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

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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Senior Controller, Finance

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is seeking a “hands on” Senior Controller who will head up the finance department and will be responsible for managing the day to day financial functions of an international non-profit organization with a $15 million budget which includes regional programs in Africa. The Senior Controller must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in a deadline-oriented workplace. The Controller is also a key member of the senior management team and is responsible for providing strategic financial guidance and ensuring accuracy in all areas of finance and accounting to facilitate the organization’s long-term, sustainable growth and maximize operational efficiency. The successful candidate must be capable of working in a collaborative environment and integrating smoothly into the senior management team and the organization’s culture. The Senior Controller reports directly to the Executive Director.

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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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