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Research Assistant (2 positions) Job in Bangladesh
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Research Assistant (2 positions)

Experience
1 Year
Salary
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
No
Career Level
Telecommute
No
Qualification
Master's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 15, 2021
Last Date
Jun 15, 2021
Location(s)

Job Description

WorldFish Bangladesh and South Asia is hiring Research Assistant funded by USAID funded ‘ECOFISH II’ in order to meet its vision: Be the research partner of choice, delivering high impact, transformative and equitable fisheries and aquaculture solutions to reduce poverty and malnutrition in Bangladesh and South Asia.

The key objective of the ECOFISH II project is improved social and ecological resilience of coastal fisheries securing equitable food, nutrition and income benefits for fishing communities.

Responsibilities

The successful candidates will be responsible to:

  • Undertake field level activities of ECOFISH II under the supervision of the /Scientist (IR-1: Fish Population Biology)/ Research Associate (as local supervisor) of the respective Field Research site.
  • Motivate project target community jointly with partners' organizations for ensuring peoples' active participation in project activities.
  • Prepare monthly work plan, implement activities in line with project Intermediate Results (IRs) and submit the report on activities accomplishment including the constraints and measures to overcome the constraints.
  • Collect and compile all necessary field data relevant to fishers, fish catch and landing, biodiversity, ecosystem and relevant issues, and conduct sampling as per instructions from supervisors.
  • Keep effective liaison with the government agencies and monitor the activities of partner organizations.
  • Provide and organize training to the target beneficiaries; transfer knowledge to the fishers, and community people for better management of Hilsa and other major marine and coastal fish species and conserve biodiversity.
  • Promote farming of seaweed, green mussel and crab for fishers’ alternate income generating activities.
  • Organize and facilitate group meetings with target people of the project for changing behaviour of the relevant stakeholders.

Requirements

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

  • MS/MSc degree in Fisheries/Fisheries Management/Aquatic Resource Management/ Aquaculture/Marine Science amp; Fisheries/Social Science/Anthropology or equivalent degree from a recognized University.
  • Basic concept on capture fisheries, co-management, and socio-economic aspects of fisheries.
  • Past experience with similar job will be given preference.
  • Excellent proficiency of spoken and written English with strong writing skills.
  • Able to undertake regular field work, traveling by motorbike/ boat.
  • Should have valid motorbike driving license and proven ability of swimming.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in Community Based Fisheries Management or Fisheries or Aquaculture development and extension project with focus on field based research activities.
  • Experience may be relaxed for candidate having exceptional academic result at graduate level and research skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to both work in and assist team.
  • Committed and motivated.

Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with approximate annual salary ranging between BDT 624,700 BDT 662,745 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.

Eligibility, Location and Duration

There are 2 opening, which will be primarily targetedat the Cox's Bazar Sadar and Teknaf that can be transferable within other ECOFISH II working areas such as Moheskhali, Ukhiya and Ramu of Cox's Bazar. Interviews are expected to be held in March 2021 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence in April 2021 for an initial eight and a half (8.5) months fixed term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding availability.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 24 March 2021:
  • 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 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, head of HR and peer.

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,

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