Based: London or Berlin, with other locations possible for excellent candidates. Frequent
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Salary range: Dependent on location and experience
Reporting to: Global CEO
Benefits: Private healthcare package (according to location), generous pension and annual paid
leave (28 days increasing subsequently each year and additional paid leave over Christmas),
cycle-to-work scheme, home working 2 days per week.
This is a rare opportunity to join the team at the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF): one
of the world's leading non-profits working at the intersection of environmental conservation
and human rights.
This is a Senior Campaigner role, leading a critical priority of EJF’s global Ocean
team–securing a fundamental shift to greater transparency in fisheries.
EJF’s Ocean team documents illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and associated
human rights abuses. The team uses field-based evidence to advocate for policy changes with
governments and improved corporate practises in the seafood sector. A key thread running
through all of our advocacy is the need for greater transparency in global fisheries through
the adoption of EJF’s Charter
for Transparency. EJF is now teaming up with other leading organisations working in this
space around the world to form a global coalition designed to accelerate the adoption of
EJF’s Ocean team also campaigns on a range of related topics including bottom trawling, the
establishment of fully protected areas to extend to 30% of ecologically representative marine
areas by or before 2030 (30x30); advocacy to drive a moratorium on deep-sea mining; and the
protection and restoration of “blue carbon” habitats, specifically including mangroves,
seagrasses and coastal wetlands.
Reporting to EJF’s Global CEO, this senior role will lead EJF’s engagement in an emerging
Global Transparency Coalition. This role offers unique opportunities for career growth and
personal development. It will work closely with a motivated and talented team of EJF
investigators, campaigners and communications experts across Europe, Africa and Asia. It will
link their findings and recommendations to a large community of practice, building close
working relationships with a diverse range of civil society groups from across the world. This
is a challenging but rewarding and dynamic role, giving insights and experience rarely
EJF is lean, agile, creative, strategic and most of all results-driven. Join our world-leading
professional team to help protect people, wildlife, and our shared natural world.
- Oversee EJF’s global transparency campaign, working with staff in Europe, Asia and Africa
to secure meaningful reforms in key fishing nations;
- Represent EJF on a new Global Transparency Coalition, ensuring EJF’s findings, policies and
priorities are reflected in its outputs;
- Working with senior staff in other coalition organisations, participate in the development
and implementation of an ambitious work plan that supports the efforts of EJF and other civil
society organisations to secure the rapid adoption of key transparency reforms;
- Maintain and build relationships with senior figures in civil society, relevant UN
organisations, and (in consultation with relevant EJF team members) governments to advance
recommendations for greater transparency;
- Produce high-quality EJF briefings, reports and other materials on the need for greater
- Represent EJF at high-profile events across the world to present our findings and
- Ensure EJF’s findings and recommendations for greater transparency are communicated to key
members of the global seafood industry, with appropriate recommendations to secure more
transparent, sustainable supply chains; and
- Proactively liaise with the communications team to ensure EJF’s positions, achievements and
other key messages on transparency are shared with target audiences and that the communications
plans of the global coalition are appropriately shared and understood.
Essential skills and attributes.
- At least five years of professional experience delivering measurable, high-impact outputs
and positive outcomes for ocean campaigns or other related disciplines.
- Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
- Experience working on ocean policy or related disciplines and a nuanced understanding of
global ocean governance.
- Understanding of the fundamental need for attention to detail and factual accuracy.
- A passion for communication and extensive experience presenting to diverse audiences to
secure their understanding, respect and support for the campaigns. This specifically includes
high-level decision-makers from governments, industry and civil society.
- An understanding of the need for creative thinking to resolve issues and experience in
building effective strategies for the delivery of core messages.
- Confident and enthusiastic to face challenging issues and a problem-solver.
- Creative thinker who uses tact and diplomacy to build productive partnerships and
- Integrity, tenacity and determination to secure positive change.
- Ability to travel frequently, often at short notice (public health restrictions
- Great interpersonal skills who will coordinate and strengthen team working.
- You take pride in delivering agreed outcomes on time and on budget, at times managing
multiple projects and tight deadlines and knowing how to prioritise your workload.
- You are entirely comfortable taking direction, working in a team, with equal ability to
work independently, taking initiative and responsibility.
- You appreciate the constraints of working in a smaller non-profit, and how to leverage
cost-efficient outcomes where creativity, dynamism and flexibility rather than big budgets are
the keys to success.
- You have a strong and demonstrable commitment to EJFs mission, values and vision.
- You speak and write English with complete fluency and you enjoy communicating with
colleagues, the public and other audiences to inspire support for the environment, wildlife and
- Fluency in at least one additional, relevant language strongly preferred.
- Detailed knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment governing fisheries in the EU,
USA and/or other major fishing nation(s).
- Experience working in an effective NGO coalition.
- Ability to write clear, succinct policy guidance documents and reports as well as
persuasive opinion pieces.
- Ability to undertake confident, accurate media interviews to further EJF's messages.
Applications: please send your CV and cover letter to: [email protected]
Closing date for applications: 31st May 2022
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted