Senior Campaigner (Pangolins)

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Islington, London
£39,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

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

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 3rd September 2018  


About us

We investigate and campaign against environmental crime and abuse.

Our undercover investigations expose transnational wildlife crime, with a focus on elephants tigers and pangolins, 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. 

About role 

EIA is recruiting for a Senior Campaigner to run a new three year project to combat international pangolin trade from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, to markets in SE Asia and China.

EIA is looking for someone who is committed to ending trade and demand for pangolins. They must have proven knowledge of wildlife conservation and trade and proven experience of project, personnel and budget management. Experience of working in the African conservation sector is highly desirable.

Contact information: ukinfo@eia-international.org

Salary: £39,000

Deadline for applications: 3rd September 2018

Main purpose of position: 

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the project, budget management, project monitoring and evaluation, and donor reporting. In consultation with other relevant EIA staff, they will coordinate desk-based and field research activity with partners in Africa and Asia. They will be EIA’s primary spokesperson for the project at relevant meetings and with the media. They will liaise with other relevant EIA staff and partners to prepare and disseminate communications and briefings for different audiences (law enforcement, policy and media). The successful applicant will be expected to travel to Africa and Asia.

Organisational matters: 

This position will be line managed by the Campaign Leader for Tigers & Wildlife Crime and will report on activities to the Campaign Leader for Tigers & Wildlife Crime, Campaign Leader for Elephants and the Campaigns Director.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Lead on quarterly and annual planning with partners and coordinate with EIA Campaigns Director, relevant Campaign Leaders and the EIA Investigations Leader
  • Lead on development of M&E framework in liaison with partners, and develop systems and processes for collating and sharing information related to M&E and donor reporting

Research, Publications & Campaigning:

  • Coordinate with partners to plan campaign activities including research, field trips and publications
  • Assist EIA Senior Intelligence Officer in the production of criminal network charts and typologies
  • Lead on the writing of public-facing report on pangolin trade, liaise with EIA Communications personnel over design and printing
  • Coordinate with EIA Campaigns Director and Campaign Leaders over the dissemination of dossiers and typologies to law enforcement in consumer countries, the finance and transport sectors and relevant intergovernmental stakeholders
  • Liaise with EIA Communications over the production and dissemination of news, blog and social media posts and infographics
  • Act as a spokesperson for the project in the media and at relevant conferences / meetings.
  • Cooperate with other NGOs, researchers and academics on pangolin trade issues

Information Management:

  • Liaise with EIA Senior Intelligence Officer over processes and systems for collating, managing and sharing trade-related information with partners.
  • Lead on coordination with partners over the routine sharing of trade-related information
  • Liaise with EIA Researcher / Data Inputter to ensure that pangolin seizure trade datasets and interactive online maps are updated periodically
  • Oversee and coordinate the production of clear, concise, and fully referenced internal reports resulting from research activities and overseas trips that facilitate strategic decision-making and enable integrated planning and operation of the project in the organisation
  • Ensure relevant project information is disseminated to all EIA departments

Financial Planning and Budget Management:

  • Produce quarterly and annual budgets in cooperation with EIA Project Finance and partners
  • Authorise expenditure as per the budget and maintain records of expenditure
  • Assist EIA Finance Manager (Projects) with quarterly and annual financial reporting for donors and reforecasting.

Income Generation:

  • Collaborate with EIA Fundraising to write fundraising materials (including donor reports, appeal text and new donors where applicable)
  • Collaborate with the Fundraising team to develop contacts with potential donors
  • Participate in campaign-related fundraising events

Human Resource Management:

  • Line manage consultants on the project, and relevant staff as required, in consultation with EIA Operations - Agree objectives and work plans with staff, manage work load and performance through monthly one-to-one line meetings.
  • Liaise with EIA Head of Operations over planning and implementing personal development programmes for team members in all relevant skills.
  • Undertake annual performance reviews with each person line-managed.

For further details and to apply, please click here.


Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.