Food For Life Campaigner

Job - April 12, 2018
Greenpeace Africa is stepping into the most hotly contested development issue in Africa - agriculture. African agriculture will either follow the chemical intensive industrial model which would hand control of the sector to global agribusiness, or support smallholder African farmers to use locally available resources to grow diverse and healthy food.

You would be joining a campaign team to provide campaign expertise with respect to a specialized campaign issue in relation to organic farming, biodiversity, geo-mapping, plastics and waste management, and anti-coal and renewable energy solutions. Staying abreast of the latest developments of the issues and related policy space. In doing so, working with project teammates to develop and implement effective project plans and strategies to bring positive changes to an environmental problem.

Main responsibilities

1. Strategy Development

Provide expertise and input, on the development of the campaign strategy, campaign projects, and funding proposals, where relevant; and keep abreast of the external debate and trends in order to identify campaign/public engagement opportunities, and ensure the campaign strategy has realistic objectives whilst maintaining viability and potential.

2. Campaign Project Management

Manage specific projects within the campaign to a successful conclusion. Include appropriate internal and external actors. Project work is likely to involve all or some of the following techniques (often involving teamwork): public communication and engagement activities, media work, collaboration with other organisations, research, political and corporate work and the use of legal and scientific approaches to issues.

3. Greenpeace Representation

Represent Greenpeace at relevant meetings/conferences with external bodies such as media, industry, governments, NGOs, and major donors/foundations, in order to further the agreed campaign objectives.

4. Research Coordination

Identify commission and coordinate background investigations/ research and science needs. Provide general direction for such investigations/research and science, and participate in subsequently identifying realistic focal points/targets for the
Campaign strategy.

5. External Networks

Develop and maintain relationships with external parties such as key allies, academics, media, activists, industry, political fora, and other NGOs, in support of the campaign objectives, to ensure maximum interaction and influence with external parties to support achievement of agreed campaign objectives.

6. Reporting

Coordinate and produce internal and external reports on campaign activities as required, to ensure audiences receive consistent and relevant campaign information, in order to increase and maintain interest in the campaign.

7. Publications

Prepare and oversee production and distribution of campaign publications/videos in cooperation with campaign team members and the engagement/communications unit These should be within the agreed budget and timelines, ensuring availability of materials consistent with and in support of campaign goals. 

Skills required / qualifications

  • University degree in related field to the campaign 
  • Minimum 3 years of years of strategic campaign planning experience or work experience in the relevant campaign area
  • 2 - 3 year experience of campaigning on environmental social justice issues, and an understanding of how campaigning can achieve change
  • Have a track record of implementing campaigns within local and international teams. Able to represent and communicate for campaigns in diverse fora.
  • Understanding of the importance of direct action (NVDA) in campaigning
  • Ability to analyse environmental issues in terms of campaign opportunities and in terms of overall strategic objectives
  • Ability to understand the use of information in support of campaign objectives.
  • Experience & confidence in presentation/public speaking.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email their CV and covering letter to the Human Resources Officer at . The closing date for applications is the 27 April 2018.

Please note that should you not receive correspondence from us within 20 days from the closing date; please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

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