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Greenpeace Job Opening : Regional Actions Campaigner - Indonesian

Greenpeace Job Opening : Regional Actions Campaigner - Indonesian
Greenpeace, one of the world’s most respected and dynamic organizations, is an international non-profit global campaigning organization that acts to ensure the ability of Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.  At the heart of Greenpeace’s campaigns is the tradition of non-violent, direct action against environmental abuse and destruction.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.

Greenpeace acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by:
  • Catalyzing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.
  • Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
  • Protecting the world's ancient forests and the animals, plants and people that depend on them.
  • Creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing.
  • Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.
Greenpeace is present in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

To maintain our independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.

For over 40 years, Greenpeace has been successful in our campaigns to reverse environmental degradation by bearing witness to environmental destruction and exposing and confronting environmental abuse. Greenpeace campaigns have been vital in informing government policies on the environment and effecting changes in business practices which lead to various environmental problems.

Greenpeace in Southeast Asia

Greenpeace opened our first office in Southeast Asia in 2000. In that time we have led successful campaigns throughout the region, securing fresher air, cleaner water and a healthier environment through changing industry practices and government policies. Greenpeace actively campaigns across the region to catalyze an energy revolution, protect ancient forests and our oceans, create a toxics-free future and create a shift to sustainable agriculture.

Greenpeace has three offices in Southeast Asia (GPSEA) —in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines and each office is currently composed of six departments: Campaigns, Fundraising, Communications, Mass Mobilization (all under Programme), Human Resources and Organizational Support (under Operations).  Currently, Greenpeace Southeast Asia employs nearly 200 staff across the region, excluding the direct dialogue fundraisers.


Job Summary:

The Regional Actions Campaigner is a member of the Greenpeace SEA Action and Investigations Team, primarily responsible for furthering Greenpeace SEA campaign objectives through ongoing strategic and tactical planning with Campaigners. They are part of a team of other Action Coordinators and tactical specialists who are responsible for developing and deploying innovative, creative, confrontational and inspirational non-violent direct actions, direct communications, protests and other campaign and logistical activities. The Regional Actions Campaigner is responsible for working directly with the Regional Actions and Investigations Manager and Programme department staff in evaluating appropriate tactics and timing for these events based on campaign strategies and objectives. 

The Regional Actions Campaigner has experience in project management, campaigning, field logistics and direct action coordination. The Regional Actions Campaigner develops objectives and tactics to support the campaign strategies. They lead or have a role in project and planning teams of various sizes.  They are highly skilled in communication and planning. They work well under pressure, have an understanding of health and safety issues relating to direct action work, a commitment to the ideals of Greenpeace and an understanding of environmental and peace issues. They are also an excellent strategic thinker, skilled in conflict resolution, demonstrating a high degree of initiative and creativity. They are committed to non-violent direct action as means of affecting change. The position requires extensive travel across SEA, and maybe required to work outside of the home base for extended periods on projects.

Other responsibilities include capacity building of staff and activists, coordination of field events, and training activists in project planning and logistical coordination. They are responsible for the health and safety of all individuals under their care in the field.

This is a full-time position ideally based in Jakarta, Indonesia but Manila or Bangkok could be an option for the right candidate.



A. Serve as a liaison between the Action and Investigation Team and other Programme disaplines for ongoing development and coordination of non-violent direct actions and field events that support campaign strategies and objectives. Ensure that targets are appropriately selected, tactics are relevant, and research is conducted as necessary with field investigation staff.

B. Design and implement direct action tactics that contribute to changing public, government, and/or corporate behavior in line with campaign objectives.

C. Solicit the input of creative and innovative thinkers on projects from inside and outside of the organization towards developing new and innovative forms of direct action.

D. Engage fellow Action Co-ordinators and all AIU  staff with new action opportunities, ideas and projects within campaigns and facilitate involvement of team members in brainstorms and generation of ideas.

E. Work with the Regional Activist and Training Manager to develop a program to identify, develop and train activists in action coordination and action campaigning skills.

F. Work with Regional Activist and Training Manager to contract and coordinate skilled staff and non-staff activists in action and logistics coordination roles for projects and events.

G. Manage project budgets.

H. Participate in the Intergrated Campaign planning process as an Action and Investigation Team representative.

A. Responsible for logistical planning, preparation, coordination and execution of direct actions, direct communications, protests, investigations, tours, ship-based actions and other interventions.

