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We’re creating amazing volunteer experiences in Africa, contributing to worthy causes and having fun doing it – want to join us?

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Finding the right person for the job can be tough, but it’s important to us.  Our teams are made up of motivated and innovative individuals who are passionate about community work and conservation and are inspired by volunteering and what it can achieve.  Did we mention we love to have fun?

If you think you’ve got the knowledge, personality, drive and passion to add value to our organisation then we want to hear from you and see how we can add value to your life in return!

Send us your CV or resume together with a covering letter explaining why African Impact is the right match for you and similarly, why you’re the right match for us!

Project Coordinator - Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

1. Duties and Responsibilities

Planning - to ensure people and projects are prepared in advance

  • Work in partnership with the Programme Managers/ Coordinators to understand the needs of the community and to ensure activities are right for the communities and for volunteers
  • Help volunteers prepare for activities through the Induction and overseeing the first few days for all volunteers
  • Guide and work with volunteers to plan, execute and review project activities
  • Supervise volunteers by ensuring they know what to do, they are safe, they get work done and have fun!

Doing - day to day project involvement and reporting

  • Work with Project Coordinators on the task list for afternoon activities e.g. so whoever is leading an afternoon activity know which jobs need to be done in advance and can communicate to volunteers
  • Responsible for Project tools and equipment - i.e. having enough tools, working with other staff and builders to plan ahead to ensure we have the right equipment for projects
  • Ensure any recording of data is completed by volunteers
  • Organise and communicate daily activities for volunteers based on the weekly schedule
  • Assist with project inductions and getting volunteers settled into the activities
  • Help answer volunteers questions and resolve any issues they have
  • Arrange social activities for volunteers some evenings
  • Help in organising and informing volunteers about local tours and trips
  • Arrange transport to get volunteers to projects and occasional airport collections
  • Spend time to get to know and show an interest in all the volunteers
  • Be a role model for the volunteers in all of your actions and behaviours at all times
  • Responsible for loading content onto our Facebook page and creating content for the page such as videos and blog posts
  • Facilitate development education workshops

Reviewing - continuous improvement of project

  • Gather feedback from volunteers, ensure you speak to every volunteer in their final week and describe the importance of giving feedback
  • Work with Project Managers to improve projects and respond to feedback from volunteers
  • Conduct studies to track project progress and achievments against our annual strategy
  • Conduct community feedback session
  • Writing reports concerning weekly project activities, achievements and concerns
  • Responding to emails from head office staff, volunteers and project partners

2. Skills and Experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills so that you can effectively communicate information to volunteers and resolve volunteer issues in a timely, competent and effective manner
  • Be organized –There's a lot going on in our projects and our volunteers are busy folks and you need to stay a few steps ahead of them
  • Attitude – a mature and positive 'can-do' attitude , commitment to working hard, ability to motivate others, good at working under pressure, an expert multi-tasker and the ability to communicate with people from all over the world with flexibility and patience
  • Experience – we'd prefer to recruit someone who has experience volunteering overseas and preferably soeone with an international development/public health or gender background
  • Being professional and representing African Impact in a positive light to community members and volunteers
  • Flexible with working on weekends or evenings when running special events

3. Benefits

  • Accommodation provide free of charge at our Volunteer House (all utilities paid)
  • All meals provided 7 days a week and laundry
  • A monthly stipend of 250 USD
  • Tanzanian visas paid
  • A job which is rewarding, fun and worthwhile in the magical location of Moshi, Kilimanjaro!
  • Length of commitment: Ideally 1 year

Please send a CV and cover letter to Gill on gill@africanimpact.com by September 29th

Project Coordinator - Uganda

Project Coordinator - Uganda

A unique opportunity to join an inspirational team in Africa and support innovative grassroots initiatives across sustainable development and conservation in remote rural Uganda. The position is located in a small village next to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in south west Uganda, where the majestic mountain gorillas reside.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Coordinator and right-hand man/woman for our busy Programme Manager in day-to-day operations, project implementation and volunteer management.

You will spend lots of time out and about on projects, meandering through the green lush hills from village to village and project to project. You will become a valued day-to-day go-to for volunteers as your knowledge of projects and understanding of individual contribution potential grows.

This adventurous and rewarding position is located in an undeveloped laid-back community in Uganda and whilst there can be challenges to face working in such a spot, there are also many big rewards for the right person. This is a beautiful place to live and work, it is green, the air could not be fresher, and although it can be challenging at times, the communities where we are embedded are incredibly warm and hospitable and the rewards are immense.

You need to be ready and willing to work productively and calmly against occasional power-limitations and internet issues, local traditions and ways of doing things, within a different pace and enjoy immersing in respecting and learning from different cultures. This is the perfect opportunity to become involved in real grassroots development work as this is not a 9-5 job, it’s more of a lifestyle.


