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 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, Arcus Foundation, Disney Conservation Fund, J.P. Fletcher Foundation, USAID, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS), 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 natural resource management and conservation in Western Tanzania. This is a five-year funded cooperative agreement under USAID.
The Jane Goodall Institute is currently recruiting for a Monitoring & Evaluation Junior Officer for a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant in Kigoma, Tanzania, focused on strengthening landscape-scale conservation in the western geographical landscape of Tanzania.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Junior Officer will be a member of the JGI Tanzania who will provide technical expertise in: general Program monitoring, reporting on indicators for measuring Program overall performance and recording progress towards set goals/objectives. He/she will also play an integral role in implementing and updating Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plans. The role will be responsible for data collection, verification and reporting. He/she will support the implementation of the adaptive management best practices and work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to guide Project team through the process of learning from and making programmatic decisions based on the results of monitoring and evaluation data.
Main responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
Apply through the JGI career portal at www.janegoodall.org by the closing date of 23 November 2018. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.