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Campaigner (Wildlife)

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Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City London
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 05/03/2012
Company Name Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA)
Contact Name Bill Dishington
Email billdishington@eia-international.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description
IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

The Environmental Investigation Agency has been at the forefront of efforts to combat environmental crime since 1984. EIA’s unique approach involves utilising undercover investigation techniques to expose environmental crime in three main areas; illegal trade in wildlife, smuggling of ozone-depleting chemicals and e-waste, and illegal logging and associated timber trade.

Purpose of Post

The Campaigner (Wildlife) will work on EIA’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Campaign, mainly on Asian big cats and ivory. Principal activities will include: wildlife trade research and analysis; attendance at relevant national and international meetings; report writing; carrying out political advocacy; communicating with key audiences via social media; and managing campaign-related information.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plan and participate in advocacy missions
  • Conduct detailed research into the illegal wildlife trade
  • Participate in field trips as part of an EIA team
  • Attend relevant meetings such as the UN Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
  • Represent EIA at meetings with government officials, NGOs and other groups
  • Produce written reports of trips and meetings
  • Contribute to the production of campaign publications and short films
  • Monitor campaign-related news and legislative developments
  • Disseminate EIA’s campaign messages via social media and other channels
  • Build and manage a network of contacts  in key countries and institutions
  • Assist in fundraising activities as required         

Essential Requirements

  • Two year’s experience in a campaigning organisation or similar field
  • Ability to travel at short notice, including to potentially challenging environments
  • Strong English communications skills
  • Proven ability to conduct research
  • Demonstrable report writing and editing skills
  • Understanding of political advocacy strategies, especially at the international level
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Affinity with the aims of EIA
  • Legal right to work in the UK

Desirable Skills

  • Fluency in spoken and written Mandarin
  • Experience of camera work (film and photography)
  • Knowledge of wildlife trade issues, especially the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
  • Experience of working with people from a variety of cultures and countries
  • Using social media in a work-related setting

Terms and Conditions

Competitive salary
Location: London, UK

Please fill out the application form here and return it to Bill Dishington, EIA Head of Operations, at billdishington@eia-international.org by Monday, March 5, 2012.

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