African Impact

Marine Conservation Coordinator

The Zanzibar team are looking for a proactive, confident coordinator for the Marine Conservation project.

The Zanzibar team are looking for a proactive, confident coordinator for the Marine Conservation project. This is a 2-3 month post and an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience in marine biology, environment, and/or conservation to get hands-on experience in conservation, community, and volunteer management.

They will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the project and actively seek to manage volunteers, coordinators and work with the local community. This role requires someone who can set a positive example for all volunteers, with particular emphasis on marine conservation, data analysis, community awareness, and engagement.

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

The project period is April-July 2023 (some flexibility on the start date)

Must have:

· University degree (ideally in marine and/or conservation field)

· Knowledge/experience within the field of marine biology, environment, and/or conservation

· Experience collecting, analyzing and presenting quantitative data to a range of stakeholders


1. Planning – ensuring people and projects are prepared in advance:

- Complete the weekly schedule and take the lead on all logistical planning including the allocation of staff, volunteers, vehicles, boat hire and projects

- Prepare new volunteers for the duration of their stay by going through their orientation and induction

- Make suggestions on how to develop and implement changes to the projects

2. Doing – day-to-day project involvement & reporting

- Lead the daily project activities and preparation, especially to coach and encouraging volunteers. Activities will include: leading dolphin monitoring sessions, conducting ethical boat driver training workshops, helping volunteers to prepare activities for Conservation Club, helping to teach at Conservation Club, conducting eco-bricking workshops, beach clean-ups, coral reef monitoring, and helping with fish-monitoring sessions

- Ensure that all data is inputted onto our data-logging sheets at the end of each week.

- Conduct data analysis and create insightful reports for the Base Manager, community partners, and volunteers to show the impact of the project

- Manage day-to-day issues with project activities, volunteers, team members, and community partners and resolve these issues in an effective way, seeking assistance from the Base Manager where necessary

3. Reviewing – continuous improvement of the project & volunteer experience

- Gather feedback from volunteers, community partners, and colleagues on what’s going well and not going so well on the projects

- Integrate feedback into the continuous improvement of the projects


· Accommodations at the volunteer house

· 3 meals per day

· Monthly stipend

· Visa

· One return flight