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Global Ambassador (voluntary) - India

Employer: Positive Change for Marine Life
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Animal Welfare & Protection, Conservation & Land Management, Eco-Tourism, Environment & Sustainability, Fundraising, International Aid & Development, Recycling & Waste Management, Community Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: International

Job posted on: 06 February, 2019.
Applications close: 18 February, 2019. (Expired)


The 2019 Global Ambassador Adventure will select six inspiring changemakers to join our Global Program Coordinators, CEO and volunteers on the ground in India for 10 days between April 9 and 19, 2019.

Our Global Ambassador Adventures are more than just a volunteer experience. They are tailored annual programs which aim to create and implement practical, real-life solutions to issues affecting the marine environment in the region.

As a Global Ambassador you will assist in developing our programs focused on the following areas:

  • Marine debris and ghost net awareness, collection and disposal;
  • Estuary research, community engagement and remediation projects;
  • Education (with an emphasis on marine conservation);
  • Waste management (with a focus on transitioning the community away from single-use plastics towards sustainable alternatives, as well as setting-up multi-stream recycling infrastructure);
  • Ecotourism (with a focus on eco-certification that fits PCFML criteria).

We are also seeking a photographer/film maker to document the journey and assist with promotion, media and public-facing reports for our sponsors and supporters.


  • Working as an integral part of a team to achieve key outcomes alongside a range of local partners;
  • Researching, meeting and collaborating with our local partner organisations, NGO’s, local government agencies and businesses to achieve long-term objectives for the region;
  • Being responsible for the day-to-day implementation of outlined tasks;
  • Organising, compiling and facilitating PCFML community, business and school education programs in the region;
  • Organising and leading local volunteer teams;
  • Managing basic finances, budgets, and ensuring that daily expenditure is recorded;
  • Running programs autonomously and as part of a team.

Position requirements

  • An ability to articulate PCFML’s programs and objectives in the region to a range of stakeholders, as well as the broader public;
  • An ability to successfully work as part of a team, as well as autonomously when required;
  • An ability to follow direction, use common sense and act within PCFML behavioural guidelines.

Key selection criteria

  • Be self-motivated, self-organised and self-reliant with a strong work ethic;
  • Have experience within at least one of the following fields: international/community development, marine/environmental science, environmental engineering, waste management, fisheries biology, fundraising, photography, film or sustainable tourism - especially in the context of working in developing countries;
  • Possess the ability to achieve set goals and stick to a schedule, whilst reporting back on daily progress to the team;
  • Possess an ability to respectfully relate to communities, religions and cultures that may not reflect the candidate’s own opinions and views, whilst adhering to local customs;
  • Have basic knowledge and practical understanding of social media (facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite (including but not limited to Excel, Word and Outlook);
  • Have demonstrated strong written and oration skills;
  • Possess an ability to articulate sustainable alternatives to harmful marine practices (vision) in a challenging environment;
  • Network, build relationships and represent PCFML in a professional manner;
  • Have a strong passion for culture, people and marine conservation;
  • Be an excellent ‘team player’ that understands group dynamics and can work well within a diverse team.

Other desired skills/experience

  • A bachelor or post graduate university degree in a related field (E.g. marine/environmental science, environmental engineering, community/international development, film, photography, etc.);
  • Proven experience in, or a thorough knowledge of working in developing countries on community and/or environmental projects.

Ambassador Adventure details

Location: Kovalam/Vizhinjam Kerala, India.

Dates: April 9 – April 19, 2019.

Requirements: Successful applicants will be required to raise $3,000AUD through crowdfunding over a one-month period. This can include running raffle and fundraising events, hosting bake sales, auctions, attracting business sponsors, etc.

What’s covered: The crowdfunding will cover all transfers including flights to and from Kerala (as part of the project) as well as 3 meals per day, accommodation, insurance, visa fees and project costs. Additional funds will contribute towards PCFML’s local projects as part of our Marine Conservation Masterplan.

What’s not covered: Ambassadors will need to cover all transfers outside of the aforementioned. PCFML will arrange for collection from and to the airport upon arrival and departure. Any extended stays in India beyond the program dates will also need to be covered by the successful applicant. This includes additional visa, insurance and other associated costs.

How to apply for this job

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