Nafasi ya kazi :- National Roots & Shoots Coordinator at Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania June, 2024


About Us

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 its donors is currently seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and competent Tanzanians to fill the following vacant positions:

Job Position:National Roots & Shoots Coordinator
Program:Roots & Shoots
Duty Station:Dar es salaam
Reporting Line:Executive Director

Job Summary:

The National Roots & Shoots Coordinator will provide management and oversight to the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Roots & Shoots Program in a professional manner by ensuring that Roots & Shoots responds to the needs of JGI Tanzania and the Roots & Shoots stakeholders such as National and International volunteers, teachers, members, government, and other partners. The coordinator is expected to demonstrate strong project management skills for the Roots & Shoots model in working in a multisector team, and leading roots & shoots clubs, overseeing the Pugu Nature Centre, environmental education projects and all other related Roots & Shoots project activities in Tanzania. The job holder is expected to raise public awareness, understanding and trust for environmental education, conservation education, outreach programmes, the Pugu Nature Centre, proposal developments, timely reporting and capacity development for staffs and volunteers. The coordinator will also be expected to work in close collaboration with key partners such as Government, Universities, Schools, the African Program of JGI-US, and other JGI Chapters across the world to implement of program goals. Below are the essential and specific job responsibilities:

Key Job Responsibilities & Duties:

The key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Represent Roots & Shoots program at meetings and other forums,
  • Supervise and support Zonal Roots & Shoots Coordinators across the country in implementing their duties, o Facilitates recruitment of Roots & Shoots National and International Volunteers
  •  Design and execute public awareness-raising campaigns and arrange for the commemoration of special days o Facilitate delivery of conservation education and outreach programs and supervise the production of educational materials
  • Support capacity building for R&S staff and volunteers o Manage the JGI Nature Centre and other related Protected Forests o Manage and coordinate all Roots & Shoots funding, project activities, work plans, budgets, campaigns, and reports
  • Coordinate collaborations and maintain good relationships between Roots & Shoots and its key Stakeholders such as Government Ministries & Departments dealing with environments, animals and natural resources, Donors, UN Agencies, NGOs, and other key Partners
  •  Guide, review and compile reports, proposals and budgets related to Roots & Shoots Tanzania
  • o Design and publish education materials and guidelines for the promotion of Roots & Shoots in Tanzania
  • Coordinate the management of Roots & Shoots database, memberships, registration, monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Oversee all Roots & Shoots assets in Tanzania in collaboration with the designated JGI officer.
  •  Work closely with the government counterpart and other partners to establish R&S clubs and projects,
  • Raise funds and mobilize other resources in support of Roots & Shoots activities and projects in Tanzania
  • Represent Tanzania to the Roots & Shoots global committees and other Roots & Shoots networks
  • Coordinate Roots & Shoots scholarship programs
  • All other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Supervisor or delegate

Minimum Job Qualifications & Other Requirements:

The minimum job qualifications and other requirements will include, but not be limited to:

  • At least BSc. in Education majoring in Biology, Project Management, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management and similar studies. Masters in Natural Resources Management is an added advantage
  • A background in the teaching of conservation-related science subjects.
  • Strong skills in project management and working with multisectoral teams.
  • 5 to 7 years of work experience in the related field.
  • Experience in reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and managing awareness campaigns

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: [email protected]

Only the final shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and provided with the interview feedback.

Deadline: Thursday, 28th June, 2024 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.