Liaison person for the Oceans Campaign (see job description below)
Greenpeace is looking for an experienced communicator for its European Unit in Brussels.
- You have solid experience in journalism and/or communications, a good grasp of environmental issues and the EU political process, and a proven track record of developing and implementing effective communication strategies drawing on traditional tools and creative ideas.
- You are committed to social change, possess a sharp news judgement and political sensitivity, and are at home with the EU media scene. Familiarity with the practices of non-governmental organisations is desirable.
- Native-level English (spoken and written) is a must, and good knowledge of French, German and other European Union languages a distinct advantage.
- You are flexible and have a positive, open and can-do attitude.
Skills and qualifications:
- You will develop and maintain contacts with the Brussels press corps, identifying communications opportunities, and, with the head of EU communications, initiating and carrying out projects to further EU campaign goals.
- You will coordinate EU communications with other Greenpeace offices and keep the organisation informed.
- You will work alongside the head of EU communications to ensure high quality communications. You will act as a spokesperson and build on Greenpeace's reputation for accuracy, independence, action and creativity.
What we offer:
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral. Attention to detail.
- Ability to translate technical data into accessible information rapidly and in a lively and persuasive style.
- Ability to produce excellent written communications material that is appropriate for an EU audience.
- Creativity to assist in developing and communicating campaign goals and strategies.
- Ability to recognise and independently exploit all useful communications channels and angles.
- An effective team-player capable of providing supportive advice to develop the communications skills of other members of staff.
- Good networking and interpersonal skills to establish relationships within and outside the organisation.
- Ability to prioritise, set goals and manage competing demands, while carrying out day-to-day tasks. Ability to work under pressure.
- Demonstrable commitment to environmental protection.
- Support for the campaign goals of Greenpeace and for the practice of non-violent direct confrontation.
- Five years' experience as a journalist or communications officer.
- Knowledge of photo/video editing software, and IT and web design an advantage.
- Be part of a dynamic, committed and effective international team.
- A competitive salary and benefits package.
- Actively contribute to the development of Greenpeace communications for political change in Europe.
Please email your application to
. Please include a CV of maximum two pages (no photos!), a cover letter of no more than one page and an article in blog style explaining why the EU should support renewable energy (no more than 400 words). Please address your applications to Mr Stef Van den Eynde and include "senior communicator"
in the subject line.Closing date for applications:
Sunday 24 November 2013.Interviews will take place in the first week of December. We regret that we will only be able to reply to candidates short-listed for an interview.
LIAISON PERSON FOR THE OCEANS CAMPAIGN: months (possibility to renew the contract)
: This position will be based in Paris and the recruitment process is managed by Greenpeace France. Any applications are to be sent through this page
A French language version of the job description can be found here.
Department : Campaign team, Greenpeace France, Paris
Responsible to : Ocean campaigner in charge of the low impact fishermen project.
Report to : UK team working on the the low impact fishermen project. The person shall be able to go to London two days per month.
Salary : TBC
Overall purpose of the job:
To design and implement the building phase of the European association in cooperation with Greenpeace's European oceans team, the involved external persons and the funder of the project. Initiate, follow up and deliver the milestones that will guarantee solid bases for the association to progress and be able to work as an independent structure.
Main areas of responsibility :
1. Project start phase
(a) Plan and design a time line for the delivery of the milestones to be achieved (details below) and implement them accordingly:
- meeting legal requirements to establish the association
- coordinate the development of job descriptions for future association's employees
- coordinate meetings of association board as required
- develop, distribute and gather and process feedback on a questionnaire on communication requirements
- develop and propose a program of trainings for the core members to enable them to
- understand policy decision making process both at national and European level, to communicate their messages to media, to lobby politicians, to improve their language skills.
(b) Motivate core members to actively take part in the different processes identified and ensure they will deliver their tasks.
(c) Organize the information flow within the core members of the association / board members of the association, Greenpeace and the funder
2. Budget management and reporting
(a) Manage any budget allocated to the project and report regularly to Greenpeace and the funder, as required
(b) Report, and ensure general information flow, to the Greenpeace team, board members of the association/ core members of the association and to the funder on the progress of the work on a regular basis
(c) Be flexible in undertake other duties, appropriate to the post, in agreement with the work stream leader.
Working environment :
Within the campaign department
- Under responsibility of the UK Ocean team leader
- Under the responsibility of the campaigner in charge of the project in the office where the person will be based in the case it is not the UK office.
Links with other departments
Work together with the person in charge of the project for the UK fundraising team.
Links with other Greenpeace offices
Regular working links with low-impact fishermen workstream leaders of the respective Greenpeace offices involved.
Person specification :
- Ability to manage projects
- Ability to manage budgets
- Ability to coordinate teams and liaise between different groups
- Experience of or familiarity with environmental and/or campaigning organisations
- Experience of and preference for team working.
- Knowledge of several European languages is required, particularly English, French and Spanish.
- Knowledge in fisheries issue would be a distinct advantage.
- Interest in the politics and sociology of environmental problems.
- Interest in social process to empower a group of people. Self-motivation.
- Willingness to work outside normal hours and to travel.
- Personal belief in and support for the aims and objectives of Greenpeace.