Aquaculture Officer
Christian Aid
Borno State, Maiduguri
3d ago

About the role

The Programme Officer, Aquaculture will support Christian Aid’s development, implementation, and monitoring of the WFP livelihood project in Borno State.

The Aquaculture component of the WFP livelihood project is key to the project, as this is the first time Christian Aid is doing Aqua-culture project for WFP in the North-East Nigeria.

  • The role will develop and supervise the implementation of the Fisheries improvements in the value chains including production, capture and post-harvest processes;
  • infrastructure and ensure delivery of planned capacity development both directly and with project beneficiaries. The role will create favourable conditions to the generation of knowledge, coordinate their sharing, innovations and best practices;
  • and the transfer of skills between the beneficiaries in aquaculture production. The role will lead and coordinate the development and implementation of the project Annual Work Plan and Budget for the fisheries project components.

    The role liaises with relevant partners to increase fisheries beneficiaries’ access to the appropriate services, promote the development of sustainable aquaculture value chains which reduce risks and guarantee economic and social benefits for beneficiaries and actors in the value chain.

    The role will work with LGA based project teams to model techniques and processes for community engagement under direct implementation.

    About you

    You are required to have a degree or its equivalent in aquaculture, aquatic sciences, fisheries, agriculture, biology, and animal nutrition, or in a related discipline or in a closely related field from a recognized University.

    You must have extensive and relevant experience in providing scientific and technical support; advice to research and / or development projects in sustainable aquaculture.

    You must have demonstrable results-based management skills and the ability to effectively support programs, budgets, and human resources in the context of changing priorities.

    You must have the ability to mobilize resources for sustainable aquaculture development. An excellent training and facilitation skills with a wide variety of groups having diverse experiences, backgrounds, skills, and education levels is required.

    You must have experience working on fishery value chain actors and their service providers such as fingerlings suppliers, feed suppliers and suppliers of fish feed raw materials.

    Further information

    This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

    We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.

    Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct.

    Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

    You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work / life balance.

    Competency questions

    As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions :

    Deliver result

    Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence.

    What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility?

    What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?

    Build partnership

    Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect.

    What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task?

    What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them?

    Communicate effectively

    Tell us about a time when you handled a difficult issue with people at the community level during a project implementation with openness, honesty and respect.

    What was the context? What did you have to do? What did you say and how? What was the result? If you were successful, how did you know?


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