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Opportunities at The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) - Various Posts


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Opportunities at The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) – Various Posts

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall by conserving chimpanzees and inspiring communities to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals, and the environment. We strongly believe everything is connected and everyone can make a difference. 

The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) is a reputable and rapidly expanding non-governmental organization committed to wildlife research, conservation, socio-economic development, and environmental education. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) was founded in 2001 by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. The JGI Tanzania with its partners makes a difference through community cantered conservation, chimpanzees research projects, youths’ environmental education, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania, inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action.

The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support implementation of the new USAID funded project, Tumaini Kupitia Vitendo (TKV) is currently seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant positions below….

Senior Livelihoods and Rural Finance Officer
Senior Livelihoods and Rural Finance Officer at Jane Goodall Institute November, 2023
Job Position: Senior Livelihoods and Rural Finance Officer
Project/Program: USAID Tumaini Kupitia Vitendo
Duty Station: KigomaorMpanda
Reporting Line: Deputy Chief of Party- Conservation and Livelihoods


Job Summary:
The Senior Livelihoods and Rural Finance Officer (SLRFO) will support a range of activities to improve the lives of rural citizens in Western Tanzania. The SLRFO will lead execution of the project’s support for Village Savings and Loans, microfinance provision and development of new conservation-oriented enterprises and livelihoods. To a large extent, the livelihood activities within the landscape rely on agriculture – crop production, livestock keeping and fishing. Thus a knowledge in agricultural value chains/agribusiness is highly sought for. The job holder will assist his supervisor/line manager in the execution of the following key responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Main responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • To support the access to finance for alternative, environmentally friendly rural livelihoods (new financial services and products from banks, support for VSLAs, impact investment, etc.).
  • To strengthen management capacity and governance of community development groups (farmers, beekeepers, mushroom collection groups, AMCOs/Cooperatives, etc.) on how to set up, manage and share benefits from member-owned institutions.
  • Serve as the principal liaison between financial institutions – including banks and microfinance institutions, impact investors, and other financial services providers.
  • To improve market access by forging linkages with key off-takers for the products produced by the target groups/communities.
  • Provide technical leadership to operationalize support for alternative livelihoods and enterprises that promote biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and sustainable development.
  • Lead the technical preparation of the project annual work plans and quarterly reports.
  • Supervise and verify the quality of rural finance and alternative livelihood related services delivered by service providers to stakeholders.

Minimum Job Qualifications and other Requirements:
o Master’s degree in community focused economic development and entrepreneurship, rural development, banking and finance, agribusiness, cooperative development, or a related field; A bachelor’s degree with commensurate field experience will also be considered.
o At least 5 years of experience supporting village level rural economic development. Experience with organizing farmers/rural communities for finance and markets, finance provision, through Village Savings and Loan systems, banking, or other institutions. Ideally with some management responsibility.
o Experience in engaging the private sector, developing and/or marketing inclusive financial products, including micro, small and medium or even large loans that support new livelihoods and enterprises.
o Experience integrating livelihoods improvement with biodiversity conservation (conservation enterprises like Eco-tourism, forest products, or other livelihoods that are environmentally friendly and sustainable).
o Fluent English and Swahili, written and oral communication skills.

Land Tenure Officer
Land Tenure Officer at Jane Goodall Institute November, 2023
Job Position: Land Tenure Officer
Project/Program: USAID Tumaini Kupitia Vitendo
Duty Station: KigomaorMpanda
Reporting Line: Land planning and tenure Lead

Job Summary:
The Land tenure Officer will provide technical and managerial support including general management, oversight, advice, and support efforts to develop and Issue the Certificate of Customary Right of Occupancy (CCROs) and other land use planning and management activities implementation in support of the biodiversity conservation objectives of the project. Along with strong training skills and familiarity with spatial analysis through GIS. Familiarity with the policies, guidelines, and legislation around land tenure in Tanzania is required. The Land Tenure Officer is required to demonstrate a high level of ingenuity and creativity as a team player since will always work with the district council, program teams, or individual staff and the targeted communities. The job holder will assist his supervisor/line manager in the execution of the following key responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Main responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Work with the Land Use Planning Officer, to participate in the development, review, and/or adoption of procedures to support communities to obtain land rights through CCROs.
  • Collaborate with the district and villages to facilitate the development of individual (as appropriate) and communal CCROs.
  • Collaborate with district and other land tenure service providers to design incentive mechanisms for CCROs issuance.
  • Ensures the use of the Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) and geographical information systems (GIS) in the development of CCROs.
  • Organize and build the capacity of the districts and villages using the MAST system for CCROs Issuance.
  • Work with partners, local communities, district staff, and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists in monitoring and following up on the land administration processes and issued CCROs being used as allocated in the VLUPs.
  • To Promote and mobilize Gender equity and social inclusion for CCROs applications.
  • Support land allocation and ownership conflict resolution within and between communities in the project area.
  • Produces technical information, data, progress, quarterly and annual reports by highlighting achievements, success stories, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • Provide support on land-related matters to other project staff.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Job Qualifications and other Requirements:
o Bachelor’s Degree in Land Use planning/surveying/land Management /GIS or related field including Natural Resources Management, a master’s degree will be an added advantage, o Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a MUST.
o Knowledge of the Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) system will be an added advantage.
o At least 3 years after graduation of professional experience in land resource data and information systems, land use planning, and land resources mapping with remote sensing/GIS technologies.
o Experience working in rural and remote areas of Tanzania.
o Proven successful work experience related to Land Use Planning and land rights in support of a conservation and sustainable natural resources management project is desirable,
o Ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines, and less supervision, self-motivated person, team player, reporting, and presentation skills,
o Good Communication skills – fluent in Swahili and English, both Oral and written.


