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Offline Engagement Coordinator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location South Africa - Africa
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 20/11/2015
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.
Also Listing:
  Greenpeace Africa is an environmental campaigning organization with offices in Southern, West and Central Africa. We are currently seeking for a Senior Political Advisor to join its Food for Life team based in Kenya or Johannesburg 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.

Job requirements

  • Develop essential relationships with key political allies and civil society partners in order to conduct effective advocacy for the Food for Life campaign
  • Advocate 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
  • Ensure coherence and synergies between the Food for Life campaign political strategy, and the political strategies of the other areas of the GPAf programme
  • Identify opportunities where political and legal achievements in Africa can contribute to the globalFood for Life campaign objectives and work with the relevant regional and global teams to implement them

Minimum requirements of the role

  • 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

Personal competencies

  • Passion for the environment and food/agriculture issues.
  • Willingness to work on a wide range of issues.
  • A high degree of initiative and organization.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Personal belief in, and support for, the aims and methods of Greenpeace.
  • Willingness to work unsocial hours as required.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

How to apply

To apply for this role, kindly attach your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (of 350 words or less) which summarizes how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role. 

Email your application no latr than Friday 20th November 2015 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za

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