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Veterinarian/Veterinary Nurse - Rescue

Views 2034 Conservation Jobs Application Deadline: Thursday, 10 November 2016


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   

Education/Work Experience:


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

Other requirements:

  • 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 with the job title in the subject line. Application deadline: 10 November 2016.   


Lilongwe Wildlife Trust



Application Deadline

Thursday, 10 November 2016

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