International Campaign Operations Advisor - Security

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25 days ago

12 month fixed term contract / full time (with the possibility of extension to permanent contract, subject to local terms)

Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located.
[Please note that we are currently unable to host new staff in the US, Kenya, India, Turkey and a few more locations due to various restrictions]. 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 International (GPI) is looking for a Campaign Operations Advisor (Security) to provide operational support and guidance, plus security-specific advice, across the areas of actions, investigations, mapping, science research, security and maritime operations.

You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides guidance and support on all Greenpeace's operational matters – and lead on providing comprehensive security, safety and risk assessment advice to National/Regional Organisations (NROs) and GPI, ensuring that all necessary legal risk analysis, reputation, safety and security requirements are met in advance of all risk taking activities, in accordance with organisational policies.

In this role you will:

  • Lead on provision of security advice for global projects to NROs.

  • Lead on operational security and risk assessment, plus information security advice.

  • Advise NROs/GPI on best practice security management, risk assessment and smart risk taking.

  • Contribute to risk assessment, inquisition, sign-off and smart risk taking monitoring processes.

  • Lead risk management support to external partners.

  • Increase awareness and best practices about duty of care.

  • Perform ad-hoc project task management of operations security freelancers and consultants.

  • Liaise with the Capacity Development team to identify needs based on global programme priorities.

  • Actively participate in the relevant global programme planning and design process to ensure effective inclusion of the operational security components.

  • Participate in the GPI Critical Incident Management Team when required.

  • Work with designated teams designing/delivering campaign strategies, and contribute strategic and operational expertise to ensure effective, ambitious inclusion of all components.

  • Identify the support (HR, freelancers, equipment, budget) that NROs and GPI require to deliver projects with proper risk assessment and security management – taking action to ensure this support is available.

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

Job requirements

What we’re looking for:

Remember no one has every skill or experience needed for this role and you’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot from the team. We believe someone who has a few of these is well suited to exceed in this role:

  • Substantial experience as a senior action coordinator or security manager.

  • Demonstrable commitment to non-violent direct action (NVDA) protest and environmental/peace issues.

  • Experience and/or knowledge of the use of land/water/airborne (action) equipment.

  • Experience and/or knowledge in the field of security management.

  • Ability to work to very tight deadlines in a high pressure environment and to travel at short notice.

  • Good interpersonal skills and experience operating within an international and multicultural environment.

  • Project management and budget management skills.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

  • Willingness to travel for the role.

What you can expect:

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 join global communities on several social activities, well-being topics, and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.

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

Our values:

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.

At Greenpeace, we get up everyday to:

  • Solve the climate crisis and protect biodiversity in all its forms
  • Prevent pollution and abuse of the earth's ocean, land, air and fresh water
  • End all nuclear threats
  • Promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence

We believe in courageous nonviolent personal responsibility and action, independence from corporate influence, no permanent friends or foes, and promoting solutions.

We believe in distributed leadership, consent-based decision making among flexible teams, fostering career growth and learning opportunities, work-life balance and maintaining the well-being of every employee.

We believe in advancing the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organisation.

To Apply

If you share our vision, please click '' 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!

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 19th March 2023, 23:59 CET