A rare chance to join our Elephants team as a Senior Campaigner

Organisation: Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Location: Islington, London

Position: Senior Campaigner (Elephants)

Position Type: Paid, Full Time, Permanent

Application Closing Date: Monday, November 20, 2017

Website: www.eia-international.org

Contact Name: Bill Dishington

Contact Email: ukinfo@eia-international.org

Contact Phone: +44 (0) 20 7354 7960

Apply via the application form here



Elephant in Zambia (c) EIAimage

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 Senior Campaigner (Elephants) will work on EIA’s Elephants Campaign. Principal activities will include trade research and analysis, attendance at relevant national and international meetings, public and donor report writing, carrying out political advocacy, providing content to EIA’s Communications and Fundraising departments, managing campaign-related information, project management, contributing to strategy development, maintaining budgets and, as appropriate, line management.


Main responsibilities

  • Provide support for the Campaign Leader and other members of the team as directed
  • Co-ordinate campaign activities
  • Conduct detailed targeted research projects and tasks with speed and efficiency
  • Participate in field trips as part of an EIA team
  • Attend relevant conferences, such as the UN Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), as required
  • Represent EIA at meetings with government officials, NGOs and other groups
  • Contribute to the production of campaign publications and short films
  • Monitor campaign-related news and legislative developments
  • Prepare EIA’s campaign messages for dissemination by mainstream and social media
  • Maintain existing relationships and build new contacts with relevant stakeholders
  • Assist in fundraising and administrative activities as required
  • Track campaign and project expenditure


Essential requirements

  • At least five years’ experience in a campaigning organisation or in a similar field (e.g. conservation)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and time-management skills
  • 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
  • Legal right to work in the UK
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and other applications
  • Experience in engaging with and managing medium to large donors, including donor reporting


Desirable skills

  • Fluency (spoken and written) in additional languages, especially Mandarin, Vietnamese, French, Portuguese or Swahili
  • Previous experience of working in the environmental conservation field
  • Experience of camera work (film and photography)
  • Knowledge of wildlife trade issues, especially CITES
  • Experience of working with people from a variety of cultures and countries


Terms and conditions

Salary: Grade 3 at EIA (£35,000 – £40,000)

Location: London, UK


Organisational matters

This position will be line-managed by the Elephants Campaign Leader and will report on activities to the Campaign Leader and other relevant Campaign personnel as directed.