People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India is looking to hire for the role of Investigator in Delhi, to conduct field investigations in PETA’s focus areas.

About PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president. The nonprofit corporation claims 6.5 million supporters.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. It works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare factsheets on various animal protection issues
  • Conduct research as requested to help advance PETA’s campaigns
  • Conduct assigned short- and long-term investigations – including undercover investigations – from beginning to end, including the following duties:
  • Research and interpret a variety of animal protection laws and issues in order to thoroughly prepare for investigations
  • Travel to and temporarily stay on location for various assignments for as long as necessary (including for several weeks or months at a time, if required)
  • Visit various industries that use animals as an animal welfare officer, as a PETA representative, as a member of the public or in some other capacity, as required
  • Work to obtain a voluntary position, an internship or employment in various industries that use animals, if required
  • Obtain and inspect relevant documents and paperwork from government offices, businesses and industries during investigations, as required
  • Use photography and videography to document conditions and use of animals as well as illegal, cruel and improper conduct
  • Work with approved lawyers, as required, to assess evidence for violations of laws and regulations
  • Work with experts, as required, to assess investigation findings
  • Cooperate fully in criminal, civil and regulatory/administrative proceedings that result from investigations
  • Where necessary to have a trusted volunteer or contractor do the investigation for PETA because of his or her credentials, language skills or other reason, recruit and work closely with that person, ensuring necessary detail is included in his or her work and confidentiality is maintained

For complete details, read the description on the official job post page of PETA.

Skills and Qualifications Required

Qualifications and Experience

  • Investigative journalism or other appropriate experience in a related field or relevant experience
  • Basic veterinary knowledge or experience a plus
  • Experience as an Honorary Animal Welfare Officer as recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India a plus
  • Experience with audio-visual equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of Indian animal protection laws
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
  • Fluency in English and Hindi
  • Fluency in other Indian languages a plus

Skills and Competencies

  • Proven ability to conduct in-depth research using a variety of means
  • Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Diligent attention to detail and the ability to handle extreme stress
  • Willingness and ability to follow instructions carefully
  • Proven excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle many issues simultaneously
  • Ability to make sound judgments and to work independently in stressful environments
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion at all times
  • Willingness and ability to travel and be away from home, including for months at a time, if required
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

How to Apply

To apply for a position with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, send your cover letter and CV to jobs[at] or complete the form by clicking the link below.Click here to apply for the role at PETA.

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