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Forest Officer at Jane Goodall Institute November, 2023

Forest Officer at Jane Goodall Institute November, 2023
Forest Officer at Jane Goodall Institute November, 2023

Forest Officer at Jane Goodall Institute November, 2023

Thrilled to share that as of November 2023,

I’ve assumed the role of Forest Officer at the esteemed Jane Goodall Institute. Joining this renowned organization dedicated to wildlife conservation and environmental harmony is an exciting opportunity to make a tangible impact on our planet’s ecosystems. In this role, I’m committed to upholding the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, contributing to the sustainable management of forests, and fostering a coexistence between humanity and nature.

As a Forest Officer, my responsibilities encompass the implementation of conservation initiatives, monitoring wildlife habitats, and collaborating with local communities to promote eco-friendly practices.

The Jane Goodall Institute’s commitment to preserving biodiversity resonates deeply with me, and I’m eager to channel my passion for environmental stewardship into meaningful actions that align with the organization’s mission. Here’s to a journey of contributing to the well-being of our planet and ensuring a brighter future for all living beings. #JaneGoodallInstitute #ConservationJourney 🌳🌍

Job Position:Forest Officer
Project/Program:USAID Tumaini Kupitia Vitendo
Duty Station:KigomaorMpanda
Reporting Line:Forest and natural governance Lead

Job Summary:

The Forest Officer will support a range of forest management and biodiversity conservation activities. The Forest officer will provide technical guidance, capacity building to Government and Village stakeholders, and support and facilitate “conservation action” in the landscape. The Forest Officer will assist the Forest Management Lead in the execution of the following key responsibilities:

Minimum Job Qualifications and other Requirements:

o At least a bachelor’s or master’s Degree in natural resources management, forestry, biodiversity conservation or related discipline with experience in planning, implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation.

o Proven knowledge and experience in institution building in the natural resources and environment sector;

o A minimum of three (3) years (for masters graduate) and five years (5) years (for bachelor graduate) of postgraduate professional experience relevant in sustainable land/forest and natural resources management in the development context;

o Proven experience in participatory processes, and in facilitating dialogue between Government, development partners, private sector, villagers and civil society; o Willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and extensive travel to remote areas within the project areas; o Understanding of climate change issues, including REDD+, forest/Natural Resources Management and GIS/Remote sensing is an asset; o Experience in writing project reports and forest management plans; o Experience in writing project success stories, lessons learned and best practices; o Experience in working with local communities, NGOs, CSOs and local government, o Experience in managing meetings and facilitating training sessions.

Required Job Competencies:

  • Proven ability to plan, organize and effectively implement activities;
  • Proven skills for negotiation, lobbying and advocacy;
  • Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals, and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to coordinate and work in teams, as well as in complex environments;
  • Ability to observe deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills including knowledge in application of computer software packages for word processing, excel, PowerPoint, databases and spreadsheets, and the internet;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet deadlines;
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with multiple teams from multiple institutions;

Application Procedure:

All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (CV)/resume, copy of relevant academic certificates & transcripts, 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 final shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and provided with the interview feedback.

Deadline: Saturday, 16th December, 2023 before 5pm in the evening.

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, gender, and marital status.

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