Senior Global Campaigner (Coal and Water)

Job - 2017-04-18
Greenpeace is a non-profit organisation, with a presence in 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. Greenpeace East Asia was established in Hong Kong in 1997. As a global organisation, Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment. We are now calling on brave and inspiring individuals to join us.



Overall purpose of the job

The Senior Global Campaigner contributes to the development of global campaign strategies and their implementation, and leads and supports global campaign projects as required, in order to achieve agreed global campaign objectives.



The post holder's responsibilities extend beyond the territories where the position is based. Particularly s/he

will be requested to give inputs on global strategies, and be involved in the development and implementation of projects which are led by offices in other regions or lead and support projects which involve multiple offices.


The responsibilities require considerable independence and initiative from the post holder. Decisions made by the post holder impact the overall success of the global project. Discretion is exercised in handling confidential and sensitive information.


The post holder may be asked to prepare, monitor and control expenses and budget.


Major functions / responsibilities


Conceptual tasks, Strategy development and/or Project management


-   Lead the development of global campaign project plans, or provide expertise and input on the development of global campaign strategies, global campaign projects and funding proposals where relevant.

-   Keep abreast of the external debate and trends in order to identify campaign opportunities.


-   Contribute to the development and implementation of campaign activities, including non-violent direct actions on land and sea, in cooperation with Greenpeace offices and other international units, and in accordance with Greenpeace principles, in order to achieve agreed campaign objectives.


-   Identify and coordinate research, investigation and science needs, to support global campaign project goals.


-   Prepare external and internal reports, fact sheets and briefings in support of campaign objectives.


-   Develop and maintain relationships with external parties such as academics, media, industry, political players, other NGOs and major donors, in support of the global campaign objectives and in cooperation with Greenpeace offices. Undertake reactive and proactive media work as required.


-   Represent Greenpeace at relevant international and local meetings, conventions and press conferences, in cooperation with Greenpeace offices and other international units, in order to further agreed campaign objectives.


Support/ Coaching/ Leadership


-   Task manage and coordinate activities of project team members and staff from multiple Greenpeace offices, to ensure integrated activities that are aimed at achieving agreed campaign objectives. Be able to operate in fast changing and potentially challenging circumstances with the ability to quickly and effectively adjust plans to best deliver objectives.


-   Provide campaign expertise, knowledge and tactics to Greenpeace offices and international units when required. Facilitate global learning, by documenting and sharing lessons and best practices across multiple offices.


-   Advise and assist on the development of funding proposals for major donors, and subsequent campaign reporting and representation, liaising with major donors and other supporters of Greenpeace work as required in order to ensure funding proposals are factually correct and in line with the agreed global campaign strategy.


Compliance/ Keeping Framework Conditions


-   Provide expertise and inputs to the making of global campaign policies.

-   Manage budget according to Greenpeace policy.


Competency profile


Organization competencies

- Professionalism, in particular knowledge of campaign issue, proven strategic and analytical abilities, and solid project management skills.

- Achievement, in particular demonstrated ability to promote social and environmental change with at least 3 years of experience in related fields.

- Interpersonal relationship, in particular proven ability to work with people with diversified skills and background.

- Knowledge sharing

- Values diversity

- Innovation


Functional competencies




- Knowledge and/or experience in (at least) one of the Greenpeace campaign themes

- Knowledge and/or experience in campaigning

- Knowledge and/or experience in research and investigation

- Understanding of the roles that science, politics, economics, industry, media and social change play in campaigning.

- Fluency in technical writing

- Understanding of the media advocacy needs of a campaigning organisation

- Be media trained so as to be able to act as a spokesperson

- Awareness and knowledge of ecological situation (global and regional/national)

- Knowledge and/or experience in effectively dealing with confrontational situations

- Fluency in written and spoken English


Method related


- Analytical skills

- Negotiation skills

- Public speaking

- Planning & Organizing

- Budgeting (preparing, presenting, monitoring)

- Attention to details

- Risk (legal, reputation, communication impact) assessement


Social/self competencies


- Being a team player

- Tact and diplomacy

- Resilient and determined

- Ability to synthesise scientific issues and to communicate on them in wording, adapted to a target audience


Leadership competencies


- Creating and developing effective teams

- Strategic Orientation



- Ability to work across a variety of issues, under pressure and changing priorities and to work unsocial hours as necessary.

- Identification with Greenpeace goals and supportive of Greenpeace values.

- Identification with activism and dedication to social and environmental change.

- Discretion and confidentiality.


Specific Work Environment

- Works in a standard office environment, and is frequently required to travel to other Greenpeace offices, campaign locations or locations where environmental problems require the presence of Greenpeace representatives.





This position is for 3-year contract subject to renewal. Applicants with working experience in the corporate/finance sector will have a strong advantage.

Interested parties, please submit your cover letter to explain your motivation to apply the position and resume here:

Please note if you fail to submit motivation letter your application will be deprioritized.


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