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GLOBAL RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATIONS DIRECTOR

Location: Anywhere in the world

Reports to: CEO and directors

Position location: remote; preference for people from the Global South

Remuneration: to be defined according to location and experience 

Language requirement: Fluent English; Spanish is desirable

 

About Sinergia Animal

Rated as one of the world's most effective animal protection organizations by Animal Charity Evaluators, Sinergia Animal is an international campaigning organization working in countries from the Global South (Latin America and Southeast Asia) to reduce animal suffering and promote more compassionate food choices.

We use negotiations, investigations, peaceful direct actions, and innovative campaigning methods to expose the suffering of farmed animals.

About the position

Sinergia Animal is seeking a global research and investigations director. This is an exciting position for a person with a solid background in investigative journalism and/or in-depth research. We’re looking for an experienced professional to lead research efforts in six different countries, map opportunities, and build detailed plans for our undercover investigations.

This person will be responsible for guiding our teams in various research projects, such as preparing academic papers to support our campaigns, finding the largest food companies in key countries and their key contacts, and helping national teams coordinate research with academic institutions.

The role will conduct and lead research projects in animal rights, factory farms, fisheries, environmental and social issues, and consumer behavior. It is well suited to someone looking to apply their skills and experience with a dedicated team, where investigations are utilized in creative and impactful campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out in-depth research according to campaign needs

  • Help and train national teams to carry out in-depth research

  • Map opportunities and conduct desk research to build detailed plans for undercover investigations

  • Recruit and liaise with experienced freelance journalists, fixers, and investigators

  • Hire and manage lawyers working on security and legal procedures for investigative work

  • Write, proofread and approve investigation reports, press releases, and videos

  • Guide teams in the dissemination of relevant research and help develop impactful campaigns with research findings

  • Help organize trips and conduct training for investigative work

  • Build alliances with other international and/or grassroots NGOs

Requirements

  • Fluent in English. Fluency in Spanish is a plus

  • Proven track record using a variety of investigative tools to pursue complex investigations in the public interest and communicating complex concepts to a wide audience

  • Desirable: previous experience in planning, contracting freelancers and carrying out undercover investigations

  • Excellent ability to lead teams in a kind and constructive manner

  • Can-do attitude

  • Excellent multitasking and time-management skills

  • Excellent oral communication, writing, and proofreading skills

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a remote team

  • An affinity with animal rights issues and a vegan lifestyle are highly desirable

  • Black and indigenous people, LGBTQI+, people with disabilities, women, and other minority groups are highly encouraged to apply

  • Commitment to the mission and objectives of the organization

  • Commitment to non-violent communications and actions

  • Enthusiasm and proactiveness are very important to us. Even if you don’t tick all the bullet points of this requirement list, if you’re very excited about this role, then we want to hear from you!

To apply, please send to carolina@sinergiaanimal.org

  1. Your CV

  2. A cover letter (one-page maximum)

  3. A portfolio or examples of investigative/research work

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Sinergia Animal is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion, or other protected classes.

People of the Global Majority, LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities, neurodivergent people, women, mothers, seniors, people from low-income households, and other groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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