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Research officer – Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

Key Responsibilities  

  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and report on the technical, environmental, and economic aspects of IMTA.
  • Support data collection and analysis in Kenya.
  • Support the design and implementation of research and development activities in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the research deliverables of work package 2 of the BlueTech Superhighway project.
  • Publish technical and outreach articles and support the publication of technical briefs and scientific articles.
  • Collaborate and integrate with scientists for database development, data validation, data cleaning, and data quality checks (STATA/ SPSS and Ms. Excel) in support of work package 2 research.
  • Work collaboratively with the Work package lead, Scientists, and Project Leader of the BlueTech Superhighway project.
  • Mentor BSc students and interns from national and international universities and organizations, who are based in Kenya.
  • Organize training for students and partners on data collection, curation, data quality, archiving & sharing.
  • Plan, organize, execute, and report on project progress in support and collaboration with senior as well as junior staff/employees, MEL staff, and external partners.


  • Master of Science in Aquaculture, Aquaculture Production Systems, Sustainable Aquaculture, Aquaculture Economics, or related fields.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the design and implementation of research activities, including several years in the development and execution of surveys and related data analyses, preferably within a research organization or international NGO.
  • Demonstrated background in developing and implementing data analysis and in the publication of technical briefs and outreach articles.
  • Ability to work within interdisciplinary research teams, linking own expertise to other fields, including human nutrition, value chains, climate change, scaling, and gender research fields.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain a professional network in the field of IMTA research.
  • Logical thinking, strong analytical and mathematical skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Motivation for high-quality science and delivery of impact from research.
  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English.


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