Senior Crime Analyst

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Islington, London
£36,000 - £38,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent +44 (0) 20 7354 7960 Bill Dishington

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 5th March 2018  

About EIA

We investigate and campaign against environmental crime and abuse. Our undercover investigations expose transnational wildlife crime, with a focus on elephants and tigers, and forest crimes such as illegal logging and deforestation for cash crops like palm oil. We work to safeguard global marine ecosystems by addressing the threats posed by plastic pollution, bycatch and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Finally, we reduce the impact of climate change by campaigning to eliminate powerful refrigerant greenhouse gases, exposing related illicit trade and improving energy efficiency in the cooling sector.

EIA has access to information on environmental crime through our own investigations and through a variety of government and non-government sources. Managed and analysed appropriately, this information can be used to: facilitate future investigative planning; provide an overview of trade patterns and hotspots for publication; map criminal networks; demonstrate the serious and organised nature of environmental crime; support / direct the professional enforcement community; and deliver compelling evidence to decision-makers so that they increase commitment and investment in effective enforcement.

Outputs in written form may be supported by diagrams, charts and maps, and tools used include MS Office and specialized intelligence visualization software, supported by secure communications.

Main Purpose of Position

The Senior Crime Analyst will work across EIA’s campaigns to oversee and facilitate the management, development and dissemination of EIA’s information related to environmental crime, including actionable information to external stakeholders. The Senior Crime Analyst will line manage the Crime Analyst.

Organisational Matters

The Senior Crime Analyst will be line managed by and report to the Campaign Leader for Tigers and Wildlife Crime. The Senior Crime Analyst’s priorities will be determined by Campaign strategies and work plans, and they will work in cooperation with relevant members of staff in all Departments to fulfill the following responsibilities.



  • Evaluate and process information from a range of internal and external sources.
  • Conduct contextual research and verification checks including open-source information checks.
  • For internal and external audiences, produce clear and concise analysis-driven outputs, including but not limited to: Problem, market and subject profiles Information alerts Situational analyses Financial typologies Diagrammatical outputs such as network and commodity flow charts, and maps
  • Active monitoring of trends and developments in the poaching and trafficking of wildlife to predict and advise upon emerging threats and opportunities, including through a strategic overview of information and intelligence requirements related to EIA’s work.
  • Monitor trends and developments in other environmental crime types, such as illegal logging, as requested.
  • Represent EIA at relevant external meetings, including delivering presentations.
  • Provide guidance to civil society partners and contacts on the management and analysis of information and develop effective data collection processes as required.

External Contacts

  • Liaise with campaign contacts (media, government, law enforcement personnel and civil society) related to project delivery, information gathering and verification.
  • Maintain relations with relevant suppliers for campaign outputs, such as software providers, designers, translators and publishers.
  • Maintain contact lists.


  • Research, review and draft campaign outputs such as public reports and briefings.
  • Produce concise, accurate, informative, fully referenced outputs in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the planning, preparation and production of other audio-visual materials, such as enforcement training guidance.
  • As directed, produce online content in line with EIA’s communication protocols.
  • Respond to ad-hoc media queries as requested.

Information Management

  • Liaise closely across departments and with partners to facilitate effective and secure information flow.
  • Ensure and maintain compliance with relevant legislation (e.g. data protection legislation).
  • Ensure accessibility of information and awareness of standard operating procedures to Campaigns teams.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risk, develop and implement measures to improve processes and quality controls.
  • Review formal disclosures of information by EIA to ensure consistency with standard operating procedures.
  • Log and track formal disclosures of information, including by other EIA personnel.
  • Manage database configurations and storage.
  • Identify additional or alternative sources, data collection processes and analytic tools, and advise relevant colleagues.

Operational Management of Activities

  • Contribute to campaign project trackers and workplans, including documenting delivery and reporting on designated milestones and tasks.
  • Manage individual campaign projects as required, which might involve coordinating input across EIA campaigns, departments and/or other organisations.
  • Follow travel security and risk mitigation procedures and assist with implementation of updated risk mitigation processes and measures as applicable.

Human Resource Management

  • Recruit, induct and line manage Crime Analyst/s; manage workflow and priorities against deadlines, and develop team capabilities through continuous development.
  • Manage project volunteers as required, and liaise with consultants on a project-specific basis.

Strategic Planning

  • Participate in the production of campaign strategies for EIA’s Campaigns, and project-specific strategies.
  • Participate in EIA’s Long Term Strategic Planning and Theory of Change process as required.

Financial Planning and Budget Management

  • Produce budgets for all project-related activities prior to expenditure and complete reconciliations.
  • Input Purchase Order Form information into Campaign Expenditure Trackers, if required.

Income Generation

  • Assist the Campaign Leaders and Fundraising in the production of reports and proposals for donors.
  • Participate in fundraising activities as requested, including the provision of information to assist appeals, funding applications and attend events.

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