Senior Wildlife Campaigner

Environmental Investigation Agency UK

£39,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 31st May 2022  


Purpose of Post

The Senior Wildlife Campaigner (SWC) role is an exciting opportunity in EIA’s Tiger Campaign. The SWC will support the Campaign Leader for Tigers & Wildlife Crime in delivering a project across the Mekong region, which aims to reduce the direct killing of tigers by strengthening legal frameworks, enhancing law enforcement and private sector efforts to disrupt the trade in tigers, including from tiger “farms”. The SWC will play a key role in coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the project with relevant staff as well as with partners in Thailand and Vietnam. The SWC will also research, produce, and present policy and media communications to advocate for policy reform and more effective enforcement, engaging with national and intergovernmental stakeholders.

In addition, the SWC will be responsible for tracking the project budget and donor reporting, in consultation with the Campaign Leader. They will also participate in long-term strategic planning for the Tiger Campaign, and work with relevant members of the organisation to develop coherent planning on cross-campaign and cross-programme issues as they relate to wildlife.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised with significant experience in strategy development, project and budget management, and developing relationships with key external stakeholders including partners, contractors, donors, governments and civil society groups. In addition, they will have good knowledge of CITES, practical experience of engaging with CITES authorities and experience in examining CITES-implementing legislation. Significant travel particularly to southeast Asia is required as part of the role.

About EIA

EIA investigates and campaigns against environmental crime and abuse. Our undercover investigations expose transnational wildlife and forest crimes. 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 Programme aims to protect endangered species from the threats posed by wildlife crime and habitat loss and consists of three core campaigns focused on Tigers and other Asian big cats, Elephants and Pangolins.

Salary £39,000
Grade 3 (1)

Application closing date 31st May 2022

Organisational Matters

The SWC will report to the Campaign Leader for Tigers & Wildlife Crime.

The position does not have to be based in EIA’s London office. This is a full-time post starting as soon as possible.

How to Apply:

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