FIELD COMMUNITY ASSISTANT
Full Time
March 12, 2024
Nkhotakota, Malawi
March 28, 2024

Company: African Parks (AP)

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Overview

African Parks (AP) is a non-profit organisation that takes on direct responsibility for rehabilitation and long-term management of protected areas, in partnership with governments and local communities. By adopting a business approach to conservation, supported by donor funding, African Parks aims to make each park sustainable in the long-term, thereby contributing to economic development and poverty alleviation. Currently African Parks in Malawi manages Majete Wildlife Reserve, Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserves and Liwonde National Park.

African Parks – Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve invites suitably qualified, experienced and passionate Malawians to fill the following vacant position.

Position: FIELD COMMUNITY ASSISTANT

Reports to: Community Liaison Officer
Location: Kabuwa- Nkhotakota District

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Planning and implementing extension and environmental education activities among local communities and schools bordering Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
  • Act as liaison assistant between village/zone natural resources committees and African Parks Nkhotakota.
  • Coordinate and facilitate community meetings and functions at village level
  • Initiate community led livelihood and development activities in collaboration with the local communities
  • Establish and promote good public relations with various stakeholders, particularly local communities and traditional leaders
  • Facilitate exchange of knowledge, skills and experience between staff, community members and other stakeholders
  • Preparing monthly technical reports

Qualification and Experience

Diploma in any of the following:

  1. Wildlife Management, Natural Resources Management, Forestry, Agriculture Extension, Community Development
  2. Education (majoring in Biology) or Environmental science from a recognized institution
  • At least two years post qualification working experience with a reputable organization
  • Innovative trainer and facilitator
  • Willingness to live and work full-time in a rural setting.
  • Team player and ability to prioritise competing demands
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in management of small to medium enterprises and environmental education is an added advantage
  • Those with higher qualification are also allowed to apply.
  • A valid motor cycle licence is a must

Applicants should send their Current Curriculum Vitae with names of two traceable referees and a motivation letter to The Human Resources Manager, Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Box 47, Nkhotakota or Email: recruitMalawi@africanparks.org not later than 28th March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted through mobile phone.

African Parks is an equal opportunity employer, female candidates who are qualified are encouraged to apply.