Public Engagement Campaigner for Malaysia

Job - April 15, 2019
Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Malaysia is looking for a Public Engagement Campaigner. In this role, in collaboration with other team members, you will recruit, engage, organize and retain Greenpeace Southeast Asia (GPSEA) supporters to support projects and develop the movement we support for our environmental impact. These supporters may include: individuals, community coalitions/strategic alliances, specific constituents aligned to our project needs. You will be responsible for matching the skills and interest of these supporters to specific projects or campaign areas across the organization by identifying opportunities to maximize synergies across a diverse support network (e.g. youth, volunteers, local and grassroots communities).

This is a fixed-term position based in the Greenpeace Malaysia office in Kuala Lumpur. Note that all Programme Department staff are deployable to any Greenpeace project across the region.


Key Duties

1. Develop, deliver, and review Public Engagement strategies in and across Projects

●  Develop strategies, tactics, and methodologies of public engagement within campaigns and project work.

●  Contribute to GPSEA project and organisational planning through development and implementation of public engagement, inclusive of target audience identification.

●  Source, edit and/or develop materials from Greenpeace resources and produce Public Engagement supporter materials encouraging participation in GPSEA campaign and project work, with a bias to increase involvement level of supporters and developing strategic support base.

●  Implement local events and community activities to enhance project objectives.

2. Build, develop, and retain a local Greenpeace movement

● Identify knowledge and skills gaps within GPSEA active Public Engagement base, recruit, mentor, train, and develop supporters in the discipline of organizing and how it can be applied to their specific projects.

●  Ensure there are appropriate mechanisms available to recruit, retain, and network a growing Greenpeace movement, where required, utilizing a multiplier program. This may include leadership and campaigning skills development.

●  Develop, network and strengthen GPSEA's relationship with target organizations, including but not limited to communities, schools, and other youth stakeholders to contribute to GPSEA's project external campaign impacts and internal strengthening of GPSEA and the movement we support and build.

●  Ensure GPSEA is in compliance with relevant policies and law in public engagement work, in conjunction with stakeholders.

3. Ensure Integration of Public Engagement in and across projects, this may include:

●  ISSUES AND PROJECTS: Integrate Public Engagement supporter growth and skill development into volunteer mobilization and targeted engagement strategies for GPSEA campaigns.

●  ACTIONS: Develop Engagement Journeys and opportunities within and across projects to maximize potential for deeper engagement with actions unit and activist pathway.

●  DATA: integrate standardized data capture for Public Engagement supporters and their activity in order to better match skills & interests with campaign project opportunities.

●  FUNDRAISING: integrate fundraising opportunities within community organizing or community mobilization and other offline engagement strategies.

●  ONLINE & MOBILE: integrate, where appropriate, organizing strategies with online organizing strategies for the purposes of external impact and internal strength building for GPSEA.

4. Any other duties as required and agreed by line manager.

Educational Background & Fundamental Qualifications

Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree OR equivalent work experience

Fields of Study:

Social Sciences/ Community Development/ Communications OR equivalent industry experience.

Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated minimum of three (3) years’ experience in successful organizing, development, and/or campaigning including planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated minimum of three (3) years’ experience managing a volunteer or internship program, organizing communities or youth groups (including planning, implementation, and evaluation).

Training or Certificate:


Competencies and Skills

Organizational Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge and/or experience in managing conduct and emotions in a way that represents the values and realizes the objectives of the organization
  • 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 multi- cultural audiences.
  • Innovation and Change: Knowledge and/or experience in reflecting creative and imaginative thinking, openness to new ideas, and an ability to take calculated risks in order to meet organizational objectives.
  •  Leadership: Knowledge and/or experience in guiding and directing the efforts of others by presenting a clear vision, delegating responsibilities, and providing constant support and feedback
  • Strategic Thinking & Global Mindset: Knowledge and/or experience in addressing organizational objectives by developing calculated approaches that integrate an openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures.


Functional Skills

  • Knowledge and/or experience in delivering Organizing and Engagement programs and training activists and volunteers in strategy development, implementation & evaluation.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in working across diverse communities including demonstrated cross cultural communication skills, networking (on-line and face-to- face), target engagement and conflict management (e.g. between GP Staff and Partners).
  • Knowledge and/or experience in personal organizational skills including ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and timelines, strong interpersonal communication skills, and ability to handle constantly evolving work.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with volunteers and supporters, including local community organizations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (required) and Bahasa Melayu (required).
  • Knowledge and/or experience in public speaking (preferred)
  • Knowledge and/or experience in training & development (preferred)


Specific Work Environment

This position requires the employee to have a flexible approach and the ability to adapt and work in different and challenging work and cultural environments, which may include flexible arrangements working in challenging field and frontline work environments.

Commitment to non-violent direct action as a means of affecting change.

Willingness to work beyond normal working hours.

Willingness to travel.


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 and download from and email to:

Deadline for Applications: April 30th, 2019

As we receive a large number of applicants for our advertised vacancies, we are unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted and we apologize for this in advance. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.


  1. Read the recruitment pack carefully before completing your application form. The recruitment pack contains information about Greenpeace, about the job you are applying for, and brief information on employment conditions.
  2. Complete all items in the application form. Remember that this will be our basis for shortlisting candidates. Curriculum Vitae (CVs) will not be accepted.
  3. Make sure you email the form to the correct email address () and/ord (), addressed to the HR Department, and ensure that your application form arrives before the closing date. Application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  4. If you have questions, kindly email and/or


Thank you and we look forward to receiving your application letter and completed application form.