Project Manager (Bangladesh) - WorldFish


The Project Manager (Bangladesh) will provide leadership to a large, private-sector oriented aquaculture project that is intended to identify, incubate and deploy at scale innovations with communities and private sector partners that increase productivity, income, nutrition and women’s empowerment for smallholder fish farmers in Bangladesh.

S/he will take the lead for project implementation through its lifecycle, including leading a Bangladesh country team in planning, implementing and reporting throughout. The Project Leader will also be responsible for leading implementation of private sector engagement strategy in Bangladesh, working closely with for-profit partners and investors to identify and start up innvovative business models and financing that achieve the project goals for sustainable aquaculture growth, while delivering positive impacts at scale for smallholders within Bangladesh.

The position will be based out of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and will involve travel throughout the region, occasionally to the headquarters offices of WorldFish in Penang.

Specific Duties Include:

In close coordination with the Project Leader (Penang) and the Country Director (Bangladesh), the Bangladesh Project Manager will:

  • Provide leadership in analyzing aquaculture market systems and value chains, identifying interventions and partnerships with private sector businesses and investors that can deliver improvements at scale within the fish market system at scale.
  • Serve as a leader, facilitator, and supporter of a private sector-oriented team in WorldFish and partners that can work with stakeholders to deliver effectively on the project objectives, supporting identification of innovations, enabling business plans and supporting start-up.
  • Identify key influencers and partners in the aquaculture value chain and fish food system, from producers to consumers, while building and maintaining strong collaboration for new innovations that support rural fish farmers, value chain actors and consumers.
  • Ensure coordination and communications about the aquaculture project in Bangladesh, liaising with local partners, government agencies and other national and international institutions.
  • Develop activity-level work plans and budgets as well as ensure that an effective monitoring, evaluation and learning system is established, monitoring the organization’s progress against the project objectives and milestones, using this feedback for project implementation and improvement.
  • Provide leadership and oversee day-to-day management and implementation of project activities, as well as timely delivery of project outputs and outcomes in country.
  • Prepare progress reports, annual reports, project deliverables, and presentations of activities, results, impacts and outcomes of the research interventions for the donor, WorldFish and for relevant meetings, which may include professional, donor, and partner meetings.
  • Represent WorldFish at external meetings and consultations as directed by project leaders and ensure that the project’s objectives and outputs are communicated appropriately.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 18 August 2019:

  • 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, internal peer and/or direct report.

For more information on how to apply, visit the WorldFish website.

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