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WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit: www.worldfishcenter.org

Data Analyst (01 position)

About WorldFish

WorldFish seeks to create an inclusive world of healthy, well-nourished people and a sustainable blue planet, now and in the future. We provide research and innovation in aquatic food systems to support sustainable development and food system transformation toward healthy and resilient diets. Our 2030 WorldFish Research and Innovation Strategy: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet outlines our commitment to guiding the transition to more resilient aquatic food systems in three priority impact areas: Social and Economic Inclusion, Nutrition and Public Health, and Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability.

About the Position

The Data Analyst will support collecting, interpreting, and analyzing data to help the implementation of Asian Mega Deltas (AMD)/WorldFish Research. The Data Management Assistant will assist in the development and sustainability of high-quality research data management for AMD\WorldFish research programs. S/he will provide advice and support throughout the process of the research data life cycle, from planning to reuse. The position will require the staff to work closely with scientists, researchers, coordinators, and other research support roles to achieve the objective of making data accessible to all. In addition, s/he will support the adaptation and development of data collection systems, methods, and data analysis tools to support WorldFish research.


The selected candidate will be responsible for following tasks:

  • Develop data entry templates for data collection using Microsoft Excel and mobile application programming such as Open Data Kit (ODK), KoBo Toolbox, Survey CTO, etc.
  • Define and execute processes for identifying potential data problems due to transcription, keying, or recording errors.
  • Designing and maintaining databases and data systems and developing algorithms and statistical models for data analysis.
  • Helps in curating, cleaning, and anonymizing raw research data provided by researchers.
  • Creating data visualizations and reports to communicate findings. Collaborating with teams to understand data needs and deliver insights.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining the institutional data repository, WorldFish Dataverse.
  • Assist in preparing and implementing data collection/process training sessions for research staff.
  • Monitor data quality and processing flow in ongoing mobile data collection platforms.
  • Collaborate and integrate with scientists for database development, data validation, data cleaning, and data quality checks (STATA/ SPSS and Ms. Excel) to support the research of AMD and WorldFish.
  • Any other task stated by the supervisor.


This job might be for you if you have the below skills and qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Science, Social Science, Biometrics, or Informatics.
  • Demonstrated background in handling big databases such as Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS) Data of IFPRI, Bangladesh Household Income and Expenditure Survey (BIHS) and Agriculture Census Survey of BBS etc.
  • At least 2+ years of relevant experience working in the design and delivery of knowledge management, information management, or data management programs and services, preferably within a research organization or international NGO.
  • Understanding of Research support activities and workflows.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing research data archives and open-access repositories.
  • Good coding skills (SPSS/ STATA/ R/Java/ Power BI).
  • Skilled in various sources of data visualization tools and platforms such as Joomla, Python, D3, PowerBI, Google Colab, etc.
  • Knowledge of statistics and usage of statistical software such as STATA, R, and SPSS.
  • Knowledge in designing and implementing mobile data collection.
  • Logical thinking, strong analytical and mathematical skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the English language - both written and verbal.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and good personal organization skills required.
  • Outstanding presentation skill of the initiative.
  • Team player and capability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Previous experience in an NGO or international organization environment.


This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position and WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package including comprehensive benefits (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, pension / provident fund contribution, paid leave and others.

Eligibility and Location

The position will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Interviews are expected to be held in December 2023 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available as soon as possible to serve 12 months fixed-term contract with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding availability.

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. Our Leadership Team is 50/50 in terms of its gender split and 60% of our management cadre are women.

We continue to seek diversity and gender balance across other dimensions and we support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission.

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


How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 05 December 2023:

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 shortlisted candidates will be contacted.