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Project Manager in St. Lucia

Zululand, South Africa

We are looking for a fun, vibrant team player to be our Project Manager in St Lucia, South Africa. Someone, who has respect for and works well with different cultures, is a good leader, really organised and has lots of energy.

Your team of volunteers will be diverse with a range of nationalities, ages and backgrounds. You will be responsible for maintaining a positive vibe amongst the volunteers, helping them make the most out of their experience with us in Africa, from both a work and leisure perspective.

Roles and Responsibilities


Overall Responsibility

You will be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with the communities and partners we work with and ensuring that volunteers are well prepared and kept busy. You will need to balance your time between planning activities, managing relationships, encouraging and supporting volunteers, reviewing the projects and making changes based on feedback. There are also tracking and reporting responsibilities.

 

Planning – ensuring people and projects are prepared in advance:

  • Communicate with volunteers before their arrival so they are fully informed
  • Complete the weekly schedule and take the lead on all logistical planning including the allocation of staff, volunteers, vehicles and projects
  • Ensure clear objectives have been agreed with community partners and that all project activities are in line with these aims
  • Prepare new volunteers for the duration of their stay by going through their orientation and induction
  • Run daily team meeting
  • Make suggestions on how to develop and implement changes to the projects
  • In conjunction with the Destination Specialist, prepare documentation and online information for volunteers
  • Work with the Business Manager to ensure group bookings are planned and delivered effectively
  • Ensure aims for each year are set and track achievements per quarter, submitting reports in a timely manner

 

Doing – day to day project involvement and reporting

  • Get involved in the daily activities and preparation, especially to coach and encourage volunteers and to see how well activities are going
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners
  • Supervise team members on a day to day basis to ensure they are informed, efficient and motivated
  • Manage day to day issues with project activities, volunteers, team members and community partners and resolve these issues in an effective way, seeking assistance from the Business Manager where necessary
  • Help with volunteers’ questions and resolve issues they may have
  • Ensure volunteers are adhering to our Code of Conduct and working within the framework of our Child Protection Policy
  • Report and discuss key project successes and issues
  • Complete a weekly update for the sales teams with assistance from coordinators
  • Manage email queries
  • Keep proof (receipts) for all expenditure and sales and provide a tracking spreadsheet each week / month
  • Book and coordinate trips and tours for volunteers
  • Manage all social media activities ensuring posts are regular, timely, appropriate and in line with project policies.
  • Scope and lead potential marketing channels, liaising with the marketing team as required. e.g blogs, photos, stories

 

Reviewing – continuous improvement of project

  • Gather feedback from volunteers, community partners and colleagues on what’s going well and not going so well on the projects
  • Integrate feedback into continuous improvement of the projects
  • Submit monthly volunteer feedback reports to Business Manager
  • Agree key changes and how they will be implemented with Business Manager

 

 Operations

  • Accountable for menu, meal planning and shopping to ensure volunteers receive a balanced diet (in partnership with the volunteer house cook)
  • Be part of the driving team to get volunteers to projects, airport pickups and tours
  • Cover for the Business Manager when they are on leave
  • Plan the room allocation for volunteers and ensure rooms are ready for new arrivals

 

The African Impact Foundation

  • Manage and track donations in kind given by volunteers (in conjunction with AIF intern)
  • Communicate with volunteers regarding AIF’s involvement with AI and how they can help the projects.

 

Due to the ever changing environment in which we work, the role will evolve over time. Flexibility is key.

Must have a full, valid driving licence and be over 21 years of age

 

We offer a stipend, accommodation and meals (Mon-Fri), medical insurance (capped) and the cost of visa applications. Flights at own expense.

How To Apply


Please send your CV and covering letter to Katie, telling us why you would make a good Project Manager and outline how you fit the job description. Please email this to: katiel@africanimpact.com.

 

Please note: Applications close 15th March 2019

Teaching & Community Support Coordinator

Jambiani, Zanzibar

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player, passionate about sustainable volunteer travel and community engagement. The Teaching and Community Support Project Coordinator will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and have a proactive nature to be an essential member of the Teaching Project team. They will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the project and actively seek to manage volunteers and ensure positive development and sustainability of the project.  This role requires someone who can set a positive example for all volunteers, with particular emphasis on community awareness and engagement.

