About the Organization

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

About the Opportunity

  • Position: Project Design & Research Manager
  • Location: Remote (though Vijayawada, India preferred).
  • Position Status: Full-time.
  • Benefits:  Flexible hours, startup atmosphere.
  • Start Date: ASAP, with some flexibility.
  • Pay: Commensurate with need and experience.

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Roles and Responsibilities

The main goal for the Project Design & Research Manager will be to grow FWI’s internal knowledge base to inform our project development.

The core responsibilities of the Project Design & Research Manager will be: ​

  1. Managing field tests (example).
    • Research Preparation.
    • Managing field research tests on aquaculture facilities (with assistance from our team of aquaculture experts).
    • Managing qualitative and quantitative data collection.
    • Helping to build systems to streamline and increase the robustness of future in-field testing (such as a template for a field test protocol).
    • Specific tasks include:
      • Managing the creation of a field test protocol.
      • Designing survey instruments
      • Managing projects with survey firms.
      • Troubleshooting field difficulties (such as preventing farmer non-compliance).
      • Managing projects with 1-4 staff members. 
  2. Co-developing plans for field testing.
    • Working closely with the Director of Impact and Evaluation to build a schedule of tests that will inform our theory of change.
    • Specific tasks include:
      • Constructing plans for a needs assessment.
      • Considering different survey methodologies.
      • Analyzing and testing theories of change.
  3. Assisting the translation of field results into project design changes.
    • Specific tasks include:
      • Giving context to the data collected.
      • Writing reports on the test results and proposed implications for our project design.


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

  • One or more years of experience in research preparation, development program coordination, or managing data collection.
  • Masters/bachelors in development studies, development economics, environmental sciences (or similar areas), or equivalent experience.
  • Strong project management ability and high conscientiousness.
  • Strong English communication and self-management skills.
  • Comfort in an intense, high-energy work environment.

How to Apply

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