Reference #: 64/07/2021/Junior Technical
Project: Sustainable Aquaculture in
Position: Junior Technical Advisor
Location: Odisha (Any City)
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maximum of 2 pager note on any one of the topics given below:
-Aquaculture is practiced in different forms with
different impact on the surrounding environment and economic
performance. In your assessment, what are the key factors to
establish a sustainable aquaculture production at individual and
-Smallholder farmers play an important
role in agriculture as well as in aquaculture. Increasing
production and potential profits requires investment, often too
high for smallholders. How would you enable smallholder
aquaculture farmers to access finance from formal financial
institutions to improve their fish production and income?
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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is working on behalf of
the German Government in in more than 130 countries around the
globe. Under the special initiative "ONE WORLD NO HUNGER the
Global Program Sustainable Fisheries (GV Fish) and Aquaculture
implements projects in seven countries in Africa and Asia. In
Partnership with the GOI and the Department of Fisheries the
GV-Fish aims in India to improve the technical and financial
capacities of aquaculture producers. To support existing extension
services the project will work with woman led self-help groups,
farmer producer organizations and aquaculture service providers
involved in pond based freshwater aquaculture. The project aims to
increase fish production and support the development of a
sustainable value chain for fish, helping to combat malnutrition
and poverty. Strengthening the financial literacy and technical
capacities of small holder producer shall improve access to
financial services, required to further develop the sector. The
project office is located in Guwahati, while project activities
are implemented in the States of Assam and Odisha. The project
will be implemented in coordination with government of Assam and
Odisha, department of fisheries. All Project activities are guided
by the globally agreed Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs)
and are in line with the fisheries strategies on national and
Advisor is the project’s focal point for all technical and
economic matters related to inland aquaculture in Odisha. In close
collaboration with the implementing partners of training measures,
the advisor shall develop training materials or adapt existing
handbooks. The expected outcome of the trainings is to improve
economic and technical capacities of small to medium inland
aquaculture producer, Farmer Producer Organizations and Woman Self
Help Groups involved pond aquaculture, as well as aquaculture
service providers. The advisor will support the training of
trainers and monitor the implementation of trainings as well as
the achieved behaviour change of the target group. In case of low
adaptation rates of the training content improved methods and
didactics shall be recommended.
D. Core Scope of Tasks
• Organize, manage, monitor and report about the
implementation of training activities for Self Help Groups, Farmer
Producer Organizations and Aquaculture Service providers.
Report writing and writing articles about the project for
• Frequent travel into districts.
Review, revise and complement available training manuals.
Share experiences about trainings manuals and training concepts
with other projects of the GV Fish.
• Support the linkage
between different target groups and markets.
• Support the
development of PR instruments as for GIZ standards for the project
(banner, flyer, power points, success stories, factsheets etc.)
E. Other duties/additional tasks
Support the Team leader with technical aquaculture expertise by:
• Support the development of presentations, policy briefs
• Organize trainings and workshops.
Support progress reporting.
2. Support M&E officer
to manage the projects monitoring system by:
communication and follow up with partners.
• Monitoring of
• Support the development of
formats to collect data, presentations and other PR material.
F. Required qualifications, Experience and
qualification in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Agricultural Economics or
a similar field.
• Degree in training competences
(didactics) would be preferred
• 4 years of Professional experience in
commercial aquaculture, with a focus on Indian carps.
Experience in aquaculture related extension work.
Experience in building working relationships with district and
local level authorities and community groups.
in monitoring and evaluation.
• Proven experience in
practical work with fish farmer (groups) and excellent knowledge
of their challenges and opportunities.
• Experience with
different production techniques (extensive, semi intensive,
• Experience in fish feeds.
Experience in the economic evaluation of aquaculture techniques.
• Experience in risks related to commercial aquaculture.
• Experience with energy efficient fish processing
• Development Cooperation (DC) experience:
Professional experience in DC projects.
knowledge, additional competencies
• Knowledge of Aquatic
ecology, natural productivity of waterbodies, natural feed
organisms, fertilization and supplementary feeding.
Location: Odisha (Any City)
H. Language: Excellent
language skills in English and local languages spoken in Odisha.
I. Duration of the contract: Until 31st May 2024, with
a possibility of extension
J. Last date of receiving
application: 23rd July 2021
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