Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is recruiting! We are looking for a Wildlife Attorney, Veterinarian – Sanctuary, and a Rescue & Rehabilitation Management Assistant 

Please also see below for positions that will become vacant in the future, including the dates that applications will be accepted again. Unfortunately due to the high volume of prospective applications received, we may not be able to respond to every email and whilst we will keep your details on file you will still need to actively re-apply during the application period.

In the meantime you can find out more about our volunteer programme here

Veterinarian – Sanctuary

The Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is seeking a creative, mature, problem-solving sanctuary veterinarian. The successful candidate will not only have a deep knowledge of clinical veterinary medicine, he/she will be an innovator who can tackle challenges and solve them, a skilled manager of staff, research and resources and a visionary who can make continuous improvements to the organization. 

He/she will supervise the veterinary clinic, performing all necessary veterinary medical procedures, actively managing staff and supervising on-site veterinary research projects. The Sanctuary Vet will work closely with the LWT’s Head Veterinarian and the Conservation Research Veterinarian. However, it is expected that the Sanctuary Veterinarian will have the experience to run the LWC Veterinary Clinic independently.  The Sanctuary Veterinarian will be expected to: 

  • Provide and improve where necessary, high quality veterinary medical care to all sanctuary animals. This includes internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, emergency medicine, clinical pathology, and pathology. 
  • Identify and supervise veterinary research projects to improve medical management of sanctuary animals; improve pre-release disease testing protocols, and improve nutrition of sanctuary residents. 
  • Review, and as necessary, amend existing veterinary protocols, including preventative health care, immobilization, and pathology. 
  • Develop training materials for continuing professional development for LWC staff.
  • Develop and deliver practical skills training modules in Wildlife Medicine for 3rd and 4th year Malawian veterinary students. 

This is a two-year position with a six month probation period.

Recognized degree in Veterinary Medicine
2-3 years clinical practice with primary care responsibility
Demonstrate proficiency in surgery and anesthesia
Experience managing staff                                      
Experience managing a veterinary clinic or similar

Graduate degree (MSc, etc.) a plus                                                                    
Experience with wildlife capture a plus                                                                
Teaching experience a plus

On-site housing provided, individual occupancy 
Meals provided 6 days/week
One flight home annually (in-bound flight covered after 6 month probation period) Visa costs
Competitive in-country stipend, amount based on relevant experience

To apply, please send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“firstlast.pdf”) in PDF format containing (a) cover letter*, (b) CV, and (c) contact details for two references to with the job title in the subject line. Application deadline: 15 March 2017.

*In your cover letter, please answer the following questions: 

  1. Why do you want to work at the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust?
  2. What you are your particular research interests? 
  3. Please comment on your experience managing staff and running the day to day operations of a clinic or similar department. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with suitable candidates interviewed as soon as they are identified. 

Wildlife Attorney – Specialist 

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) is looking for a fully qualified lawyer to act as project manager for our wildlife justice programme which is being implemented in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife and other Government partners. The position is for up to 2 years, based at our Lilongwe office. All suitable candidates will be fully qualified barristers who hold full legal degrees. A minimum of 10 years of legal practice, post bar, is essential; and all suitable candidates must also demonstrate experience of managing organised crime cases and adopting legal advisory roles. Dedication and a passion for wildlife conservation/welfare is paramount. Analytical and organizational skills are needed in addition to evidence of outstanding problem solving ability and effective team and project leadership.

For more information and to apply for the post please email: and include a full CV and covering letter. Deadline for application is 15th March 2017. LWT will only respond to those candidates that have been selected for interview.  

Rescue & Rehabilitation Management Assistant, Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is looking for a Rescue & Rehabilitation Management Assistant. This is a training position under the supervision and guidance of the Rescue and Rehabilitation Manager (RRM). The Rescue and Rehabilitation Management Assistant (RRMA) assists and supports the RRM in all aspects of the daily management of the rescue and rehabilitation process of the LWC animals. To do so the RRMA must be independent and self motivated and have the ability and confidence to develop him/ herself to deliver exceptional animal welfare standards and ensure that LWC’s animals are afforded the highest possible levels of care and rehabilitation at all times.

Please note that only candidates with the Malawian nationality will be considered for this position (no International applicants).



We’re offering a 2-3 month internship to start as soon as possible for a budding journalist/copywriter who wants to come out to Malawi and write fabulous blogs and articles for us, working on all sorts of stories from wildlife rescues to the illegal wildlife trade cases. You will need to be reasonably web savvy, and write for different audiences and publications such as our website, social media and local newspapers.  Food, airport transfers and accommodation covered, with flights, visas and insurance at your own expense. Please send your CV and a few examples of your work to, and if you don’t have examples we can give you some assignments to work on. 

Marketing & Communications Officer, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust

This position is now filled until January 2018. Applications will open again in September 2017.

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