Roles and responsibilities:


Project Coordination:

  • Lead the day-to-day running of the project with the other project and community coordinators
  • Leading volunteer preparation for lessons
  • Ensure the quality of teaching and lesson preparation is consistent and maintains a high standard at all times
  • Constant communication to the team about any issues or project challenges
  • Working to actively create a positive team environment
  • Identify areas of project development and work with the team to ensure sustainability of the project
  • Ensure rationale behind all project-related decisions is understood by everyone involved

 

Volunteer Leadership:

  • 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
  • Organizing daily/weekly schedule for all volunteers
  • Ensuring volunteers adhere to project rules
  • Effectively manage and support volunteers who require more attention

 

Community Engagement:

  • Maintain positive relationships with local staff, students, teachers and community members
  • Support and guide all local project members of staff to reach their goals and potential
  • Develop an understanding of the culture within the local community
  • Spend time in the community building relationships and assist volunteers transitioning into life in Jambiani
  • Be a champion of our cultural guidelines to upkeep African Impact’s reputation with the community
  • Respond quickly and directly to community needs – implement projects to support their requirements

 

Our Foundation

  • Work with other team members to help coordinate in-house fundraisers
  • Deliver presentations about the charity
  • Support our Foundation team from overseas
  • Actively promote our Foundation to volunteers and with work them on fundraising opportunities

 

Reviewing – continuous improvement of projects

  • Continuously discuss project ideas/improvements with volunteers
  • Work with Business Manager to improve projects and respond to feedback from volunteers
  • Ensure each volunteer completes an Indemnity Form on their first day and a Feedback Form before they leave

 

Administration and Correspondence

  • Contribute to the running of social media
  • Contribute to the weekly production of weekly project reports
  • Organizing local meal with nursery teachers directly
  • Collating weekly, monthly and quarterly teaching project stats
  • Organizing volunteers verbal and online feedback surveys before their departure
  • Create reports to effectively communicate specific projects developments to distribute across African Impact

Required Experience and Skills


  • Must be over 21 and hold a university degree
  • Previous teaching/TEFL experience highly desirable
  • Previous experience of volunteering abroad
  • A team player who’s interested in people, and coaching/supporting volunteers
  • Self-motivated, flexible, independent, adaptable
  • Love of socializing with different types of people and mixed ages
  • The ability to respect and work with different cultures
  • A positive attitude and the ability to think on your feet
  • Passionate about African Impact and sustainable development
  • Manual international drivers licence – preferred but not essential

 

Package inclusions:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day – Monday to Friday
  • Visa
  • Stipend

Flights and medical insurance will be covered by yourself.

How To Apply


Please send your CV and covering letter to Mira Moore, telling us why you would make a good Teaching and Community Support Project Coordinator and outline how you fit the job description. Please email this to: mira@africanimpact.com.

Please note: Applications close 1st March

Teaching and Sports Volunteer Coordinator

Livingstone, Zambia

We are looking for a fun, vibrant team player who has previously volunteered with African Impact to assist in the co-ordination of our Livingstone sport and teaching projects. You need to be great with people from all walks from life, really organized and have a lot of energy. We are looking for someone to start ASAP with a potential start date of March 2019.

Your team of volunteers will be diverse with a range of nationalities, ages and backgrounds. You will be responsible for maintaining a positive vibe, helping them make the most out of their experience with us in Africa, from both a work and leisure perspective.

Roles and Responsibilities


Planning – to ensure people and projects are prepared in advance

  • Work in partnership with the Project Manager 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, the Buddy system and overseeing the first few days for all volunteers
  • Work with volunteers to plan, execute and review activities

 

Doing – day to day project involvement and reporting

  • Supervise volunteers to ensure they have an understanding of the project
  • Ensure volunteers are prepared for the lessons by providing lesson plans and helping with preparation prior to the project
  • Work with Project Manager on the task list for afternoon activities e.g. whoever is leading an afternoon activity knows which jobs need to be done in advance and can communicate to volunteers
  • Responsible for project tools and equipment
  • Ensure any recording of data (e.g. No of students, reading club results etc.) 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
  • Arrange social activities for volunteers some evenings
  • Be part of the driving team to get volunteers to projects and occasional airport collections. (Must hold a manual drivers licence).
  • Spend time to get to know and show an interest in all the volunteers
  • Be a role model at all time
  • Build relationships with our community partners.
  • Develop new opportunities/relationships with the community

