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Safari assistant wanted in Maun

SAFARI ASSISTANT

Overview
The Safari Assistant works closely with a Consultant who together provide a highly valued service to agents and suppliers of Safari Destinations. The main purpose of this job is to provide high level administrative support to the consultant with whom they work in order to provide excellent and timeous service to our agents.

Under the supervision of the Consultant, the Safari Assistant contacts Safari Destination’s suppliers to check on availability for bookings, makes provisional bookings with suppliers, confirms bookings and follows through on ensuring supplier invoices are received, checked and processed for payment. The job encumbent also liaise with suppliers with regards to any special guest requests. The Safari Assistant is also responsible for entering of quotes onto Tour Plan the reservations system used as well as preparing, sending and filing of all other related material. Once every 5 to 6 weeks, the job incumbent will also be required to do duty week-end and be on standby duties, conducting a meet and greet service to travellers through the Maun airport

Requirements
Please note that you are asked to first submit your CV whereafter you will be sent an application form to complete. This should be returned within 2 working days. Please note that due to the urgency of filling the posts available, the company will be working with application forms as they are received. Applicants are therefore encouraged to submit as soon as possible. The company will process all applications as viable applications will be kept on file for future vacancies.

Company profile
Our vision is: Proudly local, passionate and dynamic, together we create inspiring travel experiences, enriching lives for all. Safari Destinations is the largest destination management company in Botswana. We liase with agents around the world, representing clients who wish to holiday in Botswana and Zimbabwe. The company provides expert destination knowledge about these two countries and up to date specialist product
knowledge on the different suppliers in terms of inter alia the accommodation and food, activities and overall experience offered. This efficient and effective service is highly valued by our agents for whom we are an extension of their office. We also offer a meet and greet service for travellers travelling through the Maun Airport, trouble shooting where necessary, taking the worry out of travelling. The company has a strong community focus, encouraging staff to get involved in community projects as well as urging travellers and other companies to donate funds for community development. We have a strong development focus for our staff, offering training and promotional opportunities where possible, seeking to fill vacancies from amongst our staff first before recruiting externally. We benchmark our remuneration and benefits against other in the safari industry.

Benefits
A competitive salary; medical 50% company contribution; leave 18 working days; gratuity; company sponsorship in social and team building events; birthday vouchers with opportunities for advancement based on performance and company contribution.

Closing date and application instructions
Closing Date :14 December 2018

Applicants please email to:recruitment@safaridestinations.net

Location
Maun

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