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Date: 01-Aug-2019

Location: TW

Company: Greenpeace East Asia

Purpose and Scope of the Job

The Program Manager provides leadership to program activities in a region or function, The position is responsible for setting direction, strategy and plan for the campaign(s) and communications. As line manager of the campaign and/or communications staff, the Program Manager is responsible for performance management, staff development and assigning staff to project teams.

The Program Manager may be assigned to lead projects, and/or to chair relevant communities as assigned by the Program Steer Committee



The post holder works under the general direction of the Deputy Program Director or Program Director, and assume responsibility for the assigned program area. The post holder demonstrates considerable independence and initiative with respect to decision-making, and provides leadership for planning, development of campaign strategy, overall program and organizational communications strategies.

Decisions made by the post holder significantly impact the overall success of Greenpeace East Asia program.

The post holder manages a team of campaign and/or communications staff. Discretion is exercised in handling confidential and sensitive information.

The post holder prepares, monitors and controls expenses and budget.

Job responsibilities


  • Conceptual tasks, Strategy development and/or Project management
  • Direct and oversee the planning, development and implementation of campaign and communication in a specific region (ie.HTK manager) / a program function (i.e. communications) / a specific campaign issue (current campaign manager). Provide leadership to the development of objectives, strategies and program activities in order to achieve well integrated and impactful program work.
  • Propose projects according to campaign strategy; provide knowledge-based guidance to the development and implementation of projects.
  • Lead projects if assigned by Program Steer group - oversee the implementation and make timely strategic adjustment according to internal and external changes to ensure the successful achievements of the project(s)’ objectives.
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging developments relating to the program function/ issues areas that they are responsible for. Analyze new developments in support of campaign vision, objectives and strategies.
  • [For HTK program manager or program function] . Provide strategic guidance to the use of communications/engagement in the region where the position is located, in response to internal and external trends, including potentially legal, political and cultural conditions.


  • Actively represent Greenpeace in public activities, the business, scientific and government sectors, the environmental community at large and the media, to achieve campaign objectives and strengthen the profile and credibility of Greenpeace. Undertake reactive and proactive media work as required.
  • Liaise and build relationships with business, government and non-governmental organizations on issues of relevance to meeting program /campaign objectives. Communicate and engage with inter-governmental bodies and government officials as needed.
  • [For HTK manager or current campaign manager ] Prepare written materials, communicate with government officials and industry representatives. Make presentations and respond to public speaking requests.
  • Liaise with other Greenpeace offices and Greenpeace International. Promote support within Greenpeace to advance program goals.


Competencies Profile
Champion for Change
Develop Plans
Manage Others
Empower & Enable People
Critical Thinking
Strategic Thinking
Make Decisions
Influence Others (internal & external)
Negotiate with Others (internal & external)
Act with integrity
Strive for Result & Quality
Build Networks (internal & external)
Demonstrate Resilience
Skills and Expertise required
  • Familiarity in the social, political and cultural context of one of the geographical jurisdictions that GPEA operates.
  • Proven record of management capabilities
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.
Compensation Info

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