Frontier are seeking Dive Officers for our Fiji, Tanzania, and Madagascar
Frontier are seeking Dive Officers for our Fiji, Tanzania, and Madagascar marine conservation projects.
Established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation, Frontier has been an innovator in creating quality volunteer programmes across the globe. Since then, Frontier has grown to operate over 330 capacity-building conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries spanning 5 continents. Over the past 28 years Frontier has had volunteers of more than 30 nationalities take part in projects all around the world, making Frontier a truly international organisation with a global impact.
The primary responsibility of the Dive Officer is to manage all diving operations associated with the marine research programme, including the supervision of daily scuba and in-water activities and to ensure the proper maintenance of all dive equipment and boats.
Main duties and responsibilities:
To plan, organise, supervise and execute all diving activities, taking into account all physical, logistical, safety and financial considerations;
To supervise, train and motivate all project staff, volunteers and host-country participants to do the work contained in the diving schedule;
To ensure that all volunteer dive trainees are trained up to a minimum level of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver in accordance with PADI regulations;
The Officer is expected to take an active interest in the scientific programme and to provide, as required, a diving team for the Principal Investigator to complete the work programme.
The Officer is responsible for the administration, maintenance and control of all the diving and related equipment including compressors, boats, outboard motors and all diving accessories on the project.
To ensure that all volunteers, staff and host-country participants adhere to safe diving practices;
To ensure that all project participants are deployed usefully and enjoyably.
Minimum PADI Instructor
First aid qualifications
Minimum of Level 2 RYA Powerboat license (or equivalent)
Proven experience of servicing all dive equipment (regulators, BCDs, compressors)
Proven experience of small boat handling, maintenance & servicing (inflatables, RIBs, outboard engines (15-60 hp).
Proven experience of open water dive training & management
Ability to manage & train junior research assistants
Administrative & time management skills
Ability to drive boats
Demonstrable commitment to conservation
Resilient & mature, with the ability to work as a team in basic living conditions
Ability to motivate others
PADI Advanced Instructor (or equivalent)
Degree in marine biology / zoology / ecology
Attendance of recognised service training course e.g. regulators, compressors, & outboard engines.
Experience of scientific work diving (e.g. HSE Part IV, surveys, photography, NDT)
Experience of GIS applications
Experience of working with NGOs
Familiarity with field operational logistics
Knowledge of local language
Excellent written/oral communication & presentation skills