Greenpeace: Senior Political Adviser

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 November, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

 

Greenpeace was founded in 1971, when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska, where the US Government was conducting underground nuclear tests. It was an act of rebellion against seemingly impossible odds. Today, Greenpeace is a modern, highly effective campaigning organisation with offices in 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Based in Kenya or Johannesburg, Greenpeace Africa is looking for a
 

Senior Political Adviser

to lead, develop and implement the political strategy for Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life campaign, and to provide direction on the political and legislative components of this campaign to the team. The candidate will be reporting directly to the Food for Life Senior Campaign Manager.

As the Senior Political Adviser, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Developing essential relationships with key political allies and civil society partners in order to conduct effective advocacy for the Food for Life campaign
  • Advocating to political and civil society audiences the political aims of the Food for Life campaign, and to develop policy on specific issues relating to this campaign as and when the need arises
  • Ensuring coherence and synergies between the Food for Life campaign political strategy, and the political strategies of the other areas of the GPAf programme
  • Identifying opportunities where political and legal achievements in Africa can contribute to the global Food for Life campaign objectives and work with the relevant regional and global teams to implement them

The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • University Degree in Political Science/International Relations/Social Sciences or other relevant field
  • Minimum of five years proven expertise and knowledge in high level political negotiations in Africa, and in policy development in Africa
  • Proven ability to conduct effective advocacy/lobbying
  • Proven ability to effectively adjust plans to rapidly changing circumstances, and to operate under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills, including outstanding writing and speaking skills, as well as a proven ability to present data effectively in all forms of media
  • Networking and relationship-building/relationship-nurturing skills
  • Knowledge/Experience of working with various political bodies in Africa, including regional political and economic blocs in East Africa, the AU, and various civil society organisations and coalitions in East Africa

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Friday 20th November 2015 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za  

 

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