U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Lead Gardener Jobs in Malawi

U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Lead Gardener Jobs in Malawi


  • The Lead Gardener reports directly to the Chancery Maintenance Supervisor with oversight from the Facility Manager and oversees, manages, and directs all aspects of the landscaping and integrated pest management related operations for the Embassy Compound, DCR, CMR, and the warehouse. The incumbent directly supervises one gardener, grade FSN -2, and provides daily guidance, direction, and scheduling tasks for 20 contractual staff. Ensures that the landscaping, fishponds, and swimming pools at the Embassy compound,
    CMR, DCR, and warehouse are maintained to the highest standards.

  • The incumbent establishes daily work schedules for the in-house gardener and
    external landscape contractors. Incumbent inspects the compounds regularly and coordinates with the Supervisors and / or Facility Manger to ensure noted deficiencies are properly addressed. Incumbent escorts and inspects contractors
    to ensure the quality of their work meets expectations. The incumbent will perform basic gardening activities such as mowing the grass on a regular basis, watering during the dry season, weeding of gardens, trimming of hedges, racking
    up fallen leaves and branches, transplanting of flowers and shrubs, and sweeping the walkways and driveway.

  • The incumbent will also work in conjunction with the APOSHO and Facility Manager for establishing, identifying, and applying the Integrated Pest Management program and pesticides.

    Qualifications and Evaluations:


  • Completion of high school required.


  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a nursery, as a gardener, for landscape contractor, or in a like environment.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Incumbent must have knowledge of established practices, policies,
    and basic procedures of planting schedules cycles and growing patterns, how and when to apply water, fertilizers, compost, and pesticides. Must have knowledge about
    maintaining pools, chemicals, and testing equipment.

    Language Proficiency:

  • Level III English (good working knowledge, speaking reading and writing is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of garden organization, knowing what plants go well together and how to lay them out appropriately.

  • Must have the ability to visualize, and plan, plantings so that maximum use of the garden is obtained throughout the year.

  • Must have a valid driving license, a good driving record, and must be able to
    pass the Smiths Driving Course.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Lead Gardener Jobs in Malawi

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