1 PNG Mike Stewart

Aquaculture Technician

Closing Date: 22 Sep 2019

Interview: 18 & 19 October 2019

Pre-departure Briefing: 20 - 23 November 2019

Expected Start Date: Jan or Feb 2020

Assignment Number: 41134

Duration: 1-year

Location: Kavieng, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea

Contribute to communities in Papua New Guinea using your Aquaculture skills!

The National Fisheries College (NFC) is looking for a volunteer to assist with Aquaculture production. 

NFC is currently implementing the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project. The project’s goal is to improve technical and institutional capacity to support the development of Mariculture based livelihoods and industry in New Ireland, in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

On a day-to-day basis you will work closely with the staff at NFC. Your focus will be building capacity within the organisation, which will include assisting with the development of ‘How To’ manuals, supporting with technical advice, hands-on assistance in production, and contributing to field research activities.

This 1-year assignment is based at Nago Island Mariculture and Research Facility. This facility is located on Nago Island, a 5 minute boat ride from the New Ireland Province capital of Kavieng, so you must be willing to travel by boat on a regular basis.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • BSc degree in aquaculture, marine biology, or marine science field
  • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct scientific research studies or projects
  • Ability to coach and mentor others in a research setting
  • Experience in aquaculture (in a commercial or research setting)
  • Microsoft Word proficiency

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

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