Greenpeace Africa New Job Position

Posted on :

2 Aug, 2018

Category :

Human Resources Jobs in South Africa

Greenpeace was founded in 1971 and today is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace has offices in 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Job Title: Director: Human Resources

Based in Dakar, Nairobi or Johannesburg, Greenpeace Africa is seeking to appoint a dynamic, seasoned, highly skilled, senior HR professional to the challenging and prestigious position of Director: Human Resources

The Director: HR will be responsible for conceptualising, initiating, planning, directing, implementing and managing the staff and organisational development strategies of GPAf. This will involve various strategies related to HR systems, remuneration, job evaluation, learning, training and staff development, capacity building, retention, performance management, workforce and succession planning, organisational climate, diversity management and employment equity.

The Director:HR will also be responsible for the efficient and effective Employee and Labour Relations services to all levels of staff; for managing the relationship with the Unions/Workplace Forum as a member of the negotiating team and for the development of all policy and strategy in this area.

As the Director: Human Resources, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Strategy and Policy Review, Development and Implementation
  • Leadership, Coordination & Capability Alignment
  • Operational Effectiveness, Performance & Service Delivery
  • Staff Training and Education
  • Research
  • Day to day support
  • Key Stakeholder Relationships
  • Risk, Governance and Financial Management

Minimum Requirements for this post include:

  • Relevant post graduate degree in Human Resources or equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience in desired role with deep experience working across the full HR Value Chain
  • Experience operating at EXCO level preferred
  • Strategy design and formulation
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation and regulations
  • Experience in negotiations and consultation as well as conflict resolution
  • Policy design and formulation
  • Spoken and written French an advantage
  • Experience within the NGO sector
  • A good understanding of the legislative framework governing the NGO sector within Africa

Interested candidates can view the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application by Monday, 13 August 2018 to [email protected]

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