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Assistant Wildlife Policy Analyst

The Environmental Investigation Agency, a 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington DC, independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. with thirty years of triggering and affecting systemic change to protect the Earth’s environment. Over the last three decades, EIA has established a unique paradigm of methods – including pioneering the use of undercover investigations and audio and video recordings – to expose environmental crime and drive change.

EIA is seeking a full-time Assistant Policy Analyst in its Washington, D.C. office to support its wildlife campaign. We are looking for a motivated, organized, and passionate individual to join one of the most dynamic teams in Washington today.

The position will entail a wide range of activities, including:
• Assist outreach and advocacy to pursue strategies to enhance campaign objectives to protect threatened species such as orangutans, elephants, and rhinos.
• Support team efforts to pursue precautionary policies pertaining to wildlife and wildlife trade within the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
• Conduct research relevant to produce campaign documents.
• Draft policy and scientific briefings, reports, memos, letters, blogs, and other campaign materials.
• Work with team members to implement a multi-faceted campaign.
• Travel domestically and internationally as needed.

Required qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in a research or advocacy with an environmental organization.
• Strong sense of self-motivation.
• Ability to work independently with strong time-management skills.
• Excellent research and writing skills.
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Four-year degree/bachelor degree in a relevant field.
• Ability and willingness to work in fast-paced, demanding, and often changing environment with skill in managing multiple priorities

Other highly desirable qualifications include:
• Graduate degree in a relevant field of environmental policy, business, economics, and political sciences.
• Language skills – preferably Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, or French.
• Knowledge of issues concerning elephants, rhinos, orangutans, whales and the Arctic.
• Familiarity with and knowledge of the activities of CITES.

Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and two brief writing samples with subject line “Assistant Wildlife Policy Analyst Position” to: hr@eia-global.org. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Due to the large volume of applicants, we are not able to answer emails or phone calls.

Applicants must be currently legally authorized to work the United States on a full-time basis, and be able to provide proof of same.

EIA is an equal employment opportunity committed to workforce diversity. All Employment at EIA are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications and business need.

This position is available immediately. Closing Date for applications: February 21, 2020

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