Research Assistant

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About WorldFish

WorldFish is an international, non-profit research and innovation organization reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. For over 45 years, our work on sustainable aquaculture and fisheries has improved the lives of millions of women, men and youth.

Fish and other aquatic foods grown in and harvested from oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds provide income for more than 800 million people and provide 3.3 billion with 20% of their animal protein intake. Our focus on sustainability makes sure that the way we produce and use these foods today means a plentiful future of generations to come.

Our evidence-based solutions range in scale from households to global policies and spans across six interlinked themes: nutrition, gender, climate, sustainability, economy and COVID-19.

We champion aquatic foods for healthy people and planet and believe that a sustainable blue planet of well-nourished children, women and men is within our reach.


Research Assistant has the responsibility to support research on aquaculture production system in Egypt. He/she is also taking responsibility to support the research team travel arrangements, uploading and updating files on one cooperate system (OSC), uploading and updating files on MEL platform and for organizing meetings and special projects within Egypt office.  He/she works closely across the whole WorldFish teams to achieve the aims of organizational communication and documentation issues.


This full-time job is for Egyptian nationals with the following skills and qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in aquaculture with at least 4 years working experience in related field.
  2. Over 4 years’ experience in aquaculture with good knowledge of different aquaculture production systems.
  3. Laboratory experience with good knowledge in sampling, preserving and analysis.
  4. Computer literate, with familiarity using MS Office (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint).
  5. Fluency in Arabic with excellent written and spoken English.
  6. Knowledge on aquaculture production systems, integrated aquaculture Agriculture systems.
  7. Contacts with fish farming community.
  8. Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks; and must be a team player with good interpersonal skills.


This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position and WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package including comprehensive benefits (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, 15% employer provident fund contribution, paid leave and others. The duration of the contract will initially be for a three-year period with possibility for extension, depending on funding and performance.


Location and Duration

The full-time staff will be based in Abbassa, Sharkia, Egypt. The successful candidate should be available to commence the Research Assistant as soon as possible. This full-time job is open to Egyptians nationals only.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 15 June 2024

  • A cover letter including a 1-page (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate for this role referring to the key responsibilities and what you would bring to the role;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, internal peer and/or direct report. None of referees will be contacted without your permission.


Screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions. 

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.


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