The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington DC, 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 Policy Analyst to join our team in Washington, D.C. office to further its wildlife campaign goals with a specific focus on marine mammals and marine policy to protect cetaceans and their habitats. We are looking for a motivated, organized, and committed individual to join one of the most dynamic teams in Washington today.
The position will entail a wide range of activities, including:
• In close collaboration with the Wildlife team, 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.
Essential Expertise and Qualifications:
• Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated relevant experience of campaigning, carrying out research, policy and/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.
• Ability to work with high degree of autonomy, pay close attention to detail and handle confidential information appropriately.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a collaborative approach to work.
• 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.
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.
Contact: Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae with subject line “Marine Wildlife Policy Analyst Position” to: hr [at] 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.
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.
Closing Date for applications: May 14, 2021.