China Advocacy and Policy Senior Advisor – Forests (14 months fixed term)

This role is based in London, UK with occasional travel overseas.
06 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

About Global Witness

Global Witness protects human rights and the environment by fearlessly confronting corruption and challenging the systems that enable it.

We’ve been creating change for over 20 years, from alerting the world to blood diamonds to halting forest destruction deals.  Our investigations have changed the world.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to play a leading role in the design and delivery of our China advocacy strategy.

About the role

Working in our Advocacy and Policy team, you’ll design and implement strategic campaigns to prevent deforestation. In particular, you’ll influence the timber and finance industry, as well as the Government among others, to advocate for policy and regulatory change.

You’ll have a collaborative approach, working closely with local civil society and partners. You’ll also build a strong network of contacts in the media to increase our profile and impact, creating powerful messages for change.

You’ll write the content for our digital output, as well as briefing documents in partnership with the communication teams.

About you

You’ll know how to create successful advocacy strategies for mainland China audiences and build awareness through influencing and advocacy, underpinning your knowledge with thorough research skills.

You’ll have excellent communication skills to explain complex policy issues to diverse audiences.  Being able to adapt your style to the audience to achieve impact is critical.  

You’ll be a real team player relishing close collaboration with our partners, colleagues and other important stakeholders to drive change.

Finally, your understanding of international natural resource governance and transparency issues will be essential.

Working for us

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 holiday per annum (exc. Bank holidays), pension, private medical insurance and flexible working arrangements.

This role is based in London, UK with occasional travel overseas.


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