The Field Coordinator will be engaged in overall field activities of the Small-Scale Aquaculture Investments for Livelihoods and Nutrition in Myanmar (SAIL) project of the WorldFish. This position is also responsible to give technical support to the partner organizations for smooth implementation of the SAIL project activities which includes guideline and manual development, provide training to the relevant counterparts, support and monitor the activities in the field, support to training team to enable them to deliver quality training and contributing to program management, coordination and collaboration between organization, Donor and Partners.
- Coordinate SAIL activities implemented in the Kachin state.
- Be embedded within the office of and liaise with the NGO or NGO’s selected to provide profession services and to carry out SAIL activities in the field.
- Provide interpretation and translation services, as needed, in support of SAIL training and extension activities conducted by the selected NGO or NGO’s in the field.
- Visit local markets at least weekly and by key informant interviews and other appropriate methods, gather background data on the movement of incoming fresh aquatic products, dried aquatic products and fermented fish and shrimp pastes entering into the respective market. This should include a breakdown of the products sourced from capture fisheries and products sourced from aquaculture, the source location of the products (for example from the Ayeyarwady Delta area) and estimates of the quantities of species traded daily.
- Utilize Google Earth and Google Maps to make an assessment of the number of ponds in selected villages with an area of 0.5 acres or less (< 2,000 m2) and visit the selected villages to ground truth the findings from Google Earth and Google Maps.
- Following training in its operation, use a Garmin Montana 680 hand held GPS device to record the GPS location of ponds in the township and to take geo-referenced photograph of all ponds encountered during field work.
- Through village visits, key informant interviews, and other appropriate methods gather background data on aquaculture production systems including pond, rice-fish and others that are currently practiced in the fields
- Keep in regular two way contact with the SAIL management office in Mandalay, with the Myanmar Fisheries Federation and Department of Fisheries and with other collaborating partners working with SAIL.
- Provide logistical and field support for visiting SAIL consultants working on activities including but not limited to conducting the SAIL baseline survey, value chain analysis and nutritional surveys.
- Provide a weekly email report to the SAIL management office in Mandalay on the progress of work activities in the field.
- Undertake any reasonable SAIL work requests made by the SAIL project management , including but not limited to providing logistical support and making hotel, flight and car bookings as required.
This job is open to Myanmar Nationals with the following skills and qualifications:
- Bachelor Degree in Aquaculture or relater disciplines.
- At least 2 years working experience in related field.
- Basic English reading, writing and speaking ability.
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
- Able to ride a motorbike with legal motorbike driving licence.
- Fluent in spoken local language and able to read and write in local language.
This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with salary ranging between USD 11,000 to USD 13,000 per annum. WorldFish's NRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension/ provident fund contribution.
Eligibility, Location and Duration
This position will be based at Kachin State, Myanmar. Interviews are expected to be held by early June 2020 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence by middle of June 2020 for 3 years fixed term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding availability.
How To Apply
Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 1 June 2020:
- A cover letter including a 2-page (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, head of HR and peer.
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.
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. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply in.