Head of Digital Transformation

Job description

Up to 3 years fixed term contract (subject to local terms) / 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 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 Head of Digital Transformation to take responsibility for the strategic direction and day-to-day delivery of the newly created Digital Transformation Support Centre (DXSC). The purpose of this dedicated team is to support our National Regional Offices (NROs) in undertaking digital maturity assessments and designing contextual Digital Transformation strategies to guide the use of technology and data that achieves transformational impact over three years.


You will be leading and driving the development and implementation of digital transformation strategies, tools, processes and capacity building in order to achieve significant maturation across the Greenpeace network – enabling us to win campaigns, faster, and supporting an effective and efficient global organisation that reflects our mission to achieve a green and peaceful future.


In this role you will:

  • Contribute to the development and realisation of the Digital Transformation and Digital Maturity Strategies of the global network and specific NROs, to ensure Technology Transformation input is incorporated into organisational goals.

  • Steer digital maturity initiatives to be in line with the Greenpeace Technology Vision recommendations, global strategies and organisational principles.

  • Provide strategic and direct support to NROs in their digital maturation process, including facilitating training and developing tools that enable their work.

  • Act as a champion for digital transformation, providing leadership and support for the emergent community of practice around digital transformation.

  • Support the organisation to measure its progress against its digital maturity goals and map where it wishes to be in a rapidly changing landscape.

  • Ensure impact objectives from across the Greenpeace network are integrated and prioritised so they deliver strategic benefits.

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders (People & Culture, Insights, Programme, Engagement, IT, Operations, Organisational Development, Finance) to manage the programme and realise benefits including: planning and control, stakeholder engagement, risk and issue management, budget management, governance and reporting.

  • Provide regular project updates to the global organisation, GPI Strategic Management Team and Executive Director community.

  • Line manage DXSC staff.

  • Be accountable for budget management and contract administration of consultants.

  • Ensure the DXSC’s Ways of Working and project team compositions include change management and culture change expertise.


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

Job requirements

What we’re looking for:

  • Leadership experience in an organisation of significant scale and complexity, operating at senior level, developing and implementing Digital strategy.

  • Significant experience with demonstrable success leading digital transformation processes, data management, digital engagement or technology infrastructure programmes.

  • Experience of leading change processes and building organisational capability.

  • Excellent communications skills, with the proven ability to translate technical language to non-experts in a clear and engaging manner.

  • A proactive and confident approach in generating and leading new initiatives.

  • Ability to thrive in a complex, evolving workplace, demonstrating resilience and accountability, including the ability to handle tension amongst stakeholders.

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills that can deliver positive outcomes.

  • Experience in a global context, with a proven commitment to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, plus preferably one other non-European language.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Support for and belief in the core aims and values of Greenpeace.


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.


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


To Apply:


We are looking for someone who shares a passionate commitment both to our mission and to our conviction that technology can provide a massive strategic uplift to achieve change.


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 recruitment.int@greenpeace.org. Please note that all applications must 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!


If you are passionate about our mission and you fit our profile then we would love to hear from you!


CLOSING DATE: 23:59 (CEST), 5th December 2021.