Career Opportunities

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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.

current Job Opportunities

CONTENT CREATOR & SOCIAL MEDIA CO-ORDINATOR

The Content Creator and Social Media Manager’s primary objective is to create on-brand, engaging content (including copy, images and videos) and to manage the social media strategy in order to boost visibility and customer engagement.

Cape Town, Greater Kruger Area, Zambia, and Zanzibar.

For over 16 years, African Impact has been offering life-changing responsible travel experiences for the international market. We bring about social change by operating community development and conservation initiatives in several countries across southern and East Africa. 

With numerous awards to our name, we are proud of what we do and our people are at the core of our business.

By joining African Impact, you will be part of a team who are passionate about delivering the best international volunteer experiences with long-lasting impact. 

As the Content Creator and Social Media Manager, you’ll manage African Impact’s online presence by developing a strategy (in conjunction with the Marketing Manager), producing good content, delivering the content on the social media platforms, analysing usage data, and managing the social media delivery of promotions and campaigns. Ideally the selected people will spend 2-3 months in each destination producing content. 

  • Develop creative and engaging social media strategies
  • Manage the day-to-day handling of all social media channels; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Pinterest and potentially TikTok, adapting content to suit different channels
  • Oversee, plan and deliver content across different platforms using the scheduling tools, Later.
  • Create interesting, relevant and engaging content
  • Manage the delivery of promotions, competitions and campaigns on social media
  • Form relationships with key influencers across the social media platforms
  • Target audience research
  • Social media community management (i.e. responding and developing discussions)
  • Monitor, track, analyse and report on performance on social media platforms using tools such as Google Analytics and Facebook and Instagram insights
  • Monitor and analyse competitor social media activity
  • Recommend improvements to increase performance
  • Together with the Marketing Manager, set targets to increase brand awareness and increase
  • Create video clips/stories and promotional material all about African Impacts projects. Including volunteering stories, project stories and travel stories.  
  • Help ideation of unique interesting videos we can create with our market and project teams
  • Edit the footage for publishing on social media, our website and other online platforms. 
  • Manage the footage so it can be accessed in the future. 
  • customer engagement
  • A solid understanding of the use of a range of social media platforms, particularly in relation to advertising/branding and customers
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills suitable for each platform, from knowing how to write a successful tweet to using effective storytelling techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of algorithms and search engine optimisation
  • Creative skills for contributing new and innovative ideas and content
  • Organisational skills, with the capacity to prioritise and work across multiple projects
  • Project and campaign management skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Skills in data analysis and interpreting statistics
  • Online community management and customer service skills to strike the balance between publicity and stimulating direct discussion with potential and actual customers
  • A keen interest in volunteering, tourism, Africa and helping others
  • You will need to be a good at filming, using phones, camera and go pros.
  • You will need to have post production skills to edit our footage.

Negotiable, and dependent on experience.

We believe passionately in the power of volunteering to shape attitudes and lives, and above all else, we want people to join us who share this same vision and believe in what we do. 

To ensure that you are the right fit for our company and that we are a good fit for you, please familiarise yourself with our company values. These values are super important to us and we will be interviewing with them in mind. 

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like this role.

Feel free to link to any previous work such as websites, blogs or social media accounts that you have worked on.

Email: [email protected]

BASE MANAGER

As we open up our Award-winning programs we are looking for people to join us in 2022 in Cape Town, Zanzibar and Zululand for at least a year.

Cape Town, Zanzibar and Zululand (in KwaZulu-Natal).

For over 16 years, African Impact has been offering life-changing responsible travel experiences for the international market. We bring about social change by operating community development and conservation initiatives in several countries across southern and East Africa. 

With numerous awards to our name, we are proud of what we do and our people are at the core of our business.

By joining African Impact, you will be part of a team who are passionate about delivering the best international volunteer experiences with long-lasting impact. 

At African Impact we pride ourselves on the experience we provide volunteers and the difference we make in Africa. Your challenge is to oversee all aspects of the team, the operation and the development needed to achieve this.

