Jobs at JGI

the Jane Goodall Institute’s mission is to inspire and empower people to take informed, compassionate action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Who We Seek

the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) seeks exceptional team members who are committed to our mission and our vision of what the world can be when we all stand up to do our part. Being a member of the JGI staff is not for everyone – we seek people who are energized by challenges and who like to work hard for the things that inspire them. It is not just a job, but an all-in commitment to making the world a better place for all living things on the planet we all share. At JGI, you will know that your work contributes to the protection and understanding of great apes and to inspiring young people of all ages to take action to make a difference.

If you care deeply and demonstrate your passion through both your professional work, the way you treat others as well as safeguard animals and the environment, JGI could the place for you to grow and bloom.

JGI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of all races, ages and genders to apply.

United States Opportunities

Grant Manager

The Grants Manager is a critical role in the finance department of the Jane Goodall Institute. Under the supervision of the Senior Controller, the Grants Manager is the primary point of contact and is directly responsible for the administration of all aspects of government, foundation and other publicly funded awards, including review of proposals and preparation of budgets, set-up in central finance systems, preparation and submission of all invoices and financial reports to agencies, maintenance of master agreement files, and leading the award closeout process. This individual works closely with project managers and the senior controller to ensure that the terms and conditions of agreements are met and properly documented and communicates directly with agency contracting officers to clarify or negotiate financial and administrative requirements. The Grants Manager is also directly responsible for the administrative aspects of sub-awards to grantee organizations, including assistance with due diligence activities, preparation and revision of agreements, review of invoices and financial reports, and maintenance of grant files. The candidate will have robust collaboration and problem-solving skills.

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Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Africa Programs

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager will be primarily responsible for ensuring that JGI’s M&E systems and processes meet all programmatic and project level requirements; developing and monitoring program performance milestones; evaluating impact against program objectives and targets; and ensuring high quality and timely analytical inputs required for maintaining the overall strategic vision of Africa Programs, as envisioned in its 10 Year Strategy Document (2014-2024).

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Associate Director of Operations, Africa Programs

The Associate Director of Operations will be primarily responsible for improving operational systems, processes and policies in support of the Department of Africa Program’s mission – “to conserve chimpanzees across their range in Africa.”  Specifically, s/he will drive better information flow and management of our overall business processes; organizational planning; asset and inventory systems; human resource management; and internal communications within JGI’s Africa Program teams and offices.

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Grant Manager


International Opportunities

There are no opportunities at this time.



Full-time and part-time internships are available with JGI in our USA headquarters office in Vienna, VA (Washington-Metro area) and on occasion elsewhere around the United States for specific projects. More here.


Volunteer Opportunities

Support the work of the Jane Goodall Institute through volunteer opportunities in Tanzania and Uganda. More here.


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