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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. Some people look at a forest, and all they see is lumber. But there are millions more who see a home, a heritage, a future. Around the globe, we are standing up for our communities and holding governments and corporations accountable. The o...
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    Global Programme Support Advisor

    Job description

    12 months fixed term contract / full time


    Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located (subject to agreement). See the locations here. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on location where the successful candidates will be based. We aim to share this information with successful candidates before reaching the offer stage.


    Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation, which uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.


    Greenpeace International (GPI) is seeking a Global Programme Support Advisor to join the team within a multifunctional Global Programme Office designed to deliver cross-programme coordination to support our Global Programme strategy and impact.


    Working closely with the Resource Strategist and Programme Development Manager, you will take ownership for the identification, design and implementation of cross-programme initiatives that ensure top-quality and purposeful information management around the Global Programme.

    You will be strengthening the skills, tools and best practices of individuals and teams leading our Global Programme, through partnership working with relevant functions across GPI and at National/Regional Offices (NROs). You will also lead on initiatives with partners to deepen, sustain and embed the implementation of project management tools, campaign pitching and development, visualisation, reporting and calendarization systems and other process architecture to enable the delivery of distributed campaigning.


    In this role you will:

    • Design and deliver systems and ways of working to improve collaboration in campaign teams and across the Global Programme.

    • Build and maintain databases, queries and dashboards to analyze data and provide comprehensive overview and transparency.

    • Identify, design and manage cross-programme projects to embed improved information management and collaboration – monitoring progress, tracking risks and dependencies, maintaining alignment across the project, running stakeholder needs and expectations, managing budget as agreed, and using appropriate project management standards or tools.

    • Report on performance against plans to all relevant stakeholders.

    • Handle stakeholder relationships, ensuring a can-do and integrated approach.

    • Optimize Greenpeace’s use of Asana for delivering the Global Programme.

    • Improve use of global tools like PitchHub and the Global Calendar.

    • Proactively develop new dashboards, reports and workflows to support Global Programme campaign projects and others as requested.

    • Proactively improve project management practice and principles, acting as an interface for users at NROs and within GPI, and providing direct support to global projects and global project leaders in project management principles, templates and tools such as Smartsheet.

    • Develop a collaborative relationship with colleagues, e.g. Global IT and Global Learning and Development, to maintain alignment of project management tools and project management training programmes with Global Programme strategy.

    Full job description can be seen here.


    Job requirements

    What we’re looking for:

    • Excellent project management skills (PRINCE 2, Agile), with demonstrable ability to transfer those skills to colleagues and to a wider network. Ability to switch between different project management approaches as needed for a project

    • Nuanced understanding of change management principles (e.g. ADKAR) and experience leading cultural or behavioural shifts at scale, with preference given to international/multi-country organisation.

    • Proven track record to build relationships, communicate, collaborate and negotiate with diverse stakeholders.

    • Track record of innovation, self-motivation, follow through, especially on improvements to organizational processes, practices, ways of working, internal tools/platforms, etc.

    • Sufficient technical knowledge in IT development to lead projects that have a significant IT development component

    • Experience in collaborating efficiently in multicultural teams across timezones and in virtual settings.

    • Interest and willingness to invest in learning/understanding what Greenpeace does and how our global programme and campaigns work at practical, process and relationship levels.

    • Ability to prioritise and manage tight, competing deadlines and high levels of stakeholder interest.

    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

    • Proficient written and spoken English, with an additional UN language viewed favourably.

    Organization 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 dedication 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.

    Contact us…

    We are looking for an imaginative project and change manager with high levels of curiosity, drive and flexibility, plus a passionate commitment to the virtues of collaboration.

    If you share our vision, please apply by answering a selection of key criteria and uploading your CV (in English) via our online application form.

    CLOSING DATE: 23:59 (CEST), 25th November 2021.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Greenpeace on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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