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Data Analyst/Campaigner, Forest Campaign

Position Description

EIA is seeking a motivated Data Analyst/Campaigner to support EIA's forest campaigns and investigations with thoughtful, data-driven analyses. The analyst will support EIA's core mission of protecting the environment with intelligence by finding novel ways to analyze EIA's existing environmental and trade data sources, identifying new sources of information, and helping colleagues better understand and engage with EIA's data resources. The analyst will rely on trade, financial, geospatial, satellite, and/or network data to root out environmental crime in supply chains around the world. Because this position is a critical interface between EIA's policy analysts, investigators, and the technology team, the ability to communicate with audiences with varying levels of technical ability is essential. The data analyst is pivotal in advancing EIA's use of technology to gather, process, and mine raw data to turn it into actionable intelligence, and to create and implement innovative technical solutions to solve complex global environmental problems.

EIA has a 30-year record of successfully changing the rules of the global trading system by combining our unique investigations with hard-hitting campaigns to enact historic new policies and legislation. Join our dynamic team that makes up the most influential environmental NGO leveraging intelligence and investigations to safeguard the world's natural resources.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • Conduct analyses of trade and financial data, as well as desktop and field research, to identify and support investigations into forest-related crimes and global supply chains of illegal timber and other commodities; 

  • Communicate conclusions from analyses in concise and compelling memos and/or briefings;

  • Facilitate trainings on software, data collection, organization, and analysis with relevant staff and EIA's global civil society partners;

  • Explore new systems, software and other technologies to help EIA's campaigners better investigate, analyze and communicate our results to the public; 

  • Participate in follow-up advocacy campaigns or other activities that may result from investigations, including working with journalists and civil society groups to disseminate findings;

  • Maintain secure information storage and sharing protocols and, in consultation with team members, implement new ones as needed.

Essential Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in data analysis;

  • Four-year degree in a relevant field; 

  • Experience conducting data analysis and visualization using tools such as Excel, Tableau, or PowerBI;

  • Experience working with relational databases ( i.e., using SQL); conducting data analysis using Python, R or similar software; conducting trade network analysis; and/or familiarity with other relevant analytical software programs;

  • Experience with geospatial analysis and mapping tools (i.e., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.);

  • A passion for applying data analytics to real-world problems;

  • Strong research and analytical skills, detail-oriented;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular a collaborative and cooperative approach to work, as well as an ability to network and to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people, across a variety of settings;

  • Comfort learning and using new software and technologies, ability and desire to take initiative to explore new tools;

  • Strong demonstrated oral and written communication skills;

  • Willingness to travel.

Desired Qualifications

  • Background or experience in environmental policy, journalism, business, finance, economics, supply chain management, procurement and/or international trade policy;

  • Experience working with civil society, journalists, government, industry and/or local communities;

  • Experience analyzing financial flows;

  • Prior working knowledge of timber and/or agricultural commodities supply chains;

  • Fluency in other languages;

  • Experience traveling, studying, working, and/or living in diverse cultural contexts.

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 and Location

Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Preference given to candidates willing to relocate to the D.C. office. 


Send a cover letter and resume to hr@eia-global.org with the subject line "Data Analyst/Campaigner" by September 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applicants, we are not able to answer emails or phone calls. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

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

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