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Coalition: Project Coordinator/Researcher 

BASED: London or Brussels
SALARY RANGE: £28,000 – £35,000 pro rata dependent upon experience
CONTRACT: Fixed term up to 3 years, part time

About the Role:

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, Pew Charitable Trusts, The Nature Conservancy and WWF have formed the EU IUU coalition working together to ensure that the EU IUU Regulation is implemented to its full effectiveness.
For more information about our work as a coalition, visit www.iuuwatch.eu

The coalition is about to carry out a 3-year project to promote some of the EU’s best practices on ocean governance and fisheries transparency in in other regions such as East Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Using the EU’s influence as a major flag and market State, we will help the EU to drive policy change at the global level, whilst also investing in improving its own systems and increasing transparency. To achieve this, we will work with the EU as it implements its commitment to improve ocean governance, urging them to be ambitious and ensuring that ongoing positive reforms are sustained. Our approach to make this happen is through engagement with key decision makers, strengthening relationships with the seafood industry and NGOs, engaging citizens on the topic, using media strategically and providing intelligence to the EU on what is happening in other countries.

In addition, during the course of 2018, members of the coalition will also work together on the revision of the EU’s Control Regulation (one of the three key regulations implementing the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy). Drawing from the successful revision of the EU external fleet Regulation in 2016/2017, the coalition aims to ensure that the revised regulation reflects best practices with respect to monitoring, control and surveillance, sanctioning and traceability and, ultimately, sustainability and conservation.

To support the delivery of these objectives, the coalition is seeking a part-time Project Coordinator/Researcher who would be responsible for the successful management of the project and support relevant research. The individual we seek will have excellent management skills capable of organizing and working with a dispersed and diverse multinational team. Good negotiation skills and team building traits are a must as is experience in working within coalitions. Research, proofreading and writing skills to support the work where needed are also required. Good communications skills, initiative and drive are important.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the successful coordination of the project in line with the agreed coalition shared work plan and activities: organising calls and meetings, drafting agendas and meeting notes, keeping track of agreed activities and deadlines.  
  • Responsible for the management of the project: ensuring good development of agreed work plans and activities in line with project description, keeping track of budget and expenses (with the support of EJF’s finance team), providing project partners/donors with regular updates on project progress, as needed.
  • Responsible for specific research tasks to further campaign objectives (as required)
  • Support work on activities as required (stakeholders mail-outs, organising events, communications support).

The project is designed as a three-year effort.

Qualifications and Characteristics:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualification required; Master's degree in a relevant area or equivalent experience preferred;
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience required (project management, leading multi-stakeholder coalitions). Some experience in relation to EU fisheries policy and/or knowledge of EU decision process is desirable but not required;
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and strategic skills.  Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue/problem and identify the means to address it.  A strong commitment to producing measurable results;
  • Demonstrated experience in research as well as producing briefings and reports.  
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in briefly summarizing the essence of issues.  Clear, effective writing style and experience with editing documents;
  • A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals.  Demonstrates ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.  Able to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of collaboration and specific constraints;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and manage productive relationships with consultants, partners and others who contribute to the development of a project by anticipating possible outcomes.  Excellent listening skills.  Highly articulate;
  • Seasoned judgment, able to justify recommendations, and be responsive, clear and firm with colleagues and partners.

Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Deadline: Tuesday June 12th 2018

Assistant Video Editor  

BASED: London
SALARY RANGE: £22,000 – £25,000 per annum dependent upon experience
CONTRACT: Permanent, full-time
REPORTING TO: Senior Producer & Film Unit Manager

BENEFITS: 

  • Private healthcare package
  • Contributory pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement (20 days per year (plus 8 public holidays), rising by 2 days for each year of service and extended leave at Christmas) and 1 personal day per year
  • Cycle-to-work scheme 

About the Role:

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) investigates, exposes and campaigns to end environmental injustice – the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity and the associated threat to basic human rights. 

We are recruiting an Assistant Video Editor to increase the visual content output of the organisation across a range of channels. The Assistant Editor will join a dynamic and dedicated team that has a history of ‘punching above its weight’, delivering long-term impact Protecting People and Planet. You should apply if you are a committed and creative aspiring editor with an ability to craft compelling stories and are passionate about our natural world.

You will work closely with the video production team and campaign teams to edit short films to a professional standard.

