About GVI

At GVI, we’re driven by the desire to make a positive impact on our planet and its people. Our dedicated teams are actively working to address global challenges and together, we leverage a diverse set of specialised skills to pursue a shared vision: fostering a brighter and more sustainable future for all.

We offer award-winning 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 each other with respect. But we can do better than words to show you who we are! To see what it’s really like to work for GVI, click here.

About the role

GVI is looking for a Senior Program Coordinator who will support the Program Manager and field team at the GVI Seychelles Cap Ternay research station, which is focused on marine conservation. You will facilitate the undertaking of all activities, including monitoring and evaluation, health and safety, as well as staff and volunteer management. The ideal candidate should be flexible thinker and able to think on their feet and adapt according to the situation.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Support the Program Manager in delivering a successful GVI conservation programme with a significant scientific and environmental impact.
  • Ensure a high level of training and development for participants and staff.
  • Maintain current and build new partnerships across the Seychelles.
  • Lead dives such as DAD, science and night dives.
  • Support with new project development and scientific research
  • Ensure all H&S practices are being followed to a high standard and the necessary actions are taken should they not be.
  • Volunteer and Staff Management
  • Motivate and support your volunteer and staff teams
  • Help coordinate activities, side trips and airport transfers for our volunteers and ensure all details are communicated to volunteers in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all day-to-day logistics run smoothly.

About you

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.

Personal attributes:

  • Background and passion for the conservation of biodiversity.
  • Excellent time management skills (working to deadlines).
  • Active & effective communication skills
  • Autonomous problem-solving skills.
  • Passion, motivation & commitment to conservation, research, community, education & Impact.

Professional skills and experience

  • Relevant qualification (BSc/MSc) or 3-5 years of experience in environment-related field.
  • PADI Dive Master or above certification.
  • 1-3 years of Volunteer management experience.
  • Experience in a leadership role.
  • Driving License (manual stick shift vehicles).
  • Proven experience and competence in administration and logistics.
  • Past experience or background in internship coordination and outreach or a similar field.
  • Past volunteer or volunteer management, dive operations and experience of working in remote locations.
  • Available for a 1 year contract.
  • Advantageous:
    • Trained in First Aid and EFR training.
    • RYA PB Level 2 skipper license to allow you to be versatile within the team.


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
  • Leadership development
  • In-house counselling support
  • Growth opportunities across our 17 locations!

Package includes:

  • Monthly salary
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Emergency medical and travel insurance

To apply

Please submit your CV / complete the short application form / along with a detailed cover letter explaining why you feel you will be the best candidate for this position.

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.

About GVI

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.