Forests Campaigner - Beijing

Job - 2014-08-21
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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.

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.


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.

-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
-Interpersonal relationship
-Knowledge sharing
-Values diversity

Functional competencies
-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

-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.

As we receive a large number of applications for our advertised positions, we are unable to respond to applicants who are not invited for interview. We apologize for this in advance.
Please send your application letter and full English and Chinese resume with current and expected salary to: (for positions based in mainland China)
All information collected for recruitment purpose only. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and we do not accept any calls or visits in the first instance.