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.

International Opportunities

Monitoring & Evaluation Junior Officer, Tanzania

The Jane Goodall Institute is currently recruiting for a Monitoring & Evaluation Junior Officer for a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant in Kigoma, Tanzania, focused on strengthening landscape-scale conservation in the western geographical landscape of Tanzania.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Junior Officer will be a member of the JGI Tanzania who will provide technical expertise in: general Program monitoring, reporting on indicators for measuring Program overall performance and recording progress towards set goals/objectives. He/she will also play an integral role in implementing and updating Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plans. The role will be responsible for data collection, verification and reporting. He/she will support the implementation of the adaptive management best practices and work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to guide Project team through the process of learning from and making programmatic decisions based on the results of monitoring and evaluation data.

Review the full description and apply here.

Consultant, Behavior Change Campaign - North Kivu and Maniema Provinces, DRC

JGI is currently seeking proposals from consultants to manage the development of a campaign the organization would like to create and pilot focused on stakeholders in the commercial bushmeat trade in the Eastern DRC.

The ideal candidate (individual or agency) will have a strong background in Behavior Change/Social Marketing campaigns, and experience working with rural populations in Africa and will have experience working in multi-cultural teams, and be available to visit our programs in the Eastern DRC.

Review the full position description and apply here.

United States Opportunities

Grant Manager, Finance

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.

Senior Accountant, Finance

The Jane Goodall Institute is currently seeking qualified candidates for the role of Senior Accountant. This position supports the Director of Accounting in the fiscal and operational needs of the department and the organization as a whole. The Senior Accountant duties also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in accounting tasks, with an emphasis on the accounts receivable and accounts payable functions.

Read the full position description and apply here.

Senior Financial Analyst, Finance

The Jane Goodall Institute is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Financial Analyst. The role of this position is to support individual projects and have responsibility for the maintenance of JGI USA headquarters balance sheet accounts.

Read the full position description and apply here.


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.

You can also volunteer to become a fundraiser for JGI through Team Jane. Learn more and start fundraising today!

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