Senior Data Investigations Advisor, Global Witness

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Global Witness is seeking a Senior Data Investigations Advisor to lead data analysis for investigations into companies and financial institutions driving deforestation.
About Global Witness

At Global Witness we exist to change the system.

We believe the climate crisis is one sided.  The side that holds all the cards is big business and the side that bears the brunt is ordinary people often thousands of miles away.

Through our investigations, advocacy, and communications our vision is to redress the balance so communities can speak out and it’s the end of business as usual for giant corporations.

About the role

As Senior Data Investigations Advisor you will support the publication of regular stories highlighting the role of financial institutions in deforestation and the impact this has on lives, biodiversity and climate.  The role will analyze multiple large datasets effectively and visualize findings.  This will support colleagues campaigning to stop the flow of money to deforestation from the UK, US, EU and China.

You’ll work closely with other campaign teams with analysts, programmers and policy experts to develop investigative leads and gather evidence using a diverse array of datasets. Your research will be used as the basis for media content.

About you

You will be an experienced data analyst able to extract, structure and analyze data to identify new stories on financiers and supply chain companies angles.  You will be talented at visualizing spatial data and able to communicate your findings persuasively.

You will also be a creative thinker that can use their data skills to chase leads in the service of investigations. You will be passionate about achieving change. Finally, you are a collaborator who enjoys working as part of a team with a solid infinity to Global Witness’ values.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, 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 diverse 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 annual leave (excl. Bank Holidays). We also offer healthcare insurance, wellbeing days and policies to support you during key life events.

This role is based in London and therefore to be considered you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We operate a hybrid working model which requires at least 2 days in the office.


Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one-page cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the person specification to by 3 December 2023 midnight GMT.

Interviews are due to take place week commencing 11 December 2023.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Senior Data Investigations Advisor, and please use the following file name and protocol for our CV and cover letter: NAME_CV and NAME_coverletter

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.

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