Email: jonathan@therightethos.co.uk | Tel: 01227 781205

Email: jonathan@therightethos.co.uk
Tel: 01227 781205

Forest Campaign Finance Administrator

Location: 62-63 Upper Street, London N1 0NY

Salary expectation: £28,000

Application deadline: Mon 12th November

This is a full-time role
2 year fixed term contract

About us
We investigate and campaign against environmental crime and abuse.
Our undercover investigations expose transnational wildlife crime, with a focus on elephants and tigers, and forest crimes such as illegal logging and deforestation for cash crops like palm oil. We work to safeguard global marine ecosystems by addressing the threats posed by plastic pollution, bycatch and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Finally, we reduce the impact of climate change by campaigning to eliminate powerful refrigerant greenhouse gases, exposing related illicit trade and improving energy efficiency in the cooling sector.

About role
EIA’s Forests Campaign has been a major part of EIA’s work since 1999, and works to reduce global deforestation by improving forest governance in producer countries and implementing demand-side controls in major consumer markets. To achieve these aims, EIA conducts research, investigations and lobbying activities designed to curb illegal logging and trade in illicit timber by closing major markets to imports of illegally-sourced timber and wood products. EIA is also working to ensure forest governance measures are embedded in emerging avoided deforestation schemes, and to reduce forest conversion for plantations.
This position will be central in supporting the administrative needs of the Forest campaign. Please note this is not a campaigning role.
Main purpose of position:
This position will be responsible for supporting all of the varied administrative needs of the Forests campaign as directed by the Forests Team Leader with a priority of financial management.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Finance
• Maintain running budgets of team expenditure
• Respond to finance queries from both the Forests and Finance teams
• Prepare and distribute monthly budget updates
• Draft internal budgets and reports as required
• Support the team in day-to-day financial transactions, such as payment of consultants and partners

Grant management
• Assist in all project quarterly & annual reporting, including liaising with project partners, drafting financial and narrative reports, and ensuring all deadlines are met
• Assist in collating information for, and drafting, fundraising proposals
• Draft donor and partner contracts
• Arrange and manage sub-grants to partners
• Assist with Forests team quarterly planning, including maintenance of a calendar and tracker of campaign activities
• Act as a liaison between the Forest Campaign and other departments, including Finance, Communications and Fundraising
• Assist in all project quarterly & annual reporting, including liaising with project partners, drafting financial and narrative reports, and ensuring all deadlines are met

Administration
• Maintain comprehensive and organised records of Forests campaign activities, financial information, contacts and historic archives
• Organise external team meetings and assist in team logistics
• Assist in the production of high quality campaign materials,
• Conduct campaign research as required, including data analysis
• Arrange translation and printing of external reports
• Assist in the production of annual campaign strategies for the Forests campaign, and contribute to EIA’s long-term strategic planning
Person specification:

Essential
• A strong finance background
• Experienced user of Microsoft Office, including Excel
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Ability to prepare accurate, relevant and clearly presented financial and narrative reports
• Ability to clearly articulate financial concepts and prepare high-level financial summaries
• Strong organisational skills and efficient time management, ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities

Desirable
• Experience of charity finances
• Understanding of donor reporting and compliance (ideally DfID, Norad, foundations)
• Experience working in an international environment, or with partners based overseas
• Accounting experience/qualification
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Deadline: Mon 12th November