Posted on :
5 Apr, 2021
5 Apr, 2021
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. Greenpeace Africa is a growing movement of people acting in protection of the environment. Our campaigns use peaceful, creative confrontation to expose environmental injustices around the world and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace is an International NGO 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. Greenpeace Africa became a registered NGO in 2008. The Head Office is in South Africa and registered Hubs in Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal.
Job Title: Board Members
Location: South Africa
Opportunity type: Employment
At this critical time in our planet’s future, Greenpeace Africa seeks to appoint: FOUR MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF GREENPEACE AFRICA (GPAf)
GPAf seek Africans who have the requisite skills, knowledge, experience and influence to drive forward the aims and objectives of GPAf. The new members should be able to complement the current board, bring fresh viewpoints and open doors to funders.
The selection process is open to anyone who shares Greenpeace’s core values and is genuinely willing and able to serve on the board on a volunteer basis with no remuneration, board members are expected to serve for three years, renewable.
We encourage regional balance and diversity and in terms of gender, youth and international language.
.Understanding of and alignment with Greenpeace’s mission, vision and values
.Experience in non-governmental organizations governance and board experience
.Committed to the field of environmental justice, social justice, climate urgency
.Influential with high-level networks in Africa and African institutions such as continental, and regional institutions, CSOs
.Knowledge in project management, change management and Organizational Development
.Sound knowledge of Africa geo-political and policy environment
Integrated planning, strategic planning and operational planning
.Sound knowledge in fundraising strategies in Africa
.Risk assessment expert or forecaster
.Sound knowledge of the private sector
.Understanding of board operations
.Strong writing and research skills
.Public relations/Communications expert
.Finance, accounting and financial management
.Human resources management and development
.Gender integration, youth participation and inclusion & diversity expertise
.Board position is voluntary with no remuneration, and board members are expected to serve for three years, renewable.
If you feel excited at the prospect of making a contribution as a Greenpeace Board member then we want to hear from you!
Application Deadline: Friday, 16 April, 2021