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  • Posted on: 21 August, 2013 Deadline: 3 September, 2013
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    Aqua Harvest Ltd. ("AH") is a startup aquaculture project with annual production capacity of 1.000 tons of Cat fish (African Clarias, Heteroclarias and Claresse). Standing on approximately 4 acres of land area in Eredo Local Govemment Area of Lagos. AH is equipped with state of the art flow through system, a staff canteen and staffresidential apartment amongst other facilities. AH seeks to fill the following positions.



    Reporting to the Project Manager, the Farm Manger will oversee the propagation business of the farm. 

    The FM's role includes: 

    • Develop the Farm's production schedule and co-ordinate the feeding regime to ensure production and efficiency, respectively; 
    • Maintain records of stock and provide updates on fish health and nutrition; 
    • Supervise day to day rearing of Catfish. from seeds until cropping; supervise and guide the Feeders and production Technicians in the farm; 
    • Establish risk management/disaster control processes for all aspects of the Farm, review water managent techniques, establish disease and mortality control procedures; 
    • Ensure that operations are complaint with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); 
    • Adapt the Farm's operations to new, more efficient technologies as they develop 


    • Bachelor degree (Minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Aquaculture Science or any other related sciences from a recognized institution; 
    • Minimum of two years experience in similar position in a decently sized fish farm; 
    • Knowledge of rearing high breed Catfish species (Heteroclarias & Claresse) will be highly valued; 
    • Experience in rearing other aquacuiture species will be an added advantage; 
    • Commitment, dedication and ability to work long hours without complaint; 
    • Ability to mentor subordinates and to use various farm computer applications 

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    Reporting to the Project Manager, the Farm Accountant will be responsible for the accounting and record keeping

    of all monetary transactions of the farm.

    The FA's main role includes: 

    • Provide accurate, timely and complete monthly farm accounting records. including depreciation, payroll, sales, cost accounting, balance sheets, and full-service accounts; 
    • Input and log farm accounting data. reports, and other necessary information to the farm accounting system 
    • Establish new customers on farm accounting; close out year-end accounts; calculate and process farm accounting invoices; 
    • Review, balance. key in and print monthly farm accounting reports; close out year-end accounts; 
    • Assemble, review, and mail processed farm accounting reports to users: 
    • Request. obtain, input, and reconcile financial information from other non-farm accounting customers for fina service purposes; 
    • Provide update on farm accounting delinquencies; 
    • Develop a proper intemal control process for cash receipt, deposit and management; 


    • Bachelor degree (Minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in Accounting or a related business field with five or more years of related experience; 
    • Professional Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA) will be an added advantage; 
    • Agriculture environment experience is highly desirable. 
    • Strong interpersonal, presentation, sales, analytical, time management and organizational skills as well a ability to use various computer applications (Quick books); 
    • Must be able to confidently and succinctly communicate "value added" business and financial concepts to investors and management.

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    Reporting to the Project Manager, the Quality Assurance Technician will be responsible for monitoring quality of 

    the Farm's products.

    The QAT will perform the following roles: 

    • Monitor approved feeding, grading and harvesting regimes; 
    • Evaluate fish production efficiencies identifying the cause of variances and remediating; 
    • Monitor fish production techniques and the environment (temperature, humidity, moisture, water quality, etc.) using appropriate ICT applications; 
    • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all fish production activities


    • Bachelor degree (Minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Agricultural Science, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry. and any other related sciences with a minimum of one year related experience; 
    • Agriculture environment experience is highly desirable. 
    • A probing mind, strong organizational and analytical skills as well as the ability to use various computer applications is highly desirable; 
    • Confident to express findings and assertive to air views emanating from scientific enquiries 

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    Reporting to the Project Manager, the Electrical/Water Systems Technician will be responsible for all electrical 

    and water supplies equipment installation, testing and maintenance.

    The EWST will perform the following roles: 

    • Assemble. install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, and apparatus, including oxygen meters, salinity meters, PH (acidity) meters, water chemistry analysis meters and boreholes: 
    • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem; 
    • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair; 
    • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous: 
    • Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights and generators and placing flares: 


    • Ordinary National Diploma (Minimum of Upper Credit) Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or any other related engineering field with no less than two years related experience; 
    • Agriculture environment experience is highly desirable. 

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    AH believes in learning by doing. It therefore seeks to assemble a pool of six young, dynamic and talented aquaculture professionals for a' competitive 6 months paid intemship program, which will provide the selected candidates with hands on rearing experience on specifically designated ponds, under the supervision of the Farm Manager. The Candidates will also have the opportunity to experience other departments within the Farm, including the Research and Statistical Unit and the Quality Control department, both of which will contribute to hislher final assessment. The candidate with the highest final ranking will assume the position of Assistant Manager of the Farm. 


    • Bachelor degree (Minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Aquaculture, Agricultural Science, Biology. Microbiology, Chemistry, and any other related sciences; 
    • Not more than two years post NYSC experience; 
    • Confident and independent minded yet malleable applicants highly desired

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should please forward their application quoting the job number as reference and copy of their current resume to within two weeks of this publication. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted one week after the deadline. 


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