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EU Climate Action Campaigner

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Brussels
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 04/07/2021
Company Name Greenpeace
Contact Name Human Resources
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.
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You are experienced, creative and motivated to reverse the course of global ecocide. You are familiar with policies and public debate on climate, energy and transport/mobility, and you know how the EU institutions work. You can spot the difference between greenwashing and policies that actually trigger systemic change. You enjoy developing political strategies just as much as implementing them. You understand the power of campaigning to trigger political change. You have at least 5 yearsrelevant experience.

Main purpose of the job:

To campaign for the climate related policies and political reforms that are necessary for system change in Europe and against greenwashing and false solutions.

 What we offer: 

  • Work within a dynamic, committed and effective international team in Brussels, and with colleagues from across the Greenpeace world;
  • Experience a stimulating political campaigning environment and expand your skills and knowledge;
  • Actively contribute to the protection of the environment and to political change in Europe;
  • Competitive salary and benefits.

Main responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyse relevant EU policies and political developments, and help Greenpeace respond effectively to emerging political opportunities;
  • Provide Greenpeace with strategic advice on climate and related policies (energy, mobility, finance);
  • Cooperate with campaigners across Europe to provide strategic advice and policy expertise;
  • Help identify communication and campaign opportunities;
  • Establish and maintain active relations with EU institutions;
  • Partner with other NGOs and strategic allies to form common advocacy positions;
  • Draft briefings, letters and other advocacy materials, ensuring consistent and accurate communication on EU issues;
  • Act as a spokesperson for the media and in public.

About you: 

  • You have a strong desire to contribute to the protection of the environment and to political change;
  • You are a good listener, a keen networker with an ability to inspire action in people of different political persuasions;
  • You have at least five years of relevant professional experience, in particular in the areas of climate, energy, transport/mobility, finance;
  • You have excellent policy analysis and strategic planning skills;
  • You have experience in making change happen through public campaigns, and the ability to view environmental policy in terms of campaign opportunities;
  • You have good knowledge of the decision-making processes of the EU institutions;
  • You are self-motivated, stress-resilient and work well as part of a team;
  • You have very good spoken and written English, and fluency in at least one other EU language;
  • You are able to work with people from different backgrounds and to establish supportive work environments.

Application Information:

Please email your application in English to european.unit@greenpeace.org and address it to Mr Stef Van den Eynde. Please write “Application campaigner for climate action in the subject line, as well as your name and surname. Please include:

  • a CV of maximum two pages (no photo, please);
  • a cover letter of no more than one page, outlining your motivation and specifying when you would be able to start;
  • a short essay (maximum 600 words) discussing the following proposition: System change through EU policies – a contradiction in terms?”.

The first round of interviews for this position will be held via Zoom in the week of July 12th after a test in the week of July 5th. We expect the second round to take place in the week of July 19th.

Please read the requirements for the job carefully and follow the application instructions. We will automatically exclude incomplete applications. 

Greenpeace is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We encourage applications from anyone who believes they fit the essential requirements for the job, and in particular from candidates of different race/ethnicity; religion/belief; disability; sex, gender identity or sexual orientation; marital or parental status; and age.

Please note that due to the considerable number of applications we receive, we will only be able to contact candidates we have short-listed for interviews. If you have not heard from us by 12 July, please assume that your application has not been successful. We thank you for your understanding.

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