Chief of Party
The Jane Goodall Institute is currently recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania (LCWT) Project in western Tanzania, Kigoma region. The project is focused on strengthening landscape-scale conservation and will be achieved by developing a strategic landscape approach and building upon USAID’s previous and continued support to natural resource management and conservation in Western Tanzania.
The successful candidate for the Chief of Party role should be a senior-level professional with a proven track record of successfully implementing and managing cooperative agreements/grants in landscape/conservation projects in a remote location. The COP will be responsible for oversight of the entire multi-million project, and will be required to work with various stakeholders, including high level government and USAID officials.
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; 20 years of developing people-and community-centered conservation strategies; impressive expertise in the use of geospatial technology to innovatively map and monitor human and chimpanzee use of forest resources; and a global environmental and humanitarian youth program—Roots & Shoots.
Under its Africa Programs (AP) Department, JGI USA implements community-based conservation activities in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, and Uganda. Our Africa Programs partners include, but are not limited to, Arcus Foundation, Disney Conservation Fund, J.P. Fletcher Foundation, USAID, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS), and a strong individual donor base.
The Chief of Party's primary responsibilities are to provide overall leadership, management and general technical direction for the LCWT project. Key to providing this leadership of the project is ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the grant. The COP will act as a strategic liaison between USAID/Tanzania, key stakeholders and implementing project partners.
Provide strategic direction and overall technical vision:
Apply through the JGI career portal at www.janegoodall.org by the closing date of 12 July 2019. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.