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For over 16 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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Current Job Opportunities

Teaching & Community Support. Teaching volunteer. Volunteer to teach

Teaching & Community Support Coordinator, Zanzibar

Jambiani, Zanzibar

Full-Time Position

We are looking for a proactive, team player and passionate Coordinator for our Teaching & Community Support project. This role is deeply embedded in the community, and offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself into Zanzibari life whilst leading and supporting volunteers who come to work on the project. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of volunteers, ensuring they have an unforgettable experience whilst staying safe, healthy and entertained both on project and at our volunteer house. Sounds like a dream? Check out the requirements below and send your CV and a short introduction including what motivated you to apply for this role, and what you’ll bring to the team, to kya@africanimpact.com Overall Responsibilities You will be responsible for coordinating and developing the teaching and community project. You will live in volunteer house and be responsible in making sure our international volunteers are comfortable in their accommodations and enjoying their volunteer experience. You will need to balance your time between managing relationships, planning activities, actively seeking new partnerships to expand the programme, encouraging and supporting volunteers and reviewing the projects and proposing changes based on feedback. Detailed Responsibilities Management Experience Lead and coach the team to deliver the volunteer experience and to run the teaching & community project. Ensure activities provide unique and immersive experiences. Make the decisions on how to implement improvements based on volunteer feedback to drive continuous improvement. Identify and run fun opportunities for Volunteers outside of projects which generate income. Be actively involved in social activities with volunteer always maintaining a professional relationship &; creating a positive volunteer atmosphere- present, enthusiastic &; engaged Run all aspects of the teaching & community project to demonstrate what good looks like. Encourage and guide volunteers to be the best they can be. Take responsibility for managing emergency situations and major volunteer issues using the Code of Conduct and instil this way of thinking within the team. Organising daily/weekly schedule for all volunteers. Effectively communicate goals and reasoning behind cultural guidelines to volunteers. Ensuring volunteers know when/where/what they are doing and adhere to schedule-project goals, punctuality. Manage travel and accommodation logistics including airport pick-up and drop-offs, room arrangements and volunteer meal coordination. Work in partnership with the Project Teams to understand the needs of the community and to ensure activities are right for the communities and for volunteers. Guide and work with volunteers to plan, execute and review activities. Lead and coach the coordinators to deliver the volunteer experience and to run some community project. Project Coordination Supervise volunteers by offering expertise and guidance, ensure they have an understanding of their projects and are prepared for their lessons Maintain a schedule rich in fun and engaging activities. Lead the day-to-day running of the project with your Zanzibari team. Leading volunteer preparation for lessons. Ensure the quality of teaching and lesson preparation is consistent & maintains a high standard at all times. Working to actively create a positive team environment. Constant communication to the team about any issues or project challenges. Alongside the project coordinators, maintain strong partner relationships for long term sustainable projects. Set up simple processes to capture Achievements and coach the team on how to manage this. Coach teams on sustainable projects, how to identify strong project measures and what makes for a good volunteer project. Clearly demonstrate adherence to the Code of Conduct, Standard Operating Procedures and Experience documents on how to support the Volunteer Experience. Enterprise Management Advise the Base Manager on any budget requirements according to the arrival schedule and necessary expenditure. Maintain any company assets to a good quality. Provide reports and imagery to the office to support the growth in numbers of volunteers. Oversee any expenditure you are responsible for ensuring good records are maintained. Identify areas for growth and improvement discussing these with your Base Manager. Contribute to the running of social media pages. Collating weekly, monthly and quarterly teaching project stats. Community Engagement Continuously discuss project ideas/improvements with volunteers Maintain positive relationships with local staff, students, teachers & community members. Support and guide all local project members of staff to reach their goals and potential. Develop an understanding of the cultural 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. Skills and Experience Undergraduate degree (ideally in a teaching/development related field but not mandatory) Able to move full-time to Zanzibar for minimum of one year Previous teaching/TEFL experience highly desirable Have volunteered abroad (within Africa preferred) 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 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 Logistics: Full-time accommodation and meals are provided at the volunteer house One return flight will be reimbursed Stipend: dependent on experience

Education Volunteer Coordinator, Livingstone

Livingstone, Zambia

Full-Time Position

You will be responsible for managing and coordinating the volunteers and projects in Livingstone. We arrange your housing and you’ll be responsible in making sure our international volunteers are comfortable in their accommodations and enjoying their volunteer experience. You will need to balance your time between managing relationships with our community partners, planning activities, actively seeking new partnerships to expand the programme, encouraging and supporting volunteers and staff members and reviewing the projects and proposing changes based on feedback.
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