Are you passionate about marine conservation, understand the positive impact that volunteers can have in a community and want to live on a beautiful, tropical island? African Impact Zanzibar is currently recruiting a Marine Conservation Project Manager to join our team in July, 2014. If you have the passion and drive to help us grow this amazing project and maximize the volunteer experience while living on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, then please keep reading! In this role, you would manage our Marine Conservation project which conducts research on dolphins, coral reefs and whales, and educates youth and adults in the local community to increase their understanding and appreciation of local, natural resources. You would lead volunteers in their daily research and education efforts and ensure that they have a fun, rewarding and impactful experience! You would work closely with our research partners and be responsible for the quality of the research, dissemination of the data and internal reporting on the project. This role requires someone who is passionate about conservation, is hard-working and diligent and good at building relationships in the local community. Ideally, you’d have:
- -Project management expertise – so that you can efficiently juggle the various research, volunteer coordination and administrative requirements of the role
- -Strong interpersonal skills – to effectively communicate with volunteers from all over the world and motivate and empower them to perform the work their roles require
- -Relationship building skills – our relationships with the local community and our research partners are key to this project and have to be managed effectively in a proactive, positive way so that we can continue to grow the project
- -Be organized – there’s many exciting things happening in this project at the moment, but that means our volunteers are very busy and you need to be a few steps ahead of them so excellent organizational skills are mandatory
- -Language – English as a first language or fluently spoken, and if you know Swahili, or are willing to learn, that’s an added bonus
- -Attitude – a mature and positive ‘can-do’ attitude, commitment to working hard, ability to motivate others, 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 hire someone with marine conservation experience, but this is not essential, especially if you have a background in conservation and are excited to learn about local marine life.
Your dream job awaits! Please send your CV/Resume with a short cover email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is June 11, 2014.