Job vacancy

Leaders Network for Environmental Activists and Defenders (LEAD) Initiative Consultant

São Paulo, Brazil, with international and domestic travel
Salary range:
BRL 1,505 per day
Feb. 27, 2024

Global Witness is growing…and we’re looking for a Leaders Network for Environmental Activists and Defenders (LEAD) Initiative Consultant to help us shift the balance of power from polluters profiting most from the climate emergency to the people most adversely affected.  

It is anticipated that this assignment will last until the end of December 2025.


Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and your responses to the shortlisting questions below to [email protected] by 9am on 27th February 2024.

Shortlisting Questions (max 250 words per question)

1)      How do you see the role of land and environmental defenders in advancing climate justice and fostering a just energy transition?

2)      In order to establish effective collaboration with diverse stakeholders, including international networks, civil society organisations, grassroots movements, Indigenous peoples, and other partners worldwide, what strategies would you prioritize? Please list your top three approaches.

In order to help us track your application please use the following in the subject heading of the email: LEAD Initiative Consultant and please use the following file name protocol for your CV: ‘First Name_Last Name_CV’.


Virtual interviews will be held week commencing 11 March.  You will receive the interview questions 1 week ahead of the interview via email to enable you to prepare.

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.

Equality and Diversity

We would appreciate your participation in completing our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Global Witness wants to meet the aims and commitments set out in its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and candidates in encouraging equality and diversity.  

We need your help and co-operation to enable us to do this, but filling in this form is voluntary. The information provided will be kept confidential and will only be used for monitoring purposes.