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Working with World Unite!

Our worldwide World Unite! team currently consists of 58 key team members (58% female and 42% male) of 20 different nationalities, speaking a total of 25 different languages.
We have an extremely low employee turnover - almost all team members who have decided to work with us have been staying with us so far. Therefore most vacant positions are new positions resulting from the growth of our organisation. As they are new position, it is often necessary for new team members "to grow into the role" and to define their exact responsibilities in interaction with the other team members - taking into consideration everyone's strenghts and interests. As opposed to larger organisations, we don't have strong hierarchies and very strict departmental separations of tasks and duties, and you should enjoy working in a fast-paced, "start up" work environment, helping out your colleagues where needed. Even though we are in our 13th year of operations and have become a relevant player in our sector, we have maintained our youthful energy, which is fostering innovation and providing space for professional and personal growth of our team members.
If you don't find any suitable positions advertised on this page, but you think you can be a valuable asset to our team, you can always email your resume and motivation letter to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

>>Full-time position - Program coordinator and supporting international volunteers in Zanzibar

Available from: immediately/July 2019

Your role would be to work alongside a small local team in rural Zanzibar as a coordinator of program activities related to environmental conservation and grassroutes community development, and to provide support to foreign volunteers. You will be the link between foreign volunteers, our local support team and partnering local organisation such as a farmer's cooperative, trying to make sure that all stakeholders feel equally involved and happy about how the program is carried out.

You should feel comfortable to provide customer service, even dealing with young and travel-inexperienced participants who are outside of their comfort zone and possibly going through major culture shocks. You should be able to understand their concerns and support them during their learning process.

You will also be in charge to manage an 18 bed volunteer accommodation (check-ins, check-outs, cleanliness, maintenance, quality standards of services delivered, e.g. food), working with a small local team.

This job requires a high level of people skills, intercultural skills and the ability to understand and bring together a wide array of different interests and positions.

You should ideally stay in the villages of Muungoni or Kitogani, so that you can be fully accepted by the local communities as being "a part of them" (which means you must respect the norms of a conservative rural Muslim society), or in the nearby beach village of Paje from where you can easily reach the project location by public transport within 20 minutes.

A professional background in biology, ecology, forestry, intercultural communication, development work and other related subjects is of advantage, but not an absolute must. In case you have such qualification, you can of course use it and focus on these aspects as part of the program.

You should be able to clearly communicate in English with people who are non-native speakers (e.g. volunteers from Germany, Denmark, France) and who only have a very basic level of English (e.g. farmers from the villages). Skills of the Swahili language are of big advantage, but not an absolute necessity.

Please email your resume and motivation letter to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. This is a fully paid position.


>>Full-time position - Program Developer in Japan: Sustainable Eco/cultural Travel in a Rural Region

Available from: July 2019
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic creative individual who is thinking "outside of the box of conventional tourism", but still has the ability to come to realistic and implementable solutions, taking into consideration the interests of several stakeholders.
This position is offered in cooperation between a Regional Tourism Association of Japan and World Unite! and is sponsored by the Japanese government. The idea is to increase the number of foreign, young travelers coming to the region, which is facing a decline in tourist numbers, population size and has problems with an aging population, by implementing innovative concepts of niche tourism, including volunteering programs, Working Holiday programs and eco-tourism outdoor programs, targeting foreign markets.    
The ideal candidate has a solid understanding of Japanese culture, but still the ability to see Japan from the point of view of an "outsider", and can spot opportunities how value can be created. He or she should be familiar with the concepts of sustainable tourism.
You would spend around 6-9 months per year at the office of the Regional Tourism Association and the remaining time at our office in Tokyo. You would work closely with the Japanese team of the Regional Tourism Association and other local stakeholders, such as farmer's cooperatives, environmentalists, universities etc, and with our Japanese and international World Unite! team.
Your tasks will be:
  • to design, evaluate and implement concepts related to sustainable niche tourism, attracting foreign tourists to a rural Japanese area, from a first idea to a finished "product"
  • to work with and consider the interests of many local stakeholders and to create strong bonds with them, communicating in Japanese
  • to work with the Japanese and international World Unite! team in English and Japanese
  • to create and implement marketing concepts in English
Required skills:
  • Fluency in Japanese (min. N2 level) and English (min B2 level), including writing skills in both languages
  • Minimum BA Degree in Tourism, Business, Intercultural Communications or other relevant university-level degree
  • Ability to work independently and result-oriented
  • Creative and unconventional thinking
  • Self-motivated and positive personality
  • Having strong communication skills, dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders with different expectations and from cultural backgrounds
  • Having a solid understanding of cultural differences between local stakeholders and foreign guest and the ability to communicate these differences to all parties involved
  • It is ok if you have just recently graduated from university and if you don't have a lot of practical work experience in the field, as long as the other required skills are met.
Please email your resume and motivation letter to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. This is a fully paid position. Remuneration will be according to your level of expertise and is negotiable. 

>>Part-time position (20 hours/week): Share House Operations in Tokyo

Available from: immediately
We are looking for an individual to be in charge of the implementation of operations processes and maintenance of a share house. The share house is located in a central Tokyo and is accommodating around 50 young, foreign participants of our programs.
Your tasks will be:
  • to follow a weekly plan of scheduled activities related to keeping the share house in a tidy and proper condition, e.g. clearing shared fridges, removing trash and personal items from communal spaces, updating cleaning plans
  • to prepare for and do check-ins and check-outs (making beds, washing bed sheets, preparing arrival documents, following check-in and check-out quality control procedures)
  • to check cleanliness, to communicate with cleaning team and do corrective measures
  • to notice possible improvements of operations procedures and communicate with management
  • to make small repairs of furniture and installations, including decorative repairs, e.g. painting, fixing wallpaper etc. in a quick and timely manner
Required skills:
  • DIY skills and experience
  • Proactive individual who can notice by himself/herself what needs to be done to maintain the expected quality standards
  • Ability to work in a quick, reasonable and result-oriented way, understanding our priorities
  • Ability to communicate in English. Japanese not needed.
  • Reliable and physically fit
  • Being of Japanese nationality or holding a visa which allows you to work in Japan
Please email your resume and motivation letter to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. This position is paid per hour.

>> Student Internships with World Unite!

Available: throughout the year
We can regularly offer internships at World Unite! to students and graduates of related subject areas such as tourism, ethnology, international relations, ecology, media production, communications, business etc., primarily at our offices in Japan, Tanzania and Germany.
If you are interested kindly email your resume and motivation letter to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.
For internships of 3 months or longer, we usually provide free accommodation and a pocket money.

>> English language teacher in Cochabamba/Bolivia

Available from: immediately
This position is with our partner language school in Cochabamba/Bolivia that is looking for a teacher of English as a foreign language. 
You should have work experience as an English teacher and be able to teach English as a foreign language on an advanced level.
The language school is offering free accommodation and free meals in exchange for teaching 25 lessons per week. Any extra hours will be paid.
If you are interested kindly email your resume and motivation letter to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

>> German language teacher in Cochin/India

Available from: immediately 
This position is with our partner language school in Fort Cochin/India that is looking for a teacher of German as a foreign language.
The institute offers courses at A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels in German (From beginners to effective operational proficiency level). It prepares candidates for the Goethe and OSD exams. The institute provides only small group and one to one classes to ensure thorough learning and preparation for the exam, ranging from 5 to 10 students. The learning process, therefore, is intensive, progress rather fast and regular class attendance by all learners a must. At present there are 4 teachers from Germany at the institute.
The Language Institute gives primary importance to application of the living language and learners are immersed in the language as used by native speakers. In the initial stage, the main focus is on sounds and structures; more comprehensive vocabulary building only sets in after learners have come to grips with the basic principles of the language.
Studying a language is seen an active process that implies the student's involvement in all four competencies - reading, writing, listening and speaking. The institute uses state-of-the-art teaching methods and materials to make sure that the students become self-reliant learners and can independently develop their skills once they graduate from the institute.
The institute is looking for candidates who can teach German at the A-Levels. English skills are an advantage, as in the institute elementary German is mainly taught in English. You will be guided and assisted by experienced teachers. The institute offers safe accommodation and a reasonable stipend for Indian standards to cover your living expenses. You should be willing to stay for one year. 50% of a two way flight ticket can also be paid as part of the offer.
Besides German, French is offered at levels A1, A2 and B1 at the language institute. Dutch is offered at A1 level.
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