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This is an exciting opportunity for a person interested in being the sole fundraiser for a small but passionate charity dedicated to delivering the chance of a better future to Botswana’s domestic animals.
Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS) is an animal welfare charity based in Maun, Botswana and located on the fringes of the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta and one of Africa’s most wildlife-rich areas. 
MAWS was founded in 2003 with a mission to sterilise and vaccinate dogs and cats to reduce breeding and the risk of disease transmission to human and wildlife populations. The only CNVR (collect, neuter, vaccinate, return) society in the country, we dispatch volunteer veterinary teams to remote areas, bringing vital treatment to isolated communities.
We have ambitious plans and to assist us in achieving our goals we’re hiring a Fundraising Manager. Based in Maun, the successful applicant would report to the charity’s Committee and manage fundraising activities in Botswana and internationally, including but not limited to:
The majority of our work is undertaken by a dedicated team of volunteers, but thanks to support from international animal welfare charities we currently have the following vacancy(s) available:
 
 

VETERINARY NURSE & CLINIC MANAGER


  • Competitive package including accommodation, food and transport
  • Two year fixed contract preferred
  • Based in Maun, Botswana
  • Closing date for applications - 31 October 2017



A rare opportunity

 

If you’re yearning for adventure or looking to further your career in the most exciting way imaginable, then why not come and work for MAWS?

 

From our clinic in Maun we run Botswana’s largest CNVR (collect, neuter, vaccinate, return) operation: sterilising and vaccinating the region’s domestic dog and feral cat population. We also dispatch veterinary teams to remote areas where villagers live side-by-side with Botswana's rich and varied wildlife. Our work helps to prevent the transmission of rabies and canine distemper: diseases which can decimate wildlife including the African Wild Dog, lions, leopards and cheetahs.

 

We’ve been working to improve domestic animal welfare since 1998, were formally registered as a Botswana charity in 2007, and we registered a UK ‘sister’ charity in 2016 to help with our fundraising endeavours. Over the years we have enjoyed financial and logistical support from well-known international foundations and charities including WVS, Dogs Trust, SPANA, The Marchig Trust, and Fondation Brigitte Bardot.

 

We are now looking for a registered veterinary nurse to help us take our organisation to the next level.

 

Our requirements


In addition to veterinary nursing duties such as administering medication and anaesthesia, prepping for surgery, and overseeing recovery, we need someone with strong administrative skills who can order clinic supplies, keep accurate records, and handle walk-ins. We also require someone who can be a point of continuity for the many volunteer veterinarians that pass through our clinic each year.

 

We’re looking for a dedicated, lively, flexible, and pragmatic veterinary nurse with at least two years’ experience. In addition to excellent clinical competence, you must have bags of common sense and most definitely be a people person.

 

What we can offer


You will be provided with accommodation, food and the use of a small vehicle. We are also able to afford a small salary of BWP 5,000 per month (approximately US$500 or GBP400). You will have plenty of time off to explore the region’s amazing wildlife, and will have no trouble making lifelong friends in our good natured and fun loving community. We would prefer someone to be able to commit to a two-year contract if possible, however we are happy to review each application on a case-by-case basis.


Apply today 


If this sounds like you, please send your CV with a covering letter indicating your interest to our chairlady: penelope.widmer@gmail.com