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Senior Research Analyst (Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture)
Job Expired 22 Dec 2023
Posted 3 months ago
Job Description

“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit:”  

About the Position

WorldFish is looking for a nationally recruited Senior Research Analyst (integrated multi-trophic aquaculture) to support the achievement of the work package 2 [Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA): seawater Farming of Finfish-Bivalves-Seaweed] in Bangladesh. The primary purpose of this position is to support the work package leader and the Scientist based in Bangladesh to achieve the research activities of work package 2 in Bangladesh.

The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team of experts with diverse backgrounds, including aquaculture, fish nutrition, production systems, gender, climate change, scaling of innovations, science communication, rural development, and bioprocesses. The candidate will focus on supporting high-quality applied research in the design and implementation of IMTA systems, with emphasis on assessing coastal aquaculture and mariculture technologies, practices, production, and markets, analysing the current constraints and the opportunities for sustainable production in integrated aquaculture value chains, establishing technical and economic baselines of target communities and identifying and scaling the best combinations for integrated seawater Farming of Finfish-Bivalves-Seaweed in target communities.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and report on the technical, environmental, and economic aspects of IMTA.
  • Support data collection and analysis in Bangladesh.
  • Support the design and implementation of research and developments activities in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the research deliverables of work package 2 of the BlueTech Superhighway project.
  • Publish technical and outreach articles and support the publication of technical briefs and scientific articles.
  • Collaborate and integrate with scientists for database development, data validation, data cleaning and data quality checks (STATA/ SPSS and Ms. Excel) in support of work package 2 research.
  • Work collaboratively with the Work package lead, Scientists, and Project Leader of the BlueTech Superhighway project.
  • Mentor BSc students and interns from national and international universities and organizations based in Bangladesh.
  • Organize training for students and partners on data collection, curation, data quality, archiving & sharing.
  • Plan, organize, execute, and report on project progress in support and collaboration with senior as well as junior staff/employees, MEL staff, and external partners.


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

  • BSc or MSc in Aquaculture, Aquaculture Production Systems, Sustainable Aquaculture, Aquaculture Economics, or related fields.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the design and implementation of research activities, including several years in the development and execution of surveys and related data analyses, preferably within a research organization or international NGO.
  • Demonstrated background in developing and implementing data analysis and in the publication of technical briefs and outreach articles.
  • Ability to work within interdisciplinary research teams, linking own expertise to other fields, including human nutrition, value chains, climate change, scaling, and gender research fields.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain a professional network in the field of IMTA research.
  • Logical thinking, strong analytical and mathematical skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Motivation for high-quality science and delivery of impact from research.
  • Experience with aquaculture science and development.
  • Experience with management and curation of biological and social science data.
  • Experience with working in the field with rural communities.
  • Knowledge and experience working in the field in Africa, Asia or the Pacific.
  • Experience interacting with the local or international aquaculture industry.
  • Proven proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel to extract, combine, analyse and refine large data sets.
  • Experience writing research reports.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good mentoring skills.
  • Knowledge of statistics and usage of statistical software such as STATA, R, SPSS.
  • Project management experience.


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, 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.

 How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 22 November 2023:

  • 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.

 Location: The post holder will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The 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 7 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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