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The wild animal rescue unit will assist wild animals in distress through providing services including, but not limited to: mobile veterinary and husbandry services; confiscation of illegally captive and/or mistreated wild animals; mobile awareness and community sensitization services; in-situ wildlife emergency response (WERU); in-situ human-wildlife conflict resolution and advice.
This position is for a mature, confident person who can triage in an emergency situation, quickly prioritize independently, and make a quick plan. The schedule will be on-call and is therefore unpredictable so the person will need to be flexible and help out in other departments as required. There is a significant husbandry component to this position.
Estimated time requirement: 75% - Wildlife Rescue Unit 25% - Assisting with cases at the LWC veterinary clinic
Fully qualified veterinarian OR Registered veterinary nurse (in home country) 3-4 years clinical experience, wildlife/exotics a plus Comfortable manually restraining a variety of species including birds, reptiles, small primates, small mammals, experience with feral species a plus
Attended a capture course for African wildlife OR sanctuary/zoological/rescue experience Experience with Dan-Inject capture systems
- Ability work independently and lead a small team for rescues and confiscations
- Knowledge of basic husbandry and diet of commonly occurring species in Malawi
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Creative with the ability to think fast on your feet Physically fit with the ability to lift 25 kg
- Driving license with the ability to drive manual transmission Experience living and working in Africa a plus
This position will be based in Lilongwe at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, but a significant portion of time may be spent responding to call-outs.
Benefits: Housing and basic food provided, along with a local stipend
Flight costs will be reimbursed after one year
To apply, please send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing (a) cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) contact details for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line. Application deadline: 10 November 2016.