Senior Campaigner (13-month fixed term contract – open to flexible working)

Global Witness

In the face of climate change, misuse of power, and increasing disregard for human rights, our work has never been more urgent. Join Global Witness as a Senior Campaigner.

About Global Witness

Global Witness wants to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites.

The planet and its residents face a crisis: the climate is being destroyed, and civic freedoms are deteriorating. Rampant abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as Governments, and Big Corporations all too often go unchecked in their exploitation of our planet and its people.

For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for. Global Witness strives for cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion as only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better and more just future.

About the role

As a practised Senior Campaigner, you’ll help drive Global Witness’s campaign to reform illicit and conflict financing in Myanmar’s natural resource sector. You’ll then transition to support our campaign to address injustice in the renewable energy transition, with a focus on the Global South.

You’ll research, investigate and expose illicit activities and their enabling networks and systems, and work to reform governance frameworks through leading a tailored advocacy strategy to ensure that these investigations amplify local priorities and result in real world change.

About you

You’ll bring your significant experience in complex investigations, developing and delivering campaign strategies with demonstrated impact as well as your high level advocacy skills with government and industry. Your knowledge of natural resource governance as well as Myanmar or African governance will be pivotal to taking the campaigns forward.

Finally, you’ll be a skilled communicator and collaborator, working closely with others to achieve shared goals.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave / vacation, private medical insurance and the option of flexible working arrangements.

This role is based in London or Washington D.C, and therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK or USA. We are currently trialling a new hybrid working model for 2022 that requires staff to be in the office at least 20% of the working week.

How to apply

Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one-page cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the person specification to [email protected] by 31 May 2022 at Midnight BST. Interviews will be held on week from 8 June 2022.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Senior Campaigner NRG, and please use the following file name and protocol for our CV and cover letter: First name_last name_CV and First name_last name_coverletter

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.