Greenpeace selecciona Senior Portfolio Manager – Polar

Senior Portfolio Manager – Polar

Senior Strategists – Save The Arctic

Do you have a track record of developing and implementing exciting campaign strategies? Are you an inspiring coach and mentor? Can you bring together people from diverse cultures and backgrounds to produce exciting goal driven campaigns? Do you understand the myriad of functions it takes to build winning campaigns? Can you spot the cracks in the system that is driving us to the brink of destruction and figure out how to exploit them, to open them up and promote solutions? Can you promote better ways of meeting our needs whilst protecting the environment and promoting peace and equity?

There has never been a more exciting and challenging time to join us, to help us build people powered campaigns – all backed by Greenpeace’s long established track record for taking non-violent direct action based on respected science, creative communications, precedent setting legal action, carried by the long reach of our ships and so much more. Can you provide a service to our national and regional offices around the world to help design and deliver locally relevant and world changing campaigns?

We are now seeking a team of outstanding Global Campaign Strategists for our Save The Arctic campaign capable of mobilising, developing and championing Greenpeace’s global campaigning activities engaging a wide range of stakeholders. This is a rare opportunity to apply all your energy, experience and intellect to a truly worthwhile challenge. Change is a constant at Greenpeace and the rapid pace of change in the world must be reflected in how we work, where our staff are based and how we plan and implement our campaigns. We are growing worldwide and re-focusing our work in key emerging areas. Working for Greenpeace International’s Global Campaign Leader for Save The Arctic you would play a key role in enabling Arctic Defenders around the world to write the next chapter in the Greenpeace story to create a green and peaceful future.

The Global Campaign Leader will be looking for a mix of skills and expertise within this team of senior global campaign strategists, including but not limited to communications, new and social media, mobilization, corporate markets campaigning, political campaigning, investigations, research, economy, and legal strategies. If you are at all interested, please submit your application to start the conversation about how your skills might help this team achieve our ambitious goals.

Greenpeace International is an enabling organisation tasked with creating a supportive environment for Greenpeace National/Regional Offices (NROs), so that they can carry out successful campaigns with meaningful global impact. Greenpeace International and NROs work together to reach shared objectives and find solutions to the challenges faced by our planet.

Job description

Purpose of the job

Guide, inspire, and support National & Regional Office project teams in all phases of the campaign project lifecycle to deliver high quality, strategic and impactful projects in the Greenpeace Global Programme. Provide high-level expertise and facilitate/foster skill/information sharing, collaboration, best practices, lessons learned and innovation between projects, National & Regional Offices, and external stakeholders.

Main responsibilities

1. Strategy

Contribute to the development and realization of the Polar strategy in order that Greenpeace achieves organizational goals and objectives as outlined in the (interim) Global Framework.

2. Advice

  • Advise the Global Campaign Leader on the overall strategic orientation of the campaign strategy on an ongoing basis and contribute to development of long term strategy through the Long Term Global Framework.
  • Advise the Global Campaign Leader on projects being pitched by National & Regional Offices or clusters in order that decisions can be made on the composition of the Polar Unit.

3. Campaign Portfolio leadership and management

  • Lead and develop high level expertise related to one or more of the strategic drivers of the campaign, in order to enhance the overall strategy. Identify strategic opportunities; provide guidance and encouragement to National & Regional Offices in order to seize them.
  • Lead in an environment of change where innovation and sharing of ideas and best practices is encouraged, in line with Greenpeace’s values, in order to achieve results in a changing internal and external environment.
  • Monitor delivery of the campaign strategy for the assigned portfolio, encourage and share innovative approaches and troubleshoot as needed to overcome challenges to implementation.

4. Best practice and knowledge management

  • Keep up to date with best practices within area of expertise, foster innovation and inspiring examples and create opportunities related to the strategic area/s of expertise, drawing on examples from both inside and outside of Greenpeace, in order to develop expertise and new ways of working for Greenpeace globally.
  • Facilitate expertise transfer and development (to National & Regional Offices and respective projects) in new areas as required by campaign strategy. Develop training and identify skill share opportunities to build capacity and further develop expertise.

5. Stakeholder Relationships

  • Initiate, lead and manage relationships with influential thought leaders in particular related to area of expertise and represent Greenpeace in different fora as appropriate.
  • Build good working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders within as well as outside of Greenpeace in order to represent Greenpeace’s interests and to realize effective cooperation and sharing of knowledge.

6. Supporting National & Regional Offices

  • Engage with National & Regional Offices and provide high-level expertise related to one or more of the strategic drivers affecting the campaign strategy, enhancing their capacity to deliver high quality, strategic and impactful projects in the Global Programme. Encourage collaboration among National & Regional Offices and seek synergies between projects in order to contribute to step change.
  • Support and advise National & Regional Offices through all phases of campaign/ project lifecycle – project pitching, development, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation in order to ensure the Polar Unit delivers to its strategy and objectives. Encourage and promote a risk-taking approach in order to test new ideas and innovate.

7. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Support evaluations led by National & Regional Offices in conjunction with the Performance Accountability & Learning unit and ensure that lessons learned and management action are communicated and followed up on.
  • Support National & Regional Offices in developing fast feedback loops to improve ongoing projects and increase responsiveness.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A track record of delivering ambitious campaigns or projects, with more than 7 years experience at senior level
  • High level expertise in one or more strategic areas identified for the basket
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural senior staff and teams and across borders.
  • Experience in implementing and bringing about significant positive changes in work culture, practices and performance.
  • Exceptional influencing skills, and strong negotiation, conflict resolution, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent skills in capacity-building, training & knowledge transfer
  • Experience in building exceptional teams.
  • Knowledge of communications best practices
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Experience in working to very tight deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Flexible, resilient and organised
  • Ability to travel

Publication date: 23-12-2014
Publication end date:  19-01-2015

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