Forest Campaigner

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Islington, London
£35,000 - £37,000 depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.eia-international.org ukinfo@eia-international.org

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 11th June 2018  


Do you have experience in finding the truth - documenting evidence, digging into documents, being in the field and being part of a team that cares passionately about good forest governance? Then this might be the job for you. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is looking for an experienced campaigner for its Forest Campaign.

About the position:

As part of a dynamic team of people you will help implement EIA’s forest campaign goals and participate in field trips as required. The role will also involve sustaining EIA’s relationships with partners and allies in East Asia as well as helping to formulate and plan ongoing campaign goals together with EIA’s experienced forest team.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Assist in campaign related research as directed and participate in both desk-based and field-based investigative activities with experienced staff, as required.
  • Assist in monitoring illegal timber flows within producer countries and to consumer markets
  • Identify investigative opportunities in line with the Forest campaign strategy
  • Liaise, collaborate and communicate constructively with partners on the ground.
  • Collate, analyse and manage documented research or investigative findings for use in achieving defined campaign strategies
  • Use existing demand side legislation to build cases against trade in illegal timber Assist in both internal and external report and briefing writing and production as required
  • Maintain constructive working relationships with actors and agencies important to EIA’s work
  • Represent EIA and its forest campaign to external audiences, as required by senior team members

About you and skills and abilities we need:

Essential:

  • Two years’ experience in campaigning, or similar field with proven knowledge of environmental and human rights issues
  • An understanding of issues and mechanisms relating to forests governance, illegal logging and the associated illicit trade, and forest conversion, natural resource extraction
  • Experienced in realising targeted research projects and tasks that include analysing, documenting and reporting findings.
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyse complex social, political, economic and environmental parameters in ways that inform EIA’s work and communications.
  • Ability to work with different culture and languages
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and time management skills.
  • Willing and able to travel at short notice, including to potentially challenging environments
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • A legal right to work in the UK
  • Fully proficient in Windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook and other applications.

 Desirable:

  • An understanding of East Asia politics, environmental and human rights issues is an asset
  • Understanding and experience of international forest governance initiatives such as FLEGT VPA’s, the EUTR, the Lacey Act, CITES, etc
  • Experience working with indigenous communities.
  • An understanding of business and financial issues
  • Experience in working in Indonesia , Myanmar, or both.
  • Ability to speak read or write relevant Asian languages : Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Burmese desirable. European languages (French, Spanish German, Italian) an asset.

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