Accountability Manager

Job description

12 month 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.

Greenpeace is a global campaigning network. It comprises 26 independent National/Regional Organisations and a coordinating organisation, Greenpeace International. Greenpeace uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace International is looking for an Accountability Manager to make a key contribution across strategy and policy, reporting and planning, community building and maintaining stakeholder relationships.

Reporting to the Head of the Executive Director’s Office, you will be responsible for ensuring and delivering accountability processes and reporting for Greenpeace International (GPI) internally and externally, as well as for the alignment of the relevant standards, policies and processes in order to ensure that GPI remains accountable and transparent to internal and external collaborators.

In this role you will:

  • Coordinate associated reporting and evaluation of GPI’s 3 Year Strategic Plan

  • Take overall ownership of Performance, Accountability and Learning (PAL) related policies, standards and protocols and lead the development of new ‘fit for purpose’ policies and standards in partnership with other units and National/Regional Offices (NROs).

  • Design, coordinate, lead and communicate GPI reporting and planning processes in line with best practice and set standards, including internal global products and governance reporting.

  • Proactively communicate decision making arising from governance and leadership meetings.

  • Work in partnership with units across the organisation to ensure efficiency and aligned narratives.

  • Ensure all GPI processes connect to the global processes led by the development unit.

  • Ensure a continued improvement of reporting and planning, e.g., developing KPIs and content management systems.

  • Lead the internal community of PAL related functions, plus relevant staff engagement processes, etc.

  • Work flexibly across projects as required and apply MEL (monitoring, evaluation and learning) activities based on context and situation.

For further details about the role, please see the full job description HERE.

Job requirements

What we’re looking for:

  • Several years’ experience developing and implementing management information/business intelligence systems.

  • Good knowledge of reporting and evaluating tools, plus excellent skills in project management, planning and reporting tools.

  • A high level of expertise in planning, reporting and accountability, with high level design for reporting and integration.

  • Good general digital literacy with the willingness to learn new tools and systems, plus the confidence to use data insights when making decisions.

  • A methodical, well organized approach with the ability to manage short time frames and competing priorities.

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, with particularly strong facilitation and negotiation skills.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

  • Alignment and belief in Greenpeace mission and values

What you can expect:

The Executive Director’s Office is a distributed team that strives to build a space where everyone can be fully themselves, where we (un)learn together and from each other. We take pride in supporting the International Executive Director, our governance systems and related processes to ensure GPI is a well-running ship. We work with stakeholders across GPI and our Global network and maintain a birds-eye view of organisation priorities.

You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. Staff can also access our wellness initiatives, such as yoga and meditation and also have the opportunity to join our global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion staff communities.

Please visit the careers site here, to learn more about working for Greenpeace.

To Apply

If you share our vision, please click 'apply for this job' below, to begin your application.

To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of key criteria and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.

Addressing the key criteria is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.

It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at Please note that all applications have to be filled out via the website and can't be submitted via this email.

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 recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation 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 and would like to invite you especially to apply!

CLOSING DATE: 29th of May 2022, 23:59 CEST