For over 15 years, African Impact has been operating volunteer projects, internships, and study abroad programs in 10 countries across Africa. We develop volunteer projects, internships, and study abroad programs hand in hand with local communities to ensure the work we do meets the needs of the communities and contributes to long term, sustainable change. We work in collaboration with local NGOs, schools, hospitals, clinics, women’s groups, and organizations across the continent and offer support through volunteer assistance and, in some cases, donations and fundraising from our charity organization, the African Impact Foundation.

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Working at African Impact is one of the most rewarding career experiences I've ever had. I'm part of a dynamic team that works hard to shape the future of international student experiences while also creating positive impact. The depth of personal and professional development I've had since starting at African Impact has been phenomenal.

Amanda HawkerStudy Abroad Product & Operations Manager

African Impact is all about our people and the passion they have for experiential travel and making a real difference. We are serious about doing meaningful work but also know how to have fun. We love our planet and love offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences to others who love our planet. Overall, we are a vibrant and inclusive organization trying to find common good in the world.

Andrew ProcterManaging Director

Development should not be limited to charity, but should be seen through professionalizing our impact on the world through skill, experience, and mindfulness. Joining our team creates the ability to explore personal development, skills, and really know the impact our work has on our global community as Global Citizens.

Ronel StevensHead of Study Abroad

At African Impact, I’m offered a space to grow as a professional and thrive as an individual. Having a strong company culture where everyone comes together across the continent with a shared goal is incredibly special and is shown in our work. I feel excited to come to work every day.

Jessica BostockJunior Marketing Manager

Project and Volunteer Coordinator

The Nitty Gritty

  • Where: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Type: Full-time position
  • Reports to: Business Manager

Skills and Experience

Skills and Experience

  • Must be over 21 and hold a university degree
  • Previous teaching/TEFL experience highly desirable
  • Previous Experience of working in the volunteer/community development sector
  • A team player who’s interested in people, coaching and 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
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Outlook

Planning – ensuring people and projects are prepared in advance

Planning – ensuring people and projects are prepared in advance

  • Liaise with incoming international volunteers and help set expectations
  • Manage travel and accommodation logistics including airport pick-up and drop-offs, room arrangements and volunteer meal coordination
  • 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
  • Prepare curriculums and update curriculum boards for projects
  • Help volunteers prepare for activities through the project induction; brief volunteers on project practices and give overview of projects
  • Guide and work with volunteers to plan, execute and review activities
  • Work with project partners and ensure communication is clear for project start/end dates and curriculums to be delivered

Doing – day to day project involvement and reporting

Doing – day to day project involvement and reporting

  • Supervise volunteers by offering expertise and guidance, ensure they have an understanding of their projects and are prepared for their lessons
  • Work with the Project Manager on each volunteer’s project placements
  • Ensure any recording of data (e.g. Number of students, number of products sold etc.) is completed by volunteers or community members
  • Organize and communicate daily activities for volunteers based on the weekly schedule
  • Help answer volunteers’ questions and resolve any issues that come up on project or in the volunteer house
  • Arrange and attend social activities for volunteers some evenings
  • Spend time to get to know and show an interest in all the volunteers
  • Be a role model for volunteers and community members in all of your actions and behaviour
  • Build relationships with our community partners and work to develop new opportunities/relationships with the community
  • Conduct baselines and other Monitoring and Evaluation tools
  • Ensure volunteers are adhering to our Code of Conduct and working within the framework of our Child Protection Policy
  • Track and keep proof (receipts) for all expenditures
  • Responsible for project resources and equipment – i.e. having enough of the right kind of resources, working with other staff to plan ahead to ensure we have the right equipment for projects

Reviewing – continuous improvement of project

Reviewing – continuous improvement of project

  • Continuously discuss project ideas/improvements with volunteers
  • Gather feedback from volunteers, project partners and community members on what’s going well and not going so well on the projects
  • Work with Project Manager to improve projects and respond to and integrate feedback from volunteers
  • Write reports concerning weekly project activities, achievements and concerns
  • Respond to emails from head office staff, volunteers and project partners

Our Foundation

Our Foundation

  • Deliver presentations about the charity
  • Coordinate in-house fundraisers
  • Support our foundation team by actively promoting our foundation to volunteers and work with them on fundraising opportunities
  • Inform volunteers on how they can be better global citizens when they return home
  • Inform volunteers on how projects fit into wider community needs
Job Description

To apply you must hold appropriate citizenship or documents already permitting you to reside and work in the country. We are unable to provide visa/permit assistance.

