Wildlife Researcher and Trade Analyst

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

£28,000 - £32,000 (depending on skills and experience)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 24th February 2020   7 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, pangolins 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’s activities come under four programmes of work: Climate, Forests, Ocean and Wildlife. EIA’s Wildlife Program aims to reduce wildlife crime globally and consists of three core campaigns focused on Asian big cats, Elephants and Pangolins.

About role

EIA is seeking a skilled researcher with Vietnamese and English language skills to join EIA’s Wildlife Programme. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with the required language skills who can demonstrate excellent research skills. The ideal candidate will be highly organised with the ability to review and methodologically process a large amount of complex information and data to prepare concise briefs and reports. The ideal candidate will work well within a team and be committed to working on global conservation and environmental issues.

The role is for a period of one year with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

Main purpose of position:

Primary responsibilities of the Wildlife Researcher will include: conducting Vietnamese and English language research and analysis related to illegal wildlife trade; transcribing materials; drafting internal memos and reports in English; assisting various staff members with preparation of external advocacy materials for a variety of audiences; co-ordinating with EIA staff members; attending external meetings and events in the UK and abroad as appropriate; liaising with external stakeholders as appropriate; carrying out assigned administrative, co-ordination and project monitoring tasks; and contributing to strategic planning.

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

Application closing date: 24/02/2020

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