Kwetu Training Centre for Sustainable Development Mariculture assistant – Jobs in Kenya

Ref – MA/KWETU/08/2022
Reporting to the project officer, the mariculture assistant will be responsible for the daily management of mariculture infrastructure at Kwetu.

Specific Responsibilities:
Participate in construction of ponds and repair.
Responsible for cleanliness of rearing containers and handling fish in rearing structures as needed to: reduce densities, inventory, grade, load, transfer, or release.
Perform daily duties or chores and husbandry activities including monitor fish health, development, rearing environment, waste load and water flows; disseminate relevant information in a timely manner, maintain accurate records.
Perform routine maintenance on systems and equipment.
Responsible for application of best fish breading and culture practices.
Assist with brood stock sourcing and development, sorting and spawning according to protocols.
Oversee trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques.
Recognize fish disease or parasite problems, promptly report problems to supervisor.
Organize and maintain hatchery tools, equipment, and grounds; respond to alarms; identify safety hazards and recommend remedies and/or take appropriate action.
Assist with environmental, water quality testing to stay within established parameters. This includes water flows to tanks and systems.
Prepares reports as required by the project and organization.
Support project implementation in community sites as directed
Responsible for overall safety and security of Kwetu mariculture demofarm,

Required Qualifications and Experience:
Diploma in Aquaculture, Aquatic sciences, fisheries or any relevant field.
At least 3 years’ experience working in an intensive fish hatchery or fish farm
Have basic research and good computer skills, Data collection, cleaning, analysis and report development.
Able to work independently and effectively under pressure
Flexibility and willingness to work odd hours
How to apply
Applicants are required to send their letter of application, CV, relevant certificates, and testimonials to indicating current and expected Salary by 22nd August 2022 Close of Business.

Candidates should clearly indicate the position being applied for and its reference number as the email subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and interviews will be done on a rolling basis.

Canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

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