Scientist (Small-Scale Fisheries)

Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia · International · 20 July 2018


Reporting to the Country Director, Zambia and Tanzania, the Scientist will make a critical contribution to the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH CRP). The post holder will contributes to a growing team and research agenda in the focal country Zambia and the scaling country Tanzania and will initially focus on developing national-level diagnostic and synthesis research, with reference to regional and lake/basin priorities, to understand the scale, scope and entry points for small-scale fisheries research to lead to development outcomes.

Research will focus on designing, testing and adapting specific management, governance and market interventions to catalyse or facilitate development outcomes. The candidate will ideally bring a strong working understanding of fisheries in Africa, especially small-scale (specifically Zambia, Tanzania and/or the African Great Lakes) and a demonstrated ability and track record in grant writing.

Key Responsibilities



Salary & Benefits

This is an International Recruited Staff (IRS) position with annual salary ranging between USD 51,000 – USD 54,000 per annum. WorldFish's IRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) housing allowance*, relocation and repatriation assistance*, dependent education allowance*, home leave entitlement*, comprehensive insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension/provident fund contribution.

Note: Items marked * are not applicable to staff recruited as Home Country Internationals (nationals of the country of posting). All benefits are subject to terms and conditions.

Our offer

The position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia. The initial employment contract will be for a 3-year period, with possibility for renewal depending on performance of and the availability of funding. The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Our commitment

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. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information latest by 20 July 2018:

Screening will start as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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