Instructor for Fiji Marine conservation project

GVI Fiji is currently seeking an enthusiastic, hard working and safety orientated PADI Dive Instructor to join our team. Global Vision International is an award-winning global volunteer network that utilizes local and international volunteers to design and implement community support initiatives throughout Fiji. GVI Fiji has been involved with natural resource conservation activities in the Lomaiviti Province since October 2014.

 

Working Environment

Candidates must be willing and able to relocate to GVI’s remote and basic base of operations in the Lomaiviti Group

The Successful candidate will be based full time on GVI’s base of operations.

Regular rotations/transport to Suva provided.

 

Duration: 6 months pending 1-month probation period with good opportunity for extension

 

Responsibilities:

Dive Training – working with the Instructor team to train international volunteers and local community members in variety of courses from Open Water up to Dive-master (on average 10-20 certs per month)

Provision of Emergency First Responder training to various personnel

Ensuring strict monitoring and scheduling of scuba equipment maintenance

Assisting with the logistics and upkeep required to run a remote dive operation

Basic Maintenance of dive equipment and boat maintenance as required

Maintain a high standard of Health and Safety through on-going proactive review of safety standards and training

Assisting in the day to day management of a large group of international volunteers


Essential Criteria:

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with active status

Professional Dive Instructor Insurance

Experience working with people from a range of backgrounds

EFR Instructor status

Passion for marine conservation

Dedication and proven experience managing safe diving standards

Fluency in English


Desirable Criteria:

Dive equipment maintenance qualification (Ideally, Scubapro & Aqualung)

Working knowledge of compressor and outboard engine maintenance

Basic IT skills

Own dive equipment


The Location:

The project is based on the idyllic Caqalai Island pronounced ‘than-ga-lai’ in the Lomaiviti Island group. Caqalai is a tiny island (you can walk around it in 15 minutes) defined by white sand beaches and a lush interior. The island is on the edge of an expansive reef system and nearby to 10 small villages located on the neighbouring Moturiki Island. The perfect location to experience true Fijian life, in an amazing region defined by dense jungle, volcanic mountainsides and the tribal culture of Tailevu Province.


Package:

Stipend: 520 USD per month

All food, relevant in-country transport, and accommodation provided

Medical Insurance

Good opportunities of promotion within our international organisation

4 weeks paid holiday per annum pro rata

Various opportunities for professional development, certifications and training

In-country assistance and costs for visa application

GVI Fiji does not cover flights to/from Fiji

Interested parties should send a covering letter and copy of your CV to

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