• Company: Global Witness
  • Job Location: Brussels - Belgium
  • Date: May 17, 2017 02:00
  • Employment Type: temporary
  • Experience: medior
  • Job Functions:

    International Relations

Job summary

Global Witness seek an experienced and persuasive Senior Campaigner to join our EU policy work.

Job description

About us:

Our vision is simple: we want a better world - where corruption is challenged and accountability prevails, all can thrive within the planet’s boundaries, and governments act in the public interest.

At Global Witness we investigate and campaign to stop human rights and environmental abuses caused by corruption and the exploitation of natural resources.

We’re looking for a Senior Campaigner to join our Forests Congo Basin - EU team which is part of our Forests, Land and Climate strand.

About the role:

You’ll play a leading role in advocating policies relating to deforestation and forest degradation in tropical forest rich countries.

You’ll be focused on the Congo Basin and a select number of countries to deliver international policy campaign work, working with the European Union, its Member States and Norway and other relevant organisations.  

You’ll spot opportunities for action and decide on the best activities and tactics to create change.  You'll also draft, review and advise on campaign strategies and materials. At every stage you'll collaborate with others in and outside the organisation, ensuring the campaign goes from strength to strength.  

This is a 9 month fixed term contract.

About you:

With an ability to think strategically and innovatively you’ll develop campaigns at a national and international level to influence policies and practices.

Naturally, you’ll be able to present persuasive arguments to important advocacy contacts and promote our work through a variety of channels.   Using your  excellent interpersonal skills you’ll bring together the diverse perspectives of a broad range of people (civil society, government, business and other NGO’s) to collectively achieve change and impact . 

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 generous annual leave allowance.


Please send in your CV and a covering letter to telling us how you meet the role requirements (no more than two pages please) by 9am on 22 May 2017.  Please write the job title in the subject line and where you saw this advert in your email text.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK or Belgium.

Job qualifications


  • Working knowledge of natural resource governance, international development, human rights or environmental issues, particularly related to forests
  • Experience of developing and implementing advocacy strategies
  • Demonstrable experience of achieving change through international advocacy with a broad range of stakeholders including governments, intergovernmental organisations, industry and civil society
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships work as part of teams and coalitions
  • Strong desk-based research skills
  • Experience of designing, conducting and publishing investigations, including knowledge of libel risks and legislation
  • Ability to produce a diverse range of written materials including reports, policy briefings and social media
  • Experience of conducting media interviews with a range of national and international media
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in French.
  • Experience of financial and project planning, management and reporting, including delivering funder requirements.