Job description *
Do you want to improve the lives of the poor?
If so we want to hear from you.
WorldFish, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, is an international, nonprofit research organization. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by the 15 centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.

WorldFish is committed to meeting two key development challenges: 1) improving the livelihoods of those who are especially poor and vulnerable in places where fisheries and aquaculture can make a difference and 2) achieving large scale, environmentally sustainable, increases in supply and access to fish at affordable prices for poor consumers in developing countries.

A unique opportunity has arisen for gifted individuals to contribute to the mission of the organization.

Research Analyst

Key responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, the Research Analyst is expected to provide assistance to Project Manager and play dynamic role in coordination with stakeholders, planning and implementation of project activities and producing planned output. The responsibilities include but may not be limited to the following:

• Assist in carrying out project activities including field works, database management and analyses, training, meetings and workshops;
• Liaise with NDFA/MAF and project working groups, provide mentoring support to working group members in carrying out planning, implementation, and M&E of project activities;
• Assist with on-time implementation, monitoring and review project activities;
• Provide on-time collection management and analyses of data from relevant research projects;
• Liaise with WorldFish and partner organization experts and coordinate planning and implementation of field activities;
• Assist in drafting reports, translating project documents (Tetum – English; English –Tetum) and providing input to draft project reports/documents produced by in country and overseas experts;
• Ensure smooth flow of communication and information with project team, partners, and collaborators, as required;
• Assist in organizing and delivering trainings and mentoring of NDFA and in county project partners;
• Project activity planning and budgeting as required; and
• Work effectively in project teams and with partners as required.

Essential skills and qualification:

• University degree in social science, fisheries or aquaculture;
• An excellent understanding of rural livelihood systems and fisheries/aquaculture;
• At least 3 years’ experience implementing aquaculture of fisheries projects in Timor-Leste;
• A good team player, consistently approaches work with energy and a positive and constructive attitude;
• Proven experience and skilled in coordinating with various stakeholders (GOs, NGOs, private sectors and project partners);
• Strong skills in planning and organizing project meetings, workshops, and fieldwork;
• Proficient in computer software packages (MS Office) and data management and analyses;
• Verbal and written proficiency in English and Tetum; and
• Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Desired skills and qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience in implementing agricultural research/development projects
• Knowledge of participatory research and development methods
• Knowledge of social science/biological science research methods

WorldFish is committed to developing an inclusive work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued in support of individual performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission. WorldFish offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Women are encouraged to apply.
How can people apply? *
Interested applicants are invited to submit your application to with subject line “APP060115: Research Analyst/<Candidate Name>” latest by 20 February 2015:
i) a letter of application including a 300 word (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role;
ii) a current curriculum vitae;
iii) names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience.

This position will be based at WorldFish’s project office in Dili, Timor Leste. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Please visit our website at for more information on the organization.