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5 Sep 2023

GESI Specialist at Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)

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Job Description

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, DBE. The JGI Tanzania with its partners makes a difference through community cantered conservation, chimpanzees research projects, youths’ environmental education, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania, inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action.

The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania is currently seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant position:

Job Vacancy: GESI Specialist

Work Station: Kigoma

Project: Tumaini Kupitia Vitendo (TKV)

Reporting Line: Deputy Chief of Party

Job summary:

The GESI specialist will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the project is designed, implemented, and monitored with a strong commitment to promoting gender equity and social inclusion principles, in alignment with USAID’s requirements. The expert will provide technical guidance, capacity building, and coordination to integrate GESI considerations across all project components. The position is based in Kigoma, Tanzania.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

o Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive Gender Action Plan (GAP) to integrate GESI considerations into all aspects of the project, o Provide expert guidance on gender-responsive programming, policies, and strategies to enhance the project’s impact on gender equality and social inclusion.

o Conduct thorough gender and social inclusion analyses to identify barriers and opportunities for marginalized groups’ participation and benefit, o Design and deliver training programs to build the capacity of project staff, partners, and stakeholders on GESI concepts, principles, and practices, o Work closely with local organizations to strengthen their understanding of GESI issues and their ability to implement inclusive approaches, o Collaborate with technical teams to ensure GESI is mainstreamed across project activities, strategies, and interventions, o Develop tools and guidelines for integrating GESI considerations into project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, o Contribute to the development of a robust project monitoring and evaluation system capable of tracking the progress and outcomes of GESI initiatives within the project.

o Regularly collect and analyze gender-disaggregated data to measure the project’s impact on gender equity and social inclusion indicators, o Establish and maintain relationships with local organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders to foster collaboration and support for GESI goals.

o Participate in relevant forums, workshops, and networks related to gender equity and social inclusion to stay updated on best practices and innovations, o Ensure GESI achievements, challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations are included in quarterly reporting to USAID, o Document success stories and case studies that highlight the positive impact of GESI interventions.

Required Job Qualifications and Experience:

Master’s degree in gender studies, social sciences, international development, or a related field (or commensurate undergraduate degree plus demonstrated experience).
Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring GESI initiatives, preferably within USAID-funded projects.
Strong understanding of USAID’s policies, guidelines, and requirements related to gender equity and social inclusion.
Proven ability to conduct gender and social inclusion analyses and apply findings to project planning and implementation.
Excellent communication, training, and capacity-building skills.
Experience in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organizations, and local communities.
Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and reporting related to gender and social inclusion indicators.
Spoken and written English proficiency is required (technical reports).

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Method of Application

All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (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: [email protected]

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview and provided with interview feedback.

The deadline for submitting the application is 13 September, 2023.

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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