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Intelligence Analyst

Environmental Investigation Agency


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join EIA's mission to combat environmental crimes as an Intelligence Analyst and make a global impact.


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£33000 - £36500

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Hybrid (In-person ~4 day / week)- London United Kingdom

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EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) is at the forefront of combating illegal wildlife trade and other environmental crimes, making a significant impact on global conservation efforts. A non-profit organization recognized for its deep investigative work, EIA is offering a challenging opportunity for an experienced Intelligence Analyst to join its dynamic Intelligence and Investigations unit. This role is not just a job, but a career with a cause, where your expertise will contribute to the preservation of our natural world.

  • Organization summary - EIA is an international NGO with a mission to investigate and campaign against environmental crimes. With projects spanning the illegal wildlife trade and other pressing environmental issues, EIA is an exciting place for those passionate about making a tangible difference.
  • Role Summary - You will be tasked with producing intelligence reports, managing corporate intelligence records, and providing comprehensive intelligence support.
  • Role Requirements - A degree or relevant training, with at least two years of professional intelligence experience. Proficiency in English and familiarity with Windows-based software, including O365, and specialist analytical tools like i2 Analyst Notebook.
  • Application Process Details - To apply, please submit a detailed resume and cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the role.

About the role

EIA is seeking a skilled intelligence analyst to join our Intelligence and Investigations unit, supporting EIA’s projects on the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) and other environmental crimes. The ideal candidate will have experience working on investigations in an intelligence capacity, analysing information to produce outputs. They will be required to provide comprehensive intelligence support to EIA’s investigators and to external partners, which will sometimes require travel at short notice. They will be able to work well within a team and be committed to improving intelligence and investigation capacity within focus countries.

The position is a Grade 2 post within EIA’s personnel structure. The role is for a period of one year, with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

Primary Responsibilities

Intelligence (Specialist):

  • Production: Produce intelligence reports and manage the corporate intelligence record.
  • Collection: Work closely with investigators to offer intelligence taskings based on collection requirements for undercover investigations. Travel at short notice internationally to support investigations and build relationships with partners. Conduct open-source research to corroborate intelligence and develop knowledge of an investigation or issue.
  • Validation: Evaluate and assess intelligence to identify weaknesses and gaps. Conduct supplementary contextual research as required, including open-source information checks, historic data searches and liaison with internal and external colleagues.
  • Analysis: Use analytical techniques to review intelligence reports and produce analytical assessments. For internal and external audiences, produce analysis driven outputs, including but not limited to:
  • Subject and company profiles o Information alerts and summaries o Intelligence assessments o Financial typologies
  • Diagrammatical outputs such as network and commodity flow charts, and maps
  • Intelligence trend analysis
  • Dissemination: Produce dissemination reports to provide to governmental, NGO, inter-governmental and private sector partners within agreed intelligence sharing protocols.

Key external contacts

  • Maintain contact lists with relevant intelligence community.
  • Liaise with contacts (media, government, law enforcement personnel and civil society) on information gathering, verification and ad hoc queries.
  • Represent EIA at relevant external meetings.


  • Produce concise, accurate, informative, fully referenced outputs in a timely manner for further dissemination.
  • Assist in the planning, preparation and writing of campaign reports and other written and audio-visual materials, such as enforcement training guidance.

Information governance

  • Ensure all information references and files are organised, graded and accessible using the EIA intelligence management SOP.
  • Follow information governance procedures and, as relevant, implement measures to improve processes and activities.
  • Identify additional or alternative methods for collating, analysing and using EIA and other source information, and advise the Senior Intelligence Analyst.

Operational management of activities

  • Maintain relevant project trackers and work plans.
  • Follow security and risk mitigation procedures and assist with the implementation of risk mitigation processes and measures as applicable.

Financial planning and budget management

  • Produce budgets for all project-related activities prior to expenditure and complete reconciliations.
  • Enter POFs into relevant Campaign Budget Tracking sheets.

Strategic planning

  • Participate in the production of annual campaign strategies for EIA’s Campaigns in relation to the Theory of Change.
  • Participate in EIA’s long-term strategic planning and Theory of Change process as required.

Human resource management

  • Manage project volunteers as directed and liaise with consultants.

Income generation

  • Assist the campaign leaders and fundraising team in the production of reports and proposals for donors.
  • Participate in fundraising activities as requested.

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level or other relevant professional training
  • Comprehensive knowledge of intelligence processes and analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of information governance requirements, including legislation (e.g. Data Protection Act 1998), protocols and procedures
  • Minimum of two years’ experience within a professional intelligence discipline
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective working relationships with external contacts
  • Ability to identify emerging trends, patterns, risks, and opportunities related to suspected illegal activities, commodity flows and facilitating factors using various techniques and tools
  • Skills in verbal and written communications, to a high degree of accuracy and fit for purpose to a variety of audiences in ways that inform EIA’s work and communications
  • Fluent in English
  • Experienced user of Windows-based packages, including O365
  • Experience using specialist analytical software such as i2 Analyst Notebook
  • Training in or experience of conducting open-source intelligence (OSINT) research


  • Understanding or experience working on environmental crime issues particularly illegal wildlife trade and logging
  • Understanding of organised crime in Africa and Asia
  • Experience using GIS mapping software
  • Working knowledge or fluency in French, Vietnamese or Mandarin
  • Experience in independent travel overseas
  • Experience working on law enforcement investigations

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