Senior Policy Adviser - Forests- US Office

Global Witness
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 26

Position description

Help us stop the destruction of climate critical forests by leading our US Forest Advocacy strategy for Global Witness. Join us as a Senior Policy Advisor in our Washington DC office.

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 roles

You’ll join our global team at a crucial stage as we seek to hold companies and financiers to account for their role in global deforestation and human rights abuses.

As a Senior Policy Advisor you’ll play a leading role developing our US advocacy campaign to deliver policy and legislative change in the US, changing the role of finance and industries which are driving global deforestation.

You’ll collaborate closely with Forest and internal teams in London to ensure our work always has the high impact it deserves.

About you

You’ll bring experience in securing progressive change by delivering successful advocacy strategies along with your brilliant track record in building influencing relationships with key players.

You’re a skilled communicator, having produced media content to a variety of audiences, utilizing the media to progress our advocacy goals. Finally, you’ll have a strong affinity to Global Witness’ values, working collaboratively with colleagues both in the US and London working with others to achieve maximum impact.

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’ vacation (excl. Federal Holidays). We also offer healthcare insurance, wellbeing days and policies to support you during key life events.

This role is based in Washington D.C. USA, and therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US.

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. Therefore you will need to be able to work in the Washington DC office for at least 20% of working hours. You’ll also need to be comfortable working with a team that is predominantly based outside of the US.

Application instructions

Please send in your resume (max 2 sides) and a one-page cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the person specification by 11 August 2022 at Midnight BST.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Senior Policy Adviser, 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.

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