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Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania, Finance and Administrative Manager

Finance and Administrative Manager 

Organization Overview:

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) USA is an international non-governmental organization that continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering work on chimpanzee ecology and behavior. Its mission is to promote wildlife conservation, in particular chimpanzee sustainability, through research, education, and community conservation. The breadth of JGI’s mission reflects Dr. Goodall’s personal philosophy that the survival of all species, whether chimpanzee or human, depends upon the collaboration of all people. In 2012, JGI formally adopted an ambitious 30-year goal to protect 85% of Africa’s wild chimpanzee populations in their natural habitats. In reaching this goal, JGI will capitalize on its considerable strengths and experience gained from working throughout the chimpanzee range, which includes more than 50 years of chimpanzee behavioral research at the Gombe Stream Research Center; its 20 years of developing people- and community-centered conservation strategies; its impressive expertise in the use geospatial technology to innovatively map and monitor human and chimpanzee use of forest resources; and its global environmental and humanitarian youth program – Roots & Shoots.

Under its Department of Africa Programs (AP), JGI USA implements community-based conservation activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. Our Africa Programs partners include but are not limited to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Disney Foundation, Arcus Family Foundation, Allen Family Foundation, US Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS), the Turner Foundation, and a strong individual donor base.

The USAID-funded Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania Project strengthens landscape scale conservation in the western geographical landscape of Tanzania through the development of a strategic landscape approach built upon USAID’s previous and continued support to NRM and conservation in Western Tanzania. This is a five-year funded cooperative agreement under USAID.


JGI is searching for a Finance & Administrative (FAM) Manager to join a dynamic team of professionals responsible for the implementation of the program and the responsible stewardship of resources. Reporting directly to the Chief of Party (COP) based in Kigoma, the FAM will be responsible for overseeing the administrative and financial management, accountability requirements and human resources management for this project, ensuring accurate and timely financial and administrative support services are providing to the program team. S/he has overall supervisory responsibility for the finance team and the administration team, focusing on general ledger activity, daily posting process, payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable, month-end closing process and financial report preparation.

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