Project Support Coordinator at African Impact 2023

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Project Support Coordinator  at African Impact  2023

Project Support Coordinator  at African Impact  2023

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The African Impact team in Zanzibar is hiring! We are looking for a proactive, independent and organised 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 [email protected]

You can see more about life in Zanzibar and the teaching project here. We are looking to hire ASAP for this role, so don’t hesitate to apply today!

Must haves:

  • Undergraduate degree (ideally in a teaching/development related field but not mandatory)
  • Able to move full-time to Zanzibar for minimum of one year
  • Have travelled internationally and/or volunteered abroad (within Africa preferred)
  • To be successful in this role you must:
  • Be able to communicate with people from all walks of life and to adjust communication styles as necessary (e.g. talking with international volunteers vs. local school teachers)
  • Enjoy being around people and maintaining positive, high-energy levels consistently (e.g. getting volunteers excited about project when they’re tired/it’s hot etc.)
  • Be super organised and obsessed with punctuality and efficiency (e.g. making sure all your resources are printed and copied ahead of time, guiding volunteers to prepare lesson plans etc.)
  • Be creative and passionate about organising events and activities for volunteers and fostering a comfortable, inclusive environment (e.g. organising quiz and movie nights, looking for new things volunteers can do on the weekend etc.


  • Prepare new volunteers for the duration of their stay by going through their orientation and induction
  • Ensure aims for each year are set and track achievements per quarter, submitting reports in a timely manner
  • Get involved in the daily activities and preparation for project work, especially to coach and encourage volunteers and to see how well activities are going
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners
  • 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
  • To assist volunteers in communications and their duties in the community
  • To ensure volunteers well-being at project sites and keep volunteers busy during projects


  • Accommodation and food are provided at the volunteer house during the week
  • One return flight will be reimbursed
  • Salary: dependent on experience

About African Impact

African Impact has been operating volunteer projects and internships across Africa for over 15 years.

OUR MISSION-Deliver the best international volunteer experiences with long-lasting impact

VISION- We believe passionately in the power of volunteering to shape attitudes, lives, and, ultimately, in our way, the world.


Transform lives
We are passionate about shaping people’s lives for the better. It is the essence of our culture and the driving force behind everything we do.
Create impact through Relationships
We invest in creating honest and fruitful connections and relationships with our volunteers, our employees, and with the communities we serve.
Courageously lead the way
We challenge ourselves to never stop learning and commit
to stretching ourselves beyond the familiar to gain new insights. We consistently look at ways to improve and welcome change.
Embrace the Journey
We approach our mission positively and make achieving our vision a fun experience.
umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu
Translated simply, this means that “a person is a person
because of other people.” I am because you are, and you are because we are; the essence of Ubuntu. This is the philosophy that drives us, as it creates values such as compassion, kindness
Our organizations and partners:
Our projects are developed hand in hand with local communities and we work in collaboration with local organizations across the continent to ensure the work we do meets the needs of the communities and contributes to long-term, sustainable change.
Our Awards:
• Innovation in Philanthropy 2019
• Innovative New Intern Abroad Program 2019
• Top-Rated Volunteer Organization 2016, 2017 & 2018, 2019
• Top-Rated Volunteer Program 2016, 2017 & 2018, 2019
• Outstanding Volunteer Project 2014 & 2017
• Innovative New Program 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017, 2019
• Africa’s Leading Conservation Company nominee 2008 – 2017

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