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Department: Fisheries Department

Post title: Principal Economist

Responsible to: Director General – Fisheries

Job Description

General Purpose

Lead the Fisheries Economics Section in applying advanced economic theories and conducting data analysis to better understand the trends in the fisheries sector hence provide specialist advice for policy and decision-making purpose.

Preliminary duties:

  • Co-ordinates in the preparation of fisheries sector development and management plans as an integral part of the national planning process;
  • Assist in policy formulation for the sector;
  • Undertake economic evaluation and contribution of the fisheries sector to the economy
  • Provide socio-economic inputs related to fisheries into the National Development Plans so as to achieve the desired fisheries management objectives;
  • Research and analyse fisheries related economic issues;
  • Analyse data using complex econometric models and techniques;
  • Prepare reports and presentation materials for workshops and conferences;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports;


Salary Band: As per scheme of service

Job Requirement

Recognised qualifications and requirements for the post

  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Economics, Resource Management or related field plus 3 years at senior level or 8 years related experience.
  • Bachelor Degree in Social Science, Economics, Resource Management or related field plus 3 years at senior level or 9 years related experience.

How To Apply

Interested candidate(s) are requested to Sign-up or login to apply now or are requested to collect an application form at the reception desk of the Ministry of Fisheries and the Blue Economy, Maison Collet, 2nd Floor, Palm Street.

Duly completed application form and CV should be addressed and posted to:

Principal Secretary, Fisheries Department, or e-mail to and copy

The deadline for submission of application is Wednesday 31st July 2024 at 4pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview process.


In order to increase your chances of a successful selection, kindly ensure that your application is complete and that all relevant information such as your qualifications have been provided with your application.   Otherwise, the Employer reserves the right not to consider your application for selection.

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