Break Free From Plastic

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Job Summary:

This role seeks to address these prevailing urban issues and make our cities livable and responsive to the climate emergency. Working closely with GPSEA’s Urban People Power (UPP) Regional Coordinator, the incumbent will be the main Greenpeace representative/spokesperson for urban issues and campaigns in the Philippines. They will strive to achieve the goals of GPSEA’s UPP Campaign, with the ultimate aim of making our cities more livable and sustainable; and, in collaboration with other campaigns and units, achieving Greenpeace’s overall objectives. With this aim in mind, the incumbent will initiate, lead and coordinate the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of smart, innovative and exciting urban campaign interventions through projects, based on the GPSEA UPP strategy. They will also monitor, assess and evaluate movement and changes in circumstances in the period of pre and post intervention, and in coordination with other relevant parties, take the necessary actions and/or changes in the strategy. In designing the intervention, they will strategically and consistently use key urban issues that closely relate and connect with urban audiences, have a wide impact on urban populations, as well as urban environmental issues that are globally relevant such as plastics pollution, mobility and other interrelated issues.

Key Duties

1. In conjunction with the Philippine Country Director and coordinating with the UPP Regional Coordinator, develop and implement smart, innovative and people-powered campaigns and projects in line with both the short and long term goals of the UPP campaign consistent with national, regional and international objectives and including detailed strategy, activities, timelines and budgets:

● Take the lead and/or co-leadership in the development and implementation of urban campaign strategies and tactics developed to achieve agreed goals and objectives. Initiate cross-issue campaign discussions for integrated project development, planning and implementation.
● Lead the development and testing of mindset shift measurement tools in coordination with relevant units within the organization. This includes defining urban mindset shift baselines, monitoring evaluation and reporting particularly for each chosen urban environmental issue like plastics pollution, mobility, air pollution, etc.
● Participate in campaign discussion and planning regarding strategic issues and event planning within Greenpeace Philippines, GPSEA, with other Greenpeace offices and with GP International (GPI) staff. This will include both written and verbal discussion as well as attendance at specific meetings.
● Keep the Philippine Country Director, the UPP Coordinator and project team members well-informed of activities in the campaign interventions (including the 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 Urban campaign/projects.
● Coordinate information flow within the Campaign Department to other Departments, and with relevant Greenpeace Philippines, GPSEA and GPI units/departments.
● Organize and oversee the work of the campaign/project volunteers, interns and short-term contractors where required.

2. Work with the Philippine Country Director and the Philippine Program Team in designing and implementing strategies that allow our campaigns to strongly connect with urban audiences, communities and movements. Inform, educate and mobilize various targeted constituencies/audiences about urban issues and Greenpeace goals.

● Maintain a working knowledge of technical information and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences within and outside the Philippines in language they can understand.
● Maintain a working knowledge of mindset sciences, political, legislative, regulatory and economic frameworks relevant to the campaign.
● Build alliances and/or support relationships with partner organizations, relevant affected groups, grassroots organizations, academic and professional groups, labor and others as identified in strategic planning
● Develop or assist in the development of fact sheets and other information.
● Work with the communications focal points in preparing media, offline and online materials relevant to the campaign, including national press releases, op-eds, QAs, brochures, briefing papers, reports, blogs, etc, and provide assistance in the formulation of regional and international materials when necessary, and assist in planning communications strategies for the campaign.
● Act as spokesperson for the campaign, and develop pro-active relationships with relevant media to increase campaign outreach.
● Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at relevant public events, activist meetings/groups, political decision makers, local citizens and other affected communities.

3. Build, connect and/or catalyze relevant urban movements by creating, building and/or supporting networks, coalitions, and groups in support of campaign goals and in line with agreed campaign strategies.

4. Direct, organize and participate in non-violent direct action to support and advance campaign goals and organization objectives.

5. Respond to and engage in internal as well as pressing external regional challenges as determined by the Programme team through the Philippine Country Director beyond his/her normal issue/campaign area as circumstances require.

Educational Background & Fundamental Qualifications

Level of Education: Masters or undergraduate degree with equivalent experience

Field of Study: Environmental Science, Sociology, Economics, Politics, Psychology, Communication or other related fields.

Work Experience: More than 3 years of work in community or people-powered environmental-social movement and/or urban campaigns.

This is a full-time position based in Southeast Asia. Please download the recruitment pack below for more details on this job opening.

Application Guidelines:

Interested candidates are invited to write a Letter of Introduction, explaining why you are qualified for the position and why you want to work for Greenpeace, fill out the attached application form and email to jobs.ph@greenpeace.org

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.

Guidance in completing your application form

  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 (jobs.ph@greenpeace.org), 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 send an email to jobs.ph@greenpeace.org.

Deadline for applications: July 18, 2019

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