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senior campaigner(campaign strategist)

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Date: 20-Nov-2021

Location: Mainland China, CN

Company: Greenpeace East Asia

We are looking for a senior campaigner with solid policy analysis capability, strong relationship building and strategy development skill. This position supports Greenpeace's goal of accelerating China's low carbon transition and reports to Deputy Program Director directly. The position will work closely with Greenpeace’s policy advocacy projects for ensuring strong campaign impact, with a focus on advancing provincial climate actions and sustainable policies for reducing coal.

Purpose and Scope of the Job

The Campaigner is responsible for development and implementation of effective and integrated campaign work to achieve Greenpeace's mission.

The post holder will usually work in a team composed of campaign, communications & multimedia, action, research, analytics and fundraising and engagement staff. Effective decision requires integrated approach and knowledge. The post holder may be assigned to work in projects which involve other Greenpeace offices.

The post holder is managed by the Program Manager or Project Manager. Judgment is exercised in leading and managing a project or an area of a project. Decisions made by the post holder significantly impact the success of the project. Discretion is exercised in handling confidential and sensitive information.

If the post holder is at Level 3 and Level 4, they are expected to take significant responsibility in the development and execution of campaign projects, either in the role of project leader or works under the leadership of a project leader. The post holder may exercise line management responsibility if required by the Program Manager or Project Manager.

Job responsibilities

Conceptual tasks, Strategy development and/or Project management

  • (Level 3- Level 4) Lead the development and implementation of effective and integrated campaign plans, strategies and tactics related to the overall vision, goals, and objectives of the organization.

  • (Level 3 - Level 4) Show deep understanding / insights on campaign issues which is critical to the long-term development of the campaign strategies. Staff is expected to provide expertise with respect to specialized campaign areas. Maintain high-level knowledge on the campaign issues.

  • (Level 3 - Level 4) Able to direct and oversee the development of campaign projects in complex and dynamic conditions. Show agility and responsiveness to take on arising external moments or opportunities if these are helpful for driving the campaign strategies.


  • (Level 1- Level 4) Actively represent Greenpeace in front of the business, scientific and government sectors, the environmental community at large and the media (traditional and new), to achieve campaign objectives and strengthen the profile and credibility of Greenpeace. Undertake reactive and proactive media work as required. Respond to public inquiries about campaign issues and other matters as needed.

  • (Level 1- Level 4) Conduct research and investigation in relation to the objectives and plans of campaign projects.

  • (Level 1 - Level 4) Travel to other Greenpeace offices, campaign locations, or locations where related campaign issues require the presence of Greenpeace representatives.

  • (Level 3 - Level 4) Staff is required to take part in a project with multiple stakeholders, which need them to effectively coordinate and collaborate with other departments, Greenpeace offices and Greenpeace International whenever necessary.

  • (Level 3 – Level 4) Liaise and build strategic relationships with business, government, and non-governmental organizations on issues relevant to campaign objectives. Communicate and engage effectively with inter-governmental bodies and government officials as needed.

  • (Level 1 – Level 4) Perform the Ad hoc project when required

Competencies Profile

Act with integrity
Build Networks (internal & external)
Champion for Change
Coordinate & Implement Plans
Critical Thinking
Demonstrate Expertise
Demonstrate Resilience
Develop Plans
Influence Others (internal & external)
Strategic Thinking
Strive for Result & Quality
Work with Others
Take Responsibility & Initiative

Skills and Expertise required

Proven track records or familiarity in at least one of the following:

  • At least one core environmental issues that greenpeace is campaigning for: climate & energy, toxics & pollution, food & agriculture, forest & ocean protection, etc; or 

  • Familiarity in campaigning and/or non-profit operation, project management etc; or 

  • Other proven professional experiences from the public policy, international relation, consulting, research, finance, journalism, marketing sectors etc


Familiarity in the social, political and cultural context of one of the geographical jurisdictions that GPEA operates.

Specific Work Environment

  • The position 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 position may be required to work under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations.

  • Be on call after hours and on weekends as requested.


Support/ Coaching/ Leadership

  • (Level 3 – Level 4) Lead project teams, or provide appropriate leadership, to deliver high-quality project outputs in line with the plan. Monitor team members’ performance in completing project tasks. Determine priorities, assign responsibilities and task-manage staff within project work.

  • (Level 3 – Level 4) Provide on-job coaching to junior project members to ensure deliverance of project tasks and capacity growth of staff or line manage other team members based on the request of the line manager. Able to work independently to address issues related to staff management, team conflicts and dynamics in a timely manner. Give feedback to the line managers of project members to enable performance evaluation and inform staff development needs.

Compliance/ Keeping Framework Conditions

  • (Level1 – Level 4) Evaluate project achievements and shortcomings at designated points of evaluation. Complete evaluation reports as required, follow-up on the recommendations and lessons learned accordingly.

  • (Level 1 – Level 4) Manage contractors as required in compliance with Greenpeace East Asia policies. Manage project budgets and expenditure responsibly.


Greenpeace is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, regardless of sex, marital status, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity 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.

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