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Beekeeping Assistant at African Parks (AP)

  • Full Time
  • Nkhotakota
  • Salary: 00

African Parks (AP)

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: BEEKEEPING ASSISTANT

Reports to: Community Liaison Officer
Location: Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Plan, Implement and Monitor all project activities to ensure change/adaptive management strategy is achieved.
  • Conduct routine hive inspections with beekeepers
  • Assist beekeepers with apiary site assessment and selection
  • Ensure timely distribution of beekeeping materials and equipment to beekeepers
  • Facilitate and coordinate honey harvesting and processing with beekeepers
  • Ensure timely packaging of honey at the processing facility.
  • Oversee delivery of honey to various selling points within and outside Nkhotakota Facilitate basic beekeeping and group dynamics trainings for beekeepers
  • Coordinate all beekeeping activities with staff, community members and stakeholders engaged to the project.
  • Coordinate the Project Delivery Schedule to ensure timely delivery of outputs/ deliverables.

Qualification and Experience

  • Diploma in any of the following: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Agriculture and Community Development from any recognized institution.
  • Must have not less than 5 years’ experience in managing bee colonies
  • Must have knowledge in colony management, handling, and bee biology
  • Attention to details and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural groups
  • Professional approach with strong work ethic
  • Excellent communicator in English and local language – oral and written
  • Team player and ability to prioritise competing demands
  • Self-starter and ready to work in rural areas Proficiency in Chichewa and English
  • Must be computer literate
  • A valid motor cycle license is a must.
  • Those with motor vehicle driving license will have added advantage
  • Those with higher qualification are also allowed to apply.

Method Of Application

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.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitMalawi@africanparks.org