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Aquaculture Technician (Philippines)

Are you experienced with Aquaculture? Are you passionate about improving the status of aquaculture in the Philippines for the health of Filipinos and welfare of fish? 


If so, you could be a good fit for Makaisda’s Aquaculture Technician Job:


  • This role is part-time, and field-based with some WFH

  • This role is open only to Filipinos currently based in the Philippines

Application Deadline: January 26, 2022

Who We Are 

Mamamayang Nagkakaisa para sa mga Isda or Makaisda (United Citizens for Fish Welfare) is a Philippine animal welfare initiative whose mission is to improve the welfare of farmed fish by raising the standards of aquaculture and fish husbandry in the country. It is a project under Fish Welfare Initiative (FWI).

Position Responsibilities

The following will be the core responsibilities for the Aquaculture Technician:

  • Field assessment of the status of aquaculture systems (e.g. water quality parameters, net cage quality, seed/feed quality), and creation of report summarizing findings

  • Collaborate with FWI Welfare Specialist on the development of teaching modules and welfare interventions

  • Conduct training sessions with farmers on proper fish welfare practices

  • Building relationships with fish farmers throughout Luzon and Cebu


  • Education. Degree in Aquaculture, Aquaculture Management, Fish Husbandry, or related disciplines, OR certifications in courses related to aquaculture (e.g. TESDA Aquaculture NC II)

  • Experience. 

    • Implementation of Code of Good Aquaculture Practices as set by the Philippine National Standards, and the animal welfare act

    • 2-3 years of experience working in aquaculture or fish farms

  • Willingness to travel around Luzon or Visayas (following appropriate COVID safety guidelines)

  • Excellent communication skills and strong ability to build new relationships

  • Fluency in Filipino required, and fluency in Bisaya preferred


We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of animals.

The Fine Print

  • Location: Primarily in the field throughout Luzon or Visayas region with some WFH

  • Position Status: Part-time (2-4 days/week), 6 month contract with possibility for renewal

  • Start Date: ASAP

  • Pay: Starting from PHP25K, negotiable depending on level of experience 

Equal Opportunity Policy

FWI is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage people of every color, orientation, age, sex, gender, ethnicity and ability to apply. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, and we will endeavor to make adjustments throughout the process where possible.

How to Apply

Click here for the application form.

For any questions about the position, contact us.

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