B. Ensure that all personnel in direct actions strictly apply to health and safety procedures.

C. Ensure that all Action Team planning processes are adhered to. Responsible for administrative duties pertaining to Action Team procedures in the preparation, execution and follow-up of events, including updating action personnel data, loss/damage insurance claims, etc.

D. Responsible for all financial aspects of action projects, including budget proposals, cost control, processing invoices and producing after-project budget reports.

E. Ensure that technical and logistical debriefs are conducted after every event, and any relevant information is fed into the evaluation report.

F. Ensure that actions are comprehensively reviewed and/or evaluated as per internal evaluation process.

G. Responsible for ensuring the Regional Activist and Training Manager is informed of all personnel-related issues upon completion of an event, including legal issues and administrative issues.

H. Responsible for ensuring that the Equipment and Warehouse Manager is informed of all action equipment-related issues upon completion of an event, including the return/replacement of seized equipment and updating equipment logbooks.

I. Responsible for working closely with the Equipment and Warehouse Managers on all equipment-related matters in connection with the planning, preparation, coordination and execution of events.

J. Supervise and coordinate contractors and volunteers working on projects as required.

3. TRAINING A. Provide input into the development and implementation of the activist training program to the Regional Activist and Training Manager, and as needed, act as a trainer, especially in one’s field of expertise.

A. Maintain and develop relations with direct action staff throughout all Greenpeace offices.

B. On occasion, represent Greenpeace to the media, authorities, allies or opponents.

C. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Regional Actions Manager.


Essential Qualities and Skills:
  • Proven team leadership, management abilities and personnel assessment skills
  • Experience in coordinating and/or team leading in direct actions and/or experience in managing large teams of people in complex and stressful situations
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Excellent organizing, project management, and planning skills
  • Budget management experience
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to be self-directed and to work well under pressure
  • Commitment to the ideals of Greenpeace, including a global perspective
  • Commitment to non-violence
  • Understanding of environmental and peace issues
  • Understanding of health and safety issues relating to direct actions
  • Diverse research skills
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Computer literate
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively.
  • College degree or equivalent experience
Desirable Qualities and Skills:
  • Experience as a trainer in one or more of; boat driving, climbing, NVDA, wilderness first aid, hazmat, security.
  • Experience working with ships or other vessels
  • Experience working as a Campaigner
  • Experience working within a complex organization

WORKING HOURSNormal hours of work for full time Employee will be forty (40) per week or (5) days in a week, at 8 hours per day excluding an hour lunch break. This will be from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am to 6: 30 pm. Ordinary hours of work may be varied as agreed between staff and the line managers.

LEAVEA permanent employee will be entitled to the following leaves:
Annual Leave: 20 days
Parental Leave:  As per labor laws and Greenpeace policy
Long Service Leave: 2 months paid leave after 5 years of continuous service
Compassionate leave: maximum of 5 days for the death of significant others

SALARYIn determining salary offer for this position, Greenpeace applies its Salary Grading Process, taking into consideration the job description and applicant’s previous experience, and the organization’s salary grade.

INSURANCEGreenpeace provides health insurance and travel insurance to its employees.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENTGreenpeace is committed to providing its employees with learning and development opportunities to be able to perform its functions more effectively.  Through its mentoring process and annual Performance Management System, staff’s development objectives are identified and prioritized.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYGreenpeace is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees, regardless of sex, marital status, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation and any other characteristics unrelated to the performance of the job. Selection will be in accordance with objective, job related criteria and the appointment will be on the basis of applicant’s merits and abilities.

HR POLICIES AND PROCEDUREGreenpeace management and staff are given guidance on the implications of the equal opportunities policy. Policies and procedures are reviewed to review and adapt current practices to promote equality of opportunity. Other organizational policies and procedures will be fully discussed to the successful applicant.

Interested candidates are invited to write Letter of Introduction, explaining why you

are qualified for the position and why you want to work for Greenpeace, fill-up the attached Application Form which you can download from HERE

and email to:

Deadline for Applications:    July 3, 2014

As we receive a large number of applicants for our advertised vacancies, we are unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted and we apologize for this in advance.  If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

  1. Read the recruitment pack carefully before completing your application form.  The recruitment pack contains information about Greenpeace, about the job you are applying for, and brief information on employment conditions.
  2. Complete all items in the application form. Remember that this will be our basis for shortlisting candidates. Curriculum Vitae (CVs) will not be accepted.
  3. Make sure you email the form to the correct email address (, addressed to the HR Department, and ensure that your application form arrives before the closing date.  Application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  4. If you have questions, kindly email
Thank you and we look forward to receiving your application letter and completed application form.
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Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Indonesia