Key Tasks

  • Selecting highlights from rushes and compiling clip reels from trip footage
  • Producing high-quality, engaging 1st edits for social media, events and screenings
  • Archiving, logging, proxy-creation and organising incoming footage and stills
  • Preparing graphics, text, subtitles in multiple languages, and making amendments following feedback
  • Processing and archiving stills and uploading to the Digital Library with tags
  • Sound mixing and colour correction
  • Producing animated elements for longer films and standalone motion graphics explainers
  • Drafting scripts for voiceover
  • Directing and recording voiceover sessions
  • Assisting Video Producers in managing day-to-day activities to streamline the post-production process
  • Various fact-checking, research, proofreading tasks

About the successful candidate

  • You enjoy research and understand the fundamental need for attention to detail and factual accuracy
  • You have a passion for storytelling through editing and presenting visual material to diverse audiences to secure their understanding and support for EJF’s campaigns
  • You are able to deliver agreed outcomes on time and on budget, at times managing multiple projects and tight deadlines and you are able to prioritize your workload
  • You are entirely comfortable taking direction and feedback, working in a team, with equal ability to work independently, taking initiative and responsibility
  • You’re creative with a keen eye for design, illustration and art working
  • You can comfortably work across all video styles from documentaries to social media explainers, interviews to event edits

Necessary Skills

  • Highly proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Comfortable with Audition, After Effects, Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Comfortable working with a variety of codecs and formats
  • A strong understanding of editing workflows and file structuring
  • Must be highly organised, technical and have a keen eye for creative detail
  • Knowledge of social media trends and formats
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and produce multiple cuts for varied audiences at short notice
  • An interest and understanding of the environmental campaigning landscape

Desirable Skills

  • Experience using InDesign and Illustrator
  • Experience using Handbrake, MPEG Streamclip
  • Design, VFX or motion graphics experience
  • Second language skills

Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Thursday May 31st 2018

Grants Fundraiser

BASED: Bath
SALARY RANGE: £28,000 - £33,000 dependent upon experience, plus benefits
CONTRACT: Permanent, full-time

About the Role:

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) investigates, exposes and campaigns to end environmental injustice – the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity and the associated threat to basic human rights.

We are recruiting a Grants Fundraiser to expand and diversify the range of major grant-makers who support EJF’s work protecting the environment, people and wildlife.

The Grants Fundraiser will join a dynamic and dedicated international team that has a history of ‘punching above its weight’, delivering long-term impact Protecting People and Planet. You should apply if you are a successful fundraiser looking for a new challenge, passionate about our natural world and committed to making a difference.

You will work closely with the senior management team to develop the fundraising strategy and implement this with team members based in the UK and our international offices. You will research, initiate and nurture relationships with grant-makers, write and present compelling funding applications, and provide reports and updates that show the impact of their support.

Key tasks:

  • With the Directors, develop and implement a time-bound fundraising strategy and priority targets to secure income from new and additional major trusts, foundations and statutory bodies in the UK and overseas.
  • Submit winning grant applications, in writing and in person, confident to represent EJF to funders.
  • Create an efficient system to record applications, follow-up and reporting needs and timeframes, including materials, film or photos submitted to funders.
  • Update the senior management team and colleagues, and report on successful funding applications and reporting needs.
  • Work with the communications team to ensure we profile funding support in our published materials, films, annual report and online.

 Key skills:

  • Creative and entrepreneurial, you have outstanding communications skills, able to deliver winning presentations, in writing and in person. 
  • You have first class interpersonal skills and work well within a team – you’re able to get the best from your colleagues to support our funding needs.
  • You have an enthusiastic, confident and positive approach; you are tenacious and resilient, and thrive on a challenge.
  • You are proactive, efficient and have great organizational skills, able to prioritize and balance your workload and with great attention to detail, your work is produced to the highest standard, on time and on budget.


Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Closing date: 5pm 4th May 2018

 

Oceans Campaigner 

BASED: Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) offices in London, Bath or Hamburg,
with some international travel 
SALARY RANGE: £32,000 – £36,000 per annum including London weighting (£3,500) and dependent upon experience
CONTRACT: Full-time (40 hours per week), Permanent
REPORTING TO: Executive Director and Director

BENEFITS: 

  • Private healthcare package
  • Contributory pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement (20 days per year (plus 8 public holidays), rising by 2 days for each year of service and extended leave at Christmas) and 1 personal day per year
  • Cycle-to-work scheme 

This role is for a committed and experienced campaigner who will develop and execute our campaigns aimed at combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. The role will primarily focus on the European Union, its institutions and Member States. This will include work to improve the EU’s Control Regulation and improve the implementation of the IUU Regulation.

Though focused on EU decision makers, the work will be designed to have a global impact by influencing the EU’s significant role as the world’s largest market for seafood, major distant water fleet and active participant in key fora for the global governance of fisheries.

