GVI Planet is hiring a
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
Working location: Phang Nga, Thailand
Start date: ASAP
Our planet is in crisis and inequality affects people around the globe. At GVI, our teams are choosing to take action. We bring a range of specialised skills together for a common goal: supporting a more sustainable future.
GVI is an international multi-award-winning social enterprise. We offer conservation and community development programs in 13 countries, all aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and led by our teams and experts from the communities we operate in.
Working at GVI is fast-paced and fun. We value passion, authenticity and innovation, and we treat our stakeholders with compassion and respect.
About the role
The focus of the role is managing, training and supporting international volunteers, as well as leading all activities in the conservation program. Activities include bird and butterfly surveys, beach cleans, micro and macro plastic surveys, leading snorkelling surveys as well as working with our main partner, The Royal Thai Navy, where we work at their Turtle Conservation Centre. And since conservation starts with education, we also facilitate weekly lessons at a partner school which helps us achieve this goal. This is a position which requires a significant degree of initiative and leadership as well as the drive to take ownership of the conservation
Role and responsibilities:
Assist in the day-to-day responsibilities of the program, including Health and Safety, research and community programs, and volunteer management and motivation. This includes acting as staff on duty on some weekends, and supporting the staff team with base duties
In collaboration with the Program Manager, organise the daily and weekly schedule to ensure that all required tasks, surveys and community activities are carried out
Assist in collecting, organizing and recording of project data, as well as overseeing the writing of research reports
Training: Ensure proper training of volunteers is carried out, including classroom sessions/presentations and in-the-field training, as well as coordinate the training of new staff members
Conduct mentor meetings bi-weekly
Schedule internship activities and training
Organise and assist with field trips and activities with volunteers. This includes survey work, community events, GVI-led recreational activities such as waterfall hikes,, social nights or cultural reflection activities
Assist the Program Manager and Regional Director to continuously seek to improve the quality of the program for volunteers. This might include such things as extra activities, training opportunities, base improvements or expansion, services or project resources.
If you are ambitious, purpose-driven, and you have a great sense of humour, we want to meet you. As an organisation, we know that welcoming a broad range of people with unique identities makes us powerful and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
Professional skills and experience:
Here’s what our global team enjoys:
Collaborative, flexible culture
Transparency – hear directly from the CEO consistently
We laugh a lot, genuinely care about and support each other, and do the occasional dress-up
In-house counselling support
Growth opportunities across our 17 locations!
You can find out more about the type of work GVI does and who we are as an organisation here.
Please send your CV along with a cover letter stating why you feel you would be best suited to this position at GVI.
Please note: We will do our utmost to respond to all applicants, however, given the large volume of applications we receive, this isn't always possible. If you do not hear back from us within three-four weeks, please take it that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.