Regional component leader – Small-scale aquaculture, community fish refuge (CFR) rice field fisheries print

Posted on:
12 Oct, 2020
Application by:
31 Oct, 2020
Project status:
Expression of interest
Project title:
Capacity building for Cambodia’s Aquaculture sector
Period of project:
04/2021 - 03/2023
Duration of assignment:
24 months - 516 working days
Duty station:
Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Job code:

Project description

The GIZ’s Global program on Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture (GP Fish) is part of the Special Initiative “ONE World - No Hunger” of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, BMZ). The main objective of the initiative is to reduce extreme poverty and hunger. As part of the initiative, the GP Fish aims to increase the availability of fish products for the food-insecure population in partner countries and to boost employment and incomes through the promotion of sustainable artisanal fisheries and aquaculture. In Cambodia, GP Fish is focussing on the main goal - Cambodia's food-insecure population have better access to more fish products and a higher income from sustainable and resource-friendly pond aquaculture and rice field fisheries

Job description

The regional component leader should support achieving the outputs of the Country Package Cambodia (CP CAM (“Fishing for food security in Cambodia”)) by assisting the  Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Fisheries Administration (FiA) to promote small-scale aquaculture, community fish refuge (CFR) rice field fisheries. In detail, the component leader should engage in the following project-specific fields of action:

  • ‘More fish, more work’: boost production and the associated opportunities for employment in small-scale aquaculture.
  • ‘Sustainable fish’: improve the political framework and innovations for implementation of sustainable and resource-friendly aquaculture and community fish refuge (CFR) rice field fisheries in Cambodia.
  • ‘Less fish from IUU’: ensure that transparent procedures for decision-making are adopted by village communities for its fisheries management in rice fields and compliance is ensured through monitoring.


  • Overall responsibility for the advisory package of the contractor
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the services of the contractor with other services delivered by the program at local and national level
  • Strategy, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for the target group in the following technical areas: sustainable aquaculture, sustainable hatchery management
  • Consideration of cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender equality)
  • Personnel management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, as well as planning and steering assignments and supporting short-term experts
  • Ensuring results monitoring is conducted
  • Responsibility for controlling the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with GIZ’s officer responsible for the commission
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating/adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase


  • Advanced university qualification (Master) in Aquaculture, National Resource Management or Agriculture, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Development Studies or in another educative profile relevant to the assignment
  • Good business language skills in English (C1); working knowledge in German and Khmer (B2)
  • 7 years of professional experience in the international consultancy sector, whereas 5 years in aquaculture
  • 5 years of management/leadership experience, experience as project component leader or manager in a company
  • Regional experience, at least 5 years of experience in projects in Southeast Asia, of which 2 years in projects in Cambodia
  • 5 years of experience in Development Cooperation projects
  • Experience in capacity work development, 1 year of experience in financial management of substantial local subsidies; Initiative, sociocultural competence, efficient, partner and client-focused working methods are expected but not be evaluated.

Contact person

  Regine Reuter

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