Job Title: Aquaculture Technicians

Location: Kagano, Nyamasheke

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience

Reports to: Fish Production Manager

Start date: January 2023

About Kivu Choice:

Kivu Choice is the sister company to Victory Farms, the largest aquaculture platform in East Africa, based in Kenya. We launched our Rwandan business in Q4 of 2021 and have since built a vertically integrated aquaculture company with associated hatchery, cage production, distribution, and sales operations. Over the next 5 years our plan is to scale to become the largest and most sustainable protein producer in the country, producing and distributing over 50 million fish meals per year across Rwanda and in the region.

About the Role

We are looking for a high caliber Aquaculture professional who is aspiring to be an expert in the field in commercial fish farming in lake Kivu. He/she will be based in Kagano, Nyamasheke District supporting the fish production team in all fish farming activities such as feeding, net exchanging, sampling, mortality collection and reporting.

What you will do:

  • Assist in supervising, training, and coaching the feeding team.
  • Ensuring that the Lake Operations section infrastructure is maintained in the best possible condition (eg nets, buckets, canoes, paddles etc) are always available and receives proper maintenance.
  • Contribute to initiative to ensure meeting targets on feed conversion ratio, survivals and GPD as determined by the production model.
  • Regular and accurate reporting of production numbers.
  • Ensure fish are fed every day on the agreed schedule depending on the fish sizes.
  • Practice health and safety regulations on site at all times.
  • Ensure that Dos and Temperature readings are collected on all cages before feeding.

What we’re looking for:

  • Any work experience in aquaculture or fish farming.
  • A holder of bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture, livestock production, animal sciences, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to respect the principles of fish farming, following strict protocols and schedule, integrity and being a team player.
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to be part of a high impact mission, high growth company, and enjoyable work environment.
  • Competitive salary based on level of experience and position fit.
  • Annual bonus tied to individual, department, and company performance.
  • Health Insurance, best available in Rwanda.
  • Career growth in the fastest growing company in aquaculture in East Africa.
  • Paid annual leave of absence.

To apply, send your CV and Cover Letter to

Job Type: Field-Based
Job Location: Kigembe Nyamasheke
Job Level: Entry

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