International Director of People and Culture Job Vacancy

Posted on :

11 May, 2020

Category :

Vacancies South Africa

Together we are stronger! Now more than ever, our fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs change. It needs action and solutions. It needs you.
Greenpeace International is seeking an experienced International Director of People and Culture to lead a globally dispersed and diverse department.

This is an opportunity to shape the long term People vision, strategy and culture of an inclusive global environmental organisation. You will lead the People & Culture department and report directly to the Chief Operating Officer.


Job Title: Green Peace
Location: South Africa

The appointed applicant will spearhead the cultural change that enables Greenpeace to successfully deliver on our mission while leading and embedding the People Strategy across our global organisation. This role is also responsible for ensuring the right systems are in place to support the strategy; that we attract, retain and reward talent; and that we have effective change management practices and processes.

The International Director of People & Culture supervises the Global HR Manager, the Head of Learning and Development, the Head of Greenpeace International People & Culture and the Facilities Manager. The departmental organogram can be accessed here.

This is a full time role, which is offered initially for a period one year with the strong possibility of extension. The candidate for this role will be ideally located in the Southern Hemisphere where they may be hosted (subject to agreement) by one of the National Regional Organisations, with preference for South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Hungary, Chile, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Salary is commensurate at the director level in the host National Regional Office. Please state your location in your application and during the selection process we can confirm the salary range.

In this role you will:

  • Drive the culture change required to achieve the ambitions of our Mission and Programme Strategy.
  • Strongly foster Diversity and Inclusion by recognising, creating, implementing and championing plans within the local and global network.
  • Strengthen and modernize the delivery of high quality and timely HR support and services to all GPI staff, while developing cross functional collaborative partnership with managers, individual staff members and key stakeholders.
  • Lead and provide services to the HR community in NROs to strengthen their ability to deliver on Programmatic goals, foster continuous improvements and adaptation of the most progressive and effective people & culture strategies, policies and initiatives.
  • Ensure that GPI has the capacity to provide support from the various P&C dimensions to offices as needed (in alignment with priorities).
  • Foster a culture that embraces change as essential to maintain relevance in a constantly evolving world and develop strategies that allow the organisation to go through change more fluidly. Own the change methodology, leading change efforts directly and through partnership to ensure change readiness through mindset and skill development across GPI.
  •  Manage the People and Culture budget and strategic workforce planning to ensure efficient and effective use of resources according to the standards and systems and ensure effective accountability and reporting to leadership and governance on progress and performance.
  • Ensure the effective collection of data which informs decision making and shapes strategy.

A full job description is available here


What we’re looking for:

  • Significant HR expertise in senior strategic management-leadership roles in a complex international/ global organization.
  • Demonstrable expertise in cultural change, innovation and stakeholder partnering, which strongly positions the IDPC to influence the future of the organisation.
  • Experience in leading, designing, implementing Global Diversity, Inclusion, Integrity and Culture initiatives to connect organisational development and programme impact.

Please note the requirements of the role stated in this advert and in the JD (Skills and Qualifications) and address these in your motivation letter.

Organisation description:

Greenpeace is taking action all over the world for our planet’s future. Our volunteers, activists and staff come from all corners of the globe, cover the age spectrum and come from all walks of life. What they all have in common is their commitment to working for a green and peaceful future for everyone. With creative local actions for the planet they positively affect their communities, their countries, and ultimately, the world at large.

To apply:

We seek a leader who understands our values, can think outside of the box and drive Greenpeace and its employees to be responsive and impactful, in times of climate emergency. If you meet these criteria, you may apply by sending us your CV and motivation letter here, in English.

Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognize and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organization and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
For any questions regarding this position, you may contact


Application Deadline:  17th May 2020

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