Environmental Policy and Trade Analyst

Public policy, business analysis and research


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 Environmental Policy and Trade Analyst will assist all of EIA’s campaigns on a project-by-project basis. Principal activities will include trade data research, analysis  of international and national (especially China) environmental and business policy developments,  monitoring of environmental news, field research planning, producing internal reports, assisting in formulating consumer outreach projects, contributing to production of external publications, and participation in campaign and organisational strategic planning.

Main Responsibilities
* Identify opportunities to enable EIA’s Campaigns to meet their goals
* Carry out detailed analysis of specified trade flows, using databases and other information source
* Produce assessments of market trends in designated commodities and countries
* Track and report back on policy and legislative developments relevant to EIA’s work
* Assist in developing field research plans with relevant staff in EIA’s Campaigns Department
* Contribute to the production of external communications, including publications and short films

Essential Requirements
* Three year’s experience in a campaigning organisation, financial journalism, business research or similar field
* Experience of working  overseas on information-gathering projects, specifically Africa
* Proven research skills
* Strong English communications skills, especially writing
* Understanding and experience of international commerce
* Understanding and experience of international environmental policy issues
* Demonstrable affinity with the aims of EIA
* Fluent in written and spoken Mandarin
* Legal right to work in the UK

Desirable Skills
* Experience of working with visual resources
* Experience of working with people from a variety of cultures and countries
* Knowledge of environmental crime issues
* Experience of working in Africa

Terms and Conditions
Salary: Grade 2 at EIA (£27,000 per annum)
Location: London, UK

Electronic applications only to ukinfo@eia-international.org