Greenpeace, one of the world’s most respected and dynamic organizations, is an international non-profit global campaigning organization that acts to ensure the ability of Earth to nurture life in all its diversity. At the heart of Greenpeace’s campaigns is the tradition of non-violent, direct action against environmental abuse and destruction.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.
Greenpeace acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by:
- Catalyzing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.
- Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
- Protecting the world's ancient forests and the animals, plants and people that depend on them.
- Creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing.
- Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.
Greenpeace is present in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
To maintain our independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.
For over 40 years, Greenpeace has been successful in our campaigns to reverse environmental degradation by bearing witness to environmental destruction and exposing and confronting environmental abuse. Greenpeace campaigns have been vital in informing government policies on the environment and effecting changes in business practices which lead to various environmental problems.
Greenpeace in Southeast Asia
Greenpeace opened our first office in Southeast Asia in 2000. In that time we have led successful campaigns throughout the region, securing fresher air, cleaner water and a healthier environment through changing industry practices and government policies. Greenpeace actively campaigns across the region to catalyze an energy revolution, protect ancient forests and our oceans, create a toxics-free future and create a shift to sustainable agriculture.
Greenpeace has three offices in Southeast Asia (GPSEA) —in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines and each office is currently composed of six departments: Campaigns, Fundraising, Communications, Mass Mobilization (all under Programme), Human Resources and Organizational Support (under Operations). Currently, Greenpeace Southeast Asia employs nearly 200 staff across the region, excluding the direct dialogue fundraisers.
THE POST: Regional Research Coordinator
To develop and maintain systems to lead, develop and coordinate research projects in Southeast Asia in order to conduct, and train, knowledge management and project management across campaign issue areas and advise Program Director on effective campaign strategies in line with Greenpeace’s programme.
This is a fixed-term position for 6 months based in Southeast Asia.
1. Develop Regional Information Acquisition Systems
In collaboration with the program leadership team, develop and maintain systems, standards and protocols for knowledge management and campaign research in order to develop best practice and progress all issue areas. Liaise with GPSEA Actions and Investigations unit, GPI Science unit and global basket teams to ensure research needs are adequately identified and efficiently delivered.
2. Coordinate Regional Information Acquisition and Research Project Management
Lead and develop the project management of multiple concurrent research projects in Southeast Asia region with other units, the selection and management of freelance researchers and the accompanying budgeting in order to ensure that timely, accurate and relevant global research progresses regional and international policy and campaign objectives across campaign issue areas.
As required, conduct research projects in alignment with Programme priorities.
3. Campaign Evaluation and Feedback
Develop and maintain campaign strategy evaluation processes to continually feedback regional outcomes, to inform and advise GPSEA campaigns, and the broader organization, in order to progress the quality, relevance and timeliness of campaign strategies and outcomes across campaign issue areas.
4. External Networks and Representation
Develop external networks and represent GPSEA at conferences and meetings in addition to the ED/SMT within the relevant academic, NGO, business and government communities in order to influence these networks in line with Greenpeace Southeast Asia Strategic objectives.
In conjunction with relevant internal units (for example Communications, GPI Legal and Science), lead and coordinate the production of publications and briefings, for internal and external audiences based on coordinating intelligence information and in line with campaign or project requirements in order to progress project objectives across campaign issue areas.
7. Programme Planning
Lead and develop campaign research needs and opportunities within the program planning and implementation process in order to advise program director and program leadership team, develop campaign strategies and progress campaign objectives across campaign issue areas.
Educational Background & Fundamental Qualifications
· Bachelor’s Degree
· Masters Academic qualification in sciences or business is desirable
· Minimum of five years remotely leading high-level multiple, concurrent cross-cultural knowledge management or research project teams in a complex global organization
- Experience on organizational strategy planning and development
- Strong facilitation and analytical skills
- Strong negotiation, communications and presentation skills
- Experience in research, data gathering and analysis
- Experience in administrative, time and project budget management skills
- Proficiency in database, spreadsheet, powerpoint and information presentation
· Fluency in written and spoken English
· Proven deep experience and knowledge of at least one of the organization’s international campaign issue areas
· Proven ability to successfully and consistently lead and manage projects at a high level internationally on multiple, concurrent shifting priorities within a high stress environment
· Proven project budgeting knowledge and experience
· Proven deep knowledge and experience of how science, economics, business and media objectives are integrated into effective campaign strategies
· Proven commitment to environmental/peace issues and non-violent campaigning strategies
· Highly developed ability to problem solve, utilizing multiple analytical techniques within a focused results orientation.
· Mentoring/ coaching skills;
· Highly developed political and strategic awareness
· Broad and deep networking abilities
· Understanding of and experience of working in Southeast Asia
· Goal Orientation
· Strategic Perspective and Global Orientation
· Interpersonal Relationship
· Knowledge sharing
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE APPLYING TO THIS POST
Normal hours of work for full time Employee will be forty (40) per week or (5) days in a week, at 8 hours per day excluding an hour lunch break. This will be from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am to 6: 30 pm.Ordinary hours of work may be varied as agreed between staff and the line managers.
A permanent employee will be entitled to the following leaves:
Annual Leave: 20 days
Parental Leave: As per labor laws and Greenpeace policy
Long Service Leave: 2 months paid leave after 5 years of continuous service
Compassionate leave: maximum of 5 days for the death of significant others
In determining salary offer for this position, Greenpeace applies its Salary Grading Process, taking into consideration the job description and applicant’s previous experience, and the organization’s salary grade.
Greenpeace provides health insurance and travel insurance to its employees.
Greenpeace provides health insurance and travel insurance to its employees.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Greenpeace is committed to providing its employees with learning and development opportunities to be able to perform its functions more effectively. Through its mentoring process and annual Performance Management System, staff’s development objectives are identified and prioritized.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Greenpeace is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees, regardless of sex, marital status, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation and any other characteristics unrelated to the performance of the job. Selection will be in accordance with objective, job related criteria and the appointment will be on the basis of applicant’s merits and abilities.
HR POLICIES AND PROCEDURE
Greenpeace management and staff are given guidance on the implications of the equal opportunities policy. Policies and procedures are reviewed to review and adapt current practices to promote equality of opportunity. Other organizational policies and procedures will be fully discussed to the successful applicant.
Interested candidates are invited to write Letter of Introduction, explaining why you are qualified for the position and why you want to work for Greenpeace, fill-up the attached Application Form
and email to:
Deadline for Applications: August 29, 2015
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