Ocean Advocacy Officer - Philippines

Long-term contract
Localisation Philippines
No remote
Posted on 05-15-2024

Blue Alliance Philippines

Blue Alliance is an NGO co-managing MPAs in the Philippinee with local governments and communities to protect marine biodiversity and improve local livelihoods.

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BlueWild EcoVentures is the ecotourism division of Blue Alliance International, established to harness tourism as a sustainable means of financially supporting Marine Protected Areas for the long term.

The Ocean Advocacy Officer will have the primary responsibility of raising awareness and voluntary contributions through BlueTalks (A first-hand introduction to Marine Protected Areas and their significance to conservation, communities, and visitors in North Mindoro) and other fundraising events.

The Ocean Advocacy Officer will report to the EcoVentures Manager.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in sales and marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in public speaking.
  • Demonstrated ability to study a subject area for pitching and explanation.
  • Proven experience in public relations or related fields, with a successful track record in campaigns and initiatives.
  • Prior experience in ecotourism, marine conservation, and marine science would be preferred but not required; however, the initiative to study these is essential.
  • Prior experience in scuba diving would be preferred but not required; however, willingness to undergo scuba diving courses is essential.
  • Formal qualification at a tertiary institution is not mandatory but can be beneficial.


  • Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills, capable of inspiring diverse audiences and has the creativity in tailoring presentations to different audiences.
  • Strong sales skills to book schedules for fundraising events and has the drive to reach targets
  • Ability to analyze contributions data and identify trends to inform future sales and marketing efforts.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with a results-driven approach.
  • Strong organizational skills for managing event logistics efficiently.
  • Knowledge of ethical sales practices and compliance standards, particularly in the context of fundraising and soliciting donations.
  • Flexibility for travel and irregular working hours as required.

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