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China Trade and Policy Specialist – Washington D.C.

Organization: Environmental Investigation Agency – Washington, DC

Job Title: China Trade and Policy Specialist

Location: Washington D.C.

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

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2013

Posted On: April 26, 2013


Organization Overview:

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT WITH INTELLIGENCE. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington DC. Since its founding in 1984, EIA has pioneered the use of undercover investigative techniques to expose environmental crimes and other abuses against the natural world. 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 gasses. EIA has directly brought about positive changes in international laws and the policies of governments, saving the lives of millions of rare and endangered and reducing illegal logging, timber trade and deforestation.


EIA is seeking a full-time China Trade and Policy Specialist in its Washington, D.C. office to support EIA’s programs. We are looking for a motivated, organized and committed environmentalist to join one of the most dynamic advocacy teams in Washington today. The Specialist will support multiple programs in the organization and the position will entail a wide range of activities,


  • Working closely with EIA Program Directors, to implement strategies to help phase-out climate damaging greenhouse gases and reduce the flow of illegal timber imports into the US, EU China, and undertake research into

rade in endangered species products.

  • Conduct industry and supply chain research of greenhouse gases, wood products and endangered species trade
  • Conduct policy analysis of relevant Chinese laws and regulations as well as multilateral and bilateral policies affecting environmental issues in China
  • Outreach to relevant stakeholders and build effective coalitions
  • Produce credible and robust analytical and research reports and briefing papers


  • Be fluent in verbal and written Mandarin and English with Spanish, French, or other languages a plus;
  • Background in environmental policy, business, finance, economics, supply chain management, procurement and/or international trade policy;
  • Background in policy analysis covering China and major trading partners strongly desired;
  • Have a four-year college degree, preferably a master’s degree;
  • Have a strong interest in environmental or natural resource management issues;
  • Possess strong research and analytical skills;
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel and MS Word;
  • Be flexible and open to frequent international travel;
  • Have at least three years of relevant work experience;
  • Be flexible and willing to be involved in field work; and

Desirable qualifications:

  • Master’s in economics, business, finance, international trade or a related field or extensive field experience;
  • Experience in journalism, photojournalism, or documentary filmmaking;
  • Experience with database, trade network analysis, or other relevant analytical software programs; and
  • Technical experience with photographic and video equipment.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Heidi Wissa at

No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.


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