Short Term Consultant (Database Development)
WorldFish , Solomon Islands

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
May 25, 2021
Last Date
Aug 25, 2021

Job Description

Location: Home-based,Solomon Islands

Application Deadline: 27 May 2021 or until filled

Type of contract: Consultant

Language(s) required: English (native/fluent writing and oral skills)


WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR , the world’s largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).

WorldFish seeks an independent consultant to support database development and conduct in-country training of WorldFish and Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), Solomon Islands, staff. This consultancy will enable MFMR to establish a national database of Community Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) sites and activities, by providing technical inputs in database management, online tools and other assistance as needed.

Scope of Work

The consultant will:

  • Merge and clean 3 x databases relevant to CBFM into one database for national use, providing recommendations on database development and liaising closely with MFMR and WorldFish.
  • Prepare training materials and conduct a half-day training for WorldFish and MFMR staff in use of Kobo Toolbox.
  • Develop draft national CBFM database using Kobo Toolbox, and transfer existing data to new database.
  • Brief staff on new database, including how to add or remove fields, compile data reports and other functions as required.
  • Make adjustments to draft database, as per stakeholder feedback, and assist with any other duties required prior to database launch.


Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Obtained a Degree or qualification related to IT, statistical analysis, data management or similar fields.
  • Have at least five years experience in developing databases for research and development projects, including use of various different online data tools and adapting tools fit for purpose.
  • Have a good understanding of user needs and capacity in IT software and tools in the Solomon Islands context.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Terms of Appointment

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and experience with an international research and development organization. The consultancy will be carried out remotely and is home-based in Solomon Islands with possibility of meetings at MFMR and WorldFish offices. The successful candidate should be available to commence for a maximum of 12 working days in between June 2021 to November 2021. This position is open to national applicants.

How to Apply

Application process is rolling. Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online by 27 May 2021:

  • A cover letter stating why you are interested in and well-suited to the position and daily rate in your local currency.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees (clients) you have consulted for.

Screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted 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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