Staff Attorney, Environmental Health Program at CIEL

The Center for International Environmental Law is seeking an experienced legal advocate and policy analyst to become CIEL’s next attorney for its Environmental Health Program (EH). This is a great opportunity for an experienced professional and energetic individual passionate about cutting edge international legal work advocating for a toxic free future.

For more than 25 years, CIEL has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL’s dynamic team of international attorneys and experts work with global partners in collaborative ways to tackle some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing people and the planet.

CIEL has built a reputation as one of the leading organizations developing legal analysis and proposals for the use of precautionary approaches for the safe management of chemicals and waste. The Environmental Health Program works to achieve a toxics-free future through negotiation and implementation of new international instruments; changing public policy and corporate practices; advocating for the precautionary approach; and increasing awareness of new forms of chemicals like endocrine disrupting chemicals and nanomaterials, while building strong and diverse coalitions. In the past few years, CIEL has also spearheaded work highlighting the risks of trade agreements (in particular the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP) to chemicals regulations and environmental health,

The EH attorney position requires: knowledge and practical experience of international chemicals and waste regulations; experience with trade issues; demonstrated ability to do complex legal and policy analysis; effective communication with diverse stakeholders and public speaking skills; and extensive experience working in collaborative processes.

The position can be based in Washington, D.C., or Geneva (Switzerland) and requires periodic international travel. A complete position description is available: http://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Atty-EH-Jdescription-final-.pdf. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, two references, and a writing sample to [email protected] (include “Environmental Health Attorney Position” in subject line). The writing sample should represent the applicant’s own, unedited writing.

Application Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Ideal start date for this position is September 2016.

CIEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer offering an informal, friendly, and fun work environment with excellent benefits.

Location: Washington, DC or Geneva

Closing date: Rolling application

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