Chief of Party
The Jane Goodall Institute is currently recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for a proposed USAID grant in Kigoma, Tanzania focused on strengthening the landscape-scale conservation in the western geographical landscape of Tanzania.
The successful candidate must be a senior-level professional with a proven track record of successfully designing, implementing and managing USAID-funded conservation projects in geographical locations similar to western Tanzania.
About the Jane Goodall Institute
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) USA is an international non-governmental organization that continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering work on chimpanzee ecology and behavior. Its mission is to promote wildlife conservation, in particular chimpanzee sustainability, through research, education, and community conservation. 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 85% of Africa’s wild chimpanzee populations in 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 at the Gombe Stream Research Center; its 20 years of developing people-and community-centered conservation strategies; its impressive expertise in the use of geospatial technology to innovatively map and monitor human and chimpanzee use of forest resources; and its global environmental and humanitarian youth program – Roots & Shoots.
Under its Department of Africa Programs (AP), JGI USA implements community-based conservation activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. Our Africa Programs partners include, but are not limited to, USAID, Disney Foundation, Arcus Family Foundation, Allen Family Foundation, US Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS), the Turner Foundation, and a strong individual donor base.
The USAID-funded Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania Project intends to strengthen landscape scale conservation in the western geographical landscape of Tanzania. This will be achieved by developing a strategic landscape approach and building upon USAID’s previous and continued support to NRM and conservation in Western Tanzania. This is a five-year funded cooperative agreement under USAID.
The Chief of Party will oversee all aspects of program implementation, including technical, financial and administrative management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting; and ensure quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the program.
Providing strategic direction and overall technical vision with USAID:
Manage relationships with peer organizations and the Government of Tanzania:
Manage a 30+person team and 3-5 direct reports as well as partner staff and consultants:
Manage Budgets and Financial Reporting:
Apply through the JGI career portal at www.janegoodall.org by the closing date of 29 October 2018. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.