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Date: 15-Sep-2021

Location: Korea, KR

Company: Greenpeace East Asia

The Actions Unit of Greenpeace East Asia is responsible for bringing our campaign strategies to life, through inspiring, attention-grabbing offline tactics - including direct action, direct communication, protest and artistic intervention - in order to create a just, sustainable future for all. 

As Action Coordinator, your role is to facilitate the creation of innovative tactics for campaign impact. You'll work with diverse campaign teams and lead the planning and coordination of  offline events, and ensure we have the resources and knowledge needed to successfully implement it. 

Action Coordinators utilise skills and knowledge from the arts, industrial climbing, marine operations including diving, project management, field logsitics, drones, and new tech. One person won't have all of this, so it's key for our Action Coordinators to have a strong appetitte for learning and trying new things, and be able to effectively research, engage and work with specialists and experts. This role also contributes to the managment and growth of our activist network and related programs, including running trainings, identifying opportunities for recrutiment and growth, and creating pathways for volunteers to contribute and lead strategic actions. 

We particularly encourage those with a background in the creative industries, events management, or the arts to apply! 





2년 자체 기간제 계약직(그린피스 내부 규정상, 전직원은 2년 자체 계약직으로 입사.

2년이 도래하는 시점에 평가를 거쳐 정규직 전환 혹은 계약만료이지만, 현재 정규직 전환율은 상당히 높음.)​


- 최소 연3,500만원 이상

- 근무시간 : 09:30~18:00 (1일 총 7.5시간 근무(30분 단축근무), 주 37.5시간 근무)

- *워라밸*을 중요시하며, 야근과 회식을 강요하는 조직문화가 아닙니다.

- 4대보험/퇴직금/단체상해보험/건강검진(20만원상당)/통신비(월4만원이상)/영어학습비가 지원됩니다.

- 연차이외에도 눈치안보는 출산전후휴가, 육아휴직, 경조휴가, 유급병가, 재택근무, 안식월(7년근무시 2개월 유급)이 있습니다.​

Purpose and Scope of the Job

Overall purpose of the job

The Action Coordinator is a member of the Greenpeace East Asia Action Team, primarily responsible for furthering Greenpeace East Asia's campaign objectives through ongoing strategic and tactical planning with Greenpeace campaigners and the deployment of innovative, creative, confrontational and inspirational non-violent direct actions. He or she is responsible for working directly with the Head of Action Unit and programme staff in evaluating appropriate tactics and timing for these events based on campaign strategies and objectives.


This role is very detail-oriented, involves multiple concurrent daily deadlines and tasks, and requires ability to perform under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations.

Job responsibilities

Conceptual tasks, Strategy development and/or Project management

Provide strategic advice on the use of NVDA, activities and events in campaign projects.


Keep abreast of useful information, resources, equipment, tools, technical and technological development in related fields, to ensure action capacity is up-to-date.


Develop training programs to ensure action capacity is maintained



Plan, develop and implement creative and effective actions, activities and events to support campaign goals.

Provide thorough and professional assessment of the local legal, political and cultural situations that may affect the NVDA, activities and events, and develop mitigation strategies and plans accordingly

Maintain, develop and properly manage action warehouse, equipment and inventory

Provide logistical support for Greenpeace fieldwork, activities and events

Liaise with other Greenpeace offices and Greenpeace International for action-related issues.


Support/ Coaching/ Leadership


recruit, cultivate and manage a group of volunteers and activists and motivate them to participate in Greenpeace actions and activities

Deliver action training for staff and activists.


Compliance/ Keeping Framework Conditions


Ensure protocols of action planning and implementation are properly followed

Ensure that actions are comprehensively reviewed and/or evaluated as per internal evaluation process

Ensure all NVDA adhere to the agreed safety standards

Manage contractors as required in compliance with Greenpeace East Asia policies.

Competencies Profile

Coordinate & Implement Plans
Take Responsibility & Initiative
Demonstrate Expertise
Demonstrate Resilience
Make Decisions
Champion for Change
Develop Plans
Critical Thinking
Influence Others (internal & external)
Resolve Conflicts (internal)
Act with integrity
Strive for Result & Quality

Skills and Expertise required

Knowledge of trends and opportunities in creative confrontation

Adept at best practise in non violent direction action

Competency in at least one often used skill in creative confrontation

Specific Work Environment

The post holder works in a standard office environment, and is required to travel to other Greenpeace offices, campaign locations or locations where environmental problems require the presence of Greenpeace representatives.
The post holder will be required to work under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations.
Be on call after hours and on weekends as requested.


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