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STATUS : Full Time – Salaried

Location: Liwonde National Park

African Parks (AP) is a not-for-profit organization that secures a mandate to conserve through Public-Private Partnerships with Governments and communities for the rehabilitation and long-term management of protected areas in Africa, and here in Malawi, AP has secured this mandate for the management of Majete Wildlife Reserve, Nkhotakota Wildife Reserve, Liwonde National Park and Mangochi Forest Reserve.


Position:
 Field Extension Assistants


With funding from UK Aid through the Department for International- Development (DfID), an opportunity has arisen for staff recruitment for the post of Field Extension Assistants tenable at Liwonde National Park/Mangochi Forest Reserve. The Field Extension Assistant(s)will directly report to the Community Extension Manager and will be responsible for implementing activities aimed at engaging communities around the Liwonde National Park/Mangochi Forest Reserve to actively and meaningfully contribute towards achieving AP’s Protected Areas management and conservation goals. Activities will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Developing annual, quarterly and monthly plans and budgets in collaboration with the Community Extension Manager; Implementing the plans, collecting data and maintain daily records of activities;
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate community meetings and functions at various local institutional levels;
  • Jointly with communities, initiate community-led climate resilient enterprise and general development activities for APL’s support;
  • Conduct environmental and natural resources management talks and lectures to schools, and adult groups;
  • Be responsible for environmental awareness and infotainment activities;
  • Produce and present to the Extension Manager monthly/quarterly reports generated from the implementation of APL’s Community Engagement Strategy and Plans;
  • Represent APL at various district and local fora;
  • Any other duties as assigned by management from time to time.

Key requirements 

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of a Diploma in Natural Resources and Wildlife Management from a recognised institution.
  • They should also have demonstrable 2 years’ or more of experience in community extension and training delivery including workshop facilitation, and good report-writing skills.
  • Fluency in a local language and good oral and written English skills are essential for this position.
  • Experience in fisheries and CBNRM and ability to use electronic data collection tools will be viewed favourably.


How to apply


Applicants should submit their CVs with a covering letter clearly stating how their skills and experience meet the requirements of the position. At least two traceable referees should be included, but copies of certificates are not required at this stage. Applications should be emailed to:

Email: recruitmalawi@africanparks.org

by 17:00 hours, 29th November, 2019. Those who already submitted their applications need not apply. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.


Special conditions

African Parks is an equal opportunity employer and therefore women are encouraged to apply. This position requires that the incumbent shall be posted in the rural areas where African Parks operates, and staying in self-rented accommodation.



Skills Required


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  • Location
    Liwonde
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    6
  • Apply Before
    30 Nov, 2019

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