WorldFish seeks to create an inclusive world of healthy, well-nourished people and a sustainable blue planet, now and in the future. We provide research and innovation in aquatic food systems to support sustainable development and food system transformation toward healthy and resilient diets. Our 2030 WorldFish Research and Innovation Strategy: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet outlines our commitment to guiding the transition to more resilient aquatic food systems in three priority impact areas: Social and Economic Inclusion, Nutrition and Public Health, and Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability.

About the Position

Under the overall guidance of the Senior Scientist, the incumbent will assist in carrying out project activities including field works, database management and analyses, training, meetings and workshops.

The Person

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in carrying out literature reviews.
  • Help collect survey data (quantitative) and qualitative data for projects as assigned by the Senior Scientist.
  • Help with quantitative and qualitative assessments as assigned by the Senior Scientist.
  • Assist in the collection of other types of data including monitoring data that may be required during project implementation.
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of systems for data capture, storage, retrieval and analysis of projects.
  • Assisting the M&E&L (Monitoring & Evaluation & Learning) Coordinator set up project M&E&L system and databases and develop tools to monitor and evaluate progress achieving the key outcomes indicated in the Results Framework.
  • Assisting the Office Administrator set up the workshops with partners and private companies.
  • Assisting Scientists and Research staff and Consultants carry out specific research to inform the design of key project activities, especially research to integrate youth and gender into project activities.
  • Assisting the Communications Specialist to develop initial communications outputs for relevant project.
  • Carrying out other tasks as determined by the Project Leader and Manager during the course of the internship.


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

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics, Business Degree, Aquaculture and fisheries or its equivalent. An equivalent higher education and/or experience in rural development is a plus.
  • Ability to think clearly and analytically, setting priority, meeting deadlines, solving problems and making timely decision.
  • Strong research methods skills.
  • Ability to think clearly and analytically, setting priority, meeting deadlines, solving problems and making timely decision.
  • Excellent quantitative skills.
  • Ability to draft research concepts, reports and publications.
  • Relevant working experience in aquaculture/fisheries and/or rural development, with proven experience in project implementation, monitoring and coordination.
  • Skills in gender analysis or willingness to learn.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficient in English language both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SSPS, STATA, NVIVO.
  • Ability to research, plan, implement technical program related to your work area.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to research, plan, implement technical program related to your work area.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.


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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 8 March 2023:

  • A cover letter which addresses key requirements stated above;
  • A current curriculum vitae; 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 Lusaka, Zambia.

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.