Production Director— fish farms in Africa

ACF is looking for a Production Director to help ACF become the lowest cost producer of tilapia in Southern Africa.

The Production Director will be responsible for all biologi-cal production issues on the two fish farms in Lake Kariba with production teams reporting to him/her. The Produc-tion Director will report directly to the Group CEO and will play a senior role on both fish farms’ executive com-mittees. The position will be based in Kariba, Zimbabwe. The candidate will also provide guidance on production issues at SON in Uganda.

Key responsibilities

  • Supervise production planning with production co-ordinators on land (broodstock and hatchery) and lake (grow-out), including improvement in data manage-ment
  • Fish health, biosecurity and R&D strategies and action plans for land and lake operations
  • Establish procedures and systems for monitoring fish performance and environment
  • Training of staff in disease prevention and treatment
  • Oversee water quality and recirculation systems
  • Fish health related protocols and production systems
  • Vaccination programmes and communication with vac-cine companies, laboratories and external fish health resources
  • Procurement and application of ingredients for en-hancement of fish health (e.g. probiotics, immune stim-ulants, etc.)
  • Oversight on feed quality and formulations in liaison with our strategic feed partner, Skretting
  • Genetics and broodstock performance with recommen-dations for improvements


  • Experienced production manager with a track record of practical and viable fish farming
  • Formal aquaculture or fish health education
  • An extensive record from working on fish health and biosecurity
  • Management experience, creative and ability to work independently
  • Preferably experience with warm water/tropical spe-cies and tilapia production in particular
  • Good skills in English, both written and oral
  • Structured, analytical with good communication skills
  • Adaptive and appreciation of different cultures
  • Honesty and loyalty

• Employment contract for a minimum 2 years period
• Salary and benefits to be agreed based on quali-fications and experience
• Accommodation, health cover and transport provided

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Application deadline: 25 February 2018
Supplementary information:

Submission of CV and application: A short application (one page) and CV to e-mail: with ‘ACF production director’ in the subject field.

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