Senior Global Policy Advisor

Global Witness
Environment & Sustainability
Salary Details
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Help us stop the destruction of climate critical tropical forests. Join Global Witness as a Senior Global Policy Advisor.

Job Description

About Global Witness

Global Witness wants to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites. 

We are facing a crisis: the climate is being destroyed and civic freedoms are deteriorating.  Rampant abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as governments and big corporations all too often go unchecked in their exploitation of our planet and its people.

For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for. We continue to strive for greater cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion internally and across civil society. We stay ahead of the curve by learning from allies and other social and political movements that share our mission.

About the role

You’ll join our advocacy and policy team in influencing legislation in the major financial centres of USA, EU, China and the UK, stopping the money pipeline linked to the destruction of the world’s climate critical tropical forests, biodiversity loss and human rights abuses.

You will engage with stakeholders in the finance sector, companies and policy makers to achieve change in business practice and advocate for policy and regulatory change.

About you

You will be a skilled strategist with excellent research and analytical skills to develop and influence financial policy relating to environmental risk. You will have expert knowledge of the global financial sector and its regulatory environment to deliver successful advocacy campaigns, creating new global standards for companies to be held accountable for their human rights and climate impact.

You will have an affinity to Global Witness’ values and objectives and be a great team player. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners and coalitions is critical in this role, so you must thrive in an environment where you frequently work with others to achieve impact.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC and Brussels.  We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive place to work, where difference is respected and celebrated.  We know that a diverse and inclusive workplace is an asset to any organization and that different views and experiences improve the way we work.

We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity. 

Our benefits are competitive.  We offer 25 days annual leave (exc. public holidays), healthcare insurance and flexible and agile working arrangements.

This role is based in London or our Washington DC office and therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK or US.


Please send in your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role to:  with Senior Global Policy Advisor in the subject heading by 23 January 2022. Interviews will be week commencing 31 January 2022.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview please let us know.

This is clearly an extraordinary time, but we are committed to making this as easy as possible for candidates.  Interviews may take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.

Company Description

Our goal is a more sustainable, just and equal planet. We want forests and biodiversity to thrive, fossil fuels to stay in the ground and corporations to prioritise the interests of people and the planet.

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