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Operations Assistant


Are you interested in making a difference in animal welfare and farmer livelihoods? Are you interested in being part of a fast-paced, international team with significant opportunities for career growth? Are you excited about potentially contributing as leadership?


If so, apply to be Operations Assistant to our Managing Director. For this role, we seek a dynamic and organized individual to assist organizational operations and partially support hiring efforts. This role offers a unique opportunity to work closely with the Managing Director while also contributing to the growth of our team through active involvement in our staff hiring. The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities effectively.


Note: We are only accepting Telugu-speaking Indian nationals who are willing to live and work in Andhra Pradesh.


Application Deadline: October 31, 2023*


* Candidates who applied prior to the initial application deadline have a higher likelihood of acceptance than candidates who apply after. If no suitable candidates are identified within this application period deadline, we will extend the deadline accordingly.

Who We Are 

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

In India, we are currently working with around 90 fish farms as part of our Alliance for Responsible Aquaculture. Through this program, we estimate that we have already improved the lives of 1.13 million fishes, though we intend to have a much greater impact in the coming year. Learn more about our plans and our organization in our blog.

How You Will Improve Fish Welfare

  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to the Managing Director, including managing their calendar, scheduling meetings, arranging travel, and handling correspondence.

  • Prepare and edit reports, presentations, and other documents for internal and external distribution.

  • Conduct research and gather information to assist the Managing Director in making informed decisions.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information and exercise discretion in all interactions.

  • Assist in the preparation of meetings, including agenda creation, document distribution, and minutes recording.

  • Coordinate the job posting process on the organization website and relevant platforms.

  • Schedule and coordinate interviews, both in-person and virtual, between candidates and hiring teams.

  • Serve as a point of contact for job applicants, providing information about the organization, interview process, and additional details.

  • Assist in conducting reference checks and background screenings for shortlisted candidates.


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field, OR equivalent exceptional skills.

  • Familiarity with hiring processes and an understanding of recruitment best practices.

  • Ability to manage time effectively and provide attention to detail.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact effectively at all levels.

  • Working knowledge of Google Workspace, Slack, and other relevant software.

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and solve problems creatively.

  • Fluent in oral and written English.

  • Ability to converse in Telugu.

The Fine Print

  • Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Position Status: Full-time.

  • Benefits: Flexible hours, health insurance, free housing or housing assistance, startup atmosphere.

  • Start Date: ASAP, with some flexibility.

  • Pay: INR 30,000 to 40,000/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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