Scientist (Fisheries Conservation) (Temporary)

World Fish

World Fish

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

About WorldFish

“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit:

Position Background

Scientist (Fisheries Conservation) is an integral member of the Resilient Small-scale Fisheries Program, Bangladesh Country Program, and of the project team delivering the USAID-funded ECOFISH II Activity. The key objective of the ECOFISH II project is to improve the resilience of the coastal-marine and Meghna River ecosystems and improve the livelihoods of communities reliant on the coastal fisheries. Under the guidance of the ECOFISH II Chief of Party/Team Leader and in coordination with Scientist (Fisheries Co-management), the Scientist (Fisheries Conservation) will be responsible for generating improved science outputs for decision making and policy support related to the small-scale artisanal fisheries that support towards the maximum sustainable yield from the coastal and marine resources and improve the resilience of the coastal and marine fishing communities in Bangladesh. The incumbent will work in a Team and facilitate implementation of the Intermediate Result-1 (IR1) of the project, which is ‘Improved management and governance of natural resources’ that includes, science for decision making, co-management and policy support. The position will be temporary basis up to ECOFISH II Activity Period (up to November 2024).

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead in designing research program and formulate implementation strategies that contribute in generating science outputs for decision making and policy supports for the fisheries management.
  • Design and deliver research to inform, evaluate and complement the objectives of the Resilient Small-scale fisheries research program, and specifically those of the ECOFISH II project deliverables.
  • Support innovative research to be conducted under One CGIAR activities that generate science-based information necessary for fisheries management and related policy formulation.
  • Support partnerships with the Department of Fisheries (DoF) and other key research organizations, focusing on Universities to implement research agenda.
  • Contribute to MEL team regarding data acquisition, data analysis, report writing and publication as well as synthesize learning and best practices from the project and produce quality scientific outputs and other communication materials and share with stakeholders.
  • Lead research implementation in the field levels contribute in ECOFISH II Team building through mentoring field research teams.
  • Lead innovative Citizen Science approach through engaging skilled fishers in catch monitoring and biodiversity conservation in the coastal and marine habitats.
  • Contribute to improve coastal ecosystem health through engaging local youth volunteers focusing on the reduction of plastic and net materials and conserving megafaunas.
  • Contribute to enhance Fisheries Blue Economy through fish stock assessment and policy formulation.
  • Work closely with Scientist (Fisheries Co-management) to integrate science outputs into the activities of the adaptive co-management.
  • Any other relevant duties as assigned by the Chief of Party/Team Leader, ECOFISH II, Country Representative, WorldFish Bangladesh and South Asia and Resilient Small Scale Fisheries (RSSF) of One CGIAR initiatives.