Global Witness, Investigator - LED

London with overseas travel as required
22 Jan 2021
15 Feb 2021
Investigator Cision Jobs
Job Type
Full Time

(Open to flexible working options)

Reporting to:
Team Leader – Land and Environmental Defenders

Do you want to expose corruption and the systems that enable it?  We’re recruiting an Investigator to join our Land and Environmental Defenders Campaign.

About Global Witness

It has never been a deadlier time for land and environmental defenders to protect their community, way of life, or environment. 

At Global Witness we’re campaigning alongside them, making sure their voices are heard and taking their fight to the corridors of power and the board rooms of corporations.

About the role

As an Investigator you’ll lead, deliver and publish high quality and ground-breaking investigations to highlight companies involved in abuses and violations of the rights of land and environmental defenders and their communities.

By working closely with other team members as well as across our advocacy, legal and communications teams throughout the process, you’ll help advocate targets to ensure that these investigations result in real world systemic change and support our vision to protect the world’s climate-critical tropical forests and the people defending them.

About you

You’ll have a track record in delivering targeted investigations, and you’ll be able to use your ability to cultivate a range of sources as well as analyse finance, corporate structures and ownership data.  Your investigative techniques and meticulous fact-checking will be key in this role.

Naturally you’ll have the communication and writing skills to run your investigation from concept to publishing the written report, collaborating all the time with internal teams and external contacts along the way.

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 different 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 (exc. public holidays), private medical insurance and flexible working arrangements.

This role involves travel to remote locations, including (with appropriate training and risk mitigation) potentially hostile environments.


Please click 'APPLY NOW' to send in your CV and a covering letter which tells us why you’d be a great fit for this role, taking into account each of the person specification requirements, by 9am 15 February 2021. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

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