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Perhentian Ecotourism Leader- 2018

As the Perhentian Ecotourism Leader you will be responsible for leading eco snorkel tours, community tours and helping to host tourists and volunteers. You will move between both the turtle and the community project but managed under the community project.
You will be responsible for helping to promote the eco snorkel tours to more agents internationally and the community dinners – locally and internationally.
As part of a small team you are also expected to help with daily house cleaning chores, provide cover for your colleagues and as such should ensure you have a full understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

Key Duties

Perhentian Island Ladies Association
ν Organise Malay dinners with the women as per requests from tourists and volunteers
ν Organise Kuih Making sessions as per requests from tourists and volunteers

Eco Snorkel Tours
ν Work with the qualified Eco Snorkel guides to help them improve
ν Run eco snorkel trips as and when needed with the local guides.

ν Produce laminated pictures of how the village and islands have changed to spark protection towards the islands.
ν Discuss how important a healthy and clean environment is to tourism. Without it, tourism will be much less the future.

Promotion to agent
ν Find new travel agents in Malaysia and internationally to sell the eco snorkel tours and community visits– at present we have 2 agents selling them.
ν Promote them on Trip advisor

Marine conservation volunteering

General Requirements
ν Be a team player
ν Really want to host tourists and ensure they have the best possible time whilst engaging with the local people.
ν Ensure a good level of communication between yourself, Project Leader and colleagues at all times.
ν Undertake and demonstrate consistent planning of your workload and adhere to set deadlines.
ν Meet regularly with the Project Leader as the timetable of the project allows.
ν Assist the Project Leader in completing Risk Assessments, Operating Procedures and programme content as required.
ν Complete reports as required.
ν Provide cover for colleague’s leave and illness as required.
ν Do as your Project Leader asks you.
ν Travel for the purposes of work following agreed timetabling and budgets.
ν Provide adequate notice of any travel needed whether work related or personal.
ν Must display a professional example to villagers, volunteers and colleagues at all times.
ν Must adhere to all safety measures, protocols and procedures as directed by Ecoteer.
ν Must notify Project Leader of issues that affect the completion of set tasks.
ν You are expected to carry out daily house chores with the other staff on a rota basis.
ν Take on tasks in addition to the descriptions above as delegated by the Project Leader that are deemed fair, achievable within the present task load and within the person’s capability.

Personal Specification
ν Excellent communication skills and confident public speaker.
ν Fluent in Bahasa Malaysia.
ν Want to host and interact with foreign and Malaysian tourists.
ν High level of organization and ability to meet deadlines.
ν Knowledge of the work of Ecoteer in Malaysia.
ν Teaching experience and good with working and living with children.
ν Competent in using Microsoft Office.
ν A flexible and adaptive approach.
ν Must be comfortable in accessing assistance for a demanding role.

ν Free mixed dorm accommodation at the Ecoteer House in the Perhentian Islands Village.
ν Share of communal food at the project
ν 1 day off per week and a block of 4 days off per month during the project season (February to November).
ν All work related expenses (NOT TRAVEL TO OR FROM MALAYSIA)
ν Free Wifi internet
ν Written reference letter upon completion of internship

Start and End Dates
ν 1st February 2018

We prefer longer durations and if you stay for the whole season we can offer an allowance after probation.

How to apply
Please submit your cv and cover letter to


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