Researcher - Tenders Global


Environmental Justice Foundation


Location: Preferably Bath or London, other locations will be considered for strong candidates

Contract: Full-time / Permanent. EJF is happy to discuss flexible working arrangements

Salary: GBP 33,000 – 36,000 (based on location and experience)

Other Benefits:

  • 20 days leave (and statutory holidays), increasing by 2 days for each year of service
  • Potential for two days per week working from home
  • Private health insurance and cycling to work scheme

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is an international non-profit organisation working globally to protect natural environments and the human rights of people who depend on them.

EJF is seeking a highly motivated researcher to provide high-calibre research and analytical support to our campaigns in key geographies and globally. Reporting directly to the Head of Research, the Researcher will gather information and provide analysis on a range of issues across EJF’s programme areas, including oceans, climate, and forests. The researcher will also work in close cooperation with EJF staff and partners in Asia, Europe, Latin America and West Africa.

The ideal candidate would be capable of synthesising large quantities of technical information to produce succinct, academically rigorous outputs for a variety of audiences. This will require strong analytical and written communication skills, high standards of accuracy and intellectual rigour, and experience in research design and data collection protocols.

This is a rare opportunity to join a growing, international team of researchers, campaigners and investigators working on the cutting edge of efforts to combat environmental insecurity and associated human rights abuses.

Specific duties:

  • Initiating, leading and undertaking research on issues in furtherance of EJF’s campaign
    objectives, including through literature reviews, analysis of publicly available data sources
    (e.g., fisheries, trade and customs statistics), data obtained via requests for information,
    interviews and collaboration with local staff to gather data in-country
  • Drafting high quality briefings, reports, position papers and other written communications,
    such as op-eds, setting out research findings for internal and external audiences and
    recommendations for action
  • Reviewing and managing datasets compiled by staff across the EJF network (e.g., key
    informant interviews) to ensure consistency and complementarity
  • Reviewing EJF publications for accuracy and ensuring adherence to the highest research
  • Identifying emerging human rights/environmental issues, keeping the Research and
    Investigation Units abreast of developments, and identifying opportunities to link research
    findings to EJF’s advocacy and communications
  • Scoping topics relating to existing or prospective EJF programme areas and briefing staff
    on the opportunities for future campaigns/advocacy
  • Supporting the development of research partnerships with external institutions, where
  • Strictly adhering to EJF’s research and data management protocols to ensure quality of
    outputs and protection of personal data
  • Carrying out additional tasks as directed by the CEO or Head of Research

Essential skills and experience:

  • Fluency in English is essential; the ideal candidate would be proficient in one or more
    additional languages relevant to EJF’s campaigns
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Familiarity with conservation, human rights and development issues
  • Experience in designing and implementing research projects in a relevant field
  • Experience of using OSINT tools and approaches would be highly valuable
  • Proven track record of producing high-quality technical briefings
  • Superb written communication skills and ability to work to deadline
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multicultural team
  • Strong work ethic and outstanding attention to detail are paramount for this role
  • Excellent IT literacy and experience with Microsoft Office

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Post-graduate degree and/or professional work experience in a relevant field (e.g.,
    environmental policy, law or management, conservation, climate change, human rights,
    international development, natural resource governance)
  • Experience analysing publicly available environmental and related datasets, e.g., fisheries
    statistics, trade and customs data, corporate records.
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies relevant for environmental
    research, including survey design, coding of interview data, multivariate statistical analysis
    and associated software (e.g., NVivo, SPSS, R), etc.
  • Experience in using presentational tools to display data in a compelling format
  • Working knowledge of GIS/mapping software
  • Track record of published research
  • Willingness to undertake some regional and international travel

Applications: Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are the right person
for this position to [email protected].

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. If you feel you would be a
good fit for this role but are unsure if you meet every single requirement, we strongly
encourage you to apply.

Closing date for applications: We would like to fill this position as soon as possible and will
consider incoming applications until 6 October 2023. We
therefore recommend that you apply in good time before the deadline.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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