The Planting Revolution, One Million Children Campaign - Project Management

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Securing Water for Food - Global Internships
61 Barkston Drive, Blairgowrie, 2194 Randburg
Johannesburg, MI
Posted: May 10 2016
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Unpaid

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Social Impact Internship Program
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Summer, Fall and Spring Internships Available


Reel Gardening, an industry changing for profit, social enterprise, seeks senior or masters level students who are passionate about social impact and food security, want to work in a dynamic start-up on project-based work that contributes to business growth and scalability, and wants to play an active role in helping the company to "spread the planting revolution."

Reel Gardening, through its Social Impact Internship Program, can ensure the assignment of challenging projects and tasks, provide an industry relevant real-life experience, and give interns the chance to be an active part of and play a meaningful role in a social enterprise that is reaching 300,000+ school and family beneficiaries in South Africa.

As noted, this position is located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Visit our website for more information and to learn more about the impact that we are having and how you can contribute to the work we are doing.

Reel Gardening is a Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development innovator/awardee. For more information, visit

The projects undertaken by Reel Gardening interns will add value and directly contribute to the scaling and growth of the company.

About the Company:

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Reel Gardening is a for profit, social enterprise that has developed a unique seed system that can be grown into a vegetable or herb garden in nearly any climate. The company has/has had business partnerships and/or work with Unilever, Richard Branson, Coca-Cola, Sappi, Exclusive Books, Total, Chartered Wealth Solutions, and others.

About the Volunteer Position:

This is a 12-18 month unpaid, volunteer position. Peace Corp volunteers are encouraged to apply. Housing/accommodations, living stipend and travel expenses are expected to be shouldered by the candidate or sponsoring organization.


Reel Gardening will accept applications on a rolling basis, however interviews (Skype or Google Hangout) for this position as early as May 19 and May 20. Start date will be determined by Reel Gardening and the selected candidate.


Scope of Work:

Reel Gardening will be working in partnership with SABC 2 Education to launch The Planting Revolution Campaign. This Campaign will see 26 Roadshows, featuring a number of South African celebrities, around the country over the course of about a year. Each Roadshow will target a number of schools and seek to educate learners about the benefits of joining the planting revolution.

Reel Gardening requires a dynamic volunteer to assist with the management and logistics of these roadshows and ensure that the Reel gardening brand is properly represented.

This campaign will see one million children engaging with an interactive app that collects valuable information for Reel Gardening, as well as coordinating the distribution of prizes. The candidate will need to: 1) Coordinate the logistics around the distribution of prizes and management of the Reel Gardening elements of the campaign; and 2) Manage all the data collected by the apps and present statistics that Reel Gardening can use to improve the campaign and structure future campaigns.


General Skills Needed:

- Logistics
- Data management
- Statistics
- Communication
- Understanding of brand identity
- Working within a developing country
- Independence
- Report writing
- Project management
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Candidates, who are expected to work at a minimum Monday through Thursday, will have the intellectual capacity, higher order thinking skills, and independent work ethic to deliver on clearly defined expectations, goals, and outcomes.

What We Require:

- Highly organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
- Fearless – not afraid to be a bold and an outside the box thinker with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Interest in and strong ability to process constructive feedback.
- Love for social impact, a passion for the mission of the organization, and general excitement to learn new skills.


Required - Project Management, Logistics, Communication, Business Acumen, Independence, Report Writing Skills, Highly Organized

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