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Education Coordinator

Zanzibar, Tanzania

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about volunteering, community engagement and education to join our team in Zanzibar as an Education Coordinator! The primary responsibilities will be ensuring the quality of the project is maintained, areas for development identified, creating a positive atmosphere and acting as the main point of contact for volunteer questions and issues. This role requires someone with a desire to contribute to volunteer experience and community engagement in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We are looking for someone who has strong communication and organisation skills, ability to motivate people, willingness to work well in a team and dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the project.

Roles and Responsibilities

Project co-ordination:
  • Supporting the project manager with the day-to-day running of the project
  • Ensure the quality of teaching and lesson preparation is consistent and maintains a high standard
  • Communicating to the project manager any issues that require immediate attention
  • Highlighting rule breaches to the project manager
  • Leading volunteer preparation for lessons
  • Working to actively create a positive team environment
  • Identify areas of possible project development


Volunteer leadership:
  • Working with project managers to facilitate volunteer orientation and participation in the project
  • Effectively communicate goals and reasoning behind cultural guidelines to volunteers
  • Ensuring volunteers know: when/where/what they are doing and adhere to schedule – punctuality, project goals
  • Answering volunteer questions and resolving issues
  • Create a positive volunteer atmosphere – present, enthusiastic and engaged
  • Organising daily/weekly schedule for all volunteers
  • Ensuring volunteers adhere to project rules


Community engagement:
  • Maintain positive relationships with local staff, students, teachers and community members
  • Support and guide the local co-ordinator to reach their goals
  • Develop an understanding of the culture within the local community
  • Be a champion of our cultural guidelines to upkeep African Impact’s reputation with the community


Administration and Correspondence
  • Assist project managers in coordinating departures of volunteers
  • Assisting the project manager in the running of social media
  • Producing weekly project reports
  • Organising local meal with teachers directly
  • Collating weekly and monthly teaching project stats
  • Keeping track of your petty cash spend
  • Organising volunteers to fill out feedback survey before their departure


Charity fundraising:
  • Co-ordinate in house weekly fundraisers
  • Assist the team in creating and delivering monthly fundraisers
  • Deliver presentations about THAF and run the THAF merchandise shop

How To Apply

  • Accommodation/Food/Water
  • $275 monthly living stipend
  • Volunteer visa provided by Impact Community


If you are interested in applying for the position please send your CV and cover letter to Tess Seward at by Wednesday 20th of September 2017.

Business Managers

Multiple locations across Africa

We currently have a number of vacancies across our projects for the business manager position. These are exciting opportunities for the right candidates to lead one of our life changing and award winning volunteer projects.

  • Are you a great leader and can communicate on many different levels?
  • Have you volunteered or managed volunteers previously ?
  • Do you have experience working in a culturally sensitive environment?
  • Are you excited to grow and develop our projects

If you answer yes to all the above, this could be for you;

You are accountable for the business performance within your project location which includes the growth, profitability, strength of the partnerships, the volunteer experience and impact within the communities where you work. You will continuously look for new avenues of income and seek to enhance the volunteer experience by creating award winning projects. You will work closely with the sales department to ensure that the projects are attractive to potential volunteers and offer uniqueness to your location.

You are also accountable for driving The Foundation’s vision forward in your location and you will set and monitor fundraising targets, manage relationships with donors and partners and ensure our projects are run in a sustainable manner.

Roles and Responsibilities


 You will need to:

  • Continuously look for opportunities to grow the business through expanding the existing projects and developing new ideas
  • Network in your area to ensure you are maximising opportunities to increase revenue
  • Recommend areas for opportunity within your location to increase revenue and profit
  • Work with sales and marketing to ensure our literature  and social media platforms are up to date and reflective of our projects
Volunteer Experience

You will need to:

  • Be 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 alongside your project manager
  • Give volunteers a life changing experience and inspire them to want to continue to support us
  • Ensure groups are planned well and delivered in a responsible way


Finance and Operations

You will need to:

  • Review expenses to ensure  they are under control
  • Manage cash on the ground and track all expenses
  • Work with the finance team who is responsible for bank accounts, book keeping & returns, all financial records, staff wages and bill payments
  • Grow revenue through add on services such as tours, merchandise etc
  • Recruit the right people to support your projects
  • Manage the team and set and monitor objectives as part of the performance reviews
  • 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 manager in the form of a structured report and SKYPE discussions plus weekly catch ups


The Foundation

You will need to:

  • Be responsible for project development and sustainability in association with the Development Manager from The Foundation
  • Work in partnership with The Foundation to ensure targets are set and met/exceeded to ensure our focal projects are successful
  • 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

Required Experience and Skills

  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to manage people and get the best out of them
  • Able to identify opportunities to grow our business and develop projects
  • Financial budgeting and tracking skills
  • Some volunteering experience or worked in a culturally sensitive environment
  • Organised and able to multi task
  • Work to tight deadlines under pressure
  • Passion for community development and/or conservation


Hard skills

Must have a full, valid driving license



We offer a stipend, accommodation and food, and also cover the cost of your visa application. Your flights are at your own expense.

How To Apply

Please email Michelle on with your CV and cover letter detailing why you think you are right for the job.  All applications to be received by Monday 13th November. If you have not received a response by 20th November, sadly your application has not been successful. We are sorry that we cannot respond to all applicants.

Social Media Coordinator

African Impact’s Head Office – Cape Town

African Impact is looking for an enthusiastic, creative person with a passion for social media and a love of writing to join us in our new Cape Town head office. As an essential part of the marketing team, this role will focus on the development and delivery of the digital marketing strategy and the daily monitoring and management of our social media channels, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Aside from social media, the role will involve regularly updating African Impact’s blog and providing administrative assistance to the team.

We are looking for someone that lives and breathes Social Media!

Roles and Responsibilities

Social Media Content
  •  Daily posting, monitoring and content generation across all the relevant social platforms to keep our channels updated and brand-focused
  • Engaging with our online community of past, present and future volunteers
  • Creating content that promotes audience interaction and drives engagement, traffic and bookings from social media
  • Proposing new ideas and concepts for social media content to better connect with our audiences
  • Working as part of a team to develop large social media campaigns
  • Brainstorming new social media initiatives with the team
  • Using timelines and scheduled content to create a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analysing, managing, and altering schedules where necessary


Website Content
  • Assisting the team in ensuring only up-to-date content is reflected on the website
  • Sourcing and editing relevant images and videos
  • Brainstorming content ideas and generating content for the website
  • Sourcing and producing engaging content to ensure the blog is up to date, relevant and interesting


Editorial Content
  • Brainstorming and writing content tailored to various audiences for our website and customer emails
  • Proofreading content, including, but not limited to, social media posts, blog articles and press releases

Required Experience and Skills

Essential requirements:

  • Proficient on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram)
  • Excellent writing, copy-editing and organisational skills
  • Social media channel management and content creation experience, ideally within a commercial environment
  • Experience of travel and/or the travel industry
  • Proactive and able to work accurately under deadline pressure
  • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro (or similar programs)


Desirable attributes:

  • Experience in volunteering abroad
  • Tertiary qualification in marketing and/or journalism with a strong interest in the digital sphere, specifically social media.

How To Apply

Please email Olivia on with your CV and cover letter detailing why you think you are right for the job.