Senior Campaigner - Renewable Energy

Job - May 30, 2018

Unit: Campaigns
Location: Bengaluru / Delhi
Reports to: Campaign Manager
Remuneration: 10- lakhs per annum
Last date to receive application - 18th June 2018

If you believe that the age of burning fossil fuel needs to end and end quickly and If you want to be part of the energy revolution that’s currently happening across the world and in India.

To move from dirty to clean energy Greenpeace India offers an exciting opportunity for you.  As a Sr Campaigner, you will be developing and leading campaigns to enable the ambitious renewable targets of the country.

The campaigns will involve high levels of research, advocacy and engagement with a wide set of stakeholders. 

Purpose of role
To strategise, develop and implement campaign plans and input into the overall strategy of the climate and energy campaign beyond just the remit of a particular strand. To exhibit a high level of expertise in the campaign issue.  To be able to represent the organization in internal and external forums that is high level.

Main duties

  • To develop a high level of  knowledge of the issue and a be able to develop Greenpeace position papers on issues related to the campaign as may be required from time to time.
  • To be able to initiate, identify researchers / institutions and oversee the research. To communicate the findings internally and plan external release of information. To be able to prepare and negotiate terms of references with external research agencies and also discuss budgets with them.
  • To have strong knowledge of campaign development tools, use them in campaign development and be able to train junior campaign staff on using them.
  • To be able to plan, conceptualise and develop the campaign logic for actions.
  • To take the lead in planning and strategy development of the specific strand of campaigning with inputs from the team and campaign manager.
  • To show an understanding of, and exposure to, the roles that science, politics, economics, industry, media and social change play and their strategic implications on campaigning.
  • To represent Greenpeace at external fora related to the issue or campaign strand. (At this level, the expectation is of high level external fora.) Actively participate in public speaking engagements and respond to media queries etc. according to the needs of the campaign program. Prepare press briefings and updates to inform assigned media staff on the campaign issues and maintain consistent external communication of issues.   
  • Meet with, and present Greenpeace’s arguments to relevant political and corporate representatives where appropriate to campaign objectives. Build and maintain networks with key allies, academics, media, activists, industry, political fora and other NGOs in support of campaign objectives. Also build necessary linkages with other NROs and GP to get support and agreement on campaign plans. (At this level, the expectation is of high level external interactions.)
  • To plan, manage and coordinate activities of a campaign /project with a team to deliver the objectives of the campaign program.
  • Develop and manage budgets for a particular strand in the campaign and liaise with grant agencies if required.
  • Liaise with other departments within the organization and if required with Greenpeace International and other National Offices to secure inputs, resources and agreement to campaign program.
  • Provide support to junior campaigners in delivering their objectives.
  • Function as a custodian of the campaign strategy in the absence of a manager.

Decisions

  • Senior campaigners have decision making authority on their strand of campaign within the wider campaign program. They would have to agree on the scope of their authority with the campaign managers.
  • The senior campaigner is required to work in line with the processes and the operating guidelines of the organisation. The senior campaigner is expected to suggest changes to operating guidelines and processes to improve working efficiency.
  • The senior campaigners decisions and actions would have external impact on Greenpeace externally or internally. It would also have impacts on operational efficiency at inter departmental and GPI/NRO levels.

Contacts
Internal:

  • Liaise with members of the communications/actions/media and fundraising teams in the Indian office for the purpose of implementing plans. Also interact with relevant people in GP International as well as other NROs.
  • External
  • Liaise with external service providers independently with oversight of campaign managers in some cases.
  • Be the spokesperson for GP and therefore establish relationships with external media people as required by the campaign and in collaboration with the media unit.
  • Meet people in the external world to gather information, work together with, lobby and advocate the campaign position at a level that is significant. Normally new relationships critical to the campaign will be built by the senior campaigner and be supported by campaign managers/ Campaign Director only if necessary at this level.

Resources

  • People: To allocate/delegate campaign related tasks to assigned team of campaigners / junior campaigners related to a specific campaign strand, this includes managing the time/hours of the assigned campaign staff. The campaign manager will retain all other formal line management responsibility. Would be required to project lead important campaign projects if necessary.
  • Finance: May be responsible for the budget for their campaign strand / project and their own finances (eg: travel advance).
  • Assets: Is provided a laptop, data card for work, and occasionally might be responsible for other organisational assets in the course of implementing a plan. Is not responsible for acquisition of assets.

Organisation Skills
Planning and organising: The campaigner is expected to manage their own time and assign tasks to their team as well. The campaigner will be supported by campaign managers as required in different situations, but should be capable of working independently.

The candidate would also be required to plan, manage and coordinate activities of a campaign /project with a team to deliver the objectives of the campaign program.

Analysis: The senior campaigner will have to show the capacity to analyse information available to them as well as understand and act on future trends in the external environment related to their campaign. They are expected to independently source information to further the campaign.
They will be working in a context which is constantly changing and for which there might be no precedence and have to be able to make inferences and think on their feet.

The campaigner must also be able to use campaign development tools to analyse existing understanding in the team to develop campaign strategies and plans.

Innovation: Innovation is key to being a good campaigner. The candidate will be expected to be able to ideate in team meetings and help develop robust campaign plans.

The candidate will be expected to take risks, and develop ideas and tactics that are relevant to the campaign and utilize the various skills / capacities that are available in the organization in an optimum manner to leverage the success of the campaign.

Working with others: It is essential for the candidate to work with a team and also lead a team. The candidate will also be required to work with people in other departments in the organisation as well as with GPI and other NROs and campaign allies and coordinate delivery of tasks with them.


Environmental Demands
The candidate might be required to travel frequently and in some cases stay in places other than the city in which the HO is located for long periods of time. The candidate might have to work under very basic conditions in some places of travel.

At this level, the candidate is expected to be able react to a constantly changing external environment with some support from the team and other Senior Campaigners / Campaign Managers.


Other essential requirements
Commitment to NVDA, as tool to effect change and achieving agreed campaign objectives.

To Apply
Applications must be addressed to stating
application for the post of Senior Campaigner-Renewable Energy in the subject line. To apply for this role, kindly attach your CV and a covering letter (of 350 words or less), which
summarizes how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities