Working with World Unite!
>>Full-time position - Program coordinator and supporting international volunteers in Zanzibar
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.
>>Full-time position - Program Developer in Japan: Sustainable Eco/cultural Travel in a Rural Region
- 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
- 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.
>>Part-time position (20 hours/week): Share House Operations in Tokyo
- 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
- 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