A collaborative working platform

We welcome conservationists working on coastal and marine conservation topics to join our team and voluntarily contribute time and effort on a non-monetary in-kind basis.

Who should join

Associates and Affiliates may come from a variety of sectors and professions, including but not limited to fishing communities (industrial and artisanal), coastal and maritime businesses, independent entrepreneurs, civil society members, natural resources managers and experts (both public and non-government practitioners), local government leaders, and the academia (students and faculty).

Field of works

Associates and Affiliates may have their working interest in a variety of fields, including the public policy, social work, law, and environmental studies; your work and research may address a wide range of social, economic, and behavioral phenomena, as well as relevant issues in policy and practice. People working with any development organization in the coastal areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

Join our team

Affiliates, Program Associates, Research Associates, or KMC Interns? Read more and find out which mode of engagement best suits you?

Program Associate

Collectively, Program Associates work as a co-ordinating team. In addition to their own deliverables, they facilitate other Affiliates, Research Associates, and KMC Interns to do their particular tasks and enable them to collaborate among themselves for the purpose of the programs.

Research Associate

Research Associates don’t take part in regular activities; they are the people who have specific research interest matched with one of our programs. They contribute to existing research activities associated with current programs or build new Action Research program of their own on this platform.

Affiliate

Affiliates are not expected to contribute to our overall program or associated research activities. Affiliates engage on the platform by contributing specific service to our activities; such as editing knowledge outputs, organizing certain events, contributing with certain technical skill as expert and adviser.

Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Intern

Save Our Sea welcomes applications for position KMC Intern to assist in the implementation of SOS KMC Strategy. The opportunity is open for young community leaders, and students.

KMC objectives:

1. Establish SOS as a leader in sustainable marine and coastal ecosystem practices, within its defined geographic and thematic priority areas;
2. Secure additional funding and investment in SOS activities;
3. Document, share, and promote results from SOS projects for transfer and replication; and
4. Build an active network of organizations and individuals to implement the SOS objectives.

However, each knowledge management and communication activity is expected to have its own purpose, target audience/s and objectively defined in line with these aims.

Tasks of KMC Volunteers:

The overall task of the interns is to assist the SOS Conservation Team to update and implement the SOS KMC strategy.

Specific responsibilities:

• Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation of SOS projects and activities.
• Writing stories, press release, and media advisory.
• Arranging meetings, consultation, and workshops and document the outcomes.
• Undertake other relevant tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

Minimum requirements:

  • Good command over any of the regional languages except the mother tounge (written and verbal)
  • Impressive Inter-Personal Skills and communications ability
  • Good Analytical Ability
  • Understanding of the marine and coastal ecosystem and community context in the Bay of Bengal region

Preferred requirements:

  • Creative writing ability
  • Ability to capture stories of change
  • Documentation and brand promotion skills
  • Education in any of the following disciplines will be preferable: Ocean, Earth and Biological Sciences, Mass-communications, and Journalism, English, Development Studies, Sociology, Anthropology or other social sciences.

How to express your interest?

We welcome Letter of Interest throughout the year. You may reach out to us with your LoI and a CV via email at [email protected] Please mention the mode of engagement (‘Program Associate’, for instance) in the subject line of your email.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contribute to your work without joining your team?

There is an unlimited number of ways to contribute to our work; you can start with subscribing to our email list, follow us on social media, and take part in our campaigns to spread the word. For more active engagement, please explore the programs to match your interest and scope of contribution. Probably, you will be interested to build conservation initiative in your community based on our conservation models and programs.

How do I partner with you or join your team?

If you are representing any organization sharing our approach to challenges and solutions for coastal and marine conservation in Bangladesh and greater Bay of Bengal region, and interested to explore partnership opportunities, or if you are an individual professional interested to collaborate on specific activity or program as research or program associates or affiliates; please follow the information on this page.

How Save Our Sea is funded?

We work as part of on non-monetary partnership-based initiatives; we do not raise money from the public or private sector or apply for grants from national or international donors. All the collaborator on our platforms including associates, affiliates, intern, and volunteers are non-paid staff who is engaged to perform very specific duties or functions, and/or recognised/acknowledged for their contribution to program activities.

What opportunities do you have for trans-boundary collaboration?

Although we are based in Bangladesh, we are strongly focused on building trans-boundary conservation efforts. Currently, we are emphasizing to organizing knowledge forum, professional exchange, learning-sharing on three of our specialized blogs and other online platforms.