Applications for the position of Director General, NACA

The incumbent Director General, Dr Huang Jie will be completing his term of office in April 2024. The NACA Governing Council has instructed to call for applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons from NACA member states for the position of Director General, tenable from May 2024 for a fixed period of five years. The selected candidate is expected to assume the position by 1 May 2024 after a brief handover period.

Applications will close at 5 PM (Bangkok time) on 31 January 2024. Candidates must be less than 60 years of age on the closing date. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend an interview with the 33th NACA Governing Council meeting, which is tentatively schedule for March 2024, India. Only short listed candidates will be notified of the results of application.


The Director General is responsible for developing and conducting a work programme over a five year period in accordance with the mandate of NACA. The position will be based in the NACA Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand.

The incumbent will be expected to travel extensively within and outside the region. The responsibilities of the Director General will include management of the Secretariat staff in pursuit of the goals of NACA both in terms of technical and administrative performance standards, and will be the chief financial officer.

Further supporting information can be found on the NACA website.


  • A post-graduate degree related to aquaculture.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in regional or international aquaculture development and research.
  • An established track record of successful fund raising.
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management and development.
  • Previous experience in management and administration.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and experience in human resource management.
  • Must be a citizen of a NACA member state.


The remuneration package includes health insurance, child education allowance, relocation and dependents allowances and a vehicle.


Those intending to apply for the position should submit the following via email to with copies to and Applications must include:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae, including publication list and proof of age.
  • A short statement why you are seeking the position of Director General (not exceeding one page).
  • A short statement of your aspirations for NACA (not exceeding three pages).

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