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Consultant (Capacity Development in Fish Agri-Food Systems) Job in Malaysia
WorldFish , Malaysia

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1 Year
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Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Master's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 5, 2021
Last Date
Jul 5, 2021

Job Description

Location: Remote Base and/or Penang, Malaysia

Application Deadline: 15 April 2021 or until filled

Type of contract: Consultant

Language(s) required: English (native/fluent writing and oral skills)


WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR , the world’s largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future.

Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) during 2017-2021. The objective of the FISH program is to enhance sustainable aquaculture and small-scale fisheries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, with the aim of increasing the contribution of fish and other aquatic products to the SDGs and CGIAR impacts and outcomes.


WorldFish seeks to partner with an experienced and well-networked consultant and/or organisation with an overall purpose of increasing the outreach and impact of capacity development products developed and/or under development in the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).

The consultancy or organizational partnership will assist FISH in drawing together and disseminating in suitable formats/channels the diversity of practical training products (manuals, guidelines, videos, posters/factsheets, assessment tools, research methodologies etc) developed through the program, to increase their application and impact. The emphasis will be on key practical and vocational level user groups, including farmers, fishers, extension services and other operators seeking practical field level outcomes at scale. The consultant will guide and support a strategy for the FISH program to accelerate outreach and impact through identifying partners and knowledge networks, collating relevant materials and enabling a capacity development strategy. A key part of the work will be to identify key partners who can create impact using key knowledge products developed during the 5 years of the FISH program in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

The consultant and/or partner will also assist in reviewing and completing the drafting of some key products, notably a set of Better management practice guidelines developed by the FISH sustainable aquaculture research team.

The consultant will be responsible to:

  • Conduct rigorous analysis of capacity development products produced by FISH.
  • In collaboration with key partners, design a dissemination strategy for enhancing the outreach, use and impact of FISH capacity building products aligned to the program Theory of Change.
  • Assist in finalizing selected capacity development products (including a set of better management practices manuals).
  • Manage a process of dissemination, including interactions with key researchers and partners.
  • Work closely with WorldFish and partner communication teams to ensure capacity building resources produced under FISH are easily accessible and their downloads and access tracked and documented.
  • Complete a short report on the capacity development outreach and impact during 2021.


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

  • Master’s Degree or above in Aquaculture/Fisheries, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Agribusiness, Statistics, Social Sciences, or a closely related field.
  • At least five years’ experience working in training and/or education in a reputable public or private organization.
  • Knowledge on practical training and education programs in aquaculture and/or fisheries.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective interaction and coordination with collaborators and project partners.
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills, analytical and impact oriented mind.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge on digital communications strategies, web-based education and training ecosystems.
  • Track record of working with private sector and digital training and education.
  • Knowledge of Theory of Change and impact pathway thinking.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

Individuals, teams or with a core business of training and education in aquaculture and/or fisheries are particularly encouraged to apply and partner with FISH in this initiative.

Terms of Appointment

This position is an excellent opportunity to engage widely with the aquaculture and fisheries communities, and gain knowledge and experience with an international research and innovation organization. The consultancy will be carried out mainly remotely and is home-based. The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible and be available to work part time up until 30 November 2021. This position is open to national and international applicants.

How to Apply

Application process is rolling. Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online by 15 April 2021:

  • A cover letter stating why you are interested in and well-suited to the position. Your cover letter should also demonstrate what you hope to gain from consultancy and daily rate in USD or your local currency.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees (clients) you have consulted for.

Screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven 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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