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 Tanzania (JGI-TZ) is a reputable and rapidly expanding non-governmental organization committed to wildlife research, conservation, socio-economic development, and environmental education. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) was founded in 2001 by Dr. Jane Goodall. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania with its partners makes a difference through landscape and community-cantered conservation, chimpanzees research, youths’ empowerment, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action.

Project Summary:

Tanzania’s Coastal line along the Indian Ocean is endowed with rich marine biodiversity. Like many other African countries, Tanzania is likely to become more vulnerable to climate change and biodiversity loss. The increasing human population and livelihood activities along the coastal regions contribute to the threats that affect the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Tanzania. Adding to these challenges is the massive biodiversity loss due to climate change, weak mitigation responses, and related drivers of deforestation. The coastal zone not only sustains but is a significant contributor to the country’s economy. The livelihoods and economies of the growing population living in the rural coastal areas of Tanzania are entwined with the coastal ecosystems’ well-being for protection from natural hazards, obtainment of livelihoods and food security and fish and other marine creatures’ reproduction. Climate crisis and unmanaged human exploitation degrade the natural systems humans rely on for survival and reduce coastal communities’ adaptive capacity and resilience, especially among marginalized groups, such as women, young people, and children. Coast region communities already experience significant poverty and social inequity.

The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania, in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute Canada and Plan International, have designed a project for Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (COSME). It is a three (3) years project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), in partnership with JGI Canada and Plan International. The project objective is to upscale community livelihoods and capitalize on opportunities for South-South learning by working between Kenya/Tanzania cross-border communities within the same Marine and Coastal Forest Eco-regions on three thematic areas: (i) Mangroves restorations and conservation (ii) Sustainable seaweed farming and (iii) locally led forest management and conservation. The project will apply an ecosystem-based approach that utilizes significant potential for nature-based solutions (NbS) for climate adaptation with biodiversity co-benefits.

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



Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine

Job Position: Motor Vehicle Driver

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing driving services and support staff in the assigned office to perform their daily planned activities. The driver will also be responsible for ensuring safety of the vehicle and the tools assigned and observing all current JGI Tanzania policies and procedures for driving motor vehicles. The Driver will be responsible in assisting and identifying any vehicle mechanical fault and services, and reporting any discrepancies noted to the supervisor for immediate action. If necessary, the Driver will be required to carry out light mechanical duties and, with the authorization of the supervisor, assure the appropriateness of any mechanical work done by others.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Main responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Drive Institute vehicles and adhere to speed limits as instructed by the road or traffic police and other authorities.
  • Ensure passenger safety and comfort during field trips.
  • Maintain vehicles and other related car accessories to ensure smooth running of the vehicles.
  • Maintain regular inspections on vehicles and report any damages or loss to the supervi­sor for appropriate actions.
  • Advise supervisor on sources of program vehicle maintenance and repair schedule and appropriate spare parts and accessories.
  • Maintain general cleanliness, ensure security of the vehicles and related parts at all times.
  • Prepare schedules for vehicle repair, maintenance and reports to the supervisor for appropriate action.
  • Prepare actual requirements for fuel, oils, and any safari requirements in accordance with the nature of vehicle trips and keep proper records for the same.
  • Fill in all trip logbooks and maintain trip documentation routinely.

Minimum Job Requirements & Qualifications:

The minimum job requirements and qualifications will include, but not be limited to:

  • Form ‘IV Certificate of the Secondary School.
  • Clean class “D* Driving License.
  • Attended a training and certified to drive VIP
  • Attained Vocational Trainings in Mechanics and/or Automobile.
  • Communicates in Swahili and English, both verbal and written.
  • Five (5) years working experience as a Driver in an NGO, private Company, or Government Sector whose nature of the job includes driving in remote areas with poor road infrastructure.

Application Instructions:

All suitably qualified candidates should send/submit their applications 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 to [email protected] and include the title of the job position you are applying in the subject of your email.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted not later than Seven (7)days from the first date of advertisement.

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.