We are hiring: Professional Associate, aquaculture transformation

  • Position type: Full-time contract up to 18 months
  • Salary: $2,500 per month plus benefits
  • Duty station: Bangkok
  • Application deadline: 15 April

About us

The Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) is an intergovernmental organisation that promotes rural development through sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management. NACA seeks to improve the livelihoods of rural people, reduce poverty, and increase food security. The ultimate beneficiaries of NACA are farmers and rural communities.

Job description

We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to join our team as a Professional Associate. The successful candidate will oversee the implementation of a project focused on aquaculture transformation through innovative aquaculture and nature-based solutions, and the development of National Innovation and Investment Plan for sustainable aquaculture. This is a full-time contract position for immediate appointment, with a duration of up to 18 months, involving both local and international travel.


  • Lead and manage the implementation of the aquaculture transformation project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, ensuring adherence to project timelines, budget, and deliverables.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, partners, and project team members to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise in aquaculture and nature-based solutions to support project activities.
  • Prepare and submit project reports, documentation, and communications as required.
  • Coordinate and facilitate workshops, trainings, and meetings related to the project.
  • Monitor and evaluate project progress and outcomes, identifying and addressing any challenges or issues that may arise.
  • Represent the organisation at relevant conferences, events, and meetings as needed.


  • MSc in an aquaculture-related discipline (PhD preferred).
  • ESSENTIAL: Proven experience in project management and implementation, preferably in the field of aquaculture, natural resource management or rural development.
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills, with proficiency in report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and team members.
  • Willingness to undertake both local and international travel as required.
  • Preference will be given to citizens from NACA member states (Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR (China), India, Indonesia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Korea (DPR), Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam).

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit i) a cover letter and ii) resume/CV to info@enaca.org. Please indicate "Professional Associate - Aquaculture Transformation" in the subject line. Candidates selected for interview (only) will be notified by 20 April. 

NACA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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