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Zonal Roots & Shoots Coordinator Kigoma at Jane Goodall Institute

Zonal Roots & Shoots Coordinator Kigoma 

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:  Zonal Roots & Shoots Coordinator

Program:   Landscape Conservation in Western

Tanzania (LCWT)

Duty Station:   Kigoma

Reporting Line:  Behaviour Change & Communication


Key Job Responsibilities & Duties:

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

  • To coordinate all Roots & Shoots project activities in the LCWT project area
  • Establish new youths clubs in schools and regions where the need arises
  • Attend to all stakeholders’ meetings and established networks in the LCWT project area
  • To manage and facilitate Roots & Shoots production, distribution and transplanting of seedlings in schools
  • To coordinate and facilitate tree planting in the chimpanzee wildlife corridors, dispersal areas and community lands
  • Supervise and report all administrative matters related to memberships, certifications and registrations in western zone
  • To Facilitate, coordinate and manage Roots & Shoots students education excursions to Gombe National Park
  • To coordinate all National and international Roots & Shoots and JGI Visitors in western zone
  • To support the work of National and International Volunteers in the western Tanzania
  • To manage, control and ensure safety and security of all Roots & Shoots assets in western Tanzania
  • Promote Roots & Shoots tree planting Campaigns in the villages and forest reserved areas
  • To Promote Roots & Shoots School woodlots and tree nurseries
  • To induct and train Roots & Shoots volunteers, interns and youth leaders on relevant Roots & Shoots thematic areas (Environments, Animals, communities)
  • To facilitate all Roots & Shoots membership registrations, certification, club activities, events and networks in western zone
  • To train teachers and coordinate Roots & Shoots activities and projects
  • Coordinate existing Partnerships between JGI-TZ and Gombe National Park
  • To facilitate and coordinate Roots & Shoots in the Refugee Camps
  • To promote Roots & Shoots Chimpanzee Campaign in western zone
  • To coordinate and improve relationships between Roots & Shoots, JGI, other NGOs and Government Departments in western zone
  • Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Conduct any other duties as shall be directed by your Supervisor

Minimum job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • At least BSc. in Bachelor of Environment, Environment Conservation, wildlife Management, Ecological Studies and any other related field
  • At least 5 years working experience in the similar field
  • Experience working in rural and remote areas of Tanzania implementing related job.
  • Strong skills in projects management and office administration
  • Practical understanding of hands-on, conservation education, tree planting and community engagements
  • Experience in delivering peace education, land use planning, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, events and campaign management, curriculum developments
  • Ability to work under pressure, deadlines and little supervision
  • Previous experience in managing environmental protection education, outreach and expedition programmes
  • Ability to effectively manage a team of volunteers and interns
  • Knowledge and experience of conservation and sustainable natural resources management is desirable
  • Computer literate and ability to use data analysis programs (SPSS), word, Xcel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc
  • Experience working with various agencies, government departments, UN agencies and Partners

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:

Send by e-mail to: E-mail: jgi-tanzania@janegoodall.or.tz

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.


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