Project Manager (Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries)

WorldFish, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th May, 2015

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide in-country coordination and support for WorldFish aquaculture and fisheries development projects in Sierra Leone and contribute to the establishment of WorldFish representation in the country.
  • Mentor relevant national partners in planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of aquaculture and inland fisheries activities within Sierra Leone
  • Provide substantial technical and logistical guidance to field-based development and research activities on aquaculture, inland fisheries, and integrated systems of farming, including rice, wetland and horticulture crops.
  • Provide senior administrative support to project implementation, including preparation and monitoring of partner agreements, work plans, and budgets.
  • Supervise the work of technical and administrative staff and partners in Sierra Leone.
  • Serve as a facilitator and supporter of coordination and communications about aquaculture and fisheries development projects in Sierra Leone, liaising with local partners, government agencies and other national and international institutions.

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • MA / MSc/PhD level qualifications in aquaculture, fisheries, agriculture, natural resources management, social science, rural development or related field;
  • At least 5 years of post-graduate professional experience in research and/or rural development;
  • Field experience working with NGO or donor-funded projects on aquaculture, agriculture, natural resources management, rural development, or environmental conservation; and
  • At least 2 years work experience in Africa, preferably Sierra Leone.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and team coordination, including budget planning and financial reporting;
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of partners in civil society, government and community
  • Knowledge of Participatory development and livelihoods approaches in support of aquaculture, natural resources management or community development projects;
  • Demonstrated experience in the collection and analysis of social and natural research data
  • Excellent communication skills required with strong command of writing in English

Our offer

  • This position will be based at a project office within a partner agency in Sierra Leone.
  • The successful candidate is expected to join WorldFish from 1st July 2015 for an initial one year period, with possibility of extension depending on performance of and funding situation.
  • This position is open to Sierra Leone nationals (NRS) and International (IRS) candidates.
  • Subject to applicant status, salary and benefits will be in compliance with WorldFish NRS or IRS remuneration policies.

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.
  • Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are encouraged to apply.


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