Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) USA is an international non-governmental organization that continues Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering work on chimpanzee behavior and conservation. Its mission is to understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes, and their habitats, and to work towards creating an informed and compassionate citizenry who will help to create a better world for people, other animals and our shared environment. The breadth of JGI’s mission reflects Dr. Goodall’s personal philosophy that the survival of all species, whether chimpanzee or human, depends upon the collaboration of all people.
In 2012, JGI formally adopted an ambitious 30-year goal to protect Africa’s wild chimpanzee populations across the range of their natural habitats. In reaching this goal, JGI will capitalize on its considerable strengths and experience gained from working throughout the chimpanzee range, which includes more than 50 years of chimpanzee behavioral research; nearly three decades of developing people and community-centered conservation strategies; expertise in geospatial technology to innovatively map and monitor human and chimpanzee use of forest resources; and its global environmental and humanitarian youth program – Roots & Shoots.
JGI Congo manages the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center Africa’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, established in 1992 through a cooperative agreement between JGI and the Government of Congo – Ministère de l’Economie Forestière (MEF). In 2010 the JGI worked with the Congolese government to expand the Tchimpounga Nature Reserve where the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (“sanctuary”) is located to 129,000 acres. The expansion included annexing three islands (Tchindzoulou, Ngombe and Tchibebe) on the Kouilou River for the purposes of providing a more natural, forest based experience.
JGI Congo also runs a range of education and awareness projects and a project that rescues, rehabilitates and releases Mandrills.
Reporting directly to the JGI Congo Executive Director, the Assistant Manager Education and Nature Reserve Programs (ENRP) will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day activities of JGI’s Education and Awareness and Law Enforcement activities in the Tchimpounga Nature Reserve, Conkouati Douli National Park and elsewhere as required.
Education and Outreach
Tchimpounga Nature Reserve
Detection Dog Team
Please note: The position will be based in the Tchimpounga Nature Reserve with travel to other JGI sites as agreed and subject to requirement.
All JGI sites are in remote and challenging locations but offer basic accommodation and other amenities. The role will require a high level of physical fitness and mobility.
This paid position with basic benefits will be for an initial 12 month period starting February 2019 with the option of a second year.
Please apply online through the Careers Page of our website:by 31December 2018.