Climate Politics Expert

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30 days ago

Permanent* / full time

  • offered on a 12 month contract basis initially, with possibility of extension / move to permanent contract.

Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located (subject to agreement). See the locations
here. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on location where the successful candidates will be based. We aim to share this information with candidates before reaching the offer stage.

Greenpeace is a global campaigning network. It comprises 26 independent national/regional organisations, and a coordinating organisation, Greenpeace International. Greenpeace uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

The Greenpeace International Programme Department is seeking a Global Climate Political Expert to serve in a Senior Portfolio Manager role and lead the development of our global climate political related projects and campaigns.

The climate crisis is here. Rising seas and extreme weather events are costing lives and putting tens of millions of people at risk. Younger generations are being robbed of their future on a healthy, liveable planet. Greenpeace is up to the challenge in calling for bold solutions.

As a key member of the Political & Business team in Greenpeace International, you will guide and support staff across GPI and our National & Regional Organisations (NROs) with high level strategic, technical, political and policy expertise. You are able to represent Greenpeace at external events and as part of a team engaging in multilateral processes and fora. You will also facilitate knowledge and information sharing, collaboration and best practice between NROs and stay on top of the latest political, technical and policy developments, always aspiring to ensure that innovation is at the heart of our work.

The overall purpose of this role is to act as strategist and provide expertise in advising the Greenpeace Political & Business Team, campaigners, engagement and communications colleagues on global climate political campaign related matters. As well as sometimes representing Greenpeace and supporting colleagues and delegations in selective international events and fora.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing global campaign strategies

  • Supporting campaign development and execution

  • Internal education related to climate political campaigns

  • Research and investigation

For further information about this role, please see the full job description HERE.

What you’ll need to succeed in this role:


  • Substantial relevant professional experience of, and expertise in global climate politics. Along with well-rounded insight into the drivers and impacts of the climate crisis in different geographies, and the ability to connect global processes to national realities.

  • Proficiency with working and advising at senior management level in the entire global network. Specifically providing consultation and guidance on political issues, the shifting nature of power, and the external engagements of the International Executive Directors on related matters;

  • Significant experience in the field of climate politics, including in-depth experience at senior level (Senior Advisor/ Campaigner and above) of which a minimum of some years in an international organisation

  • Substantial awareness of the changing geopolitical environment and the growing corporate capture of and influence on politics. An understanding of the geopolitical role of Brazil, China, India and South Africa in particular is desirable

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and accurately grasp new and sophisticated concepts and areas of climate politics and turn them into understandable campaign strategies

  • Expertise in strategic thinking and engaging in high level political meetings. This is driven by a combination of the following key skills: outstanding influencing and trust building skills, and strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills, including those in high profile media settings

  • Experience in developing and implementing campaign strategies and tactics for campaigns with political goals

  • You have existing networks within relevant political bodies, think tanks and NGO fora

  • Excellent networking skills (for both internal and external stakeholders), the capability to seek opportunities, and the capacity to find vital resources and make the best use of them;

  • A politically focused mentality – you see the political angles immediately and can connect that thinking to power shifting

  • A collaborative approach with a deep appreciation and respect for diverse perspectives and lived experiences. A passion for curating and actively influencing any discussions and actions that lead to crafting a more diverse and inclusive work environment

  • Unmistakable support for and belief in Greenpeace core aims and values

  • Proficiency in English and preferably one other language and have substantial multi-cultural experience


  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (E,D&I) mentality - You recognise the value of workplace diversity and embrace multicultural environments that create opportunities for skill sharing and knowledge transfer.

  • Communicator - You can work with multiple collaborators, forge strong partnerships and adapt your communication style aiming to operate more effectively and meet work objectives. You’re able to convey complex information to different audiences, adapting style to a campaigning context.

  • Innovator - You approach work with a ‘can-do’ attitude and foster the same amongst your colleagues. You are ready to explore new opportunities and forge an innovative agenda which will help us campaign and inspire change. You cultivate creative thinking, demonstrate cooperative behaviour and encourage inventive processes to guarantee that people’s ideas are valued.

  • Organised - You have a great track record of smooth planning abilities. You can handle high workloads in pressurised circumstances and meet your targets. You deal with challenging situations with a cool head and make touch decisions when needed.

  • Autonomous worker - You are comfortable working independently at a sustainable pace, and you use your initiative in order to achieve your best standard of work.

What we offer:

  • A dynamic and successful international political and environmental campaigning organisation committed to transformational change;

  • A stimulating political and campaigning environment in the GPI Campaign team and an opportunity to expand your skills, network and knowledge; and

  • Friendly and supportive team located across several countries and regional offices across the world.

You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. Staff can also access our wellness initiatives, such as yoga and meditation and also have the opportunity to join our global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion staff communities.

Please visit the careers site
here, to learn more about working for Greenpeace International.

To Apply

If you share our vision, please click 'apply for this job' below, to begin your application.

To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of key criteria and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.

Addressing the key criteria is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.

It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at Please note that all applications have to be filled out via the website and can't be submitted via this email.

Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and would like to invite you especially to apply!

: 14th August 2022, 23:59 (CEST)