Job vacancy: Intelligence Analyst (Specialist)

Background

EIA seeks to facilitate more effective enforcement against the illegal trade in endangered species, hazardous chemicals and waste and against illegal logging and timber trafficking. Our campaign tools (reports, briefings, videos, public action alerts) combine the use of hard-hitting visuals with first-hand field accounts and secondary information to illustrate the nature, scale and impact of environmental crime.

EIA advocates practical solutions and, where relevant, capacity-building materials for enforcement authorities and civil society.

We recognise the value of collating, analysing and using intelligence on environmental crime to plan our own investigations, to provide actionable intelligence where appropriate and relevant and to deliver compelling evidence to decision-makers so they increase commitment and investment in effective enforcement.

EIA has access to information on environmental crime through our own investigations and through a variety of government and non-government sources. Historically, information has been stored in different formats and data from different campaigns has generally been held in different systems and subject to different levels of interrogation and analysis.

Managed and analysed appropriately, this information can be used to facilitate future investigative planning, provide an overview of trade patterns and hotspots for publication, map criminal networks, demonstrate the serious and organised nature of environmental crime and support/direct the professional enforcement community.

Main purpose of position

The Intelligence Analyst will be responsible for collating, managing and analysing intelligence on organised/transnational environmental crime and illicit financial flows.

Outputs are in written form and may be supported by diagrams, charts and maps. Tools used include MS Office and intelligence visualisation software including i2.

Outputs are directed to internal and external stakeholders in line with campaign aims. Other activities include a variety of campaign tasks.

Salary: £30,000 – £32,000

Deadline for application: Monday, 5 October 2020

Organisational matters

 The position is a Grade 2 post within EIA’s personnel structure.

The Intelligence Analyst will report to the Senior Intelligence Officer. The Intelligence Analyst’s priorities will be determined by Campaign strategies and workplans and they will work in cooperation with relevant members of staff in all departments to fulfill responsibilities. The position will be nominally based at EIA’s London office, but EIA staff are at present working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic and will continue to do so until further notice.

Responsibilities

 Intelligence (Specialist)

  • production: Produce intelligence reports and manage the corporate intelligence record;
  • collection: Work closely with Investigators to offer intelligence taskings based on collection requirements for Undercover Officers;
  • travel at short notice internationally to support investigations and build relationships with partners;
  • conduct open-source research to corroborate intelligence and develop knowledge of an investigation or issue;
  • validation: Evaluate and assess intelligence to identify weaknesses and gaps. Conduct supplementary contextual research as required including open-source information checks, historic data searches and liaison with internal colleagues;
  • analysis: Use analytical techniques to review intelligence reports and produce analytical assessments of organised crime groups. For internal and external audiences, produce analysis-driven outputs, including but not limited to:
    • subject and company profiles
    • information alerts and summaries
    • intelligence assessments
    • financial typologies
    • diagrammatical outputs such as network and commodity flow charts, and maps
    • intelligence trend analysis;
  • liaison: Produce dissemination reports to provide to governmental, NGO and inter-governmental partners within agreed intelligence sharing protocols. Represent EIA at relevant external meetings;
  • liaise with campaign contacts (media, government, law enforcement personnel and civil society) on information gathering, verification and ad hoc queries.

External contacts

  • manage relations with relevant suppliers for campaign outputs, such as designers, translators and publishers;
  • maintain contact lists with relevant Intelligence community.

Communications

  • produce concise, accurate, informative, fully referenced outputs in a timely manner resulting from activities for further dissemination;
  • assist in the planning, preparation and writing of campaign reports and other written and audio-visual materials, such as enforcement training guidance.

Information governance

  • ensure all information references and files are organised, graded and accessible using the EIA intelligence management SOP;
  • follow information governance procedures and as relevant, implement measures to improve processes and activities;
  • identify additional or alternative methods for collating, analysing and using EIA and other source information and advise the Senior Intelligence Officer.

Operational management of activities

  • maintain relevant project trackers and workplans;
  • follow security and risk mitigation procedures and assist with implementation of risk mitigation processes and measures as applicable.

Financial planning and budget management

  • produce budgets for all project-related activities prior to expenditure and complete reconciliations;
  • Enter PoFs into relevant Campaign Budget Tracking sheets.

Strategic planning

  • participate in the production of annual campaign strategies for EIA’s campaigns in relation to Theory of Change;
  • participate in EIA’s Long Term Strategic Planning and Theory of Change process as required.

Human resource management

  • manage project volunteers as directed, liaise with consultants.

Income generation

  • assist the Campaign Leaders and Fundraising in the production of reports and proposals for donors;
  • participate in fundraising activities as requested.

Personal specification

Essential

 Knowledge

  • educated to degree-level or other relevant professional training.
  • comprehensive knowledge of intelligence processes, techniques and skills.
  • knowledge of information governance requirements including legislation (e.g. Data Protection Act 1998), protocols and procedures (e.g. risk management).

Experience

  • Minimum of two years’ experience within a professional intelligence discipline. Proven experience of the following:
    • Open source research
    • HUMINT
    • Geo-political analysis
    • Criminal analysis
    • Intelligence liaison
    • Experience of bulk and discrete information management
    • All source analysis.
  • Experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships with external contacts.

Skills

  • Ability to identify emerging trends, patterns, risks and opportunities related to suspected illegal activities, commodity flows and facilitating factors, using a range of techniques and tools.
  • Ability to travel and support colleagues in challenging environments when required.
  • Ability to produce concise intelligence outputs, including in written and diagrammatical forms.
  • Close attention to detail.
  • Skills in verbal and written communications, to a high degree of accuracy and fit for purpose to a variety of audiences, in ways that inform EIA’s work and communications
  • Advocacy skills, including ability to clearly explain and justify rationale and recommendations
  • Ability to work flexibly, with strong time-management skills
  • Strong team-working skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity
  • Fluent in English
  • Experienced user of Windows-based packages and specialist analysis software tools.
  • i2 Analyst notebook and iBase experience.

Desirable

  • Understanding or experience of working on environmental crime issues, especially illegal wildlife trade and illegal logging.
  • Understanding of organised crime in South-East Asia/China.
  • Knowledge or experience of business and political culture in South-East Asia/China.
  • Experience using GIS mapping software.
  • Working knowledge or fluency in appropriate language (Mandarin, Vietnamese, Thai, Laotian)
  • Experience in independent travel overseas.
  • Experience of working on law enforcement investigations.
  • Accreditation as a financial investigator or equivalent training in financial investigations.
  • Legal right to work in UK.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the job application and monitoring forms below
  2. Email the completed forms to ukinfo[at]eia-international.org

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