Forest Officer

Forest Officer at Jane Goodall Institute November, 2023
Job Position: Forest Officer
Project/Program: USAID Tumaini Kupitia Vitendo
Duty Station: KigomaorMpanda
Reporting Line: Forest and natural governance Lead

Job Summary:
The Forest Officer will support a range of forest management and biodiversity conservation activities. The Forest officer will provide technical guidance, capacity building to Government and Village stakeholders, and support and facilitate “conservation action” in the landscape. The Forest Officer will assist the Forest Management Lead in the execution of the following key responsibilities:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of Community Based Forest Management (CBFM)and Joint Forest Management(JFM) in collaboration with relevant local authorities.
  • Collaborate with the Forest and Governance lead officer in improving natural resource governance in project villages.
  • Train and empower/mentorthe local communities on promoting Sustainable Forest Management(SFM)
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of forest management plans for all forests under CBFM/JFM in the project areas.
  • Support capacity building through backstopping, training materials and resources for forest management for Village Natural Resources Committees (VNRC)
  • Facilitate resource mapping for local communities.
  • Design and coordinate forest surveys and assessments including analysis of biological data and continuous monitoring of the forest ecosystems.
  • Support the implementation of effective forest patrols and monitoring of forest fire incidents, illegal harvesting, and other threats to the ecosystems.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database (clearly highlighting baseline information) on the principal species and uses for all timber and non-timber forest products are produced through community participatory mapping for resource planning and management.
  • Support establishment of equitable benefit-sharing mechanisms for natural resources within the community under, CBFM and JFM are in place and appropriately applied.
  • Support the district efforts to empower forums for dispute resolution within the community (Village Governments, VNRM, CSOs and CBOs) for sustainable forest management.
  • Prepare monthly reports against set targets and indicators with analysis of evidence of progress towards planned work plan and budget.
  • Ensure appropriate stakeholder involvement at all appropriate levels.
  • Work closely with the Forest and Governance lead in the preparation of periodic Project Implementation Reports and Annual Project Reports as required;
  • Organise tree nursery establishment and tree planting campaign
  • Provide extension services support.
Minimum Job Qualifications and other Requirements:
o At least a bachelor’s or master’s Degree in natural resources management, forestry, biodiversity conservation or related discipline with experience in planning, implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation.
o Proven knowledge and experience in institution building in the natural resources and environment sector;
o A minimum of three (3) years (for masters graduate) and five years (5) years (for bachelor graduate) of postgraduate professional experience relevant in sustainable land/forest and natural resources management in the development context;
o Proven experience in participatory processes, and in facilitating dialogue between Government, development partners, private sector, villagers and civil society;
o Willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and extensive travel to remote areas within the project areas;
o Understanding of climate change issues, including REDD+, forest/Natural Resources Management and GIS/Remote sensing is an asset;
o Experience in writing project reports and forest management plans;
o Experience in writing project success stories, lessons learned and best practices;
o Experience in working with local communities, NGOs, CSOs and local government,
o Experience in managing meetings and facilitating training sessions.


Required Job Competencies:

  • Proven ability to plan, organize and effectively implement activities;
  • Proven skills for negotiation, lobbying and advocacy;
  • Ability to coordinate and work in teams, as well as in complex environments;
  • Ability to observe deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills including knowledge in application of computer software packages for word processing, excel, PowerPoint, databases and spreadsheets, and the internet;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet deadlines;
  • Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals, and problem-solving skills;
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with multiple teams from multiple institutions;

Application Procedure:
All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (CV)/resume, copy of relevant academic certificates & transcripts, testimonials, three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number or e-mail address, and should be send to the following e-mail address:
Only the final shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and provided with the interview feedback.
Deadline: Saturday, 16th December, 2023 before 5pm in the evening.
JGI Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national or tribal origin, religious belief, gender, and marital status.

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