Greenpeace Africa: Crisis Response Campaigner

Greenpeace Africa
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Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 27 September, 2012
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Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organisation that works to ensure that the earth has the ability to nurture life in all its diversity. The organisation focuses its work on worldwide issues such as global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling and anti-nuclear issues.

Greenpeace Africa seeks to appoint a Crisis Response Campaigner, based in its office in Johannesburg, South Africa, with frequent travel to other African countries and internationally.

The Crisis Response Campaigner is part of the Climate and Energy unit, reports to the Greenpeace Africa Campaigns Director and has functional relationships with Greenpeace International.

Overall purpose of the job

2011 has seen a massive increase in extreme weather events resulting in enormous social and economic losses in Africa. If you are eager to engage in future climate crisis to increase pressure on corporations and governments that are putting people at risk and to help prevent future disaster, you may be the right person to join our team.

As a member of the Programme Team, the job purpose is to participate in the planning and execution of campaign project work in order to achieve the objectives of Greenpeace Africa, as detailed in the annual Organizational Development Plan (ODP), currently focused on promoting forest conservation in the DRC and the Congo Basin, preventing fisheries exploitation in West Africa, and developing an energy revolution in South Africa to fight climate change.


  • Degree in a relevant subject;
  • Minimum of three years experience of corporate or political campaigning;
  • Basic understanding of climate science and politics including adaption and extreme weather events will be an advantage;
  • Experience in crisis response management;
  • Ability to analyse environmental issues in terms of campaign opportunities and overall strategic objectives;
  • Specific expertise in one or more, and ability to become skilled in the following key campaign outputs: use of direct action; public communication and engagement activities; use of traditional and new media;
  • Ability to manage external consultants, volunteers and staff;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Experience of and preference for team working;
  • Experience of employing effective negotiation and persuasion;
  • Ability to make and maintain effective contacts and relationships;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriate with a wide range of people both verbally and in writing;
  • Experience of working in high stress environments;
  • Experience of working in diverse work environments.

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