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Current Job Opportunities

Communication and administration assistant in Brussels / Belgium

The consortium COFAD GmbH / GOPA Com. is looking for a Communication and administration assistant to assist the Fisheries and Aquaculture Monitoring and Evaluation Support Unit (FAME SU) located in Brussels.

The contract period will last for 6 months with the possibility of further extension.


Key requirements

  • good communication skills and ability to assist in the drafting of reports and similar documents for a range of audiences (policy makers, experts, general public etc.);
  • good organisation skills of office procedures and events hosting;
  • a perfect command of English both spoken and written;
  • an excellent command of MS Office Suite;
  • minimum 1 year of relevant work experience;


  • native English;
  • experience in data base management;
  • knowledge on fisheries and/or aquaculture and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF);

Are you interested in developing your skills and knowledge in an international environment? Please send your CV together with a short motivation letter to:



(Junior) consultant in Weilheim / Germany

In order to strengthen our team at our headquarters in Weilheim/Oberbayern, Germany, COFAD GmbH is looking for a (junior) consultant (m/f) in the field of fisheries, aquaculture, fisheries economy and/or fisheries policy.


Tasks of the consultant would include

  • Preparation of proposals for tenders within COFAD’s field of activities, as well as other activities in project acquisition
  • Technical contributions to COFAD studies and projects in Germany and abroad
  • Technical and administrative backstopping of projects in Germany and abroad
  • Various activities in the context of COFAD’s internal organisation (including administrative tasks).

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant academic degree in the field of fisheries sciences, aquaculture, biology, economy or related studies
  • Good knowledge of fisheries, aquaculture and/or fisheries economy, ideally practical experience in these fields; relevant professional experience would be an asset, but is not a pre-condition for the position
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in development cooperation
  • German and English fluently, French or a further language would be an asset
  • Good writing skills: proven ability to draft reports and scientific papers
  • Organisational experience in the consulting industry or a similar sector would be an asset.

Start and duration

Start is planned for autumn 2017. For the time being, the position is limited to 6 months, with the possibility of extension or conversion into a permanent position.


Interested? Please contact us at or +49 881 901 15 17 0.

Permanent Search for Consultants / Registration with COFAD's Consultant Data Base

We are permanently seeking international specialists in the fields of

  • Natural resources conservation and management
  • Coastal zone management
  • Watershed management

for potential long- and short-term assignments.

If you are interested, please send an up-to-date CV (preferably MS Word format) along with your contact details to


Consulting Companies

We welcome opportunities for teaming up with other consulting companies, specialised, among other fields, in

  • Nature conservation (aquatic environments)
  • Marine and coastal fisheries
  • Fish processing and marketing, quality control.

Please call Suitbert Schmüdderich at +49-881-901-1517-4,

fax us at: +49-881-901--1517-9, or send an email:


Current Projects

COFAD seeks regional bidding-partners for EU-service contracts related to the Common Fisheries Policy, the European Fisheries Fund and the "acquis communautaire" in accession countries. We are also glad to join a consortium as specialist for the fisheries sector in multi-sector projects and programms.