Volunteer Positions and other Opportunities at Kasanka National Park

The Kasanka Trust has always relied heavily of the work of volunteers and we remain extremely grateful for their support.

Please see below for our current available positions . You can apply by filling out the form, and we will get back to you once your application has been reviewed.

Tourism Manager

Time frame: Two years
Start Date: Immediately

We are looking for a young and enthusiastic Tourism Manager to oversee and proactively manage the tourism for three lodges within a national park. You will be a senior member of the general management team, with a specific responsibility to manage and develop the current tourism product through excellent front of house management, staff training, management of resources, liaison with marketing and booking agents, and provision of financial management to name a few areas. 

Required Qualifications and Experience: Experience in running tourism facilities and accommodation in a remote setting; Management experience; Business experience; Marketing experience for the domestic and international market; Excellent written and spoken English communication skills; Computer and internet literate including web page update; Drivers licence (and experience driving on bush roads).

Optional but Desired Qualifications and Experience: Outgoing and good with guests; Forwarding thinking and able to plan; Very organised; Good with stock management.

Important Additional Requirements: Zambia work permit or Residency; Willingness to live in a remote area; Team player; Can do and problem-solving attitude; Personal interest in tourism and conservation; Able to handle responsibility. 

How to apply: Please email the following to hr@kasankanationalpark.com by 20th February 2019: a cover letter explaining how you would suit this position, and what you could contribute towards Kasanka Trust, your up to date CV with the contact details (email addresses) of three referees.

Volunteer Tourism Assistant

Time frame: 3 months
Start Date: October

We’re looking for a volunteer who loves the African bush and working with people. October to December is our busiest tourism season, and this person needs to be able to work hand in hand with the Tourism Manager to make this busy time run smoothly. Work will include helping at reception, administration, stock management, and bar duty. This volunteer must be adaptable and easy to work with! The trust can offer accommodation on site and the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an amazing environment.

Fundraising and Communications Officer

Time frame: Three years
Start Date: Immediately

This is a full-time three-year position based in Lusaka, with regular trips to the headquarters in Kasanka National Park. The Fundraising and Communication Officer would report to the Trust’s General Manager and work closely with the other senior management staff. For more information on the specific ToR, please contact hr@kasankanationalpark.com.

Required Qualifications and Experience: Degree: A bachelor level education with preference for a degree in marketing, advertising,  communications or similar; Experience: Solid experience in fundraising and grant writing with demonstrated prior success in fundraising for an organisation similar to KTL. Demonstrate significant experience in communication with modern tools; IT and software: Proficient in all mainstream software as well as desktop publishing and website-creation software and social media; Skills: Excellent English writing skills (need to submit sample of document written).

Optional but Desired Qualifications and Experience: Outgoing personality, prepared to travel extensively, etc.; Knowledge of Zambia, parks, other languages, network of potential financiers, etc.; Good contacts with funders, government departments and other NGOs.

Important Additional Requirements: Willingness to travel frequently and work in a remote area with less than optimal living and working conditions; Prepared to work closely with the senior management staff in Kasanka National Park and the KTL Board of Trustees.

How to apply

Please email the following to hr@kasankanationalpark.com by 31st January 2019 (EXTENDED): a cover letter explaining how you would suit this position, and what you could contribute towards Kasanka Trust, your up to date CV with the contact details (email addresses) of three referees.

Volunteer Application Form

Before applying, it's important to note that volunteers will have to cover the cost of their living whilst at Kasanka. They will have to make their own way to Lusaka, but from there Kasanka can assist in organising their transport to the national park. All volunteer experiences are unique and details will be arranged with Kasanka management prior to commencement.

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