Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
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5 months ago

Junior Aquaculture Advisors

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is the implementing agency of the Federal Republic of Germany for technical and international cooperation. It offers flexible, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. Most of the work of GIZ is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries as well as public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank and governments of other countries.

The overall objectives of the “Fish for Food Security in Zambia” (F4F) Project are to support the development of the aquaculture sector in selected districts in Luapula Province and to sustainably rehabilitate dam-based fisheries, including the strengthening of dam committees for a responsible management of fisheries in selected districts in Eastern Province. Herewith, and in respect to food and nutrition security, the project aims at increasing the sustainable production of fish and thus the availability of fish products for food-insecure households. The increase in fish production will also positively contribute to increased incomes for actors in respective value chains in the intervention areas. Primary beneficiaries are male and female fish farmers as well as fisher folks and dam committee members operating and managing dam fisheries, who will directly benefit from better access to fish and higher incomes. Further value chain actors (e.g. hatcheries, fish processors, trader, dealer, and retailer) as well as consumers from non fish-producing households within the areas of intervention are likely to gain indirect monetary and/or dietary benefits as more and affordable fish products are being handled in the markets.

In this context, the project is seeking two suitable candidates for the following positions:

Junior Aquaculture Advisors (both based in Mansa with frequent travels within Luapula Province)


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Fish for Food Project to achieve its objectives to increase the supply of sustainably farmed fish from aquaculture in Luapula Province
  • Planning, organising and conducting trainings in a variety of formats (pond-side training (field days), radio shows, theory sessions)
  • Assisting the Regional Coordinator of the project at the Mansa Office with all project management related topics, including reporting, maintaining partner relations, administrative and logistical processes
  • Supporting the Project’s (digital) Operational Monitoring for Luapula Province following technical guidance of the Regional Coordinator as well as the Monitoring Advisor in Lusaka
  • Supporting the Knowledge Management, including public communication of the project in the Luapula Province, with guidance and in close collaboration with the Regional Coordinator
  • Participating in additional activities to support the F4F project implementation and AgriFood Cluster synergies

Aquaculture Training:

  • Assisting with researching, formulating and packaging training content
  • Planning and conducting aquaculture training across a variety of formats, under direction of the regional coordinator
  • Collaborating closely with technical partners (Dept. of Fisheries, WorldFish, training institutions, agri-dealers)
  • Making introductory, follow-up and backstopping visits to training beneficiaries
  • Collaborating with the sister-project, FANSER, to include nutrition aspects into aquaculture training

Organisation and Assistance:

  • Assisting the Regional Coordinator in all project management related tasks, including administrative and logistical processes
  • Supporting the preparation and coordination of events, workshops, missions and studies
  • Supporting the project’s M&E advisor in all monitoring and evaluation related activities, including the preparation of field visits, data collection and use of IT applications and updating databases
  • Assisting the project technical team in all areas of interventions, including the preparation of training, workshops, report writing and logistical support during events
  • Assisting in maintaining the project’s contact network of stakeholders
  • Knowledge Management, Research and Communication:
  • Assisting in the documentation and monitoring/evaluation of training and workshops
  • Identifying and documenting good, innovative practices and lessons learnt
  • Contributing to the preparation of periodical reports and keeping photographic records
  • Assisting farmers with record-keeping and on-farm trials

Other duties/additional tasks:

  • Assisting in and/or carrying out other programme activities and other tasks at the request of programme management
  • Qualifications and requirements:
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education, Biological Sciences (e.g. Aquaculture and Fisheries, Conservation and Wildlife Management, Botany or similar), Agriculture or other relevant field

Professional experience:

  • At least 1-2 years’ professional experience (e.g. may include internships, volunteering) in the field of aquaculture or fisheries management, development cooperation, monitoring, public entities or research institutions

Other knowledge, additional competences:

  • Demonstrable experience and willingness to work in rural settings and with rural communities
  • Good working knowledge of ICT (related software, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office and/or online databases)
  • Experience in project management, planning or research in an area related to the project’s requirements is desirable
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral, and very good knowledge of Bemba
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work in a responsible, effective and target oriented way
  • Willingness to up-skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures to be agreed with management

Method of Application

The successful candidate will be expected to start full-time employment with GIZ, on a fixed-term contract, as soon as possible. Interested candidates must send their CVs and cover letters electronically, quoting the reference GIZ_F4F_JRSFM in the subject line: Certificates, qualifications, etc. must not be attached to the application. In addition, traceable references of previous engagements must be provided. Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. GIZ is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, therefore, women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply

Application deadline
18 May 15:00
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