other related agricultural fields with at least 2 years’ experience in research within these fields.
  • Experience of working on aquatic farming systems.
  • Experience of adaptive/participatory research.
  • Has experience conducting training and managing events.

Desired Skills and Qualification

  • Qualitative and quantitative data design, collection, and analysis (survey and questionnaire development, design of data entry, data entry and coding, statistical analysis)
  • Fluency in Khmer and English
  • Knowledge of gender-sensitive/responsive research design
  • Independent worker and detail-oriented

Salary and Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with an annual salary ranging between BDT 823,406/- to BDT 977,794/- per annum. WorldFish NRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension / provident fund contribution.

Recruitment Process

This position will be based in Khulna/Jashore/Dhaka, Bangladesh. Interviews are expected to be held in June 2022 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence in July 2022 for an initial thirty (30) months fixed-term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding availability.

How to Apply

  • 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.

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 15 June 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.

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.