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.
Job Title: Campaign Manager
Overview of purpose of the role:
As a member of the Greenpeace Africa Programme Team, the Campaign Manager manages staff, leads and contributes to the development and implementation of the strategy and planning for the assigned campaign, in order to achieve a successful campaign in line with the objectives of Greenpeace Africa.
Key roles and responsibilities:
- Participate in and contribute to the proposals and assessments of the Greenpeace Africa programme strategy.
- Lead and coordinate the development of the strategy and plans for the assigned campaign in cooperation with the Senior Campaign Manager.
- Assist in the strategic development of the social, economic, political, legislative and business components of the campaign in order to ensure that Greenpeace can respond effectively to strategic opportunities, and influence the development of relevant national and international legislation and practices.
- Monitor external political, scientific, communications and technical developments related to the campaign(s) and identify opportunities for Greenpeace Africa.
Implementation of the campaign strategy and plans
- Coordinate and supervise all arrangements for campaign activities as required.
- Ensure that Greenpeace security guidelines are followed and report any security incidents as stipulated in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP’s).
- Work with Fundraising team to develop ways to maximise campaign’s fundraising potential.
- Establish communication and ensure collaboration with partner NGOs, community leaders and all other important stakeholders within each project as required.
- Represent Greenpeace at meetings, coordination bodies, media, stakeholders and local communities when required
- In agreement and in collaboration with the Communications team, use a range of communications tools available (direct actions, direct communications, traditional and new media, briefing sheets and public information, and other tools) to communicate with target audiences and ensure that any media intervention is closely aimed at achieving campaign objectives.
- Ensure monitoring and evaluation of projects and reporting to the Senior Campaign Manager and GP Africa Programme Director as well as campaigners from other offices as required.
- Take full part in self-evaluation of team campaign projects at their completion.
People Management and Campaign Budget
- Conduct individual performance reviews of each team members and identify staff development opportunities and training
- Manage relevant campaign budget and implement the most cost-effective use of the budget.
Minimum Qualifications and experience
- University Degree or higher qualification
- 4 – 5 years experience of campaign management and coordination
- 3 years experience of managing staff.
- Experience of working in an international, multicultural team.
- Fluency in English.
- Ability to speak French is an added advantage
Please send your letter of motivation, résumé and contact details of three professional references to with the email: [email protected] Subject line: Campaign Manager (Indicate country where you are based e.g. Cameroon).
Applications Deadline:23nd February, 2020 at 23:00 SAST.
If you do not hear from us within two weeks from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.