Senior Campaign Strategist Food & Agriculture

Greenpeace International

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, with a strong preference for candidates based in Asia/Pacific or Africa/Europe time zones. See the locations here. [Please note that we are currently unable to host new staff in a number of NRO’s at this present time, due to various restrictions. We are unable to support hosting in the US or the UK at this time, in addition to some other NRO locations. The recruitment team may reach out to you to provide an update as necessary, depending on your location]. 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.

Would you like to be a part of an exciting cross-cutting global organisation that campaigns every day to bring systemic and lasting changes to our food & agriculture systems? Can you imagine working day-to-day in changing attitudes and challenging the corporate forces disrupting our forests, oceans, and precious biomes?

Greenpeace International’s Food and Forest team is looking for a Senior Campaign Strategist – Food and Agriculture, to support our global and national campaigns on biodiversity. The Biodiversity Team of campaigners and subject area experts, spread across the world, focuses on land use, forest, food and oceans and works towards transforming the way humans interact with the natural world around us.

You will act as a campaign and subject expert on food systems, providing technical and campaigning advice to the GPI Biodiversity & Climate Teams, and campaigners, engagement and communication colleagues in the National and Regional Offices (NROs), on how food systems can be changed to contribute to addressing the nature and climate crisis globally.

Together we are stronger! Now more than ever, our fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs change. It needs action and solutions. It needs you.

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

In this role you will:

  • Work with others to develop global campaign strategies that can give strategic steer and incubate food & forest campaigns, together with our NROs.

  • Support relevant NRO efforts to develop campaigns and support their implementation with technical and strategic advice, preparation of campaign outputs, liaising with external processes and/or allies, etc.

  • Organize internal webinars, training, and other forums on emerging food issues that are relevant to our biodiversity and climate-related campaigns.

  • Follow key developments and regularly summarise these to our campaigners.

  • Identify, commission, and coordinate external research, investigation, and analysis, to support global campaign project goals.

  • Prepare external and internal reports, policy positions, fact sheets, and briefings in support of campaign objectives.

  • Bring a positive and “can do” attitude to a multicultural team with different expertise and skill sets.

What we are looking for:

  • Substantial relevant professional experience and expertise in the field of food and agriculture, at the international level, no matter if at NGOs, companies, or public institutions.

  • Well versed experience with food, land, and agriculture issues (especially in the Global South), as well as forest, land-use and indigenous rights issues.

  • Understanding of the complexity of food systems and how they operate in terms of political and economic power dynamics (including colonisation), beliefs that sustain them, and how change can be triggered.

  • Proven ability to quickly and accurately grasp new and sophisticated concepts and develop them into campaign strategies, especially using system dynamics.

  • Experience with political strategies and advocacy either at the national, regional, or multinational level.

  • Basic understanding of audience-centric campaigns (there is no need to be a communication expert).

  • Ability to identify and instigate research, investigation and analysis, to support global campaign project goals.

  • Ability to value and promote diversity, with experience in an international and multicultural environment.

  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships, showing empathy and kindness working with cross-cultural and global teams.

  • Ability to work independently in a flat organizational structure, where everybody is encouraged to take leadership roles and tasks.

  • Have a real passion for food, agriculture and for helping farmers, especially smallholders.

  • You are fluent in English, and preferably one other language, and you have substantial multicultural experience.

  • Demonstrable support for and belief in Greenpeace’s core aims and values.

You will get:

You will join a team of highly passionate and committed campaigns and issue experts, working hard to transform the way humans interact with the natural world around us. You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of formal 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.

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 organization.

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 screening questions and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.

Addressing the screening questions 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 [email protected] 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!

CLOSING DATE: 13th November 2022, 23:59 CET

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