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International Generalist

Note: This position is now closed. As of February 27, everyone who applied via the Google Form linked below should have heard back from us.

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 taking on 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 this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply to FWI's new role: International Generalist.


Application Deadline: Rolling (original deadline: January 3, 2023*)

*After January 3, we will begin evaluating candidates and change the application deadline to "Rolling". While we may still consider applicants who apply after January 3, it largely depends on our applicant pool and greater consideration will be given to candidates who have applied by January 3. All candidates who have applied by January 3 will hear back by January 7 whether they are proceeding to the next round. We expect to make a final offer to a candidate sometime in February (though possibly March if we decide to do an in-person work trial).

Who We Are 

Fish Welfare Initiative (FWI) works to reduce the suffering of farmed fishes, and is amongst the first organizations in this growing space. Thus far, our efforts have mainly focused on India, where in the past 3 years we have built a team of about 20 people and improved the lives of over 800,000 fishes.

How You Will Make a Difference

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

  • Implement and optimize fish welfare improvements: Work with our Alliance For Responsible Aquaculture to optimize farmer uptake, minimize resource expense, and ensure impact and sustainability of our welfare improvement program.

  • Support our China project by providing accountability and oversight.

  • Research: Support the team with both in-field and desk research projects (e.g. by leading our research on Link B in our Theory of Change).

  • Execute other projects as assigned and based on personal fit, ranging from groundwork to hiring 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:

  • Quick learner in a variety of tasks.

  • Strong attention to detail and project management abilities.

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

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication.

  • Work in a time zone compatible with India Standard Time (in practice this means you can work in any time zone but that of the Americas).

Ideal Criteria

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

  • You are an Indian or Chinese citizen.

  • You speak Telugu or Mandarin.

  • 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

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

The Fine Print

  • Location: Remote optional, but with working hours including at least two hours daily of overlap with India Standard Time. However, candidates who are willing to relocate and travel extensively are preferred.

  • 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

Please complete this form.

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