The Jane Goodall Institute is currently recruiting for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated integrated multi-sectoral governance, conservation and development public private partnership project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The anticipated project is expected to implement activities focused on improving governance at local and institutional levels and enhancing biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing outcomes in eastern DRC.
About the Jane Goodall Institute
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; 20 years of developing people-and community-centered conservation strategies; impressive expertise in the use of geospatial technology to innovatively map and monitor human and chimpanzee use of forest resources; and a global environmental and humanitarian youth program—Roots & Shoots.
Under its Africa Programs (AP) Department, JGI USA implements community-based conservation activities in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, and Uganda. Our Africa Programs partners include, but are not limited to, Arcus Foundation, Disney Conservation Fund, J.P. Fletcher Foundation, USAID, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS), and a strong individual donor base.
The Deputy Chief of Party provides supervision and support to staff responsible for technical, administrative, and fiscal aspects of a proposed public private partnership promoting improved governance and biodiversity and human well-being, ensuring quality, impact, and cost effectiveness of the project. Provides leadership to key functions in coordination with the Chief of Party (CoP) and assists in defining the project's strategic direction. Effectively supports implementation of the project vision; provides guidance and assistance in reporting, documentation and knowledge management; supports evaluation and monitoring and evaluation; identifies opportunities and prepares proposals; and liaises and coordinates with donors, stakeholders, and partners. A primary objective of the project will be to develop the capacity local stakeholders, including that of a local non-profit to transition to being capable of being the recipient of donor-funded projects. Promotes an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. The Deputy Chief of Party will report directly to the Chief of Party.
The position will require most of the work time to be spent in a very isolated rural and undeveloped zone of eastern DRC. Accommodation, travel and living conditions may be difficult and may vary over time. Challenging partners and stakeholders may require flexible and time consuming support, coaching and assistance. At least 70% of the time would be in Walikale and Lubutu.
Climate and health conditions may pose a challenge and candidates should be prepared for physically demanding conditions.
Chief of Party (COP)