 

Our Foundation

  • Coordinate in-house fundraisers
  • Deliver presentations about the charity
  • Support our foundation team
  • Actively promote our foundation to volunteers and with work them on fundraising opportunities

 

Reviewing – continuous improvement of projects

  • Continuously discuss project ideas/improvements with volunteers
  • Work with Project Managers to improve projects and respond to feedback from volunteers
  • Ensure each volunteer completes an Indemnity Form on their first day and a Feedback Form before they leave

 

Essential skills and characteristics:

  • Must be over 21 and hold a university degree
  • Previous teaching/TEFL experience highly desirable
  • Previous volunteer experience with African Impact
  • A team player who’s interested in people, coaching and supporting volunteers
  • Self-motivated, flexible, independent, adaptable
  • Love of socialising with different types of people and mixed ages
  • The ability to respect and work with different cultures
  • A positive attitude and the ability to think on your feet
  • Passionate about African Impact and sustainable development
  • Manual drivers licence

 

Package inclusions:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day – Monday to Friday
  • Visa
  • Stipend

Flights and medical insurance will be covered by yourself.

How To Apply


To apply please send resume/CV and a cover letter to kathleen@africanimpact.com

Medical Volunteer Coordinator

Livingstone, Zambia

We are looking for a fun, vibrant team player who has previously volunteered with African Impact to assist in the co-ordination of our Livingstone medical projects. You need to be great with people from all walks from life, really organized, unphased and not squeamish by wounds, and have a lot of energy. We are looking for someone ASAP with a potential start date of March 2019.

Your team of volunteers will be diverse with a range of nationalities, ages and backgrounds. You will be responsible for maintaining a positive vibe, helping them make the most out of their experience with us in Africa, from both a work and leisure perspective.

Roles and Responsibilities


Planning – to ensure people and projects are prepared in advance

  • Work in partnership with the Project Manager 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, the Buddy system and overseeing the first few days for all volunteers
  • Work with volunteers to plan, execute and review activities
  • Manage and develop our Public Health interns
  • Deliver, prepare and run heath workshops in the community

 

Doing – day to day project involvement and reporting

  • Supervise volunteers to ensure they have an understanding of the project
  • Work in the community to dress wounds, provide medical assistance and follow-up on cases in person and clinic recommendations
  • Ensure volunteers are prepared for the project with the correct equipment
  • Work with Project Manager on the task list for afternoon activities e.g. whoever is leading an afternoon activity knows which jobs need to be done in advance and can communicate to volunteers
  • Ensure any recording of data (e.g. No of patients, action taken) is completed by volunteers
  • Organise and communicate daily activities for volunteers based on the weekly schedule.
  • Run and prepare afternoon activities such as reading club, heath club and sports
  • Assist with project inductions and getting volunteers settled into the activities
  • Help answer volunteers questions and resolve any issues
  • Arrange social activities for volunteers some evenings
  • Be part of the driving team to get volunteers to projects and occasional airport collections. (Must hold a manual drivers licence).
  • Spend time to get to know and show an interest in all the volunteers
  • Be a role model at all time both on and off project
  • Build relationships with our community partners, clinics and health givers.
  • Develop new opportunities/relationships with the community

 

Our Foundation

  • Coordinate in-house fundraisers
  • Deliver presentations about the charity
  • Support our foundation team
  • Actively promote our foundation to volunteers and with work them on fundraising opportunities

 

Reviewing – continuous improvement of project

  • Continuously discuss project ideas/improvements with volunteers
  • Work with Project Managers to improve projects and respond to feedback from volunteers
  • Ensure each volunteer completes an Indemnity Form on their first day and a Feedback Form before they leave

 

Essential skills and characteristics:

  • Must be over 21 and hold a university degree
  • First aid qualified essential. Previous medical experience highly desirable
  • The ability to keep professional when dealing with challenging wounds and illnesses within the community
  • Previous volunteer experience with African Impact
  • A team player who’s interested in people, coaching and supporting volunteers
  • Self-motivated, flexible, independent, adaptable
  • Love of socialising with different types of people and mixed ages
  • The ability to respect and work with different cultures
  • A positive attitude and the ability to think on your feet
  • Passionate about African Impact and sustainable development
  • Manual drivers licence

 

Package inclusions:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day – Monday to Friday
  • Visa
  • Stipend

Flights and medical insurance will be covered by yourself.

