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Job Opportunity at Jane Goodall Institute, Zonal Roots & Shoots Coordinator – NAFASI ZA KAZI

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Zonal Roots & Shoots Coordinator 

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 (JGI) was founded in 1977 by Dr. Jane Goodall (DBE).

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 JGI Tanzania with its partners makes a difference through landscape and community-cantered conservation, chimpanzees research projects, environmental protection education to young generation, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots (R&S) is an education movement of the Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania started as a club on 19th February 1991 at Dr. Jane Goodall’s house in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with 12 secondary school students and four educators. Today, Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global environmental and humanitarian youth program, involving hundreds of thousands of young people in more than 100 countries. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania establishes Roots & Shoots service-oriented clubs in primary, secondary schools, and universities to help inspire and empower young people to foster respect and compassion to animals & wildlife through action-oriented clubs.

JGI Tanzania is currently seeking to recruit suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant position:

Job Vacancy: Zonal Roots & Shoots Coordinator

Workstation: Zanzibar

Reporting Line: National Coordinator for Roots & Shoots

Job Overall Summary:

The Roots & Shoots Zonal Coordinator will manage Roots & Shoots scholarship programme in Zanzibar and provide management and oversight to achieve the programme goal and objectives in a professional manner by ensuring that Roots & Shoots responds to the needs of JGI Tanzania, National and International Volunteers, teachers, members, government, and other partners. The coordinator is also expected to demonstrate strong programme management skills for a Roots & Shoots model, experience in working in a multisector team, leading clubs, and environmental conservation education projects and all other related Roots & Shoots projects and programmes in Zanzibar. The job holder is expected to raise public awareness, understanding and trust about JGI Tanzania, environmental education, conservation education and outreach programmes, timely reporting, and capacity development for volunteers. Working in close collaboration with the Government departments, stakeholders, and partner NGOs to provide management. Below are the essential and specific job responsibilities:

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To develop a standardized students selection guideline
  • To coordinate and manage scholarships and students career guidance for Zanzibar
  • Liaise with Universities, colleges and parents on matters related to students’ scholarships
  • Coordinate with Scholarship Selection Committee
  • To manage all technical, logistical and office administration in a zonal office in Zanzibar
  • Coordinate scholarship applications, selection, and managements
  • Supervise community gardens and students Roots & Shoots placements
  • To coordinate all Roots & Shoots in the Eastern zone of Tanzania
  • Establish new clubs in schools and regions where the need arises
  • Represent the National Coordinator in all stakeholders’ meetings and established networks in the zone
  • To manage and facilitate Roots & Shoots Seedlings production center in Zanzibar
  • To coordinate and provide data to feed the National Roots & Shoots database
  • To facilitate and coordinate Roots & Shoots trees and mangroves planting in Zanzibar and Pemba
  • Supervise and report all administrative matters related to memberships, certifications, and registrations in the zone
  • To coordinate all National and International Roots & Shoots and JGI-Visitors in your zone
  • To work with National Coordinator on raising money (fundraising) for projects and activities to benefit Roots & Shoots program in Tanzania
  • To manage, control and ensure safety and security of all Roots & Shoots assets in the Eastern zone – Tanzania
  • To induct, train and support Roots & Shoots volunteers, interns, teachers, and youth leaders on relevant Roots & Shoots thematic areas (Environments, Animals, communities)
  • To facilitate all Roots & Shoots membership registrations, certification, club activities, events, and networks in your zone
  • To train teachers and coordinate Roots & Shoots activities and projects
  • Provide updates on semi-annual and annual reports to the National Coordinator
  • Conduct any other official related duties as shall be directed by your supervisor

Minimum job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • At least BSc. of Environment or Environment Conservation, Wildlife Management, Education in Biology, and Ecological Studies.
  • A solid background in professional teaching – science or earth related science subjects, o Strong command in strategy, projects, and office management skills.
  •  Practical understanding of hands-on, conservation education, tree planting and community engagements.
  •  Ability to work under pressure, deadlines, and little supervision.
  •  Previous experience in conservation education management, environmental education, outreach, and expeditions.
  •  Ability to effectively manage a team of professional program officers, volunteers, and interns,
  • Knowledge and experience of conservation and sustainable natural resources management is desirable,
  • Computer literate and ability to use data analysis programs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.
  • Experience working in a multiskilled, high pressure, and a dynamic ability to communicate effectively with various agencies, government Departments, UN agencies and Partners.

Application Procedure:

All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (resume), copy of relevant certificates, testimonials, three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number or e-mail address, and should be send to the following e-mail address:

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

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, sexual orientation, and marital status.


The deadline for submitting the application is 24 January 2022.

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