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Research Assistant

Advertised 19/05/2024

Application Process:

Download application pack

Download an application form

Email it to Angelena Efstathiou angelena@africanbatconservation.org 


please note: applications submitted without the form will not be considered

ABC are recruiting for a Research Assistant to assist the team in all aspects of field research work. The role will mainly be based at the Urban Research Centre in Lilongwe, with time also spent across our field sites including Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

Work includes harp trapping, mist netting, acoustic recording and roost surveying.

We will provide accommodation and food during your contract with use of a project vehicle. 

 

The post will require field work at night and in the day and the candidate must be willing to work hard in challenging situations and be based in remote environments.

 

The post offers an excellent opportunity for career development for a researcher who is interested in applied conservation biology, bats and human-wildlife conflict.

If you are interested then download an application pack 

and also an application form and send it to angelena@africanbatconservation.org

(Advertised 19.05.2024. Closed when position is filled)

Social Media Volunteer

Advertised 29/05/2024

Application Process:

Download the Job Description

Email your CV and Cover Letter to Angelena angelena@africanbatconservation.org 
 

ABC are recruiting for a Social Media Volunteer to assist us in our social media and online marketing activities. The role is part time and remote. 

Work includes planning and scheduling posts on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and X.

The post will require you to have your own laptop and internet access. You will be collaborating online with the ABC Team to create content and materials. 

 

You will be expected to attend ABC Team Meetings via Whats App/Zoom (or alternative platforms) to engage with our other ABC staff as required.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to build your CV and contribute to bat conservation in Africa. If you are interested in science communication, applied research, bats and outreach for human-wildlife conflict then we would love to hear from you.

To find out more please download the Job Description and

email your CV and Covering letter to angelena@africanbatconservation.org

(Advertised 29.05.2024. Closed when positions is filled)

Education Volunteer

Advertised 29/05/2024

Application Process:

Download the Job Description

Email your CV and Cover Letter to Angelena angelena@africanbatconservation.org 
 

ABC are recruiting for an Education Volunteer to assist us in our education and outreach activities. The role is part time and remote. 

Work includes developing and updating eucational resources for teachers, as well as leaflets and other educational materials. The post will require you to have your own laptop and internet access. You will be collaborating online with the ABC Team to create content and materials. 

 

You will be expected to attend ABC Team Meetings via Whats App/Zoom (or alternative platforms) to engage with our other ABC staff as required.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to build your CV and contribute to bat conservation in Africa. If you are interested in education, applied research, bats and outreach for human-wildlife conflict then we would love to hear from you.

To find out more please download an Job Description and

email your CV and Covering letter to angelena@africanbatconservation.org

(Advertised 29.05.2024. Closed when positions is filled)

ABC Project Internship - Trainee Research Assistant  

Advertised 29/05/2024

Application Process:

Download the Application Pack

Email your CV and Cover Letter to Angelena angelena@africanbatconservation.org 
 

ABC are recruiting for a voluntary Bat Team Intern to assist the team in all aspects of field research work mainly based at the Urban Research Centre based in Lilongwe, and across our field sites including Kuti Wildlife Reserve, Kasungu Wildlife Reserve and around Lake Malawi. Work includes harp trapping, mist netting, acoustic recording and roost surveying. As a voluntary positions, this in unpaid, however we will provide accommodation and food during your contract should you choose to stay at the camp.

 

This position is for Malawi residents only and for those with no prior experience in working with bats. The position is for 3 months and is aimed at those wishing to gain experience in bat research and conservation. For non Malawi residents wanting to do an internship with us, please see our volunteer page. 

The post will require field work at night and in the day and the candidate must be willing to work hard in challenging situations and be based in remote environments. The post offers an excellent opportunity for career development for a recent graduate or a researcher who is interested in gaining skills in applied conservation biology, bats and human-wildlife conflict.

If you are interested then download an application pack and send your CV and Covering Letter to angelena@africanbatconservation.org

(Advertised 29.05.2024. Closed when position is filled)

Research Manager
 

Advertised 20/10/2023

Application Process:
Download an application pack

Download an application form


Email it to Emma Stone: 
els201@bath.ac.uk

please note: applications submitted without the form will not be considered

We are recruiting for a Research Manager to coordinate and manage all our research and conservation programmes and the team in Malawi across our field sites according to need. We are conducting a straw coloured project, slit faced bat tracking project, Mops urban bat project this coming year and need as much assistance as we can get!

 

The role includes harp trapping, mist netting, acoustic recording and roost surveying, and potentially radio tracking. This will require field work at night and in the day and the candidate must be willing to work and be based in remote environments and work according to demand.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for career development for a researcher who is interested in applied conservation biology, bats and human-wildlife conflict.

Package: We provide a $650 per month stipend (paid in local currency), accommodation, camp food when on site, visas and access to a project vehicle during your post. 

Application: If you are interested then download an application pack 

and the application form and email it to Emma Stone at els201@bath.ac.uk

Please note previous field survey experience of trapping bats is ESSENTIAL to this role, any candidates without bat field trapping experience will not be considered.

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WORKING WITH

THE

TEAM

Dominique Greeff

ABC Research Assistant

(2019 - 2020)

"I was provided every opportunity to learn about handling and other aspects of bat research. ABC has a high standard of ethical conduct and a thorough set of working guidelines, which sets an example for professional behaviour.

 

My time with ABC has definitely provided me with experience I can use in my career.  Malawi is a beautiful country, and I must say that I fell more deeply in love with it than I would have ever thought possible.

 

I also got to work with some amazing people during my time at ABC and I have made some of the best friends through this work. The passion, dedication, and determination that each of these people had inspired me to be the most authentic version of myself, to grow personally and professionally, and to spend as much time laughing as possible."

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