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Policy Analyst — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Environmental Investigation Agency

Job Title: Policy Analyst , Endangered Species

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Full Time - Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Oct. 30, 2012

Posted On: Oct. 15, 2012

Organization Overview

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an independent, international, non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental conservation by investigating and exposing environmental crimes around the world, and then working to stop these crimes.

Working undercover to expose international environmental crime–such as the illegal trade in wildlife, illegal logging and trade in timber species, and the world-wide trade in ozone depleting substances–EIA has directly brought about changes in international laws and the policies of governments, saving the lives of millions of rare and endangered animals and putting a stop to the devastating effects of environmental criminals.

Description

EIA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington DC, is looking to hire a motivated, organized policy analyst to help us protect Africa’s elephants, rhinos as well as whale, dolphins and porpoise populations worldwide.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting outreach and advocacy to promote strategies to protect endangered species
  • Working within the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the International Whaling Commission and other venues.
  • Gathering information, trade data, and policies of range and consumer states.
  • Drafting briefings on scientific and technical on the trade and other threats to endangered species and promoting innovative solutions to reduce such threats.
  • Advocating in various for strategies to protect endangered species.
  • Working with Senior Campaigners to implement a multi-faceted campaign;
  • Travel as required.

Qualifications

A minimum of 2 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.

Other highly desirable qualifications include:

- a familiarity with CITES and the IWC.

- a graduate degree (preferable) or four-year degree in a relavent field.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae and writing sample to EIA Endangered Species Post , Director of Administration, P.O. Box 53343 Washington, DC 20009. Email: ghassairi@eia-global.org or Fax; 202 986 8626. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

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