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Media and Marketing Intern - African Bat Conservation Malawi

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Media and Marketing Intern - African Bat Conservation Malawi

Conservation Research Africa (CRAs) is a charity in England and Wales that conducts and supports applied research to inform conservation and wildlife management in Africa. Based in Malawi, CRAs flagship project is African Bat Conservation which conducts applied research, conservation and education to bring bats to the conservation agenda and conserve bat populations in Africa. Find out more about our work here:

We are currently recruiting for a Marketing and Media Intern to assist us in developing our public profile and outreach. The position is primarily based in our research camp in Liwonde National Park with some time spent in the capital city Lilongwe.  


  • Keeping current and potential supporters up to date with the activities of ABC maintaining the website; use of social media channels and preparation of a regular e-newsletter
  • Increasing interest in our project and acquiring beneficial links through social media/developing blogs etc.  
  • Increasing local interest in the project through tactical marketing, in particular for groups/organisations
  • Running and devising fundraising events 
  • Supporting the education team with visiting school groups and outreach visits 
  • Writing local and international press releases and international publications
  • Assisting in volunteer recruitment through new marketing channels  
  • Managing volunteers on marketing projects/events/any of the above topics
  • Developing and maintaining a network of fundraising and business contacts
  • Developing a communications strategy to ensure that the partner organisations make good use of press and media opportunities to advance the project



  • Previous experience of successful fundraising,  recruiting corporate sponsors and marketing
  • Excellent team-work skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present complex   issues, including scientific concepts, in an accessible way
  • Experience of working with the media
  • Experience of web development, editing websites, using social media, preparing newsletters and e-Bulletins
  • Clean driving license
  • Passion for conservation and wildlife
  • Computer literacy: MS Office, including Access; Photoshop, HTML coding
  • Positive mental attitude, resilient, ability to muck in and get on with it
  • Hard work ethic, flexible and conscientious approach
  • Be willing to be based in the field for the majority of the post (remote location in Liwonde National Park)  

Desirable Background/experience in marketing/media in conservation, wildlife or related field Experience living and working in remote field conditions, preferably in Africa A good understanding of current concepts in African conservation as well as issues in environmental science, policy and management Proven track record of developing effective partnerships with private sector organisations. 

Contract conditions

Timing: This is a 3 month position commencing in August 2014 with a possibility of extension to 6 months.

Location: You will mainly be based in our research camp in the heart of Liwonde National Park with some time spent in the capital city Lilongwe. The research camp is fairly basic, consisting of canvas safari tents containing beds with access to flushing toilets and hot showers. You may be sharing your tent with other staff (dependent upon volunteer numbers at this time). There is some internet signal in camp and power for 4 hours per day.

Find out more about our camp location and Liwonde National Park here:

Costs: You will be asked to provide a contribution for your position of £120 per week to cover food, accommodation and all work related travel including airport transfers. You will be required to cover your own flights, visas, insurance, vaccinations and equipment costs.

Application process

To apply please send a completed application form and covering letter (outlining why you think you would be suitable for the post) and a CV is you wish to Dr Emma Stone on no later than June 7th  2014.


African Bat Conservation



Application Deadline

Monday, 30 June 2014

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