MCP is a non-governmental, non-profit environmental organisation concerned with the protection of the oceans.


There are no current employment opportunities; Position filled

We seek a Lead Researcher, who has/is

  • MSc or PH.d. qualification in a relevant field
  • Experience in marine ecological survey work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, R, Databases, GIS)
  • Scuba diving experience – a recreational diving professional is preferred, but not required.
  • A clear passion for the natural environment
  • A belief that team work

If you believe you could be a valuable asset to our organisation, we encourage you to get in touch with us even if you don’t match criteria exactly.  As we’re a small team, we especially value when people can fulfil multiple roles and supplement the team in many ways. Other valuable qualifications would be electrical/mechanical skills, Cebuano language proficiency, tec diving or scuba instruction, webdesign, marketing, videography or photography.  The list is not exhaustive.

Equal Opportunities

MCP is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on our organisational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or domestic partnership status, family or parental status, or any other status otherwise protected by the laws of the Philippines. MCP will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Early career scientists and conservationists often find it difficult to secure gainful employment. If you are in this position, possibly doing an internship (paid or otherwise) could help give you valuable experience and build your network and skills.

MCP offers different internship possibilities, aiming to continually have a media intern, a dive instructor trainee and two or three academic interns. Please get in touch with us to enquire about vacancies.

Academic Intern
Academic Intern

You're enrolled in a BSc, MSc in oceanography, marine biology, conservation science or similar relevant field.

Media Intern
Media Intern

You have a relevant background to help create:Billboards, social media marketing, website creation and maintenance, blogging, illustrations and info-graphics, web-content.Usually a non-diving placement.

PADI Instructor intern
PADI Instructor intern

You can join us if you're already a PADI instructor, or if you want to become one. For some this starts with a divemaster internship slowly transitioning into becoming an instructor apprentice, others are already instructors.

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