Job Opportunity at Jane Goodall Institute - Roots & Shoots Community Coordinator

Job Opportunity at Jane Goodall Institute - Roots & Shoots Community Coordinator

Roots & Shoots Community Coordinator

Roots & Shoots Community Coordinator – JGI Africa Programs

Roots & Shoots Kampala, Uganda
Job openings Roots & Shoots Community Coordinator – JGI Africa Programs
Roots & Shoots Community Coordinator – JGI Africa Programs

Job description

The Jane Goodall Institute seeks a dynamic team member to serve as the Roots & Shoots Community Coordinator. The Community Coordinator will report to the Vice President, Africa Programs and work closely with the Africa Programs and Roots & Shoots teams to support the Roots & Shoots Community of Practice (COP) and related projects. This is a full-time position to be based in one of JGI’s Africa offices, which are: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Kigoma, Tanzania; Kampala, Uganda; Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo.


  • Communicate regularly with all the Roots & Shoots COP members.
  • Coordinate all COP virtual meetings, including liaising with guests and professional development speakers, drafting and sharing the agenda, notetaking and dissemination, and assisting with technical challenges.
  • Support logistics for two in-person workshops to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Kampala, Uganda.
  • Administer virtual collaboration tools being used by the COP, could include moderating WhatsApp chats, managing logins for Survey 123, among others.
  • Assist research team with data collection and coordination.
  • Assist with regular administrative tasks including processing disbursement forms, assisting with speaker and partner contracts, and purchasing and shipping supplies internationally, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or combination of education and 2 years of relevant experience preferred, with an emphasis on coordination and collaboration.
  • Strong communication skills via telephone and email (intra- and inter-departmentally as well as externally)
  • Knowledge of and experience with international youth programs, education, and leadership development preferred.
  • Experience planning an international workshop or event, a plus.
  • Excitement for learning new software and tools.
  • Excellent time management skills, detail-oriented, problem solver
  • Collaborative working style and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English, French and/or Swahili highly desired
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to participate in meetings with international teams during their regular business hours
  • Willingness to travel to international locations, up to 20% time with extended stays of 1-2 weeks per trip

Working conditions

Ability to work in a fast paced and culturally diverse, international work environment. Ability to be self-motivated, independent, and responsible for assigned workload. Location is flexible across JGI’s Africa-based offices, with remote work a possibility. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

Physical requirements

Job may require long periods of sitting or being stationary. International travel, up to 20%.

Come join the Jane Goodall Institute and be a part of a global organization where we are all proud to belong.

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