Land Use Planning Officer at Jane Goodall Institute

Land Use Planning Officer 

About Us

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall by conversing 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 1977 by Dr.Jane Goodall.The JGI Tanzania with its partners – USAID and many others makes a difference through landscape and community-cantered conservation, chimpanzees research projects, environmental education to young generation, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action. JGI Tanzania is currently seeking to recruit suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant position:

Job Position:Land Use Planning Officer

Program: Landscape Conservation  in Western

Tanzania (LCWT)

Duty Station: Kigoma

Reporting Line: Deputy Chief of Party

Key Job Responsibilities & Duties:

Main technical responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Facilitate establishment and operationalization of village participatory Land Use Plans in collaboration with the district LUP team.
  • Experience supporting conflict resolution within and between communities around Land Use Planning challenges (boundaries, etc.)
  • Ensure that all villages follow government policy and guidelines in the development of Land Use Plans.
  • Collaborate with district council and ministerial staff in matters pertaining to obtaining government approval for the Land Use Plans.
  • Provide support to district team and program forester during the establishment and operationalization of the Local Authority Forest Reserves (LAFRs).
  • Work with partners, local communities, district staff, village councils and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in monitoring and evaluating land use plans.
  • Compile and share Land Use information with the relevant government and non-governmental authorities.
  • Identify and evaluate issues hindering effective implementation of land use plans and conduct appropriate training for communities, including land use conflict resolution.
  • Work with village leaders and village land use management teams to ensure they are providing oversight and management in the implementation of their village land use plans.
  • Collaborate with the GIS Officer in developing tools and maps needed to support successful implementation of Land Use Plans.
  • Conduct regular monitoring and follow-up on the implementation of the village land use plans.
  • Facilitate the establishment of village land registries and provision of CCROs in targeted areas.
  • Prepare and submit quality activity reports in a timely manner.

Minimum Job Qualifications & other Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in urban and rural(regional) planning or related field including Natural Resources Management, a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in rural planning around Land Use (use of PRA a must).
  • Experience working in rural and remote areas of Tanzania.
  • A track record of successfully applying results-based management (RBM) and M&E frameworks to ensure effective on time implementation of complex donor funded projects in developing countries;
  • Previous knowledge and experience in doing Land Use planning in support of a conservation and sustainable natural resources management project is desirable.
  • Computer literate and ability to use data analysis programs (SPSS), word, Xcel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.
  • Ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines and less supervision, self-motivated person, team player, reporting and presentation skills.
  • Good Communication skills – fluent in Swahili and English, both verbal and written.This position involves working with a wide range of people within the institution, local communities, local and international partners, including technical and nontechnical colleagues.

Application Procedure:

All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (resume), copy of relevant certificates, testimonials, three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number or e-mail address, and should be send to the below e-mail address:

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Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline 28 December, 2019

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, sexual orientation, and marital status.