How To Apply


To apply please send resume/CV and a cover letter to kathleen@africanimpact.com

Community Manager

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Have you been looking for a cause to believe in and work for?

Would you like to utilize your management skills to support youth development?

Do you have business experience and/or experience working in rural African communities?

Get involved with important developmental projects identified as the greatest need to tackle important issues such as income generation, food security, and sustainable development. You will do so through the following projects:

  • English Literacy – Reading Club
  • Conservation Education – Environmental Youth Club
  • Business and Entrepreneurial Social Development Project – Farmers of the Future

Position Description


We are looking for an energized passionate and personable manager to head up our community projects.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate. If you would like to be involved with impactful projects that look to empower local African community members to be able to support themselves, their families and the greater community beyond.

Your main role will be to manage every aspect of the projects, working in conjunction with an Operations Manager. You will coordinate volunteers in the community ensuring they understand the project aims and objectives and their role always considering volunteer experience, child development, and that community partner expectations are met. On project, you will guide and assist volunteers through activities. You will be in charge of project briefings before activities to manage volunteer’s expectations and have a debrief session after. It will be your responsibility that the project runs smoothly.

Most days will be spent out on project in the community. You will spend a great deal of time with volunteers. The rest of your time will be focussed on relationship building with our community partners and project development. Our Community projects in this location are well founded and require an individual who understands working in rural African communities and has boundless energy and patience. We need someone that always sees potential, is solution orientated and willing to work hard to support these deserving communities.

It is important that you are detail orientated as there is always admin and tracking of the projects. It is vital to record and track progress in all our projects to ensure we are always developing and improving projects. Such administrative jobs will include creating weekly schedules, class assessments, tracking volunteer involvement and impact, creating relevant social media posts, collecting volunteer feedback, monthly reports, etc.

You will also be expected to do certain presentations to volunteers such as volunteer inductions, monthly achievements presentations, cultural presentations, etc.

Internships

You will be expected to operate as a mentor and supervisor to interns who join us at our location. The current internship is gaining a lot of interest and allows us to develop new areas of the project as per the outlined aims and achievements for the overarching project. The Internship title is, ‘Social Entrepreneurship & Business Development’.

 You will need to have either extensive business experience or experience working in African communities, or ideally both. The perfect candidate will have a passion for leadership and coaching as well as for the support and development of young adults in underprivileged communities.

Required:

  • Drivers license (Manual)
  • Extensive business experience and/or experience working in rural African communities (ideally both)

Salary:

TBC, dependant on experience

Work times:

Mon to Fri (Weekends off)

Additional Benefits:

  • 3 Meals per day taken at the lodge,
  • Accommodation – shared
  • Wifi
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • Travel insurance (Refunded on successful completion of 3-month probation)
  • Visa fees and application assistance will be provided.

Excludes:

Flights to South Africa

Contract terms:

2 year including a 3-month probationary period. Extension to contract will be considered.

For international applicants (non-South African) visa application assistance will be provided.

How To Apply


To apply please send resume/CV and a cover letter to stuart@africanimpact.com

Marine Conservation Project Manager

Zanzibar, Tanzania

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who is passionate about sustainable volunteer travel and environmental conservation. The Dolphin Research and Marine Conservation Project Manager will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and have a proactive nature in order to be an effective leader of the marine conservation team. They will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the project and actively seek to manage volunteers and ensure positive development and sustainability of the project.  This role requires someone who can set a positive example for all volunteers, with particular emphasis on marine conservation, community awareness and engagement.

Roles and Responsibilities


Overall Responsibility

You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Dolphin Research and Marine Conservation Project, maintaining strong relationships with the communities and partners we work with and ensuring that volunteers are well-prepared and always have meaningful work to do. You will need to balance your time between planning activities, managing relationships, encouraging and supporting volunteers, reviewing the projects and making changes based on feedback. There are also tracking and reporting responsibilities.

