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Careers @ Jenman African Safaris


Do you have exceptional people skills? Are you a responsible and a self-motivated person with a passion for Africa? Jenman African Safaris - specialists in inbound tour operations - with its Head Office in Kenilworth, Cape Town is looking for qualified individuals to join its progressive travel company, offering an excellent career path for individuals seeking varied and challenging positions within a dynamic and professional environment.

Jenman African Safaris is one of the leading safari travel operators in Southern and East Africa, offering scheduled or tailor-made travel to; South Africa, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland, Tanzania and other fantastic holiday destinations in Africa! This is a family run business based in Cape Town, South Africa - which was founded in 1993 and has grown significantly since then at a steady pace. Jenman African Safaris is well-known for their excellent standards of service, reliability, safety, great value for money and their amazing safaris.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of sending your CV, please consider your application unsuccessful.

LODGE MANAGEMENT COUPLE, HWANGE

Job description:

Position requires planning and leadership in all aspects of lodge administration and function: overseeing day-to-day operations and supervising, motivating and managing staff. Responsibilities include long-term planning, budgets, compliance and insurance, equipment management and maintenance, stock control, troubleshooting, guide management, guest relations, accounts/petty cash/finances, correspondence, kitchen/bar supervision and management.

Skills required:

Must be highly organized team players with strong leadership skills, have high level of computer literacy (especially excel), good written/verbal English, good phone manner, ability to multi-task with excellent knowledge of safari and lodge operations. Must be detail-oriented, have ability to set up and maintain staff and maintenance schedules with strong organizational skills. Must have 3+years experience in lodge management with keen eye on customer service and an attitude to achieve goals timeously, with regular communication with and accountability to head office management.

Starting April 1st, the position is for a couple in an isolated bush-environment (not child-friendly).  Background in hospitality-related fields, pro-guiding, chef training or other relevant experience would be useful.  Non-smokers are preferred.

Please email a motivational letter indicating salary requirements and your CV (with contactable references) to Sandra(at)remove-this.jenmansafaris.com

RESERVATIONS MANAGER OF TAILOR-MADE (FIT)

We seek a dynamic and motivating Reservations Manager of Tailor-made (FIT) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, to lead an established team of 7 consultants at  Jenman African Safaris, one of the leading safari travel operators in Southern and East Africa.  The team in question is highly experienced in their field, and specialise in creating tailor-made experiences to 11 Southern African countries, including Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Jenman African Safaris head office is based in Kenilworth, Cape Town, and is well-known for their excellent standards of service, reliability, safety, expertise, great value for money and of course, amazing safari experiences.

Skills/Requirements:

- Tourism related degree/diploma

- Proven experience as a manager or team leader

- Strong management and excellent personal skills

- Prior experience as a senior consultant advantageous

- Excellent knowledgeable on Southern African products

- Passionate about outdoor adventure 

- Analytical with attention to detail – must enjoy preparing and reporting on statistics

- Own transport & valid driver’s license

Start date: April 2014The primary purpose of the Reservations Manager of Tailor-made is to provide on-going support to the sales consultants and ensure that the team is motivated, guided and consistently producing a high quality service. The Reservations Manager of Tailor-made will also liaise with different departments that directly affect the consultants (Product, Marketing, Accounts, and Operations) and be responsible for providing performance and statistical information to the Head of Reservations on a regular basis. 

Please email a motivational letter indicating salary requirements and your CV (with contactable references) to Sandra(at)remove-this.jenmansafaris.com

SENIOR SALES CONSULTANT – German Speaking

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about traveling in Africa. If you are someone who is motivated by success and the ability to sell, then we would love to hear from you.

Skills/Requirements:
- Minimum 3-5 years sales experience (Travel diploma/degree advantageous)
-Excellent command of English language plus spoken and written fluency in German and/or French
- Passionate about travel
- Be able to navigate websites quickly and find required info
- Have an excellent knowledge of African geography, which will enable you to sell various Southern African Packages, and develop tailor-made itineraries for local and international FITs
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
- Strong numerical ability for calculating costs
- Have the necessary writing skills to close a sale via e-mail and over the telephone
- Have a good telephone manner and strong communication skills
- Be able to cope under pressure
- Possess excellent organisational skills and be able to multi-task
- Have the ability to work well as part of a team
- In your application let us know why you feel you are suited to apply for this position specializing in Southern African travel

Remuneration: Good basic + commission - Negotiable according to experience and skills

Availability: Immediate 

If you are passionate about the travel industry and seeking a varied and challenging position within a progressive travel company, then send your CV, a motivational letter, salary expectations and contactable references to reception@jenmansafaris.com

If you haven’t had the chance to view our ‘funky’ company video yet, take this opportunity and do so here: http://www.jenmansafaris.com/about-us/african-safaris-videos/videos/meet-the-team-413-min.html

WRITER INTERN

Are you looking to kickstart your 'writing' career? 

