Forest Senior Campaigner | Greenpeace Indonesia

Forest Senior Campaigner

Pekerjaan - 1 Agustus, 2018
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  • Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.

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Greenpeace opened our first office in Southeast Asia in 2000. In that time we have led successful campaigns throughout the region, securing fresher air, cleaner water and a healthier environment through changing industry practices and government policies. Greenpeace actively campaigns across the region to catalyze an energy revolution, protect ancient forests and our oceans, create a toxics-free future and create a shift to sustainable agriculture.

Greenpeace has three offices in Southeast Asia (GPSEA) —in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines and each office is currently composed: Programme Department (Campaigns, Communications, Public Engagement & Actions), Fundraising, Operations Support (Human Resources, Finance & Admin, Information Technology, Security) and Regional Development.  Currently, Greenpeace Southeast Asia employs nearly 200 staff across the region, excluding the direct dialogue fundraisers.

Position Summary

The position will focus on developing and implementing Greenpeace’s forest campaign work in Indonesia, in support of the goals of the Global and National Forest Campaign Project, as well as consistent to the objectives of Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Forest campaign. The Forest campaigner will also assist where directed and working towards the goals of the international forest campaign within the framework of Greenpeace’s overall objectives. 

The Senior Forest Campaigner is responsible for developing and delivering Greenpeace Southeast Asia Forest campaign goals as well as for furthering our Campaign objectives. The position is part of Greenpeace’s Campaign Department and reports to the Forest Team Leader.

Key Duties

1.  In conjunction with the Indonesia Forest Campaign Team Leader and the Global Head of the Indonesia Forest Campaign, develop and implement a campaign work plan in line with both short and long term goals of GPSEA’s Indonesia Forest campaign objectives, and including detailed strategy, activities, timelines and budgets consistent with GPSEA’s 4 year plan.

  • To develop, contribute, implement campaign strategies and tactics to achieve goals and objectives.         
  • To actively engage and participate in campaign discussions and planning including both written and verbal discussion as well as attendance at specific meetings.
  • Keeping the Indonesia Forest Campaign Team Leader and the Global Head of the Indonesia Forest Campaign well informed of activities in the campaigns (including preparation of monthly reports and work plans) and recommend changes in tactics, or strategies as necessary).
  • Participate in regular progress reviews and end-point evaluations of campaign projects.
  • Ensure good information flow within the Indonesian Forest Campaign and Programme and other NRO's.
  • Organise and oversee the work of campaign volunteers, interns and, where directed, short-term contractors, including field researchers.


2. As part of  Indonesian Forest Campaign and Global Forest Project, participate  in designing and implementing strategies to educate and mobilise various targeted constituencies and the general public about forest issues in Indonesia as well as in support of Greenpeace goals;

  • Maintain a working knowledge of technical information and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences.
  • Maintain and update knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic frameworks which are relevant to the campaign/project.
  • Maintain active communication with key palm oil producers and consumers relevant to campaign strategy.
  • Evaluate and monitor strategically the palm oil producers and consumers regarding their sustainable policy and its implementation.
  • Build alliances and/or support relationships with relevant affected groups, grassroots organisations, indigenous communities, academic and professional groups, and others as identified in strategic planning.
  • Assist in the development of fact sheets and other public information.
  • Assist the writing of press releases and in planning media strategies for the campaign, and act as spokesperson for the campaign.
  • Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at relevant public events at both national level and international level, activist meetings/groups, political decision makers, local citizen forums and other affected communities.
  • Attend and lobby at high level meeting with key producers and consumers of palm oil companies in line with greenpeace campaign strategy
  • Conduct in general and direct the research and investigation activities to support campaign strategy


3. As liaison officer for market related work such as:

  • Representing GP indonesia perspective in meetings with company executives
  • Representing GP indonesia in meetings with politicians and other stakeholders focused on Indonesia forests
  • Contributing to development of markets campaign strategy
  • Delivery of Indonesia markets campaign alongside other NRO based staff - including writing letters and briefings and undertaking media work
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with other country based stakeholders  working on indonesia forest issues

4. Support and participate in non-violent direct action events to support and advance campaign goals and organisational objectives.

