EJF Campaigner

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EJF Campaigner

Based: Hamburg, London or Bath.

Salary: £32,000 – 36,000 (€35,500 - 40,000) per annum including London weighting (£3,500) and dependent upon experience, plus pension, health care package and generous holiday entitlement.

About EJF

The Environmental Justice Foundation is an international environment and human rights charity, with a mission to ‘protect people and planet.

EJF carries out in-depth investigations in-situ and campaigns to secure environmental justice in some of the world’s poorest countries, where the destruction of natural environments undermines fundamental human rights.

We are an international campaigning organization with huge impact. Our oceans campaign and its extensive investigations, vessel surveillance and supply chain tracking have exposed abuse and prompted arrests, new laws and enforcement action across the world that are curbing illegal ‘pirate’ fishing fleets and reducing ‘seafood slavery’ in West Africa and Asia.

We build grassroots initiatives to protect sharks, turtles and other marine wildlife and the natural habitats they depend on, while enabling local communities to protect their fisheries from foreign ‘pirate’ fishers.

Our work to secure legally binding protection for climate refugees, while highlighting the dangers that climate change poses to global peace and security is gaining attention, strength and traction. EJF is giving voice to the people who feel the first and worst impacts of climate change. We are determined to secure protection for climate refugees, and secure climate justice in our warming world.

EJF’s investigative methodology is allied with the highest level of focused advocacy, reaching Presidents and Prime Ministers. Our use of film in our investigations has been central to the delivery of our high-impact campaigns and our successes.

EJF is lean, agile, creative and results-focused. Join our world-leading team of professionals to help protect people, wildlife, wild places and our shared natural world.

About the role

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 (75% of time) and 25% of time contributing to EJFs other campaigns, specifically including climate refugees; plastics and wildlife.

The IUU work will primarily be focused on European decision makers, the work will be designed to have a global impact by influencing Europe’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. Over time, it may also include wider travel to support EJF’s work in other regions to combat IUU fishing and related human rights abuses.

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

  • Prepare campaign strategies for EJF’s work 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.
  • Work with EJF offices and other NGOs around the world to document evidence of IUU fishing and human trafficking in the seafood industry that can then be presented to governments and industry in Europe.
  • Work with a coalition of NGOs working to improve EU measures to combat IUU fishing around the world.
  • 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.
  • Report regularly, in detail to Directors and Management team

In addition to this core programme of work, you will be charged to develop and assist with EJF’s other campaigns, with a particular focus on their presence in Germany, but also internationally.

About the successful candidate

  • You will have professional fluency in both English and German.
  • 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.

Other desirable attributes:

  • Proven experience of, and an on-going ability, to conduct field research and investigations.
  • Experience working on fisheries policy, including on the issue of IUU fishing.
  • Experience working with or within EU institutions.
  • Proficiency in French, Spanish or other language of a key EU Member State.


  • Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays in the UK / 9 public holidays in Germany) increasing by 2 days each year, plus 1 personal day per year, and additional paid leave over Christmas.
  • Private health insurance.
  • Option to work from home one day per week.
  • Flexible working hours for parents of children up to 16 years old.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Please send your CV and detailed cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date: 30th September 2018. 

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