Consultant (Project Officer)

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 27 April 2021
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Closing on 7 May 2021
  • Current

Job Description

Location: Nigeria

Application Deadline: 7 May 2021 or until filled

Type of contract: Consultant

Language(s) required: English (native/fluent writing and oral skills) and local Nigeria language

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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).

ABOUT THE POSITION

WorldFish seeks to recruit an experienced consultant to work as a Project Officer to lead the development and provide oversight for implementation of all project activities in Nigeria as well as engage and communicate with key partners, stakeholders and support WorldFish activities. The consultant will also need to organize, assist in the organization, and actively participate in workshops, meetings, training and networking activities, follow, monitor, and keep records for the daily work in the project site of fish cages and write regular reports for the progress with all project activities.

The consultant will be responsible to:

  • Multiple follow up visits to the demonstration site with providing monthly report.
  • Arrange for meetings, workshops, exchange visits and report on each activity.
  • Create networking groups for communication with documentation.
  • Support in procurement of equipment needed for some aquaculture institutions (laboratory retooling).
  • Help and supervise the procurement of genetically improved seed.
  • Support feeding team with formulation of fish feed from local available sources.
  • Collect data on fish performance throughout the entire production cycle.
  • Follow up with consultants on all required consultancy work.
  • Undertake any other assignment from the supervisors.

Requirements

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

  • University Degree in sustainable aquaculture development, cage culture technologies or any related background;
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in aquaculture with specific experience in cage aquaculture technologies with demonstrated success.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in aquaculture training.
  • Experience managing and delivering on studies in a timely manner.
  • Being a resident near the project site area in Afowo Badagry, Lagos in Nigeria.

Terms of Appointment

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and experience with an international research and development organization. The successful candidate should be available to commence by middle of May 2021 as soon as possible up until 31 January 2022. This position is open to national applicants.

How to Apply

Application process is rolling. Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information here latest by 7 May 2021:

  • A cover letter stating why you are interested in and well-suited to the position. Your cover letter should also demonstrate what you hope to gain from consultancy and daily rate in USD or your local currency.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees (clients) you have consulted for.

Screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted 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.

About the Organization

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).

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