Senior Investigator (open to flexible working) (Land and Environmental Defenders)

Global Witness
London, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


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Have you delivered ground-breaking investigations? Do you have a journalistic or investigative background in human rights, environmental or corruption issues?  We’re looking for a senior investigator to join our land and environmental defenders team. 

About Global Witness

For 25 years, Global Witness has been protecting human rights and the environment by confronting corruption and the systems that enable it.

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

Your investigations will raise awareness around the world about the land and environmental defenders fighting to prevent the grabbing of their land by big business and politicians.  You will tell stories about the intimidation or threats against them, their families, colleagues or communities and you will expose the corporate and political interests that lie behind the persecution of them.  Your investigations will support our advocacy objectives and shape campaigns.

This role will involve seeing or hearing about human rights abuses and Global Witness will always provide you with support to manage your mental well-being.

About you

A journalistic or investigative background in human rights, environmental or corruption issues, and a real talent for finding stories and confident using a variety of investigative techniques. You are resilient, flexible and comfortable working with ambiguity.  A committed team player, you’ll bring a passion for protecting the environment and those who defend it.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of 110 people worldwide, with headquarters in London and offices in 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 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 a fabulous benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 holidays (exc. public holidays), health insurance and flexible working arrangements.


When you are ready to apply please send in your CV (maximum 3 pages) and a concise covering letter (maximum 2 pages) which tells us why you’d be a great fit for this role to:  with Senior Investigator, Land and Environment in the subject heading and where you saw the role advertised by 9am GMT Monday 18 March 2019.