Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is recruiting! Please also see below for current positions and those 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


This role is ideal for someone looking to gain communications experience in an environmental charity that is having a genuine impact in the conservation world. The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, be passionate about wildlife and have an enthusiastic, can-do attitude. You’ll be a self-starter, but also able to follow direction within a team and you’ll see a tight deadline or a change in plan as an exciting challenge. 

Key responsibilities

  • Researching content across all projects – wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, wildlife law enforcement, education and research - and writing stories for the blog
  • Liaising with all team members, including the veterinarian, legal, education and research departments – includes opportunities to visit field sites around Malawi
  • Managing the website
  • Writing press releases
  • Creating and curating content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media channels 
  • Assisting with marketing strategies
  • Assisting with campaigns, such as our Stop Wildlife Crime campaign
  • Event coordination
  • Supporting the Communications and Marketing Manager in her role

Accommodation, food, airport transfers and all work-related transport are provided. The role is for 3-6 months, starting as soon as possible. Closing date for applications is 20/04/18.  Please send your CV, cover letter and examples of your writing to



Malawi Wildlife Trust (UK charity reg.  1176185) and Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (Malawi CONGOMA reg. C466/2009) are seeking a vibrant individual to join the management team in Malawi. The Programmes Manager will support the Programmes Director to oversee the Trust’s projects and will also manage the partnerships, volunteer and visitor programmes and their associated staff.  Maximising support and ultimately income will be a key focus of the role, and the perfect candidate will be a mature self-starter and an excellent people manager and team player with tons of positive energy and a can-do attitude. They will have a passion for wildlife, enjoy being ‘hands-on’ as well as working behind a desk, excel at building partnerships and relish the opportunity of generating income for a charity that is having a significant impact in the conservation world.


This job would be most suitable for fundraisers looking for additional project management experience but those who have a passion for wildlife and have worked in the corporate world in e.g client development/sales and marketing with a proven track record of building partnerships are also welcome to apply.  A minimum of 5 years work experience is required and, if applying from outside Malawi, experience of living overseas is preferable.

Find out more about the charities' work at  To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Closing date for applications  13 January 2018.


LWT's Research Program has field based projects in Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve (VMWR), Nyika National Park (NNP), as well as captive based studies at the LWC, focusing primarily on primates. Our recent project augments our Primate Reintroduction Project previously based in Kasungu NP and is now expanding to VMWR and NNP. We are conducting three primate projects; 1) primate and habitat assessment of VMWR; 2) samango monkey census and genetics study in NNP and 3) a primate reintroduction project in VMWR. 

We are looking for someone to coordinate the VMWR Primate Census Project. We are developing a census of the yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) and vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) populations to 1) inform biodiversity of the park, and 2) to inform the primate reintroduction project.

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The Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is seeking an outgoing, detail oriented individual to join the Wildlife Centre as our new Volunteer Coordinator. If you are great with people, love wildlife and want to make a difference, come join our team! This position is a minimum 6-month commitment with food and accommodation provided. Entry visa, work permit and plane travel is not provided. If you are looking to gain new skills in leadership, management and to work with amazing and dedicated wildlife volunteers and professionals - this could be the job for you! 

Please email your CV and interest to  



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).  


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