Location: Dawasamu, Fiji
Type of role: Permanent (min 1 year contract)
Start date: June 2022
Speciality: teaching, early childhood development, public health, sustainability, water scarcity, community-led conservation

About you

You are passionate about tackling social and environmental issues, from health and education to conservation and climate change, and believe that how we measure and understand impact is critical to ensuring the protection and preservation of our planet and that no population is left behind.

You are a self-starter who rolls up your sleeves to get things done, and enjoys tackling a wide variety of tasks as part of your day-to-day. You are looking for an opportunity that will allow you to engage, and build relationships, with like-minded people from all over the globe.

What you will do and how you will grow

GVI develops and leads community programs that aim to assist local communities by actively engaging with important issues that impact their quality of life, such as access to fresh water, access to childhood education, and access to public health information. Our Fiji (Dawasamu) hub is located on the main island of Viti Levu in the district of Dawasamu defined by dense jungle and volcanic mountain sides. In partnership with the local community and other local partners our work focuses on assessing environmental impacts, enriching available education, and solving basic infrastructure issues through improvement initiatives.

The goal of the Social Impact Manager is to deliver ethical and impactful community programs and manage the hub’s research and impact reporting. The role reports to the hub’s Program Manager and is supported by GVI’s global Social Impact Director. You will engage with our participants, ensure the hub has robust data collection and reporting systems in place, liaise with local partners, and write reports to communicate project results.


  • Lead and support field staff, volunteers and interns to deliver project activities successfully
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating strong work ethic and respect for different perspectives and cultures
  • Day-to-day liaising with local partners to build and maintain relationships, ensuring projects are locally-led and have maximum positive impact
  • Write up project concept documents and impact frameworks that outline project goals, short and long-term outcomes, expected outputs, proposed activities and required resources
  • Develop a monitoring strategy and oversee daily impact and research data collection
  • Deliver participant training workshops and oversee participants’ participation in project work and/or research supervision
  • Conduct project evaluations and write up local impact reports including results and lessons learnt for each project
  • Develop content that champions local voices and thought pieces on important community and conservation issues, drive fundraising initiatives for local partners
  • Provide information and data relating to research, impact and ethics to Marketing, Sales and Finance teams in Central Support
  • Own overall impact of the Dawasamu operations

GVI is a platform for personal growth and transformation. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at GVI, they are essential to our organisation’s success. In addition to providing training and mentorship, we empower our teams to learn by doing and get involved in small, ad hoc teams that often involve people from across the business.


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in program evaluation, monitoring and evaluation, international development, sociology or equivalent. Relevant experience will be considered in place of a degree.
  • First aid qualifications also advantageous.


  • Analyzing and managing large sets of impact-related data and proven ability to leverage data to inform decision-making and implement change.
  • Present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral, including strong storytelling abilities.
  • Organised and able to set up systems for managing data, processes and information.
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written), with speaking ability in Fijian being an advantage.

Desired experience

  • Community development work at remote locations in different regions
  • Experience in participatory design and action research advantageous
  • Working with national government agencies, NGOs, communities, social enterprises, academics, working with students or volunteers advantageous
  • Managing research programs and developing research protocols
  • Impact management, or monitoring and evaluation
  • Training others or teaching and communicating technical information to non-technical audiences

The successful applicant must comply with GVI’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy and Employment Code of Conduct.

Salary package

Monthly cash salary depending on experience and qualifications. Additional benefits:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Working equipment and materials including computer, internet and base mobile phone
  • For international employees, we also offer a flight stipend and cover any visa costs

Additionally, we provide 

  • The ability to rotate across our different locations bi-annually, growing and learning across stakeholders, programs and partners.
  • A highly collaborative, flat, and entrepreneurial organisation that provides the platform to make an impact on day one.
  • A global team that is uniquely talented, passionate and fun.
  • Engagement with stimulating conservation projects across various industries, geographies, and types of project partners.
  • A deep commitment to improving diversity, equity, inclusion.
  • Competitive salary and career development opportunities.

About GVI

We are a multi-award-winning social enterprise on a mission to build a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference. We run all our own sustainable development programs in 13 countries worldwide aligned to the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

To ensure we are truly having a lasting positive impact, we partner with local governmental and non-governmental organisations on the ground. More than 35,000 participants have either volunteered, interned, or studied abroad with us over the course of our 21 years in operation, and most have noted the experience as ‘life-changing.’

Our programs can be found at gviworld.com

To apply

Please submit your application to: https://gvi.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=35

Your application should include: CV/ a resume and a cover letter that provides responses to the following questions:

  • What drew you to this role, and which part are you most excited about?
  • Tell us about what community development topics you are experienced or interested in?
  • What do you foresee as the challenges of measuring social impact?