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Tilapia Fish Cage Farming Officer

Why is there a skills assessment?
The employer wants to assess each candidate equally and fairly, and give you the opportunity to show your abilities.
How long is the assessment?
Normally between 25 - 45 mins depending on the skill being assessed.
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Job Summary

The officer will be in charge of the tilapia fish cage farming project; from cage setup and stocking of fingerlings to harvesting; and provide fish cage farming training to partnered communities of the organization. The position also requires strong record-keeping and data entry skills.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

  • Plan, budget and implement fish cage farming activities in alignment with other activities of the organization.
  • Construct and set up fish cages in partnered communities.
  • Procure, transport and stock fingerlings into fish cages.
  • Manage the feeding, health and good growth of fish.
  • Carry out and supervise repairs of fish cages with the support of other team members.
  • Carry out harvest and sales of fish with the support of partnered community members and other members of the organization.
  • Ensure maximum profits from the fish cage project.
  • Train partnered community members on the entire fish cage farming process.
  • Improve the fish cage farming process and encourage community ownership.
  • Maintain a good interpersonal relationship with all partnered communities.
  • Represent the organization in Aquaculture related partnerships, meetings and training.
  • Maintain proper records of fish cage materials, all activities and expenses.
  • Provide technical expertise and assistance to the organization's tilapia fish hatchery project.
  • Take part in any other activities of the organization when required.

Qualifications / Requiremnts: 

  • A Diploma or Degree in Fisheries or a related course.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in Tilapia fish cage farming.
  • Very good communication skills and fluency in Twi and/or Ewe Language are preferred. 
  • Good record-keeping and data entry skills; knowledge of Google forms, sheets and docs is preferred.
  • Knowledge of fish hatchery process is an asset.
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in remote areas and on Lake Volta.
  • Good budgeting, interpersonal, teamwork and supervision skills.

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