Senior Climate & Energy Campaigner(Greenpeace)

Location: Beijing

Department: Climate & Energy

Employment type: Full-time

Job type: Standard Contract

Job title: Senior Climate & Energy Campaigner

Job grade: 4

Location: Beijing

Department: Program

Employment type: Full-time (3-year permanent contract for the first hire)

Reports to: Assistant Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager

Overall purpose of the job

The Senior Campaigner is responsible for developing effective and integrated campaign strategies and projects, lead and implement campaign projects to achieve Greenpeace’s mission.


The post holder is line managed by the Campaign Manager or Assistant Campaign Manager, and assumes significant responsibility in the development and execution of campaign projects, either in the role of Project Leader or works under the leadership of Project Leader. The post holder also assists the Campaign Manager in planning, development and implementation of campaign strategies, plans, and procedures. The post holder will usually work in a team composed of campaign, communications, action, research and fundraising staff. Effective decision requires integrated approach and knowledge. The post holder may be assigned to work in projects which involve other Greenpeace offices.

Judgment is exercised in leading and managing a project or an area of a project. Decisions made by the post holder significantly impact the success of the project. Discretion is exercised in handling confidential and sensitive information.The post holder may exercise line management responsibility to 1 position if required by the Manager.

Major functions / responsibilities

Conceptual tasks, Strategy development and/or Project management

1. Develop and implement effective and integrated campaign plans, strategies and tactics related to the overall vision, goals and objectives.

2. Direct and oversee the development of campaign projects, or assist the Project Leader in project development. Coordinate the planning process in collaboration with other departments, Greenpeace offices and Greenpeace International to have project strategy, work plan and resource plan approved.

3. Provide expertise with respect to specialized campaign areas. Maintain high-level of knowledge on the campaign issues. Analyze new developments in support of campaign vision, goals and objectives. Stay abreast of current and emerging developments relating to the campaign issues.


1. Actively represent Greenpeace in front of the business, scientific and government sectors, the environmental community at large and the media (traditional and new), to achieve campaign objectives and strengthen the profile and credibility of Greenpeace. Undertake reactive and proactive media work as required. Respond to public inquiries about campaign issues and other matters as need.

2. Liaise and build relationships with business, government and non-governmental organizations on issues relevant to campaign objectives. Communicate and engage with inter-governmental bodies and government officials as needed. Effectively present information to a variety of audiences.

3. Conduct research and investigation in relation to the objectives and plans of campaign projects.

4. Travel to other Greenpeace offices, campaign locations, or locations where related campaign issues require the presence of Greenpeace representatives.

Support/ Coaching/ Leadership

1. Lead project teams to deliver high-quality project outputs in line with the project plan. Monitor team members’ performance in completing project tasks. Determine priorities, assign responsibilities and task-manage staff within project work.

2. Provide on-job coaching to junior project members to ensure deliverance of project tasks and capacity growth of staff.

3. Give feedback to the line managers of project members to enable performance evaluation and inform staff development needs.

Compliance/ Keeping Framework Conditions

1. Evaluate project achievements and short comings at designated points of evaluation. Complete evaluation reports when required.

2. Manage contractors as required in compliance with Greenpeace East Asia policies. Manage project budgets and expenditure responsibly.

Competency profile

Organization competencies

1. Professional , in particular demonstrated ability to manage projects and project members to deliver objectives on time.

2. Sets and achieves goals

3. Develops and maintains effective relationships with others

4. Shares knowledge

5. Trusts, values and respects others

6. Innovative

Functional competencies


1. Campaigning experience

2. Understanding of the roles that science, politics, economics, industry, media and social change play in campaigning.

3. Ecological knowledge (at global/regional/national level)

4. Knowledge of media landscape

5. Written and verbal communication skills

6. Fluent written and spoken English

7. Native speaker in

8. Experience working with PowerPoint

Method related

1. Analytical skills

2. Decision-making skills

3. Budgeting (preparing, presenting, monitoring)

Social/self competencies

1. Resilient and determined

2. Team player

Leadership competencies

1. Strategic orientation


1. Commitment to, and demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team.

2. Commitment to the mission, principles and values of Greenpeace.

3. Deal effectively with constantly changing and demanding work environment.

4. Ability to keep calm and work effectively under pressure.

Specific Work Environment
1. The position works in a standard office environment, and is required to travel to other Greenpeace offices, campaign locations or locations where environmental problems require the presence of Greenpeace representatives.

2. The position may be required to work under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations.

3. Be on call after hours and on weekends as requested.

As we receive a large number of applications for our advertised positions, we are unable to respond to applicants who are not invited for interview. We apologize for this in advance.

Interested parties, please visit and submit your cover letter to explain your motivation and resume to apply the position. Please note if you fail to submit motivation letter your application will be deprioritized.

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