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Job Description

WorldFish is an international, non-profit research and innovation organization reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. For over 45 years, our work on sustainable aquaculture and fisheries has improved the lives of millions of women, men and youth.

Fish and other aquatic foods grown in and harvested from oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds provide income for more than 800 million people and provide 3.3 billion with 20% of their animal protein intake. Our focus on sustainability makes sure that the way we produce and use these foods today means a plentiful future of generations to come.

Our evidence-based solutions range in scale from households to global policies and spans across six interlinked themes: nutrition, gender, climate, sustainability, economy and COVID-19.

We champion aquatic foods for healthy people and planet and believe that a sustainable blue planet of well-nourished children, women and men is within our reach.

Background of the project

In June 2023, WorldFish has partnered with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Cairo to initiate Center for Renewable Energy in Aquaculture (CeREA) project. A 4-year groundbreaking initiative to refine, test, and scale innovative renewable energy solutions that enable 5,000 fish producers, processors, and other fish value chain actors in Egypt to increase their productivity and incomes, leading to improved food and nutrition security, reduced food waste and loss, and more energy-efficient and climate-smart food value chains.

Center for Renewable Energy in Aquaculture (CeREA) key interventions seek to:

  • Refine, test, and scale innovative renewable energy solutions that enable fish value chain actors in Egypt to increase their productivity and income leading to improved food and nutrition security, reduced food waste and loss, and more adaptation to energy-efficient and climate-smart systems.
  • Deployment of appropriate renewable energy technologies for aquaculture, along with efficient planning ad capacity building for scaling the Egyptian aquaculture sector in a sustainable, climate-friendly and inclusive manner to support both economic growth and protein needs of the country’s rapidly expanding population.
  • Scaling, three of the most successful pilot innovations, in collaboration with stakeholders such as technical assistance providers and financial service providers, to enable sustainable growth of the Egyptian aquaculture industry.


WorldFish seeks to recruit a Project Manager to be responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, executive, control and completion of the project while remaining aligned with the strategy, commitments and goals of the organization. The post holder will focus on:

  • Lead project activities related to planning and implementation.
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

Planning, Reporting and Finance

  • In consultation with the Project Leader and Accounts Manager, prepare and revise as necessary budgets for project activities.
  • Provide technical project progress reports on a monthly basis, or as otherwise required.
  • Work closely with the project staff to ensure all financial and administrative matters are resolved in a timely manner.
  • In consultation with the Project Leader and the project staff, prepare and revise as necessary work plans and timeframes for all activities.
  • Timely preparation of donor report.

Development of scientific outputs

  • Together with relevant project staff and partner members, develop scientific outputs that showcase the main outputs and outcomes of the project.


  • Resolve administrative and financial issues in consultation with the appropriate project staff relating to implementation of project activities, travel, accommodation, etc. through appropriate channels and report back to the Country Director.
  • Troubleshoot any problems with fieldwork, reporting back to the Country Director.


This full-time job is for Egyptian Nationals with the following skills and qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Development, Aquaculture, Agriculture, or use of renewable energy or related field.
  • 5-8 years of project management and related experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in a related position.
  • Very good communication skills and able to engage with technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with teams of different levels of professionals and from different disciplines.
  • Excellent planning, organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.
  • Experience working on similar projects will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Capacity to complete project according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in digital tools and communications.
  • Knowledge on research ethics and research quality management.
  • Have strong inter-disciplinary, partnership building, and the desire to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity while maintaining a strong commitment to delivering results.
  • Resourceful with excellent discretion and sound judgment ability.
  • Facilitating and convening skills and ability to work under pressure.


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, 15% employer provident fund contribution, paid leave and others. The duration of the contract will initially be for a three-year period with possibility for extension, depending on funding and performance.

Recruitment Process

Interviews are expected to be held in by end of October 2023 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the physical interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible for an initial three (03) years fixed-term contract, with a high probability of contract renewal depending on performance and funding situation. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Your application must include:

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae,
  • A cover letter which addresses key requirements stated above; and
  • Contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.

To be considered, applications must be submitted by no later than 24:00 (GMT+3), 12 October 2023.

Location: The post holder will be based in Abbassa, Sharkia, Egypt.

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.2

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