Fish Welfare Officer (India)

In alignment with our mission to improve the lives of billions of farmed fish, Fish Welfare Initiative collaborates with fish farmers in Andhra Pradesh to improve the animal welfare standards on their farms.

For this role, we’re looking for a fisheries graduate, ideally with some experience with aqua farmers or animal advocacy, who can help us implement a research project and manage field operations for the Alliance for Responsible Aquaculture.

Note: We are only accepting Telugu-speaking Indian nationals, and you must be willing to relocate to Andhra Pradesh.


Application Deadline: 20th August, 2022


Who We Are 

Fish Welfare Initiative (FWI) is a startup organization whose mission is to improve the welfare of fish as much as possible. We focus specifically on farmed fish, or fish raised in aquaculture.

We collaborate with corporations, governments, and producers to improve animal welfare standards in aquaculture. We believe that this is the right thing for fish, farmers, and consumers.

How You Will Make a Difference

The following are the core responsibilities of the Fish Welfare Officer: 

  • Collecting water quality data from the study ponds.

  • Ensuring high-quality data collection and entry. 

  • Building strong relationships with local farmers.

  • Helping the Program Coordinator & Research team in implementing research projects.

  • Get well equipped in handling and maintenance of the water quality testing equipment.

  • Any other duties or responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time by your supervisor.


Required Criteria

You must meet all of these in order to be eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Fisheries, Zoology, or Other Sciences.

  • Strongly committed to improving the lives of animals and personally and professionally adhering to the highest ethical standards.

  • Excited to work extensively in the field.

  • Fluent in oral and written English and Telugu.

What Would Be Nice to Have

We encourage you to apply even if you only meet some of these:​​

  • 1 year of experience in the development or animal advocacy domains.

  • Previous experience in global development, particularly agricultural initiatives.

  • Previous experience with aquaculture or animal protection.

  • Previous experience working with state governments.

  • Excited by intense and rewarding work in a new startup.

The Fine Print

  • Location: West Godavari and Nellore Districts, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Position Status: Full-time.

  • Benefits: Health insurance, flexible hours, startup atmosphere.

  • Start Date: ASAP, with some flexibility.

  • Pay: 25000 - 35000 per month.

Equal Opportunity Policy

FWI is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage people of every color, orientation, age, sex, gender, ethnicity, and ability to apply. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, and we will endeavor to make adjustments throughout the process where possible.

How to Apply

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