People & Culture Administration Team Lead

Job description

12 month fixed term contract / full time
Location: It is preferable for the successful candidate to be based in the Netherlands. 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.


This is an opportunity to put all your expertise in the leadership and resolution of HR operational processes and acting as a role model for best practice across the Greenpeace International (GPI) People & Culture department.

This department leads the development and implementation of people-related strategies, in close alignment with organisational strategies. You’ll supervise, delegate and represent the Administration Team, which supports key people processes/service level agreements (SLAs) such as onboarding, staff job changes or relocations, applying for permits, tax queries, maintaining payroll data and change initiatives.


You’ll be tasked with maintaining and advancing the team’s reputation for efficiency and its ability to solve complicated administrative processes that arise as a result of operating in a global context and differing jurisdictions. You’ll be ensuring compliance with administrative processes, GPI payroll for Amsterdam-based staff, coordinating projects and initiatives to improve P&C administration, as well as supporting administrative procedures with both internal and external stakeholders. 


It will be a key part of your role to build and maintain positive work relationships with stakeholders in GPI departments and National Regional Organisations (NROs) to ensure they are aware of the processes and vital updates.


Please see the full job description here.

Job requirements

You'll have

  • Experience of leading and managing an effective HR operational team in a complex international organisation.

  • Proven understanding of and creativity in operational HR administrative processes, with experience of coordinating payroll & financial processes (inc. staff budgets) and preferably knowledge of staff global mobility and tax equalisation, as well as HRIS(AFAS), SLA and ticketing systems (HappyFox).

  • The ability to continuously review/identify areas for improvement and coordinate the collection, reporting and analysis of sensitive data.

  • Excellent stakeholder management along with resource planning (for projects and initiatives within the Admin Team).

  • Experience in Dutch labour law, preferably including Arbowet and absenteeism. Proficiency in both English and Dutch is also preferred.

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


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 be part of our global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion staff communities. Please visit our careers site here, to learn more about working for Greenpeace International and why you should apply.


If you are passionate about defending our natural world and creating positive change, then we want to hear from you!


To Apply:


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.


Please click 'apply for this job' below to begin.


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), 19th October 2021.


Please note that we will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates on an incoming basis, therefore please apply as soon as possible.