Note from Ben@VeganJobs.com This job may not align with everyone's definition of a "vegan job" as the focus is not on ending fish farming but rather on improving the welfare of the approximately 100 billion fish that are farmed each year, whom are the most farmed group of vertebrates in the world and in the fastest growing food sector worldwide (aquaculture). Please note, some language on the initiative's website is targeted towards farmers and industry. Allocating resources towards reducing animal suffering, how to carry out these efforts, which ideas might attract seed funding and remain viable, and how these initiatives might influence the public's perception on their moral obligation towards animals, is a topic of discussion with various opinions in the vegan community. Please evaluate whether it aligns with your perspectives and values should you have the required qualifications.

As a Field Manager, at Fish Welfare Initiative you will lead our field operations at various field sites, oversee our data collectors, maintain strong farmer relationships, represent the field sites in programmatic decision-making, and more.

Deadline: Rolling

Completing our Field Manager application may lead to placement in any of the following managerial roles:

  • Fish Welfare Officers support the development of our welfare standard through research, testing, and evaluation.
  • Program Coordinators support our farmer work by managing data collectors in one particular region.
  • Farmers Program Managers support our farmer work by managing program coordinators across multiple regions.

Though responsibilities vary somewhat by the specific role, our field managers will generally be tasked with the following:

  • Manage 1-10 staff members
  • Build and maintain strong farmer relationships
  • Ensure regular and high-quality data collection and entry
  • Run on-the-ground trials to test out practices that may be better for fish welfare
  • Enroll farmers in the Alliance for Responsible Aquaculture
  • Become an expert in aquaculture and fish welfare
  • Collaborate with local NGOs and other partners
  • Regularly articulate the benefits and value of animal welfare in aquaculture

Required Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Social Sciences, or other sciences; OR 1 year of experience in the development, environmental protection, or animal advocacy domains.
  • Willing to live in rural communities in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Excited to work extensively in the field.
  • Ability to manage other team members.
  • Fluent in oral and written English.

Ideal Criteria

Ideally, you have all of the following characteristics, although we encourage you to apply even if you only have some of them:​​

  • Previous management experience.
  • Previous experience in global development, particularly agricultural initiatives.
  • Previous experience with aquaculture or animal protection.
  • Previous experience working with state governments.
  • Fluent in oral and written Telugu.

You will be based in one of our programming villages in Andhra Pradesh. These are rural, remote communities. For example, current program coordinators live in Indukurpet in the Nellore district and Mudipalli in the West Godavari district.

Salary: 30,000–50,000  INR / month

Position Status: Full-time.

Benefits: Health insurance,

Provident Fund, 30 days paid leave every year.

Start Date: ASAP, with some flexibility.

Tagged as: administration, advocacy and outreach, executive, farming, manager

About Fish Welfare Initiative

The Fish Welfare Initiative aims to reduce the suffering of billions of fish through researching and executing targeted, highly-scalable welfare interventions. We work to change the world for fish. We are a project of Effective Altruism, and incubated by Charity Entrepreneurship.

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