Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is recruiting! Please also see below for current job positions and those that will become vacant in the future, including the dates that job 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.

The Primate Reintroduction Project aims to assess how reintroductions increase welfare for rescued and rehabilitated primates. We are looking for a motivated Primate Release Research Assistant who will conduct the pre-release data collection and monitoring phase of this project on a troop of vervet monkeys in preparation for their release into the wild in early 2019. This position is voluntary and will be based at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. This position is perfect for someone who wants to gain research experience, especially with primates.


We are looking for a Field Research Assistant to conduct the field research for LWT’s Samango Monkey Research Project. This project aims to clarify the genetic status and population distribution of Cercopithecus mitis in Malawi and make recommendations for conservation management. It has been successfully running since March and we are looking for someone to finish out the field season. This is a short-term 2-month position but there is a possibility of the job extending, depending on funding.


For the most conservation jobs, see Conservation Careers. For more environmental jobs, please see