Scientist (Aquaculture Farming Practices)

World Fish

World Fish

People & HR
Ash Sharqia Governorate, Egypt · Al Khobar Saudi Arabia · Eastern Province Saudi Arabia · Egypt
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

WorldFish is a nonprofit research and innovation institution that creates advances and translates scientific research on aquatic food systems into scalable solutions with transformational impact on human well-being and the environment. We envision an inclusive world of healthy, well-nourished people and a sustainable blue planet, now and in the future.

Our research and innovation work spans climate change, food security and nutrition, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, the blue economy and ocean governance, One Health, genetics and AgriTech, and it integrates evidence and perspectives on gender, youth and social inclusion. Our purpose is to accelerate the sustainable transformation of global food systems toward nutritious diets that sustain the health of people and the planet. Our research data, evidence and insights shape better practices, policies and investment decisions for sustainable development in low- and middle-income countries.

WorldFish is part of CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural innovation network, whose mission is to “end hunger by 2030 through science to transform food, land and water systems under threat of climate change.”


Reporting directly to the Country Director, WorldFish Egypt, the Scientist (Aquaculture Farming Practices) position is critical to the design and delivery of research for development for Egypt, and as a contribution to broader programs led by WorldFish. The role will require strong research vision and delivery i.e., effective and efficient design, resourcing and delivery of research projects as agreed with the Country Director and Research Leaders.

The position will also require strong management skills in the oversight and supervision of the operations of WorldFish in Egypt – built on strong and effective partnerships at national and regional level and in a way that contributes to the advancement of WorldFish Mission and Vision and global strategy and participate in global leadership forums.

Key responsibility

  1. Lead and co-lead the development and implementation of Egypt’s aquaculture farming practices research program in line with WorldFish’ s Global Strategy and the national and regional priorities.
  2. Lead research team and contribute to peer-reviewed scientific journal publications, program reports and policy briefings.
  3. Mobilize resources and effective management of project resources aimed at achieving project output and outcomes.
  4. Facilitate scoping of funding opportunities and creation of strong donor networks in Egypt.
  5. Ensure accurate and timely reporting of projects and program technical reports in line with donor requirements and WorldFish standards.
  6. Maintain strong inter-disciplinary research collaboration with other WorldFish scientists and project teams to support implementation of WorldFish research priority projects in Egypt.
  7. Contribute to training programs as required under Egypt training program.
  8. Provide leadership and advice to ensure projects and research monitoring and evaluation according to standards and systems used by WorldFish and partners, e.g., MEL, Dashboard etc.
  9. Contribute towards annual and multi-year planning according to country priorities and WorldFish strategy and program goals.
  10. Work closely with partner organizations and other stakeholders to advance the mission and vision of WorldFish and facilitate program and project delivery.
  11. Any other work as requested by Country Director and senior research leads