 

Planning – to ensure people and projects are prepared in advance

  • Complete the weekly schedule and take the lead on all logistical planning including the allocation of staff, volunteers, vehicles, boat hire and projects
  • Ensure clear objectives have been agreed with community partners, and our marine conservation partner, and that all project activities are in line with these aims
  • Prepare new volunteers for the duration of their stay by going through their orientation and induction
  • Take part in weekly team meetings
  • Make suggestions on how to develop and implement changes to the projects
  • In conjunction with the Destination Specialist, prepare documentation and online information for volunteers
  • Work with the Business Manager to ensure group bookings are planned and delivered effectively
  • Ensure aims for each year are set and track achievements per quarter, submitting reports in a timely manner
  • Prepare an Annual Report for all of the data that has been collected during research time and submit this to our marine conservation partner

 

Doing – day to day project involvement and reporting

  • Lead the daily project activities and preparation, especially to coach and encourage volunteers.  Activities will include: leading dolphin monitoring sessions, conducting ethical boat driver training workshops, helping volunteers to prepare activities for “Conservation Club”, helping to teach at Conservation Club, conducting eco-bricking workshops, beach clean-ups, coral reef monitoring, and helping with fish-monitoring sessions
  • Ensure that all data is inputted onto our data-logging sheets at the end of each week
  • Data analysis
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners
  • Build and maintain relationship with our marine conservation partner and attend monthly meetings about the progress of the project
  • Supervise team members on a day-to-day basis to ensure they are informed, efficient and motivated
  • Manage day-to-day issues with project activities, volunteers, team members and community partners and resolve these issues in an effective way, seeking assistance from the Business Manager where necessary
  • Help with volunteers’ questions and resolve issues they may have
  • Ensure volunteers are adhering to our Code of Conduct
  • Report and discuss key project successes and issues
  • Complete a bi-weekly update for the sales teams
  • Book and coordinate trips and tours for volunteers
  • Manage all social media activities ensuring posts are regular, timely, appropriate and in line with project policies.
  • Scope and lead potential marketing channels, liaising with the marketing team as required. e.g blogs, photos, stories
  • Market and develop Kizimkazi Ethical Dolphin Tours to promote our project and trained boat drivers

 

Operations

  • Accountable for menu, meal planning and shopping to ensure volunteers receive a balanced diet (in partnership with the volunteer house cook)
  • Be part of the driving team to get volunteers to projects, airport pickups and tours
  • Cover for the Business Manager when they are on leave
  • Plan the room allocation for volunteers and ensure rooms are ready for new arrivals

 

Reviewing – continuous improvement of project

  • Gather feedback from volunteers, community partners and colleagues on what’s going well and not going so well on the projects
  • Integrate feedback into continuous improvement of the projects
  • Agree to key changes and how they will be implemented with Business Manager
  • Create and adhere to quarterly project development plans to ensure progress

 

Administration and Correspondence

  • Contribute to the running of social media
  • Contribute to the weekly production of weekly project reports
  • Collating weekly, monthly and quarterly marine project stats
  • Organizing volunteers verbal and online feedback surveys before their departure
  • Create reports to effectively communicate specific projects developments to distribute across African Impact

 

Our Foundation

  • Work with other team members to help coordinate in-house fundraisers
  • Deliver presentations about the charity
  • Support our Foundation team from overseas
  • Actively promote our Foundation to volunteers and with work them on fundraising opportunities

 

Essential skills and characteristics:

  • Must be over 21 and hold a university degree
  • Knowledge/experience within the field of marine biology, environment, and/or conservation is preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of GIS is preferred but not essential
  • Previous experience of volunteering abroad
  • A team player who’s interested in people, and coaching/supporting volunteers
  • Self-motivated, flexible, independent, adaptable
  • Love of socializing with different types of people and mixed ages
  • The ability to respect and work with different cultures
  • A positive attitude and the ability to think on your feet
  • A confident swimmer
  • Passionate about African Impact and sustainable development
  • Manual international drivers licence – preferred but not essential

 

Package inclusions:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day – Monday to Friday
  • Visa
  • Stipend

Flights and medical insurance will be covered by yourself.

How To Apply


Please send your CV and covering letter to Mira Moore, telling us why you would make a good Marine Conservation Project Manager and outline how you fit the job description. Please email this to: mira@africanimpact.com.

 

Please note: Applications close 29th March