Careers

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

Chief of Party, JGI-Tanzania

The Jane Goodall Institute is currently recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for a proposed USAID grant in Kigoma, Tanzania focused on strengthening the landscape-scale conservation in the western geographical landscape of Tanzania.

The successful candidate must be a senior-level professional with a proven track record of successfully designing, implementing and managing USAID-funded conservation projects in geographical locations similar to western Tanzania.

Review the full description and apply here.

Grant Manager
The Grants Manager provides leadership to the grants function and integrates its work with the other departments of JGI and all field locations, ultimately resulting in the continued funding and successful operation of the organization. The Grants Manager monitors the contracts and grants management operations to ensure the high quality of contracts and grants administration and compliance with legal and donor requirements across programs. This role will be responsible for leading and managing effective and efficient operations in the areas of procurement, solicitation, budget preparation, contracting, and award administration (grants, cooperative agreements and contracts) to include financial monitoring. The Grants Manager will serve as the main point of contact between JGI and client contract/grants officials and review and approve contracts and grants documents.

Review the full description and apply here.

Staff Accountant
Entry level position to work in the finance department.  The Staff Accountant role is to support the accounting function in the HQ office.  He/She is specifically responsible for assisting and supporting the reconciliation of accounts.  Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by inputting data; verifying data.  Assist with automation of the accounting process moving to a paperless environment.  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.  Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.  Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.

Entry level position to work in the finance department. The Staff Accountant role is to support the accounting function in the HQ office. He/She is specifically responsible for assisting and supporting the reconciliation of accounts. Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by inputting data; verifying data. Assist with automation of the accounting process moving to a paperless environment. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options. Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.

Review the full position description and apply here.


International Opportunities

Behavior Change Campaign Manager

Gestionaire de Campagne de Changement de Comportement
Working under the Program Director, in close collaboration with the JGI-DRC programme team and, supervising the Behavior Change Officer, the Manager will ensure the successful design and implementation of the behavior change campaign, including piloting activities. This is a one-year contract position with JGI DRC, with the potential for renewal up to three years based on current funding.

Travaillant sous la Directrice des Programmes, en étroite collaboration avec l’équipe du programme JGI-RDC et supervisant l’agent de changement de comportement, le gestionnaire assurera la conception et la mise en œuvre réussies de la campagne de changement de comportement, y compris les activités de pilotage. Ceci est un contrat d’un an avec JGI-RDC, avec un potentiel de renouvellement jusqu’à trois ans basé sur le financement actuel.

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Internships

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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