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Marine Wildlife Policy Analyst

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington D.C., with proven records of triggering and affecting systematic 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 investigative techniques to expose environmental crimes and drive change. These crimes include illegal trade in endangered wildlife, illegal logging and associated trade in illegal timber, and the trade in both climate-damaging and ozone layer depleting gases.

Since its founding in 1984, EIA has led efforts to protect great whales, small whales, dolphins and porpoises and their habitats around the world and has directly brought about positive changes in international laws and government policies, saving the lives of millions of rare and endangered species and reducing illegal logging and associated timber trade.

EIA is seeking a full-time mid to senior-level Policy Analyst to join its Washington, D.C. based team to further its wildlife campaign goals with a specific focus on marine mammals and marine policy to protect cetaceans and their habitats. EIA is looking for an experienced, adaptable, and committed individual to join one of the most dynamic teams in Washington today.

The position will entail a wide range of activities, including:

  • Expand EIA’s presence and impact in Alaska relevant to beluga whale conservation issues.
  • Conduct outreach and advocacy to promote marine conservation, focusing on beluga whales, narwhals and other Arctic cetaceans.
  • Support campaigns within the International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Whaling Commission (IWC) and other venues.
  • Gather information on environmental impacts of shipping and other potential threats to beluga whales, narwhals and their habitats.
  • Liaise with cetacean science and policy experts from around the world to inform campaign objectives.
  • Draft briefings, reports, public comments, memos and other materials related to belugas and narwhals, or other threats to endangered species, to promote innovative solutions to reduce such threats.
  • Work with team members to implement a multi-faceted campaign.
  • Travel internationally and domestically as required.
  • Support other species campaigns as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated experience of campaigning or advocacy for wildlife in an environmental or conservation group or similar civil society organization.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Excellent organization skills with a strong sense of self-motivation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Four-year degree in a relevant field (graduate degree in environmental science or maritime policy preferable).
  • Working knowledge of, or experience with, relevant domestic laws such as the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act.
  • Working knowledge of, or experience with, relevant fora including: International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Whaling Commission (IWC), Arctic Council, or Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Other highly desirable qualifications include:

  • Marine mammal science expertise.
  • Alaska or Arctic policy expertise.
  • Graduate degree in a related field.
  • Language skills – preferably Spanish, Russian, or French.

Commitment to Inclusion, Racial Justice and Anti-oppression:
EIA strives to integrate values of equity, fairness, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability into our work, which includes reflecting our commitment to racial justice in our programmatic work and our organizational structure and values. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create an inclusive work environment and world.

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

Compensation:
Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Contact:
Send a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae with the subject line “Marine 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.

This position is available immediately. Applicants must be currently legally authorized to work full time at EIA, a U.S. non-profit and be able to provide proof of same (U.S. Citizenship or Green Card).

Closing Date for applications: August 13, 2021.

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