Opened in 1991, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Uganda country program office’s mission is to understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes, and their habitats, and to work towards creating an informed and compassionate critical mass of people who will help to create a better world, other animals, and our shared environment.
We design and implement programs to ensure the conservation of chimpanzees and their habitats throughout Uganda and to build effective collaboration between local communities, governments, researchers, and conservation practitioners.
We focus our efforts on increasing the capacity of local government and forest-adjacent communities to manage protected areas, engage communities in natural resource management planning, promote sustainable livelihoods, and educate students about chimpanzees, wildlife, and sustainable environmental conservation.
The Senior Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the ongoing JGI-Uganda country programs, including design, planning, and oversight of program activities. The duty station for this position is in Hoima, Uganda.
Prior Work Experience: At least 10 years working experience in a related field, five of which should be at a senior management level.
Language Proficiency: Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing English required. Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
Master’s degree or full professional qualification in wildlife management, biological sciences, environmental sciences, social sciences, forestry, natural resources management or related area. Qualifications in project planning and management important, but not required.
Past experience creating and managing highly-effective program teams is sought. Demonstrated experience successfully managing grants and creating strong working relationships with donors is essential. Successful candidates should have a broad-based knowledge of, and experience managing program teams focused on, integrated biodiversity conservation and community development and/or community-based natural resources management, and environmental education. Experience with population, health, and environment and One Health approaches is welcome, but not necessary.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE
Please submit your cover letter, CV, and two writing samples to the JGI-Uganda office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by midnight Friday, May 7th.
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