What you’ll do:

  • Get our projects and base working well
    • Organising and Developing the projects
    • Own the quality of the AI Experience at your Base
    • Oversee all of the logistics: meals, transport, maintenance, housekeeping
    • Ensure all Standard Operating Procedures are met
  • Create fun & engaging activities, immersing people into the projects, culture and environment
  • Record and maximise the impact of our projects
  • Work out and manage the money side of things
  • Keep your knowledge of the youth travel industry current looking for opportunities to evolve the work we do
  • Own the relationships with key partners, Government, officials, tourism bodies and institutions

Reports into: Operations Director

What you need to succeed:

  • Confidence in your decision making
  • Belief in the value of good volunteering and travelling
  • You have a presence and surety within a group setting
  • You enjoy spending time with people and being part of their great experience
  • You adapt easily to suit many different challenges
  • You celebrate and work with cultural differences and diversity
  • You are tenacious and determined to overcome barriers
  • You are comfortable taking risks and learning as you go

Great to haves:

  • Experience of managing and tracking to a budget
  • Held a Leadership position for at least 2 years
  • Qualification in the fields of Teaching, Psychology, Public Health, Medicine or Conservation/Environment
  • You have been a volunteer abroad or been on a service learning trip
  • Worked within the Youth Travel Industry

Negotiable, and dependent on experience.

We believe passionately in the power of volunteering to shape attitudes and lives, and above all else, we want people to join us who share this same vision and believe in what we do. 

To ensure that you are the right fit for our company and that we are a good fit for you, please familiarise yourself with our company values. These values are super important to us and we will be interviewing with them in mind. 

If you are interested in exploring this further, please send a cover letter and a short video describing your motivation to [email protected]

We will try our best to reply to all applicants as we reduce the number down to those we would like to discuss this further with but you may not receive a reply if your application is unsuccessful.

Our selection process will involve various interactions with members of our team and will likely take us until September to conclude.

VOLUNTEER MANAGER

As we open up our Award-winning programs we are looking for people to join us in 2022 in Cape Town, Zanzibar and Zululand for at least a year.

Cape Town, Zanzibar and Zululand (in KwaZulu-Natal).

For over 16 years, African Impact has been offering life-changing responsible travel experiences for the international market. We bring about social change by operating community development and conservation initiatives in several countries across southern and East Africa. 

With numerous awards to our name, we are proud of what we do and our people are at the core of our business.

By joining African Impact, you will be part of a team who are passionate about delivering the best international volunteer experiences with long-lasting impact. 

At African Impact we pride ourselves on the experience we provide volunteers and the difference we make in Africa. Your challenge is to manage the day to day on our projects providing a transformative experience for volunteers whilst making an impact on the people and wildlife of Africa.

What you’ll do:

  • Involve the volunteers in immersive, fun and meaningful activities
  • Guide and support volunteers through the challenges they face
  • Lead a team of Coordinators to support the projects and volunteers
  • Maintain connections and relationships with our partners
  • Continuously look to improve the experience we provide
  • Have a great time interacting and learning with like-minded people

Reports into: Base Manager

What you need to succeed:

  • A strong understanding of what makes a good volunteering experience
  • A belief in the value and benefit of travel
  • You are fun and confident within groups of all ages
  • You are happy organising things
  • Resilience when things go wrong
  • A curiosity and interest in others
  • Boundless energy
  • You get things done

Great to haves:

  • Experience leading a team
  • Qualification in the fields of Teaching, Psychology, Public Health, Medicine or Conservation/Environment
  • You have been a volunteer abroad or been on a service learning trip
  • Worked within the Youth Travel Industry

Negotiable, and dependent on experience.

We believe passionately in the power of volunteering to shape attitudes and lives, and above all else, we want people to join us who share this same vision and believe in what we do. 

To ensure that you are the right fit for our company and that we are a good fit for you, please familiarise yourself with our company values. These values are super important to us and we will be interviewing with them in mind. 

If you are interested in exploring this further, please send a cover letter and a short video describing your motivation to [email protected]

We will try our best to reply to all applicants as we reduce the number down to those we would like to discuss this further with but you may not receive a reply if your application is unsuccessful.

Our selection process will involve various interactions with members of our team and will likely take us until September to conclude.