Senior Campaign Strategist - Climate & Energy

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5 days ago

12 months fixed term contract / full time (with the possibility of extension)

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). We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on the location where the successful candidates will be based.

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation, which uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

The unfolding fossil fuel crisis has offered a lifeline to the crumbling fossil fuel industry which is exploiting the crisis for runaway profits from climate chaos and human suffering. If you are a climate enthusiast, looking to bring the fossil fuel order to an end, Greenpeace International (GPI) is looking for a Senior Campaign Strategist to support and steer climate campaigns and projects within our growing global climate program. We currently require support on exciting fossil fuels and/or climate justice campaigns that aim to bring about an end to the fossil fuel industry and co-power impacted communities who fight to bring it to justice.

Reporting to the Global Campaign Lead, as a key member of the Climate Team, you will steer and support campaign teams across GPI and our National & Regional Organisations (NROs) with high level strategic and technical expertise. You will also facilitate knowledge and information sharing, collaboration and best practice sharing between NROs and keep abreast of the latest technical and policy developments, always aiming to ensure that innovation is at the heart of our work.

Your role will be to provide high-level expertise, as well as take the lead in the development of impactful strategies and tactics, creating opportunities for skill and information sharing between our National and Regional Organizations and external allies. Ensuring the team collaborates, shares best practices, lessons learnt and has space to bring innovative ideas to the projects, will be an essential part of your role.

An experienced campaigner and project leader yourself, you won’t hesitate to be hands on in your support of campaigns, as needed.

As one of our Strategists, you will also play a key role in building and nurturing a community of climate practitioners across the global organization.

Job requirements

What we are looking for:

  • A track record of planning, delivering and evaluating ambitious campaigns or projects, with substantial experience at senior level.

  • High level expertise in one or more strategic areas relevant to the climate team - campaigning, communications, public engagement or public advocacy, with emphasis on fossil fuels, energy systems and climate justice.

  • Knowledge of oil/gas, electricity and utility sectors with emphasis in key global markets.

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Experience in working with multicultural senior staff and teams and across borders and timezones.

  • Effective oral and written communicator, with strong influencing, negotiating, presentation and facilitation skills

  • Demonstrates knowledge of communications best practice.

  • Team player with excellent relationship buildings skills and experience of building exceptional teams.

  • Experience in implementing and bringing about significant positive changes in work culture, practices and performance.

  • Work proficiency in written and spoken English

  • Flexible, proactive and organised, with an energetic approach to problem solving

  • Support for and belief in the core aims and values of Greenpeace.

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

To Apply:

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 must 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!

If you are passionate about our mission and you fit our profile then we would love to hear from you!

CLOSING DATE: 23:59 (CET), Thursday the 1st of December 2022.