Tilapia Hatchery Manager

Jobs at FirstWave Group BV : Tilapia Hatchery Manager in Jinja, Uganda - AquacultureTalent

FirstWave is seeking a Hatchery Manager for Yalelo Uganda to lead all aspects of the firm’s tilapia hatchery including productions, genetics, water quality management and juvenile fish health.

  • Full-time
  • 3 months ago
  • Jinja, Uganda
  • English
    • Fish Farm Manager
    • Hatchery manager
    • Fish biology, Molecular biology and genetics, Aquaculture expert, Tilapia growth and disease.
    • Fisheries, Aquaculture, Operations, International development, Africa.

FirstWave is seeking a Hatchery Manager for Yalelo Uganda to lead all aspects of the firm’s tilapia hatchery including productions, genetics, water quality management and juvenile fish health.  This role provides a unique opportunity to quickly develop a large-scale hatchery and implement best practices from inception.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage hatchery employees including hiring, training, scheduling, motivating and evaluating
  • Implement FirstWave hatchery operating practices and tailor as necessary for local conditions
  • Breeding, grow-out and transfer of >1 million fingerlings at 6 grams per week
  • Management of selective breeding programme
  • Management of health, safety and environment within the hatchery department

Main requirements

Required:

  • BSc/BA in related sciences field
  • 5+ years working experience in the aquaculture sector
  • Good written and spoken English language
  • Driving license

Nice to have

Preferable technical skills:

  • Management of outdoor large-scale tilapia hatchery pond systems with the use of hapas
  • Management role with a hatchery producing in excess of 500,000 fingerling of 6 grams per week
  • Experience in establishing and managing selective breeding programmes
  • Experience with fish counting, grading & transfer equipment and processes

 Preferable management skills:

  • Ability to establish and use KPIs and OKRs to measure and drive performance
  • Comfortable using Excel to perform data analysis
  • Comfortable using digital management information systems
  • Able to work collaboratively with other department managers to achieve shared goals
  • Can operate transparently and improve with feedback
  • Can continuously adapt and improve operations ahead of changing conditions, technologies and company growth

 Additional preferable skills:

  • Boat master certificate
  • Able to swim
  • Open water SCUBA license

 Must be able to regularly work weekends and potentially non-standard hours

We offer

This role provides a unique opportunity to quickly develop a large-scale hatchery and implement best practices from inception.