Senior Campaigner (Forests / Wildlife)

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

£36,000 - £38,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 24th February 2020   4 days left

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 the role

EIA is recruiting for a Senior Campaigner to run a new 12 month fixed term project on wildlife and forest crime (WLFC). This project will fill important information gaps concerning common challenges and potential synergies between the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) and illegal logging and illegal trade in timber and wood products. While there are basic differences between the two crime types, there are also potential convergences in terms of the role of corruption and weak governance, relevance of international agreements, similar smuggling routes and hotspots, and the involvement of transnational organised crime groups.

EIA will seek to raise awareness of linkages between IWT and illegal logging and advocate for policy responses that will include input and guidance at a range of regional areas, specifically the European Union, The United Kingdom, Association of South-East Asian Nations and the African Union. In addition engagement will be undertaken with different policy arenas and processes, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the World Crime Congress.

EIA is looking for someone who is committed to the protection of forests and wildlife and has proven knowledge of environmental crimes. Demonstrable experience of project, personnel and budget management is also required, while experience of advocacy related to anti-money laundering and anti-corruption measures is highly desirable.

For a full job description, person specification and to apply, please visit our website.

Deadline for applications

Monday 24th February 2020 Interviews to be held later that week

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