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>>Full-time position - Program coordinator and supporting international volunteers in Zanzibar
Your role would be to work at a beach location in Zanzibar as a coordinator of program activities related to environmental conservation and to provide support to foreign volunteers. You will be the link between foreign volunteers and our local partnering organisations, 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. 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 and to oversee some construction works of a near building which is currently under construction.
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.
A professional background in social work, education, psychology, intercultural communication, or possibly (marine) biology, ecology, development work and other related subjects is of advantage, but not an absolute must.
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.