Have you the skills to be an EIA Wildlife Campaigner?

EIA has an exciting opportunity for a good communicator, with a passion for tiger and elephant conservation to join our team as a Campaigner. EIA’s Tiger Campaign and Elephants Campaign draw on the findings of our research, investigations and analysis to advocate for a more effective law enforcement and criminal justice response to wildlife crime. We campaign for policy reform to end tiger ‘farming’ and close domestic markets for ivory and tiger parts.


Organisation: Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Location: Islington, London, UK

Position type: Paid, full time

Salary: Competitive

Application closing: 10.30 BST on Tuesday, May 1, 2017

Apply via the application form here

Person specification here

Contact name: Bill Dishington

Contact email: ukinfo@eia-international.org

Contact phone: +44 (0) 207 354 7960

Website: www.eia-international.org



Main purpose of position

Tiger skin taken on an EIA investigation. Copyright EIAThe Campaigner will report to the Campaign Leader for Tigers & Wildlife Crime. The Campaigner will principally be planning, preparing and delivering written and verbal reports to key stakeholders in government, NGOs and media. The Campaigner will liaise with other NGOs to prepare and disseminate joint messaging where appropriate. They will share research, administrative, monitoring & evaluation responsibilities with other team members and will contribute to strategic planning.


Responsibilities and activities include:

  • Research and prepare compelling written and visual materials that advance campaign objectives at meetings/events in the UK, EU, CITES and other relevant forums
  • Plan and participate in relevant UK and international meetings
  • Coordinate joint actions and communications by formal and informal NGO coalitions
  • Assist in generating media coverage of the campaign, including blogs, press releases and social media initiatives, and build media contacts
  • Represent the campaign to a range of outside contacts such as politicians, civil society and the media
  • Assist with campaign fundraising, including reporting requirements
  • Contribute to the campaign’s monitoring and evaluation processes, financial planning and budget tracking
  • Contribute to the production of the annual Tiger and Elephant campaigns strategies and participate in EIA’s long-term strategic planning processes


Skills and abilities

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven advocacy skills, including ability to clearly explain and justify rationale and recommendations
  • Proven research skills
  • Ability to work independently with strong time-management and organisation skills
  • Experienced user of social media in the professional context
  • Prepared to undertake administrative and project management tasks
  • Experienced user of Windows-based packages
  • Legal right to work in UK
  • Ability to speak, read or write additional languages is desirable, in particular Mandarin, Thai, Laotian or Vietnamese


Qualifications and experience

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field of study or in journalism
  • Minimum of two years prior experience in a similar role in a campaigning organisation or media/communications entity
  • Proven knowledge in matters relating to wildlife conservation of tigers and elephants