Greenpeace: Senior Digital Engagement Manager

Action Appointments
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 1 June, 2017
Opportunity type: 

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 Johannesburg, Greenpeace Africa is looking for a

Senior Digital Engagement Manager

As a head of the Digital Unit under the Engagement Department, the Senior Digital Engagement Manager will be responsible for leading our strategy to grow our supporter base online and become relevant voice in environmental issues in the digital space in Africa and beyond. S/he will deliver creative contents and innovative engagement tactics, working with the dedicated team of professionals and in collaboration with Fundraising, Offline Mobilisation and other relevant teams in the organisation.

The Senior Digital Engagement Manager will be responsible for:

  • Delivering a digital engagement strategy that is innovative and relevant to GP’s audience in Africa
  • Managing online channels to reach new audience and to continue engaging GP’s supporters with creative and inspiring contents
  • Designing and implementing online mobilisation strategy for GP campaign pushes and other projects
  • Playing a key role in delivering supporter journey, giving strategic inputs in managing GP’s marketing automation platform
  • Developing and managing a team of professionals who bring skills ranging from analysts to creatives
  • Providing strategic digital engagement advice to the Engagement Director
  • Ensuring GP Africa is profiled within the global organisation

Requirements for this post include:  

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant fields (Marketing, Journalism etc.)
  • Honours or Master’s degree in relevant field is an advantage
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in online organising and campaigning or communications
  • Experience in managing CMS development projects
  • Experience in managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in working in non-profit campaigning environment is strongly preferred
  • Fluency in written English is must; proficiency in French is preferred 
  • Travel is required 15%

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application by Thursday, 01st June 2017 to   


NGO Services

NGO Services