Business Work Experience, Business Sabbatical, Business Volunteering Abroad, Career Enhancement, Career Development

Business & NGO Management - Johannesburg

This placement offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalised world and to learn practical skills that will enable you to work in business, social enterprise and NGOs.

Your placement will address the theories of business development, but actively examines how business development works practically in the field working at and with a Vocational Impact project partner.

You will be able to analyse in detail how business projects and models are designed, implemented and managed and make a real impact.

The placement is designed to mobilise people to actively take part in their own project and interests and relate these to a practical and real-life environment. The business & NGO placement equips the volunteer with the understanding of the role that NGOs can play in promoting social and economic progress.

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> You will work directly with the director and stakeholders to understand the key operations from the inside of an international NGO on the front line of HIV/AIDS care. 

> You will learn NGO approaches to difficult business challenges, and work on development plans, including governance, finance, sustainability, policy writing and community impact.

> You will develop an understanding of the political and economical influences on an international NGO. 

> You will help raise awareness by increasing the profile and spreading the key messages, work, development and successes. This will give you valuable experience in building and implementing marketing and fundraising campaigns and build valuable relationships to enhance their network of funders. 

> You will develop your content and communication management skills to create donor campaigns and promote messages throughout target networks and communities.

CSR, Career Development, Career Enhancement, Volunteer Abroad, Business and NGO Management

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> Being able to sit in the main office of an internationally known charity

> Got to help with the funding aspects and processes 

> Meeting and researching new prospective donors

> Preparing for world AIDS day and events with corporate partners 

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✔︎ Accommodation - You will stay in a shared, fully- equipped volunteer cottage

✔︎ Meals - You will eat with the residents and experience local South Africa food.

✔︎ 30 + hours of interactive cross-cultural training and practice

✔︎ Certificate of Learning - proof this is not a holiday!

✔︎ Support - we got you from start to finish.

✔︎ Transportation - Airport drop off and collection. Plus all placement related transport (to and from partner NGOs)

✔︎ Experience of a lifetime - no exaggeration!

✔︎ Vocational Impact International Development donation (at least 20% of your fee goes direct to the project)
** From £57 per day **

This is a self-funded experience. Vocational Impact are a registered charity and fundraising initiative encouraging sustainable international development with all of our project partners.

Therefore you will pay an all-inclusive fee, which will include a donation.

We offer fundraising advice and have lots of resources to share with you.
✗ Flights

✗ Tourist Visa

✗ Travel Insurance

✗ Spending Money
“It’s been a humbling experience, where I have helped the charity develop strategies that will enable increased donations. I used my BA(Hons) degree in Business Management to solve problems and support the operations as well as marketing” Shane, Queen Margaret University, Business Management and Leadership

"Volunteers have been helping our project partner in Johannesburg with policy, compliance, accounts, budgets, website content, marketing and digital development. This is where the real need is, and this is where students and professionals can apply their experience and education to help and support others'. Jacob, University of West England (UWE), Maths 

"We loved how Vocational Impact works, and wanted to support their mission to help others. We fundraised our entire fee, which we knew covered our in-country costs and directly helped the project we stayed at in Johannesburg" Kitty and Helen, University of Hamburg
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