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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.

Our Requirements

MAWS are looking for a dedicated, lively, flexible, and pragmatic Fundraising Manager. The candidate must be a university graduate, with a degree showing training and skills in dealing with foreign aid organisations, in grant-seeking proposal formulation and must be well-versed in liaising with big corporates, government bodies, trusts and grant-giving organisations. The candidate must have experience in coordinating fundraising campaigns and be familiar with all mainstream social media tools used for fundraising.

The candidate must preferably have lived and worked in Botswana or similar for at least two years; have experience with local cultural organisations, charities and NGOs; and should have knowledge and experience of International Fundraising symposiums.

The candidate must be an animal lover and must subscribe to MAWS’ vision of promoting a society which respects, protects and cares for all species of animal domestic, livestock or wildlife.

What we can offer

  • Competitive package 
  • Two year fixed contract preferred
  • Based in Maun, Botswana
  • Closing date for applications - 30 June 2018

You will be provided a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. 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: [email protected]

  • Notes

Important Notes

What to pack

Volunteers should take practical / comfortable clothes to work in e.g (scrubs). If you would like to purchase a WVS scrub top please contact the office or visit our online shop.

  • Practical / comfortable clothes to work in (eg. scrubs)
  • Wet weather gear and warm clothing for the evenings
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions & over-the-counter medication (eg. Imodium, Paracetemol etc)

The project may be extremely short on certain supplies and would likely be very grateful for donations. Please get in touch with us to find out if there is anything in particular that would be helpful to bring with you. If you have any spare room in your bag on the outbound flight, it would be highly appreciated if you are able to bring some spare supplies to use during your trip. This is at your discretion and entirely optional.

Travel Insurance

It is essential that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this project which also covers you for veterinary work. We recommend Go Walkabout who offer tailor made travel insurance policies for WVS volunteers. Please note that fully paid members of WVS also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies.

Health & Vaccinations

This information should be used as a guide only. For up to date information on immunisations please consult your doctor. You will need to allow plenty of time before travelling for your immunisations to be effective. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. As you will be working with animals the Rabies and Tetanus vaccines are essential. We have provided links below to websites with useful information on immunisations and travel advice which we highly recommend that you visit.


​UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.

Trip dates

There are trip dates available throughout the year. Please speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)1725 557225.

Join us… Interested?

Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225