WorldFish is seeking a motivated, dynamic, and energetic team player with a minimum of 10 years’ experience and skills in project design and management in aquaculture and integrated farming systems. S/he will oversee the INLAND MYSAP on behalf of WorldFish. The Project Manager will be based in Mandalay with frequent travel to project areas in Sagaing Region and Shan State.
The Project Manager will be supported by a National Project Manager (to be appointed) and WorldFish, Myanmar Country Director to coordinate project activities in close collaboration with counterparts from the Department of Fisheries (DOF), and the Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF). The Project Manager will also travel regularly to Yangon and will be the focal contact person with the Project Management Unit.
- Develop activity-level work plans and budgets, monitor progress against project objectives and milestones, and draft project reports.
- Monitor and provide regular updates to Country Director, Aquaculture Program Manager and technical team regarding aquaculture project activities and partner relations in-country
- Mentoring aquaculture activity on regular basis to strengthen the technical, project planning and management capacities.
- Supervise the work of national aquaculture project staff in Sagaing Region and Shan State in support of project activities.
- Provide guidance and capacity building to partner organization staff in setting up and implementing effective systems for aquaculture project implementation.
- Provide general procedural guidance to national partners in Myanmar in designing and implementing specific research projects where appropriate provide technical inputs to field-based research relevant to own expertise.
- Develop and oversee the M&E system for the MYSAP-IN project and coordinated with the aquaculture program in Myanmar and to ensure appropriate links and alignment to the CRP FISH Program outputs.
- Represent WorldFish at external meetings and consultations to ensure that the project’s objectives and outputs are communicated appropriately.
- Provide support and capacity building to national staff and partners for the documentation, storage and analysis of data collected by projects and in preparing written materials in English with high accuracy.
- Support the development of concept notes and proposals for specific agreed priorities, and explore opportunities for future collaboration and partnership with organisations and associations engaged in the fishery and supporting sectors and in particular with NGOs, private sector, government departments and CBOs.
- Provide technical inputs on relevant subjects (eg aquaculture, value chains, and small business development).
Candidate sought with :
- Master’s degree or PhD in fisheries, natural resources management, aquaculture or social science
- 3-5 years post-graduate professional experience in aquaculture research and/or rural development with 2-3 years working experience in Myanmar is desirable.
- Demonstrated experience in project management and administration, with substantial knowledge in aquaculture and value chain.
- Experience in participatory planning and development techniques and livelihoods approaches in support of natural resources management or community development projects.
- Experience in the collection, storage and analysis of social and natural science research data
- Experience coordinating multiple team members successfully and working with partners.
- Strong leadership, coordination, communication and program management skills (including work plan development and budgeting) with excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Ability to work with a diverse range of partners; government, NGO, CSO and private sector.
- Familiarity with aquaculture certification systems and Best Aquaculture Practices.
- Experience in fish hatchery management and finance management.
- Proficient in both spoken and written English and Myanmar language would be an advantage.
Time frame and location
This position will be based at WorldFish’s Project Office in Mandalay, Myanmar. Interviews are expected to be held in June 2017. The successful candidate should be available to commence by latest by July 2017 for a fixed term contract, with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding situation. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with the job level. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
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. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 17 June 2017:
- A cover letter including a 2-page (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- Names and contacts (telephone, fax, 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.
Screening will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.