We are looking for a fun, vibrant team player to assist in the coordination of our Moshi education and gender empowerment 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 in February 2020.

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.

How Do I Apply?

Download PDF version of job description and roles HERE

Please include your CV and covering letter in your application.

Please use job reference Project and Volunteer Coordinator as the subject line.

General Manager - Southern Africa

The Nitty Gritty

  • Where: Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Type: Full-time position
  • Reports to: Head of Projects
  • Salary: $2,250 / R35,000

Skills and Experience

Skills and Experience

Essential

  1. Hospitality and tourism development experience of 5 years in a responsible travel environment.
  2. Have led teams to deliver great travel experiences and create a homely environment for guests.
  3. Creative in developing ideas in travel, social development and conservation – ideas that are responsible and profitable.
  4. Passionate about responsible travel and a desire to provide life changing experiential experiences for our volunteers, interns, groups and guests.
  5. Strong project management skills to deliver new products through from start to completion.
  6. Good grasp of social development through volunteering and funding – creating change together with communities in a sustainable way and how to measure it.
  7. Business skills and appreciation of finance, operations, reporting, M&E data collection, people management.
  8. Collaboration, encouragement, leading by example and appreciation of cultural differences as an approach to working every day.
  9. Ability to lead teams from culturally diverse backgrounds
  10. Comfortable leading teams remotely through skype, calls and emails and other means and happy to travel between projects.

Good to have

  1. Knowledge and experience in volunteering.
  2. Interest in the cultures and social development / conservation in Africa.
  3. Passion in a specific area of development – Conservation, Education, Health or Gender Equality.

Lead Project Teams in Southern Africa so they continuously deliver meaningful experiences to volunteers, interns and groups.

Lead Project Teams in Southern Africa so they continuously deliver meaningful experiences to volunteers, interns and groups.

  • Guide Project Managers to create a welcome, warm space for all our volunteers, interns and groups to have as their base for their stay.
  • Coach and support Project Managers on delivering meaningful activities and long-term impact objectives that work in the right way for volunteers, interns and groups.
  • Lead the Operations Managers to keep all our accommodation, vehicles, food quality, insurances, safety, airport pickups and day to day needs running smoothly and to the expected standards.
  • Ensure project teams are arranging out of project activities and experiences for our guests – at weekends, some evenings – creating delight!
  • Work with Project Manager and Head of projects to deal with complaints or feelings of a downward spiral at a project.

Develop and grow new products to increase our income and impact

Develop and grow new products to increase our income and impact

  • Work with Head of Projects and Head of Study Abroad in the office and Project teams to define and shape new experiences in agreed timescales.
  • Explore development opportunities in your area to continuously look for opportunities for projects or business to grow and develop.
  • Lead business development implementation to agreed plans with Head of Projects, Sales and Marketing.
  • Work closely with the Project teams to ensure they are ready and prepared to start a new project before our first arrival.
  • Monitor the success and make changes to iron out any teething problems.
  • Review new products with the Product Development Manager and Head of Projects each quarter.

Coach and support Project Managers on standards for finance, people management, company policies, recruitment and needs of volunteers, interns and Study Abroad.

Coach and support Project Managers on standards for finance, people management, company policies, recruitment and needs of volunteers, interns and Study Abroad.

  • Induct and coach new Managers through each aspect of their role – volunteer experience, community relations and business aspects (finance, HR, Child Protection Policy, Anti-discrimination policy and managing their team)
  • Assist in issues that arise within the team referring to our HR support for advice and agreement of next steps dependant on local employment law.
  • Assist with any disciplinary situations with guidance from HR Support.
  • Celebrate team efforts and achievements with teams at key time of the year
  • Together with the Product Support Manager, lead the team to review and analyse feedback to then create feedback plans for any areas of improvement.
  • With support from Internship Supervisor, coach Project Managers on setting clear objectives and mentorship of interns.
  • With support from Study Abroad, coach Project Managers and Study Abroad co-ordinators on creating experiences for Study Abroad products and groups

Measure our impact from volunteering, interns, groups and our Foundation (funding) to ensure our programs are meeting development goals

Measure our impact from volunteering, interns, groups and our Foundation (funding) to ensure our programs are meeting development goals

  • Working with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Practitioner, Foundation Impact Manager and Project Manager, agree long term objectives for each of our projects (what change do we want to see)
  • Work with the M&E Practitioner to coach and oversee regular reporting from projects on measuring the impact of volunteer activities and the Foundation so we are capturing data and stories that demonstrates our impact.

