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Senior Wildlife Campaigner - Elephant Campaign Leader

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City London
Salary (Minimum)
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 04/01/2022
Company Name Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA)
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The Senior Wildlife Campaigner (SWC) role is an exciting opportunity in EIA’s Elephant Campaign. The SWC will support the Elephant Campaign Leader in developing and delivering EIA’s Elephant Campaign strategy. In addition, the SWC will also be responsible for certain cross-campaign areas of work related to ivory and pangolin trafficking in West and Central Africa and will work with relevant members of the organisation to develop coherent planning on cross-campaign wildlife issues. This role is also responsible for administering the Elephant Campaign budget and donor reporting, in consultation with the Campaign Leader, as outlined within the various grant agreements relating to the funding of the Campaign. The role also involves line management of certain members of the Elephant Campaign team.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised with significant experience in strategy development, project and budget management, staff management, and developing relationships with key external stakeholders including partners, donors, governments and civil society groups. In addition, policy, political and technical review, internal and external report writing and editing, and media liaison are key aspects of the role. It also involves significant co-ordination and liaison with other campaign teams and departments. The role also requires effective cooperation with key external stakeholders including EIA partners in Africa, Asia and elsewhere as required. Significant travel particularly to West/Central Africa and Asia is required as part of the role.

Main Responsibilities


  • Provide support for the Campaign Leader and other senior members of the organisation as directed
  • Co-ordinate with other members of the team to deliver campaign activities
  • As needed, develop and continually revise effective strategies and advocacy plans for achieving the campaign goals
  • As needed, develop position statements and take responsibility/participate in key policy deliberations such as under CITES
  • Oversee targeted research projects and participate in the planning and execution of field trips
  • Represent the organisation at relevant conferences and meetings as required including high-level events and meetings with government officials, NGOs and other groups
  • Plan, manage and oversee the production of high-quality reports, short films and other campaign outputs in close coordination with EIA’s Communications Department
  • Maintain existing relationships and build new contacts with relevant stakeholders such as high-level politicians, government officials, and civil society partners
  • Pro-actively identify strategic opportunities to further Campaign goals (for example, developing relationships with new contacts, identifying new strands of work etc.)
  • Act as a spokesperson for the campaign as required for example participating in media interviews

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

  • Ensure that relevant activities under all EIA Elephant Campaign related grants /projects (as specified by the Campaign Leader) are carried out in a timely manner and within budget
  • Ensure that the activities in the Elephant Campaign tracker are assessed and updated regularly for internal M&E purposes

Fundraising and donor reporting / management

  • Work with the Campaign Leader and Fundraising Department in the production of proposal and reports for donors
  • Produce narrative reports for donors and other stakeholders, as required
  • Assist the Elephant Campaign Leader and EIA’s Fundraising Department in identifying new funding opportunities and production of funding proposals

Financial Planning and Budget Management

  • Ensure that financial reporting requirements are met in close coordination with EIA’s Finance and Fundraising Departments
  • Ensure that budgets are developed and signed-off for all project-related activities prior to expenditure
  • Assist in producing financial forecasts associated with Elephant Campaign quarterly plans and produce expenditure reports on time and in the required format as required
  • Submit expenditure reports on time and in the required format

Team Management

  • Act as Line Manager to Elephant Campaign staff members as required
  • Develop workplans for staff members for delivering the Elephant Campaign strategy including assigning priorities and tasks to relevant Elephant Team members
  • Establish a collaborative team culture where team members feel valued and understand their role and responsibilities
  • Coaches and supports team members to achieve their targets, development goals and career aspirations
  • Advise and assist campaigners in implementation of tasks
  • Regularly check-in on staff progress in 1-2-1’s and team meetings
  • Assist in the recruitment and management of new staff and volunteers as required

Internal Communications

  • Coordinate with relevant staff within the Wildlife Programme as well as with staff in other campaigns/departments as needed
  • Provide required information on the Elephant Campaign for EIA staff meetings
  • Liaise with EIA’s US wildlife team as appropriate

Strategic Planning

  • Work closely with the Campaign Leader to develop 3-year and annual campaign strategies for EIA’s Elephant Campaign
  • Assist in the production of strategies on cross-campaign wildlife issues
  • Participate in EIA’s Long Term Strategic Planning as required
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