The ideal candidate will be:

  • An ambitious and passionate individual with drive to learn and grow
  • A great people person who appreciates individuals from all walks of life and embraces working with different cultures
  • An inspirational character, someone who embraces challenges and thrives off the opportunity to problem solve, use their strategic mind to drive and achieve positive sustainable change
  • Have excellent organisational and management skills
  • A natural listener and an astute leader with an entrepreneurial flair
  • A minimum of 2-3 years working within a team environment, preferably in a leadership role
  • Work experience in development is not essential, although experience of Africa is beneficial
  • Reliable individual who is self-motivated, flexible, independent, adaptable and adventurous
  • Aspirational with the ambition to grow the company
  • And most importantly ...interested in developing or starting an exciting career in Africa, this could be just what you were looking for


The role entails:

  • You will help us to strengthen our operations, develop our model and create sustainable impact for our volunteers, the local community and the conservation areas we support. Big Beyond is a small organization, with many opportunities available for growth and improvement, so this is your opportunity to be a part of its growing success over the coming years.  And, there are definitely opportunities to grow within the organisation either in Uganda or further afield.
  • You will be integral in the design and coordination of weekly schedules that will consistently exceed expectations, create happy volunteers, a happy local community, a happy team and immense project impact!
  • You will help prove what we can do with human resources in a place like this.
  • Project Management and Development
  • Be the right-hand person for our ProgrammeManager in Uganda discussing strategy and problem solving
  • Support the implementation of projects and help maintain momentum with and without volunteers
  • Be part of delivering weekly brainstorm meetings with the entire team
  • Be responsible for research and evaluation of project impact measuring our success and weaknesses
  • Conduct project impact evaluation and provide data to your Manager
  • Maintain an accessible internal central information system across all projects containing any data and project progress notes
  • Contribute to the overall strategy for Big Beyond as it grows
  • Staff Management
  • Help coordinate our local team of project coordinators and international volunteers day to day to ensure smooth project implementation
  • Project Administration
  • Assist in maintaining project record keeping, both day to day activities of volunteers and project expenditures
  • Support in-country operations and help manage any emergency situations that may arise
  • Enhance the overall experience with Big Beyond - Help identify opportunities to fundraise for the Big Beyond Foundation either locally or internationally
  • Volunteer Experience
  • Work alongside the Programme Manager to design and coordinate volunteer and project schedules  creating top-notch volunteer experiences
  • Contribute your ideas to bespoke volunteer programme design of new volunteers
  • Consult and support individual volunteers in their projects regularly and strategically guide their involvement for maximum impact
  • Inspire volunteers and be an approachable go-to on a daily basis
  • Help run an inspiring orientation programme for volunteers


We look forward to hearing from very passionate fun people with a genuine interest in working in grassroots development


The Package

Salary: $250USD per month + visa + accommodation and food at Big Beyond lodgings

Length of commitment: Ideally 1 year with opportunity of development into a role with greater responsibilities.  A minimum of 6 months is necessary

Flights: All international flights will be organised and covered yourself - you will be collected from Kigali (Rwanda) or Entebbe (Kampala) airport.


Please send your CV and covering letter to yoly@bigbeyond.org


Business Manager - St Lucia/Zululand

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual who will be responsible for the overall management of the St Lucia community projects to ensure the correct balance between volunteer experience, projects and business performance. This position would offer you the opportunity to work very closely with a dedicated project team, passionate project partners and amazing volunteers from all over the world. You will report into the regional manager for all project development, team management and financial budgeting and reporting for the projects.

Detailed Responsibilities

Volunteers and Team Management
· Lead your team to ensure volunteers are welcomed and well looked after during their volunteering experience.
· Manage team contracts, calculate pay and track leave days
· Manage any disciplinary issue based on our Code of Conduct and the Employment Law
· Ensure you have the right number of people to run your projects and operation being mindful of the peak months
· Identify opportunities to develop our people and provide opportunity for performance reviews
· Make the decision on how to implement improvements based on volunteer feedback to drive continuous improvement
· Responsible for managing emergency situations and major volunteer issues together with your Project Manager
· Provide cover for Project Manager during times of sickness and leave


· Accountable for building and maintaining community and partner relationships
· Ensure new projects are planned and approached in a sustainable way that works well with the community and volunteers
· Coach teams on sustainable projects and plan how we can continuously improve
· Manage major issues with your partners alongside your project manager
· Ensure groups are planned well and delivered in a responsible way

Operations and Finance
· Manage and nurture the relationship with key partners e.g landlords, tour operators etc
· Ensure your assets are managed and looked after e.g. Vehicles, Computers
· Ensure African Impact is functioning legally and in-line with labour department’s requirements.
· Monthly updates with the Regional Manager in the form of a structured report and SKYPE discussions plus weekly catch ups
· Grow revenue through tours and merchandise sales
· Manage and oversee petty cash detail and completion of ‘Expense Tracker’ for the Regional and Finance Manager
· Manage monthly budget requests and spend
· Manage all cash on site as well as payments to others and monies owed to the company
· Work with the finance team who is responsible for bank accounts, book keeping & returns, all financial records, staff wages and bill payments.


The Happy Africa Foundation
· Responsible for project development and sustainability in association with the Development Manager from The Happy Africa Foundation
· Track donations from donors, the expenditure of those donations and provide monthly reports to The Happy Africa Foundation
· Report progress of focal projects by completing a quarterly report for The Happy Africa Foundation
· Manage and develop The Happy Africa Internship and manage THAF staff and interns to ensure THAF objectives are met
Skills and characteristics
• Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Management experience
• A passion for community development.
• Previous volunteer experience would be considered an advantage
• Hold a valid manual driver’s licence
• Flexibile and able to adapt to an ever changing environment


• Monthly stipend of USD750
• Contract term – 1 year with a 3 month probationary period. Extension to contract will be considered
• Accommodation provided by African Impact
• Visas – the cost of this will be reimbursed by African Impact on successful completion of the probationary period
• Meals provided at the volunteer house
• Travel and health insurance subsidy of USD690 per year. Flights at your own account.

Please send CV and cover letter to Andrew on andrew@africanimpact.com. Start date - early 2017.