Senior Campaign Strategist - Food & Agriculture

Job description

12 month fixed term contract / full time (with the possibility of extension to permanent contract, subject to local terms)

Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located, with a strong preference for candidates based in Asia/Pacific or Africa/Europe time zones. See the locations here.  [Please note that we are currently unable to host new staff in the US, Kenya, India, Turkey and a few more locations due to various restrictions]. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on location where the successful candidates will be based. We aim to share this information with candidates before reaching the offer stage.

Would you like to be a part of an exciting cross-cutting global organisation that campaigns every day to bring systemic and lasting changes to our food & agriculture systems? Can you imagine working day-to-day in changing attitudes and challenging the corporate forces disrupting our forests, oceans, and precious biomes?

Greenpeace International’s Food and Forest team is looking for a Senior Campaign Strategist - Food and Agriculture. You will bring your subject matter expertise gained throughout your substantial relevant professional experience, to support our global and national campaigns on Food and Agriculture.

You will act as a campaign and subject expert on food systems, providing technical and campaigning advice to the GPI Biodiversity & Climate Teams, and campaigners, engagement and communication colleagues in the National and Regional Offices (NROs), on how food systems can be changed to contribute to addressing the nature and climate crisis globally.

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.

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

In this role you will:

  • Lead and work with others to develop global campaign strategies that can give strategic steer and incubate food & agriculture campaigns, together with our NROs.

  • Provide policy expertise and support relevant NRO efforts to develop campaigns and support their implementation with technical and strategic advice, preparation of campaign outputs, liaising with external processes and/or allies, etc.

  • Follow key developments in the external world and use them in campaign and policy development.

  • Identify, commission, and coordinate external research, investigation, and analysis, to support global campaign project goals.

  • Prepare external and internal reports, policy positions, fact sheets, and briefings in support of campaign objectives.

Job requirements

What we are looking for:

  • Substantial relevant professional experience and expertise in the field of food and agriculture, at the national and international level, no matter if at NGOs, companies, or public institutions.

  • Well versed experience with food, agriculture, land-use and humans rights issues with lived experience, specifically in the Global South.

  • Understanding of the complexity of food systems and how they operate in terms of political and economic power dynamics (including colonisation), the beliefs that sustain them, and how change can be triggered.

  • Proven track record of quickly and accurately grasping new and sophisticated concepts and developing them into campaign strategies, especially using system dynamics.

  • Experience with political strategies and advocacy either at the national, regional, or multinational level.

  • Ability to identify and instigate research, investigation and analysis, to support global campaign project goals.

  • Ability to value and promote diversity, with experience in an international and multicultural environment.

  • Fluency in English, and preferably one other language, and you have substantial multicultural experience.

  • Demonstrable support for and belief in Greenpeace’s core aims and values.

What you can expect:

You will join a team of highly passionate and committed campaigns and issue experts, working hard to transform the way humans interact with the natural world around us. You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of formal 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 International.

Our values:

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.

  • At Greenpeace, we get up everyday to
    • solve the climate crisis and protect biodiversity in all its forms

    • prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water

    • end all nuclear threats

    • promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence

  • We believe in courageous nonviolent personal responsibility and action, independence from corporate influence, no permanent friends or foes, and promoting solutions.

  • We believe in distributed leadership, consent-based decision making among flexible teams, fostering career growth and learning opportunities, work-life balance and maintaining the well-being of every employee.

  • We believe in advancing the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization.

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 screening questions and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.

Addressing the screening questions 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 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!

CLOSING DATE: 30th March 2023, 23:59 CET