Forests Campaigner(Full Time) - Beijing

Job - 2014-10-16
Greenpeace stands for positive change through action: the courage, independence and global reach to defend nature and promote peace. Thank you for your interest in applying for this Forests Campaigner role. We hope that this pack gives you an insight into us and our work, plus details of the job and the people you’ll be working with. Everyone who works for Greenpeace is passionate about what we’re trying to achieve. We have big ambitions for our work and we believe it’s an immensely rewarding and inspiring place to work.

Greenpeace stands for positive change through action: the courage, independence and global reach to defend nature and promote peace.

Thank you for your interest in applying for this Forests Campaigner role. We hope that this pack gives you an insight into us and our work, plus details of the job and the people you’ll be working with. Everyone who works for Greenpeace is passionate about what we’re trying to achieve. We have big ambitions for our work and we believe it’s an immensely rewarding and inspiring place to work.

WHO WE ARE

Mission of Greenpeace

Greenpeace stands for positive change through action to defend the natural world and promote peace.

History of Greenpeace

In 1971, motivated by their vision of a green and peaceful world, a small team of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada, in an old fishing boat. Their goal was to protest peacefully against U.S nuclear testing in Amchitka, a tiny island off the West Coast of Alaska. Amchitaka is one of the world's most earthquake-prone regions and home to endangered animals.

Greenpeace has been in East Asia since 1997 to fight climate change, stop toxic pollution, ensure food security, end illegal deforestation and defend the oceans.

Greenpeace has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei and Seoul. Environmental problems know no borders, and Greenpeace recognizes the importance of regional offices that work together to achieve effective solutions for a sustainable future.

Surging economic development in East Asia has brought widespread prosperity, but has also taken a severe environmental toll, both regionally and in the world. Greenpeace is committed to ensuring a green development pathway together with the people of China Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.

CHINA FORESTS AND OCEAN TEAM

When Chinese society at large is still very predominant with daunting domestic environmental issues, imagine how equally challenging and exciting it is to run visionary campaigns to address environment problems normally happen outside of China, as China huge growing appetite for certain forests and ocean products has further fueled deforestation and ocean crisis. The global nature of our campaign issues decides that the team is always in close cooperation with colleagues from other Greenpeace offices in the development and implementation of exciting and important global campaigns.

On forests, Greenpeace globally is to campaign for zero deforestation by 2020 to protect what is left of these extraordinary ecosystems when as much as 80% of the world's forests have been degraded or destroyed. To achieve this goal, we are currently campaigning to protect natural forests/rainforests from illegal/destructive logging inside China, Amazon, Congo Basis and Indonesia, and to campaign against climate change from deforestation. Over the past years, Greenpeace has succeed in pushing toys sector, key fast-food players and key retailers in China to cancel contracts with companies that engaged in deforestation and pressured these companies to turn away from deforestation practice. In terms of political works, we have succeeded in changing local forestry policies in Hainan and Yunnan regarding protection of natural forests in these provinces.

On ocean, images of Greenpeace activists driving small inflatables to stop whaling activities have continued to inspire the public. In addition to anti-whaling, Greenpeace ocean campaign has over the years developed into other new missions to save the ocean. Globally, 90.1% of the world fish stocks are fully fished or overfished. Severe overcapacity of the fishing industry with too many boats and too few fish left has become one of the major causes. This is further exacerbated by lack of monitoring and surveillance at sea that allow illegal fishing to continue. In China, Greenpeace has been making relentless efforts in documenting and exposing the overfishing and illegal fishing at sea, and calls on key stakeholders to change in order to protect oceans and preserve more fish for future.

THE POST OF FOREST CAMPAIGNER

The Forests Campaigner provides specialized campaign expertise in Greenpeace’s ongoing or emerging forests campaign works. The Forests Campaigner is directly involved in the development and implementation of campaign project plans, under the leadership of the project leader. The Forests Campaigner will also work with external stakeholders to further Greenpeace’s campaign goals.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR (SPECIAL JOB AD)

Greenpeace stands for positive change through action to defend the natural world and promote peace. We are a global non-government organization with a presence in over 40 countries. We have been campaigning for a sustainable future in China for more than a decade.

Greenpeace is seeking a dedicated professional [Forest Campaigner], based in Beijing, to be part of a dynamic China forest campaign team. Working together with Greenpeace staff in China and other countries, as well as external partners, the Campaigner is directly involved in the development and implementation of exciting and important campaign activities that aim to protect natural rainforests from illegal / destructive logging inside China, Amazon, Congo Basis and/or Indonesia, and to campaign against climate change from deforestation.  Through exposing scandals in illegal logging, illegal timber trade or other important issues, the Campaigner will engage important stakeholders such as media, governments, expert groups, corporations as well as consumers to protect forest and advocate for a sustainable forestry.

Please visit http://www.greenpeace.org/china/zh/about/jobs/ for more details.

