International Generalist

Are you a talented generalist? Someone who is proficient at a variety of tasks, from strategy to research to project execution, and equally adept at learning new ones? Are you excited by the opportunity of working in a fast-paced, results-oriented startup in a novel field? Do you like the idea of traveling internationally, and building and being part of a fundamentally multicultural team? And are you deeply committed to making an impact in the world by reducing farmed animal suffering?

If we, we encourage you to apply to FWI's new role: International Generalist.


Application Deadline: Rolling*


*We will evaluate when to close this application only on Fridays, and so will not close it on other days—our aim here is to give you time to plan your submission accordingly.

Who We Are 

Fish Welfare Initiative (FWI) works to reduce the suffering of farmed fish, and is amongst the first organizations in this growing space. Thus far, our efforts have mainly focused on India, where in the past 2 years we have built a team of about 15 people and improved the lives of over 600,000 fish.

How You Will Make a Difference

The following are the core responsibilities of the International Generalist (official delegation and responsibilities may change, based on your skill set):

  • Implement fish welfare improvements: Determine and implement methods for increasing farmer uptake en masse of our welfare improvements (specifically lead Link B in our theory of change).

  • Research and test welfare standard: Support the continual development and improvement of our welfare standard.

  • Execute other projects as assigned and based on personal fit, ranging from India groundwork to data analysis to fundraising.

  • Lead: Become a future leader in FWI.


Required Criteria

You must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for this position:

  • Extremely quick learner in a variety of tasks.

  • Personally and professionally committed to improving the lives of farmed animals.

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication.

  • Willing and able to live in Vijayawada, India for a minimum of three months of the year for the next two years.

Ideal Criteria

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

  • You are an Indian citizen.

  • You speak Telugu.

  • You have previous experience in:

    • Implementation design for a global development or animal advocacy organization

    • Monitoring and evaluation

    • Animal advocacy or effective altruism

    • Startups/launching new projects

The Fine Print

  • Location: Vijayawada, India for at least three months of the year for the next two years. Otherwise remote, but with working hours including at least two hours daily of overlap with India Standard Time.

  • Position Status: Full-time.

  • Benefits: Flexible hours, a large degree of autonomy, startup atmosphere/minimal bureaucracy, opportunity to advance to leadership roles.

  • Start Date: ASAP, with some flexibility.

  • Pay: Based on need and experience.

Equal Opportunity Policy

FWI is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage people of every color, nationality, 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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