Joining EJF’s UK team and working closely with colleagues across the world, the successful candidate will:

  • Work with a coalition of NGOs working to improve EU measures to combat IUU fishing around the world.
  • Prepare campaign strategies for EJF’s work to improve EU measures to combat IUU fishing.
  • Develop deep relationships with key decision makers in EU institutions and Member States relevant to EJF’s work combating IUU fishing.
  • Use strong research and writing skills to convey EJF’s findings and recommendations, ensuring the highest standards of factual accuracy and integrity across our studies and documentation.
  • Give articulate and forceful presentations and effective messaging, across all platforms, in the UK, Brussels and elsewhere.
  • Report regularly, in detail to Directors and Management team.

About the successful candidate:

  • You will have a proven track record in delivering measurable, high-impact outputs and positive outcomes for environmental or human rights campaigns.
  • You enjoy research and understand the fundamental need for attention to detail and factual accuracy.
  • You have a passion for writing and presenting to diverse audiences to secure their understanding, respect and support for your campaigns.
  • You understand the need for creative thinking to resolve issues and have experience in building effective strategies for the delivery of core messages.
  • You are happy to face challenging issues, to be a problem-solver and use tact and diplomacy to build productive partnerships and alliances, and to think creatively to generate coalitions and build audiences; you understand the need to work with integrity, tenacity and determination to secure positive change.
  • You will be able to travel frequently, often at short notice.
  • You enjoy working independently with minimal direction; you have great interpersonal skills and are happy to coordinate and share your work with the team.
  • You take pride in delivering agreed outcomes on time and on budget, at times managing multiple projects and tight deadlines and knowing how to prioritize your workload.
  • You are entirely comfortable taking direction, working in a team, with equal ability to work independently, taking initiative and responsibility.
  • You appreciate the constraints of working in a smaller non-profit, and how to leverage cost-efficient outcomes where creativity, dynamism and flexibility rather than big budgets are the key to success.
  • You speak and write English with complete fluency and you enjoy communicating with colleagues, the public and other audiences to inspire support for the environment, wildlife and human rights.
  • You know that change is not easily won, but worth winning.
  • Experience working with or within EU institutions.
  • Experience working on fisheries policy, including on the issue of IUU fishing.
  • Understanding of the main EU regulations relevant to the effort to combat IUU fishing.
  • Proficiency in French, German, Spanish or other language of a key EU Member State. 

Other desirable attributes:

  • Experience working with or within EU institutions.
  • Experience working on fisheries policy, including on the issue of IUU fishing.
  • Understanding of the main EU regulations relevant to the effort to combat IUU fishing.
  • Proficiency in French, German, Spanish or other language of a key EU Member State

Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Closing date: 5pm 4th May 2018

Liberia Project Officer

BASED: Monrovia, Liberia
SALARY RANGE: USD$800 – 1,500 per month (with 13 month incentive scheme for high performance, achieving specific goals). Plus healthcare support.
CONTRACT: Full-time, Permanent

As the Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) Liberia Project Officer, you will provide on-the-ground guidance, support and coordination to an expanding portfolio and team working to protect marine wildlife and coastal communities in Liberia. You will report to EJF’s head office in London, UK.

The role will require regular travel to coastal areas of Liberia including Grand Bassa, Grand Kru, Maryland, Margibi and Grand Cape Mount Counties.

Position Purpose

EJF’s Oceans Campaign Mission is to protect the marine environment, its biodiversity and the livelihoods dependent upon it. 

In Liberia, EJF is working to eradicate illegal fishing, promote sustainable and community co-managed fisheries and marine protected areas (MPAs), and implement community-based fisheries research on sharks and rays with the long-term aim of delivering sustainable management plans for these threatened species. We are also embarking upon a new turtle conservation project that will require effective engagement and liaison with communities in order to create local stewardship to safeguard these vulnerable populations.

 As the Project Officer, you will be responsible for implementing and coordinating on-the-ground project activities. You will also be responsible for line-managing a team of three staff and coordinating community science volunteers in collecting biological data on sharks, rays and turtles. You will build on the strong relationships we have with key Liberian stakeholders, including local community-based organisations and governmental agencies to improve fisheries management capacity both locally and nationally. The role will involve close liaison with colleagues in the EU, partner NGOs and EJF staff in West Africa and Asia, ensuring effective communications and information-sharing on the campaign and grassroots achievements. 

