International Director of People & Culture

Job description

Permanent / 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 is currently looking for an International Director of People & Culture (IDPC), to join us and lead the People & Culture Department in this important role.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the IDPC will model and drive the organisation’s culture, ensuring our People and Culture strategy and policies are aligned and contribute to the overall Greenpeace strategy. The postholder will apply first hand expertise and understanding of other cultures and contexts, to be innovative in making the Greenpeace network a more diverse, inclusive organisation and a safe workplace for everybody working in Greenpeace. The role will enable Greenpeace, globally and locally, to attract, develop, reward and retain the most talented, and diverse people (staff, ship’s crew and volunteers) and result in high levels of employee development, engagement and support for Greenpeace.

The postholder will initiate, oversee and proactively support effective change management practices and champion the innovation required to move in tandem with the evolving external context and be impactful.

The IDPC will lead and manage the development and delivery of the People Strategy across the global Greenpeace organisation, ensuring the right human resources and learning & development systems are in place to support it. Furthermore, they will build relationships that inspire and motivate national regional organisations to closely collaborate and contribute to achieve consistency and strength in best practice.

Please see the full job description here.

Job requirements

  • Educational background in Human Resources Development, Organizational Development, Business or Public Management

  • Ability to demonstrate substantial relevant working experience in the HR field, with substantial/relevant senior strategic management-leadership experience within an international/ global organization context.

  • Ability to quickly gain an in-depth understanding of organisational needs, analyse immediate priorities, and engage stakeholders in your vision.

  • To offer creative solutions and outside the box thinking, in order to achieve results, under pressure and in a face paced working environment.

  • Experience in leading, designing, implementing Global Diversity, Inclusion, Integrity and Culture initiatives - experience in connecting organisational development and programme impact

  • Experience in executing strategic plans into daily practice.

  • A strong leader, with exceptional team building skills and experience of leading and stimulating communities of practice empowering people.

  • Ability to manage own wellbeing and effectively promote the wellbeing of all staff.

  • Experienced in leading, managing and supporting teams dispersed around the globe

  • Proven success in building and driving culture and change management strategies, across a complex global network.

  • Experience with managing budgets and processes (preparing, presenting, monitoring)

  • Proven ability to successfully manage key stakeholder relationships, with strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with the ability to communicate ideas effectively, invite constructive dialogue and inspire audiences. Additional language skills are advantageous.

  • Ability to demonstrate support for and belief in the core aims and values of Greenpeace.

To Apply:

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

SRI Executive is exclusively retained by Greenpeace International to undertake this assignment.

If you wish to be considered for this position, please click ‘Apply for this job’ below, to be redirected to the SRI website to begin your application.

Please apply on or before 29th October 2021.

If you have an initial query rather than an application, kindly email us at

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!

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