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Title

Senior Forest Campaigner

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Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location
Town/City London Office
Salary Additional Information £40,000 – £46,000 depending on experience
Salary (Minimum)
40000
Salary (Maximum)
46000
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 01/09/2021
Company Name Environmental Investigation Agency
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : EIA 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 such as palm oil. EIA work to safeguard global marine ecosystems by addressing the threats posed by plastic pollution, bycatch and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises and 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. We use our findings in hard-hitting reports to campaign for improved governance and more effective enforcement. For jobs with the EIA visit their website. For more jobs in wildlife and ecology visit www.environmentjobs.com
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Description

This is a full-time position and to deliver these results EIA is seeking a Senior Campaigner with substantial and demonstrable experience in both managing campaigns and projects. You will be responsible for advocacy, research and delivery of reports and briefings. Experienced line management and project management is essential. This position will report to the Forest campaign lead and work closely within the forest team.

Responsibilities

Knowledge

  • of forest governance, forest conversion, and deforestation
  • of environmental and human rights issues with an understanding of mechanisms relating to forest governance, illegal logging, the associated illicit trade, and land governance.
  • of anti-corruption and or sanction regimes relevant to Forests and environmental crime

Experience

  • Extensive and proven experience in campaigning on environmental and human rights issues
  • Experience in political and technical analysis relevant to Forests
  • Experience in delivering targeted research and tasks that include analysing, documenting, and reporting findings.
  • Desk based research and field activities.
  • Line management of staff
  • Ability to manage project commitments including budget with team leader oversight.

The main components of the campaign are:

  • Scrutinise governance and trade issues facilitating deforestation, including illegal forest conversion, land grabbing, and conflict driven by insecure land tenure.
  • Work in conjunction with the Forest Team to achieve a regulatory approach through the European Union Action Plan on Deforestation
  • Detailed intelligence on flows of illicit timber leading to improved transparency and enforcement on the trade in illicit timber.
  • Engage, inform, and monitor current sanction regimes in Myanmar.
  • Strengthen civil society to influence policy decisions leading to improved forest governance in target countries.

Campaign responsibilities

  • Set research priorities for EIA forest campaign in conjunction with the Forest Team Leader and team
  • Participate in the planning and execution of research and/or field investigations
  • Assist in political /policy/advocacy work as part of campaign goals and strategy.
  • Oversee the production of public reports and briefings
  • Oversee the campaigns work on forest conversion and deforestation such as palm oil.
  • Ability to carry out communications work including media, both traditional and social media.

Management of activities

  • Ensure all relevant activities as specified by the Forest Campaign Team leader are carried out on time and within budget.
  • Contribute to the production of quarterly Action plan for forests.
  • Produce budgets for Forest project related activities prior to expenditure.
  • Assist in producing financial forecasts associated with quarterly plans.
  • Be responsible for interim and annual narrative reports as directed by Forest Campaign Team Leader and with forest team members.
  • Responsible for expenditure reports and together with Forest administrator track and oversee your budget.

Strategic planning

  • Assist in the production of long term and annual campaign strategies for EIAs Forest Campaign
  • Assist in the production of annual work plans towards the delivery of campaign strategies in conjunction with the Forest Team Leader with input from forest team members.
  • Participate in EIA’s long-term strategic planning as required.

Human Resource Management

  • Act as line manager to members of the forest team as agreed with Team Leader.
  • Assist in recruitment and management of new staff and volunteers as required.
  • Assist in recruitment of consultancy work as required.
  • Support civil society partners working alongside UK based forest team as relevant.

Communications

  • Plan and manage the production of high-quality campaign materials targeting external audiences.
  • Communicate with EIA’s US office on forest issues as required.
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