Consultant in Fish Hatchery Business Development for Yemen

Closing date

Location: Yemen Red Sea, Al-Mukha District, Taiz Governorate (This is not a home office position.)
Duration: up to 36 days

Type of contract: Consultancy contract**

The project introducing new and innovative approaches for aquafarming at the Red Sea Coast in Yemen, implemented by the partner organization Abs Development Organization for Woman and Child (ADO) aims to:

· Create additional employment and income earning opportunities for vulnerable fishermen and
fisherwomen communities

· to expanding the depth and breadth of benefits generated from fish farming for the targeted
community where the poor women and men can be involved as employees and producers

· Trigger lasting 'systemic' changes in the fish market systems to reduce constraints to growth and
to increase its capacity for sustainable livelihoods.

Despite the significance of fish in the livelihoods of traditional fisher communities in the coastal areas of Yemen, the feasibility study revealed a massive reduction in income from fishery for all fishery communities over the past years, which stands at about 50-70% of pre-conflict levels. The feasibility assessment analysis suggests that a key factor contributing to this low productivity include, among others:

· The ongoing conflict that destroyed their productive asset, and imposed access restrictions
either limit or prohibit their movements at sea, reducing the catch they bring ashore

· Lack of awareness and limited technical knowledge among private sector and individuals on
aquaculture development

· Insufficient access to innovative and easily adaptable fish farming technologies such as fish cage, hatchery establishment and fish feed facility

· Limited institutional, technical, technological, and research capacities and insufficient budgetary arrangements, absence of comprehensive information on potential aquaculture sites along the coastline, lack of clear policy and legislative frameworks.


Stage 1 – Preparation (remote and on-site)

· Assess the technical requirements for setting up a small hatchery for a group or cooperative
composed of targeted women and men from the targeted community in Yemen Red Sea area at
2Al Mukha Districts.

· Identify the most suitable location / define site characteristics.

· Come up with a simple and small-hatchery, or hatchery design systems/techniques appropriate
for small-scale entrepreneurs that can supply fingerlings for small open-sea fish cage farm(s) run
by groups or fishermen. This should reflect the different species required and the agro-climatic
characteristics of the target zones.

· Focus need be on the species identified in the feasibility study, prioritizing Cobia

· Provide a detailed list of all required items to establish the pilot hatchery, with their respective
detailed technical specifications.

· Support the project team in the procurement of all technical equipment (review of BoQ, tender
documents, bid analysis)

Stage 2 – Establishment (remote and on-site)

· Support the establishment of the hatchery through remote support to the project team and sitevisits for verification and instruction.

· Prepare a manual for the design, operation, regular maintenance and general management of

· Conduct three short workshops for hatchery staff and community members (those who will be
involved in the management)

Stage 3 – Operationalization

· Provide on-site training in improved hatching and first feeding techniques to pilot fish seed
hatchery staff.

· Develop a business plan for an enterprise (group or cooperatives) which will help them to run
relatively an organized, profitable and sustainable hatchery business

Institutional and logistics Arrangements

Consultancy contract. The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of BMZ Program Coordinator with close assistance from project officers at the districts in coordination with ADO project manager.

Qualifications/Work Experience:

· Degree in Aquaculture Technology with specialization in fish breeding.

· Relevant experience in the design and operation of warm water marine fish hatcheries. Small-scale
hatchery design and operation an advantage.

· Demonstrated experience in breeding and production of Cobia and/or Puntius species essential

· Experience of Chinese carp culture would be helpful.

· Practical experience of Small-hatchery technology transfer to coastal fish farmers and small-scale
entrepreneurs, preferably in Yemen and the region.

· Good knowledge of English. Proficiency in Arabic language is desirable.

How to apply

If interested, please forward your applications to Due to the big number of applications, we will contact the shortlisted candidates only.