Jenman African Safaris are looking for interns who would like to join our company to gain practical travel/tourism related experience.
 
Jenman African Safaris is one of the leading safari travel operators in Southern and East Africa, offering scheduled or tailor-made travel to; South Africa, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland, Tanzania and other fantastic holiday destinations in Africa! This is a family run business based in Cape Town, South Africa - which was founded in 1993 and has grown significantly since then at a steady pace. Jenman African Safaris is well-known for their excellent standards of service, reliability, safety, great value for money and their amazing safaris:

The purpose of our internship is to establish an affective system for continuous development of qualified, skilled and experienced candidates for future appointments and mobility in both the public and private sector.
 
Our requirements are:
 
- Must have valid drivers license
- Be 18 years or older
- Must live in or close to the Southern Suburbs (we are based in Kenilworth)
- Be motivated and driven to excel with excellent written communications
- Have a passion and love for travel and writing
- Have a positive can-do attitude
- Be a South African resident
- Must be a top student (Journalism / Creative Writing)
- Be available for a 6 - 12 month internship              
- Be computer literate on MS Word/Excel & Internet with good typing skills

INTERESTED?  Submit a CV, with a motivational letter and references from your tertiary institution to reception(at)remove-this.jenmansafaris.com and provide certified copies of most recent  academic record/transcript and proof of articles written

This is not a salaried position but the company will pay a monthly stipend which will be discussed with the successful candidate.

Produce our safari videos in Africa for promotional purposes!

Jenman African Safaris stands for quality, reliability, personal service and above all excitement, adventure and those one-of-a-kind exceptional African experiences’ of a lifetime. Africa boasts the most beautiful landscapes, fascinating cultures & traditions as well as the most amazing wildlife which you can’t find elsewhere around the world…

To give our clients an idea of their future safari experience we need a short & captivating video to be created – showing all the fun & adventure our safaris as well as the wildlife, landscapes and diversity.

During your 4-6-month internship you will have the opportunity to join our safaris, get to know the countries and experience the beauty of Africa – FOR FREE!

Your task will be to produce a 5-minute (approx) promotional video of each safari you experience until the end of your internship. Videos are to include images, video images, music and voice recordings etc

Required Skills:
-    Completed a basic course in media or similar
-    Have a passion for filming
-    Be experienced in film production (please be able to provide a past video for us to look at)
-    Be interested in Africa’s flora & fauna as well as the wildlife
-    Enjoy travelling
-    Speak English as your mother tongue (other languages are a bonus)

If you meet any of those requirements and would like to join our safaris (video internship opportunity), please send your letter of motivation, CV and a work sample to reception(at)remove-this.jenmansafaris.com

INTERNSHIP - MARKETING DEPARTMENT

Internship at Jenman African Safaris Marketing Department (German).
Only for German nationals currently studying in Germany

Tasks include:  

  • Updating of Jenman African Safaris’ website with in-house Content Management System (www.jenmansafaris.com, www.safariafrika.de, www.jenman.travel, www.victoriafalls.biz, www.travel2madagascar.com) – no HTML knowledge needed
  • Translating of monthly e-newsletter
  • International Mail Management
  • Assistance when compiling Marketing material: brochures in English & German, Calendars and Postcards
  • Research and writing of webtexts
  • Database Admin & Management
  • General correspondence with clients and agents
  • General marketing tasks and assistance of Marketing department
  • Working on upcoming projects
  • Involvement in Product Department

Languages advantageous – German (this must be your home language, ‘mother tongue’). Email reception(at)remove-this.jenmansafaris.com

GUIDES AND DRIVERS

  • Must be an experienced tour guide with min FGASA 1/THETA accreditation
  • Valid code 8 or 10 license + PDP
  • 1st Aid certificate
  • Valid passport
  • DEAT registered
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good cooking skills
  • English-speaking
  • Other languages advantageous: German/Spanish
  • Excellent knowledge of Southern African areas, cultures and surroundings

Only experienced and registered guides will be considered.

Full time & Freelance - very competitive rates

 

If you are interested in any of these fantastic opportunities, send your CV, certificates, contactable references, a motivational letter and salary expectations with your application.

 

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