5. Participate in related Greenpeace campaign training and skill-shares.

6. Perform other job-related duties as requested or assigned by the designated Line Manager. 

 Educational Background & Fundamental Qualification 

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree in Arts or Science degree, or equivalent experience working on Forest Solution issues

Work Experience: Minimum 6 years of experience with a public interest organization.

Broad experience of cross-cultural working environment. 

Organizational Competencies 

1. Innovation & Change: Knowledge and/or experience in reflecting creative and imaginative thinking, an openness to new ideas, and an ability to take calculated risks in order to meet organizational objectives

  • Able to analyse international and regional market trends and institutional factors involved in forest destruction.
  • Commitment and Professionalism
  • Trust and respect
  • Valuing people
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Goal oriented
  • Global mindset
  • Well understanding of campaign strategies and effective methodologies/techniques to meet campaign/project objectives through information acquisition.
  • Understanding  and  exposure  to  the  roles  of  science,  politics,  economics,  industry,  media and social change in campaigning.
  • Expertise  in  covert  intelligence  acquisition  techniques,  with  relevant  experience  in  field research in frontier regions required.
  • Highly  developed  ability  to  solve  problems  using  multiple  analytical  techniques  within  a focused result orientation.
  • Encourage and develop a supportive, productive team dynamic.
  • Highly  developed  capacity  to  assume  responsibility  to  coordinate  multiple  concurrent variable research tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Proven  research  capabilities  including,  detailed  issues/markets  research  and  the  ability  to produce in-depth reports as well as briefs for multiple internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrable commitment to environmental/peace issues
  • Scientific knowledge of the campaign issue area
  • Knowledge of relevant international/political updates in relation to the campaign issue area
  • A wide range knowledge, understanding and experience of non violent campaign tactics

2. Teamwork & Communication: Knowledge and/or experience in working with others and presenting information, ideas, and positions in a clear manner that can easily be understood across diverse and multicultural audiences and Ability to work in team and independently

Functional Skills :

1. Ecological, Political, & Legal

  • Understand supply chain of palm oil and other forestry products related  in the global market
  • Understand natural resources and forestry issues in Indonesia particularly in Sumatera, Kalimantan and  Papua
  • Has knowledge of relevant local, national and international political in the campaign issue area.
  • Knowledge of Indonesia – the political and socio-economic context, and the situation of indigenous communities including several key areas like Sumatera, Kalimantan and Papua
  • Has knowledge and experience of a wide range of non-violent campaign tactics
  • Has good understanding of to relevant science, politics, industry, economics, media and social change play to the campaign

2. Negotiations Skill

3. Research Skill

4. Database & statistic skill

5. Campaign strategic Skill

6. Highly developed proficiency in database, spreadsheet, statistical analysis and reporting/powerpoint.

7. Fluency in written and spoken English required, while fluency in main Indonesian.



Normal hours of work for full time Employee will be forty (40) per week or (5) days in a week, at 8 hours per day excluding an hour lunch break. This will be from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am to 6: 30 pm. Ordinary hours of work may be varied as agreed between staff and the line managers.


  • A permanent employee will be entitled to the following leaves:
  • Annual Leave: 20 days
  • Parental Leave:  As per labor laws and Greenpeace policy
  • Long Service Leave: 2 months paid leave after 5 years of continuous service
  • Compassionate leave: maximum of 5 days for the death of significant others


In determining salary offer for this position, Greenpeace applies its Salary Grading Process, taking into consideration the job description and applicant’s previous experience, and the organization’s salary grade.

Greenpeace provides health insurance and travel insurance to its employees.


Greenpeace is committed to providing its employees with learning and development opportunities to be able to perform its functions more effectively.  Through its mentoring process and annual Performance Management System, staff’s development objectives are identified and prioritized.


Greenpeace is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees, regardless of sex, marital status, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation and any other characteristics unrelated to the performance of the job. Selection will be in accordance with objective, job related criteria and the appointment will be on the basis of applicant’s merits and abilities.


Greenpeace management and staff are given guidance on the implications of the equal opportunities policy. Policies and procedures are reviewed to review and adapt current practices to promote equality of opportunity. Other organizational policies and procedures will be fully discussed to the successful applicant.


Interested candidates are invited to write Letter of Introduction, explaining why you are qualified for the position and why you want to work for Greenpeace, fill-up the attached Application form which you can download from and email to: 

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Deadline for Applications:   20 August 2018

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