24 Nov 2023

Land Tenure Officer at Jane Goodall Institute

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Job Description

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 with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support implementation of the new USAID funded project, USAID Tumaini Kupitia Vitendo is currently seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant positions:


Job Position: Land Tenure Officer
Project/Program: USAID Tumaini Kupitia Vitendo
Duty Station: KigomaorMpanda
Reporting Line: Land planning and tenure Lead


Job Summary:

The Land tenure Officer will provide technical and managerial support including general management, oversight, advice, and support efforts to develop and Issue the Certificate of Customary Right of Occupancy (CCROs) and other land use planning and management activities implementation in support of the biodiversity conservation objectives of the project. Along with strong training skills and familiarity with spatial analysis through GIS. Familiarity with the policies, guidelines, and legislation around land tenure in Tanzania is required. The Land Tenure Officer is required to demonstrate a high level of ingenuity and creativity as a team player since will always work with the district council, program teams, or individual staff and the targeted communities. The job holder will assist his supervisor/line manager in the execution of the following key responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Main responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Work with the Land Use Planning Officer, to participate in the development, review, and/or adoption of procedures to support communities to obtain land rights through CCROs.
  • Collaborate with the district and villages to facilitate the development of individual (as appropriate) and communal CCROs.
  • Collaborate with district and other land tenure service providers to design incentive mechanisms for CCROs issuance.
  • Ensures the use of the Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) and geographical information systems (GIS) in the development of CCROs.
  • Organize and build the capacity of the districts and villages using the MAST system for CCROs Issuance.
  • Work with partners, local communities, district staff, and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists in monitoring and following up on the land administration processes and issued CCROs being used as allocated in the VLUPs.
  • To Promote and mobilize Gender equity and social inclusion for CCROs applications.
  • Support land allocation and ownership conflict resolution within and between communities in the project area.
  • Produces technical information, data, progress, quarterly and annual reports by highlighting achievements, success stories, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • Provide support on land-related matters to other project staff.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Job Qualifications and other Requirements:

o Bachelor’s Degree in Land Use planning/surveying/land Management /GIS or related field including Natural Resources Management, a master’s degree will be an added advantage, o Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a MUST.

o Knowledge of the Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) system will be an added advantage.

o At least 3 years after graduation of professional experience in land resource data and information systems, land use planning, and land resources mapping with remote sensing/GIS technologies.

o Experience working in rural and remote areas of Tanzania.

o Proven successful work experience related to Land Use Planning and land rights in support of a conservation and sustainable natural resources management project is desirable, o Ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines, and less supervision, self-motivated person, team player, reporting, and presentation skills, o Good Communication skills – fluent in Swahili and English, both Oral and written.


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Method of Application

All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (CV)/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 final shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and provided with the interview feedback.

Deadline: Saturday, 16th December, 2023 before 5pm in the evening. 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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