Please send your application letter and full English and Chinese resume with current and expected salary to:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Greenpeace East Asia

Job title: Campaigner
Valid from: 01 June 2014
Job grade: 3
Reports to: Assistant Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager
Line manages: None


Overall purpose of the job

The Campaigner provides specialized campaign expertise in Greenpeace’s ongoing or emerging campaign project works and is directly involved in the development and implementation of campaign project plans, under the leadership of the project leader. The Campaigner will also work with external stakeholders to further Greenpeace’s campaign goals.

Scope

Major functions / responsibilities

Conceptual tasks, Strategy development and/or Project management

  • Work with project teammates to develop and implement effective project plans and strategies to bring positive changes to an environmental problem.
  • Provide campaign expertise with respect to a specialized campaign issue. Stay abreast of the latest developments of the issues.

Implementation

  • Research, investigate and analyze a wide range of specialized material on campaign issues and strategies.
  • Respond to public inquiries about campaign issues and other matters. Prepare materials and publications. Attend and/or organize conferences.
  • Represent Greenpeace in front of traditional and new media (if required) to expose environmental problems and advocate for positive solutions.
  • Maintain active liaison with key stakeholders in specific campaign issue(s). Actively seek out and participate in discussions with influential individuals and groups. Communicate and engage with inter-governmental bodies, government officials and corporate representatives related to the issue(s).

Support/ Coaching/ Leadership

  • Coordinate among different departments and offices within Greenpeace to advance campaign goals. Work with other teammates to organize actions, activities and other events. Make presentations and respond to public speaking requests. Initiate engagement with strategically targeted groups.

Compliance/ Keeping Framework Conditions

  • Evaluate project progress and shortcomings at designated points of evaluation. Complete evaluation reports if required.
  • Responsibly direct and control project spending. Create reasonable budgets at the beginning of project life cycle and oversee budgetary issues throughout project implementation.

Competency profile

Organization competencies

  • Professionalism, in particular demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Achievement
  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Values diversity
  • Innovation

Functional competencies

Technical

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge and/or experience in New Media, in particular: … Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat or other new media platforms
  • Understanding of the media advocacy needs of a campaigning organisation
  • Awareness and knowledge of ecological situation (global and regional/national)
  • Understanding of the roles that science, politics, economics, industry, media and social change play in campaigning.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in (at least) one of the Greenpeace campaign themes
  • Skills in written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge and/or experience in PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and/or experience in Excel
  • Fluency in written and spoken native language

Method related

  • Work under pressure
  • Public speaking
  • Project management
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation and reporting skills
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Budgeting (preparing, presenting, monitoring)

Social/self competencies

  • Being a team player

Leadership competencies

  • Strategic Orientation

Attitude

  • Commitment to the mission, principles and values of Greenpeace
  • Commitment to, and demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team
  • Ability to work unsupervised, in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to operate and lead under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations
  • Ability to function effectively under public scrutiny

Specific Work Environment

  • The position works in a standard office environment, and is required to travel to other Greenpeace offices, campaign locations or locations where environmental problems require the presence of Greenpeace representatives.
  • The position may be required to work under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

WORKING HOURS

Conditioned working hours is 37.5 hours/ week from Monday to Friday.

LEAVE

Annual Leave System

Year of service completed in Greenpeace worldwide

No. of entitlement in a year

1st year

15

2nd year

15

3rd year

16

4th year

17

5th year

18

6th year

19

7th year or above

20

INSURANCE

Greenpeace offers Social Insurance, Housing Provident Funds, and supplementary commercial insurance package during employment. Further details about these benefits will be provided if appointed.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Greenpeace offers a combination of in house and external training opportunities throughout the year. Greenpeace also offers study leave for courses related to your work and assistance is available for relevant further education qualifications. For further information on learning and development opportunities please speak to the Staff Development Team.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV, a covering letter written both in English and Chinese to

CLOSING DATE: 15/11/2014

Your CV should outline your skills and experience, and include contact details of two referees. We will not take up references until a job offer has been made.

Your covering letter is the most important part of your application. It should be used to tell us how you meet the selection criteria listed on the person specification. Draw particular attention to experience, skills, achievements and knowledge gained in past employment or other activities which are relevant to the job. It may be easiest to use the headings relating to the requirements detailed in the person specification and demonstrate how you meet them. Please ensure your covering letter is no more than 4 pages long (4 sides of A4).

As we receive a large number of applications for our advertised vacancies we are unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted and we apologise for this in advance.

Getting to the Greenpeace office

 

3/F, Julong Office Building, Block 7, Julong Garden, 68 Xinzhong Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.

Beijing Subway:

Line 2 Chaoyangmen Station, Dongsishitiao Station both within 10/15 minutes walking distance of our office.

Beijing Buses:

The 3, 113, 115, 118, 416, 431, 701, 758, Te 16 buses all stop at the Dongsishitiaoqiaodong station

The75, 101,109, 110, 112, 420, 650 buses all stop at Chaoyangmenwai station

Both stations within 10/15 minutes walking distance of our office.

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