Senior Research Analyst (Climate Services)
“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit: www.worldfishcenter.org”
About the Position
Climate variability (high temperatures, cold spell, heavy rain, and dry spell) and extremes (floods, drought) have a profound influence on fisheries and aquaculture in SADC region. For instance, the Northern and Luapula provinces of Zambia face increased rainfall, longer rain seasons, lower temperatures, and strong winds, affecting fisheries and aquaculture in various ways. The Southern province is plagued by drought and dry spells. To address these climate variabilities induces risks, building climate resilience and institutional adaptability to shocks are critical to strengthen institutional capacity and knowledge towards adaptation and mitigation of impacts of climate change and build resilience to other vulnerabilities to the aquatic food systems sector in this region. In doing so, WorldFish will set-up an open-source digital information system for managers and value chain actors of fisheries and aquaculture in Zambia and Malawi to provide climate information services to manage climate risks along with disseminating fish value chain information and sharing application and hands-on training on digital apps. These activities will be held under the scope of the Programme for Improving Fisheries Governance and Blue Economy Trade Corridors in SADC Region, which is funded by the African Development Bank. The key deliverables of the digital fisheries information system component of the project would be knowledge products, planning tools and training.
Under the guidance and overall supervision of the WorldFish Scientist, the Senior Research Analyst (SRA) will be a liaison with relevant government departments, NGOs and private sectors for training and dialogues, anlayse the historical climate data as well as coordinate with WorldFish Zambia and Malawi Teams in all aspects of the project.