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Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) is an organization for sustainable development and NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)

Technical Officer (Aquaculture)

YPSA is going to   implementing a project titled “Resilient Homestead and Livelihood Support to the Vulnerable Coastal People of Bangladesh (RHL) Project supported by PKSF.

Job Title: Technical Officer (Aquaculture)

Duration: Initially for one year with the possibility of annual renewal up to project periods

No. of Vacancy: 01

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support in the establishment of crab hatchery, carb nursing, and crab farming in a sustainable way, etc.
  • Capacity building of the entrepreneur on Business Plan Development, Good Aquaculture Practice (GAqP), Traceability, etc.
  • Assist in linking crablet and crab producer with input supplier.
  • Identify proven climate-smart aquaculture technology and disseminate the technology to the coastal communities.
  • Establish a service market for the crab producer with the help of the local service provider and input supplier.
  • Support access to markets, market information, and contractual linkages with downstream businesses (contract farming, out-grower schemes, etc.).
  • Assist in establishing access to crab processing, cold chain maintenance, packaging, storage, transportation, etc.
  • Support entrepreneurs to establish a premium supply chain for value-added crab and crab products both in national and international markets.
  • Capacity building of the crab handler on Good handling practices.
  • Identify constraints and possible measures for the crab value chain.
  • Support community mobilizer officer to mobilize producer group, demonstration, selection, and effective linkage with different stakeholders.
  • Pay regular field visits to ensure technical assistance and monitoring of the project activities.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly progress reports, case studies, research studies, etc.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by PKSF & IE Management.
  • At least 60% of the time spent on field visits in the project areas

Education, Age and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Aquaculture, Fisheries Technology, Fish Processing & Quality Control, Fish Genetics & Biotechnology, Business Administration or any other relevant subject along with 4 year’s Bachelor’ degree in Fisheries from a UGC-approved university.
  • Having 3rd division/class/equivalent CGPA in any examination will incur ineligibility.

Age limit: Maximum 40 years.


  • Minimum 5 years with at least 3 years of professional experience of technical support in aquaculture supply chain. Experience in climate change adaptation or mitigation, fish supply chain projects funded by PKSF or GCF will get preference.
  • Work experience with government agencies, partner organizations of PKSF, international development partners, and coastal communities in Bangladesh is an asset.

Other Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in team leadership, communication, market and product development, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Knowledge or expertise in safe fish production, GAqP, HACCP, traceability, and value-added fish product development will be an asset.
  • Excellent analytical, reporting, and presentation skills.
  • Basic understanding of climate-smart aquaculture, climate change adaptation, and mitigation approach.
  • Needs to have expertise in MS Office Word, MS Office Excel, and MS Office PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with KoboToolbox and GIS will be a valuable asset.
  • Fluency in English and Bengali languages is essential.
  • Must have a valid motorcycle driving license.

Salary and other admissible benefits.  

  • Gross salary (monthly): BDT 55,000/-
  • Religious festival bonus (yearly): 100% of a monthly gross salary.
  • Bangla New Year allowance (yearly): 10% of a monthly gross salary.
  • Phone bill allowance (monthly): BDT 700/-
  • Other allowance (monthly): BDT 9,000/- per month for motorcycle rent, fuel, and maintenance.

Job location: Ramu in Coxs bazar

If you are interested and competent for this position and have the required qualifications and experience, apply through bdjobs Apply Online on or before 31/03/2024.

YPSA is an equal opportunity employer and is sensitive to child protection and gender. Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any persuasion or lobby will be treated as a disqualification for an applicant. Smokers are discouraged from applying for the position.


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