Key Tasks will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Working with colleagues in EJF, implement agreed project activities to secure clear outputs and outcomes as part of the Liberia Programme  
  • Support and mentor EJF’s other Liberian staff and community science volunteers to ensure they are best supported to achieve their goals and develop their capacities.
  • Coordinate scientific data-collection exercises with staff and community science volunteers related to the country programme, specifically the collection of robust shark/ray fisheries landing data and marine turtle nesting data, ensuring data-bases (including photo-verification of species) are kept up-to-date and shared with the wider EJF team.
  • Provide support for capacity-building in Liberia across local communities, community-based organisations and statutory agencies, specifically employing the use of new technologies (including smartphone data-collection apps). 
  • Support the work of EJF’s Fisheries Information Network (FIN), collaborating with the wider EJF team to gather and share information on IUU fishing in Liberia.
  • Implement tailored engagement meetings, workshops and presentations with participating fishing communities in relation to country programme activities.
  • Working with colleagues, undertake research and produce reports and policy briefings, and support the digital communications and media engagement through gathering of film and photos. 
  • Represent and advocate EJF’s work in public-facing events and in private meetings, including with local communities, regional/national governments, partner NGO’s and the EU.
  • Keep up-to-date with fishery and marine conservation developments within Liberia and feedback to EJF UK Office (includes attending workshops, conferences and meetings).
  • Working with colleagues, input into and assist in the development of funding proposals.
  • Provide valuable feedback and reporting that will help guide EJF’s future strategy and planned actions in Liberia.
  • Provide detailed M & E through weekly and monthly reports, frequent skype calls, and use of Trello to EJF head office.

Person Specification

Essential

  • A proven track record (at least 3 years’ experience) of delivering high quality development and/or conservation projects and implementing advocacy programmes that show measurable impact. 
  • A strong and dynamic leader able to mentor and motivate to get the best from EJF’s local team, community science volunteers and project partners, whilst being flexible to changing needs and opportunities.
  • Experience of implementing biological data-collection exercises.
  • Ability to problem-solve, work effectively under pressure and in remote situations and to ensure that your team is equipped, trained, motivated and well-managed. 
  • Have superb oral and written communication skills, able to deliver presentations to diverse of audiences including Liberian fishing villages, governmental agencies, high level audiences and local/national media.
  • IT-literate, with experience of computer packages including MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience of managing large data sets.
  • Understand budgets and the need for transparent and efficient use of resources; creating results-driven actions, through effective monitoring and evaluation of impact.
  • Are resourceful, able to bring skills in capacity building, training and relationship management to ensure the long-term impact and durability of the programme. 
  • Are a great negotiator, able to be diplomatic and tactful even under pressure. You have good cross-cultural awareness and a genuine interest in working with communities.
  • Highly organised, with strong administrative skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Share a genuine commitment to EJF’s mission and goals of protecting people, wildlife and our shared planet. 

Desirable

  • Degree in relevant subject (environmental/fisheries/development)
  • Experience of development and/or conservation projects in Liberia
  • Experience with fisheries/shark/ray/turtle conservation projects
  • Experience of using smartphone apps in data collection
  • Network of key contacts (community, NGO, governmental) involved in Liberian fisheries management

Preference will be given to Liberian nationals.

Please send your CV and cover letter (including the job title - Liberia Project Officer - in the subject line of the email) explaining why you are the right person for this job to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org  

Early submissions are strongly encouraged

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Deadline: Thursday May 31st 2018


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Volunteering at EJF

EJF has opportunities for people looking to acquire new skills or utilise their experience by volunteering. You will work alongside a dedicated, ambitious team who will guide you and support you in your tasks. In return we offer travel and lunch expenses and a fun experience! 

Woodland Ecosystem Volunteer

As part of a long-term commitment to climate action and wildlife protection, EJF has purchased a woodland in south Wales. We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to provide a baseline survey of wildlife in the wood and potentially assess its carbon balance. Alongside this we would like you to promote what you find using creative science communication through EJF’s channels.

This could provide an excellent interdisciplinary project for a final year undergraduate or masters student, we would be happy to discuss adapting the project to incorporate your ideas.

This is a rare opportunity to gain valuable experience in the internal workings of a charity working on global issues with local stakeholders. 

Main duties:

-        Wildlife surveys and creation of an inventory

-        Researching and calculating a carbon balance for the wood

-        Writing blogs

Skills:

      - Knowledge of and enthusiasm for British wildlife.

      - Good written communication skills.

      - Knowledge of surveying techniques is desirable.                         

Working hours: 9am to 6pm, 3 days a week

Period: 3 months 

Remuneration: This is a volunteer position. Travel to or within Bath of up to £8.90 and £4 for lunch expenses per day will be covered. Trips from Bristol or Bath to the woodland will be covered.

Location: The successful candidate will be based in EJF’s Bath office. 

Starting date: 15 June 2018 

Application deadline: 31 May

To apply please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you want to work with EJF to daisy.brickhill@ejfoundation.org.    


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