Lead Foundation project plans and development of new programs

Lead Foundation project plans and development of new programs

  • Together with the Impact Manager, coach Project Managers on assessing new projects for our Foundation and getting approval from the Foundation Director / Board.
  • Support Project Managers on implementation, ensuring good progress is made or barriers are worked on.
  • Keep track of fundraising targets for each project and agree next steps where there are shortfalls.
  • Coach project teams on how our Foundation compliments our work with volunteers, interns and groups.
  • Encourage all team members to be passionate ambassadors for Our Foundation through on the ground engagement, attendance at fundraising events, support with fundraising campaigns etc

Define the annual Budget for your region and monitor throughout the year to ensure budgets are met

Define the annual Budget for your region and monitor throughout the year to ensure budgets are met

Rewards Package

Rewards Package

  • $2,250 / R35,000 basic salary
  • Structured annual bonus based on gross profit of projects in portfolio – will be pro-rata from start date.
  • Medical insurance after 3 months.
  • 22 days leave per annum
Job Description

This is a new role as part of our growth and commitment to provide high quality Volunteer, Intern and Study Abroad travel experiences.  An important part of the role is leading and coaching the 3 Project Managers at each of the Southern African locations – Cape Town and St Lucia in South Africa, and Livingstone in Zambia – to deliver great experiences and create new responsible travel products to grow each location.  Together with this, the measuring of our impact and overseeing our Foundation programs means the role requires a strong responsible travel interest and passion for social development.

The role reports to the Head of Projects and will be based in Cape Town, with regular travel between the other locations.

How Do I Apply?

Download PDF version of job description and roles HERE

Please include your CV and covering letter in your application.

Please use job reference General Manager – Southern Africa as the subject line.

Research Manager in Greater Kruger

The Nitty Gritty

  • Where: Greater Kruger Area, South Africa
  • Type: Full-time position
  • Reports to: Business Manager
  • Salary: R8,000 excluding benefits

Skills and Experience

Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree, ideally a PhD in relevant conservation field
  • Publishing record
  • 5 years relevant scientific work experience
  • 2 years’ experience in a management role
  • Driving license

Job Description

Job Description

Management, growth and development of well-established research and conservation projects based in the Greater Kruger area of South Africa. We are growing our scientific research capabilities, and this is the opportunity to be at the forefront of that development and wildlife conservation. We have a wealth of data and access to field areas and we need the right individual to help us deepen the impact we make through conducting scientific analysis and powerful contributions toward wildlife and environmental conservation studies.

This role requires management of our flagship research projects based in the Kruger National park area and surrounding reserves. Working as part of a greater management team you will run the research department and full field and lab research teams. It is imperative that high standards are maintained and were possible, improved upon.

Management experience is important as you will mentor and manage a diverse team of enthusiastic and passionate individuals. Time management, attention to detail, passion for conservation, solid understanding of scientific research in the realm of wildlife and/or ecosystems essential.

Ideally you will have a publish record, and either an MSc or preferably PhD in a related conservation field (i.e.: Zoology, Biology, Nature Conservation, Biodiversity, Environmental Sustainability, Ecology, etc). Planning, people skills (team management, Volunteer and intern support, partnership relations, etc.), commitment all very important.

Some of the fellow team members that you will manage and work with daily include, Researcher, Internship Supervisor, Research Coordinator and Research Assistants.

This is an excellent, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right candidate spearheading research at the forefront of conservation in Africa with a strong and very well-established support team. You will enjoy a comfortable living situation at our project base, Dumela Lodge (www.dumelasafaris.com), situated in the bush surrounded by big 5 reserves.

Benefits

Benefits

  • Fully furnished en-suite accommodation
  • 3 meals per day at Dumela lodge
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Wi-Fi
  • Monday to Friday working week
  • Company vehicles to use as and when available
  • Visa assistance for non-South African
Job Description

Management, growth and development of well-established research and conservation projects based in the Greater Kruger area of South Africa. We are growing our scientific research capabilities, and this is the opportunity to be at the forefront of that development and wildlife conservation. We have a wealth of data and access to field areas and we need the right individual to help us deepen the impact we make through conducting scientific analysis and powerful contributions toward wildlife and environmental conservation studies.

How Do I Apply?

Download PDF version of job description and roles HERE

Please include your CV and covering letter in your application.

Please use job reference Research Manager as the subject line.

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