• Position title: Marketing Communications Specialist & Human Resources
  • Position type: Monthly Stipend
  • Organisation: Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE)
  • Location: Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
  • Position period: Permanent / Fixed-term following a 6-month trial period
  • Starting Date March 2019 – exact date will be agreed upon depending upon time to relocate (if relevant)
  • Applicants should send application by email to:
    • To: [email protected]
    • Subject Line: Marketing Communications
    • Application Deadline: 20 February 2019


About Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines

Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the research and conservation of marine megafauna and the marine environment in the Philippines. We use scientific research as a tool to identify solutions to ocean conservation and empower communities.

LAMAVE focuses its efforts on charismatic marine megafauna, using it as an umbrella species to protect the wider marine environment. We identify hotspots and quantify populations of species including whale sharks, turtles and other animals. We use technology, such as satellite and acoustic tags to help determine key habitat sites, home ranges and migratory corridors of marine species. The results are shared with governments and stakeholders, to work together to minimize impacts and develop tools for conservation management such as creating or zoning marine protected areas or advising policy. LAMAVE is led by a small but highly dedicated team of passionate individuals who are aspiring to make a positive conservation contribution through scientific research and education.

Job Description:

LAMAVE is seeking a creative and dedicated individual to fulfil the role of Marketing Communications Specialist & Human Resources. Under general direction of Sally Snow, who leads LAMAVE’s communications team, the role will be to execute and improve LAMAVEs online communication across multiple platforms as well as engage and recruit volunteers and scholars for LAMAVE research sites. This is a full time position that has considerable responsibility for assisting in the development and execution of marketing and communications strategies for activities that support LAMAVEs mission to ensure the survival of large marine animals and their habitats in the Philippines. It is a dynamic role, that carries many responsibilities however it can also provide opportunities to be creative and innovative. The ideal candidate will be able to use their skills and creativity to make an impact on marine conservation efforts in the Philippines, both through raising awareness, building a knowledgeable community, but also directly through successful marketing campaigns and volunteer recruitment. The ideal candidate will work well as part of a team and individually.

Role and Responsibilities

Communication strategy & social media management (1/3 of the job)

–          Follow, implement and improve a social media strategy to support NGO goals and achieve marketing targets;

–          Build and engage a range of audience across a diverse set of geographies and platforms;

–          Manage LAMAVE social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…) and create and publish original, high quality content on social media platforms;

–          Monitor social media groups, trends, tools, and applications and recommend actions/next steps;

–          Communication contact for general public e.g. Respond to queries from LAMAVEs online community;

–          Assist with the management of visual content contributions from LAMAVE project sites;

–          Assist with the development and deployment of external communications (newsletters, print and promotional materials, etc.);

–          Assist with website design and management for LAMAVE;

Brand management

–          Implement Branding and Communication Guidelines within LAMAVE and with relevant stakeholders;

–          Ensure all content is on-brand and consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice;

–          Maintain branded document templates for LAMAVE.

Marketing (1/3 of the job)

–          Develop marketing strategies inline with the LAMAVE brand;

–          Plan and execute digital marketing campaigns including for volunteer recruitment;

–          Manage current and oversee production of new marketing, outreach and materials associated with LAMAVE (e.g. program brochures, posters, fact sheets, tarps, infographics, education, fundraising and promotional materials);


–          Monitor campaign impact and uptake (automate analytics where possible);

–          Gather, analyse, interpret and report on social media and marketing campaign / articles / publication performance statistics and uptake;

–          Support the reporting of communication activities and reach to the LAMAVE partners and grants.

Volunteer & Scholar Recruitment (1/3 of the job)

–          Manage volunteer and scholar recruitment

–          Select volunteers and scholars for LAMAVE field sites based on CV and cover letters

–          Communicate with potential and current volunteers and scholars

–          Point of contact for volunteers and scholars pre-placement

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–          BSc degree in Marketing, Communications or relevant field.

–          Proven work experience as a social media strategist, social media manager or marketing strategists

–          Extensive knowledge of marketing communications principles, practices and trends.

–          Skills to assess communication needs, apply tactics and analyze metrics in order to strategically and effectively engage diverse audiences;

–          Ability to handle fast-paced, multi-task environment;

–          Self motivated, with good organizational skills;

–          Comfortable using email and shared files such as spreadsheets to organize timetables;

–          Good writing and editing skills to use language effectively and creatively, recognize and use correct English grammar, spell and punctuate correctly;

–          Strong communication skills to initiate and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, managers and supervisors, partners, and members of the LAMAVE community.

–          Ability to work independently and within a culturally divers team;

–          Strong management skills, meet deadlines, established budgets and timelines successfully.

–          Skilled and knowledgeable in software programs similar to the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint 


–          An interest in conservation, science, wildlife, animal, and/or non-profit sectors.

–          Exceptional writing and story-telling skills.

–          Ability to communicate complex, science-based information to audiences ranging from general public to

–          scientific community.

–          Understanding of SEO and web traffic metrics

–          Knowledge of Google AdWords is a plus

–          Skilled and knowledgeable in software programs such as the Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Additional Notes

What’s in it for you?

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to work for a Non Government Organisation and who wishes to contribute to marine conservation in the Philippines. We are looking for an individual who can contribute their enthusiasm and ideas as we expand our teams and projects. This position will provide you with the chance to improve multiple important skills, including management, planning, and organizing, as well as the opportunity to be creative in engaging diverse audiences in the issues facing the oceans and the conservation efforts being applied. You will join a diverse team of scientists, educators, filmmakers, and professionals from various fields, who are aspiring to make a positive conservation contribution through scientific research and education. 

What’s provided?

This is an office based job in Dumaguete City. You will be provided with a monthly stipend, proportionate to experience.  For further details please contact [email protected]

To Apply:

Please complete the application form available to download on our website: https://www.lamave.org/positions-open/

Submit the completed application form, your CV and cover letter by email to [email protected] with subject heading: Marketing Communications