Protecting the environment with intelligence

Vacancy: Campaigner (Wildlife)


About EIA

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 Specie (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 by Monday, March 5, 2012.


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