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SOUTHEAST ASIA RECRUITMENT PACK Greenpeace, one of the world’s most respected and dynamic organization, is an international non-profit global campaigning organization that acts to protect and conserve the environment. At the heart of Greenpeace campaigns is the tradition of non-violent, direct action against environmental abuse and destruction. For over 35 years, Greenpeace has been successful in campaigning to reverse environmental degradation by bearing witness to 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 does not accept funding from governments or corporations to ensure our independence from financial and commercial interests. We rely on the support of individuals to be able to continue our work in protecting the environment. Greenpeace in Southeast Asia Greenpeace has been present in Southeast Asia since 2000. Greenpeace has led successful campaigns in the region, including preventing the entry of hazardous waste imports and radioactive shipments, campaigning against destructive logging, stopping polluting technologies such as waste incinerators and coal power plants, promoting sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and necessary solutions to key environmental problems. Greenpeace actively campaigns across the region to catalyze an energy revolution, protect the world’s ancient forests, create a toxics-free future, and campaign for sustainable agriculture. Greenpeace has three offices in Southeast Asia – in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. GPSEA is composed of four departments --- the Campaigns Department, the Fundraising Department, Communications, and Organizational Support Department. Currently, Greenpeace has more than a hundred staff around the region, excluding the direct dialogue/fundraisers. THE POST - CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR This person will be responsible for the management and coordination of a team of campaigners and support staff based in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. She/he will supervise and support their work, monitor budgets and address personnel issues where relevant. She/he will report to the Executive Director and work closely with relevant international issues coordinators who supervise global campaigns on Climate and Energy, Forests, Oceans, Genetic Engineering, Toxics and Disarmament work. The position is based in Bangkok/Jakarta and will require extensive travel in the Southeast Asian region. Qualifications and Skills Required: • Very strong management and organizational skills with a focus on the ability to manage and coordinate a range of staff working on different issues in different regions and political climates. • Strong campaign experience with excellent strategic skills in analyzing and planning strategies and overseeing their implementation. • Leadership skills including the ability to manage a diverse team of individuals and the ability to take necessary decisions based on clear and concise evaluation of the information relevant to that decision. • Ability to build a strong team spirit and to direct and channel that team to deliver effective outcomes. • Broad knowledge of a range of the main environmental issues described above. • Excellent spoken and written English. Language skills in Bahasa Indonesia or Thai would be an advantage. • Demonstrated experience in an environmental/activist organization(s) • Preferred skills include experience in key program areas: public speaking, training, strategic planning and organizing people around an issue. • Commitment to non-violent direct action as a means of effecting change. Responsibilities: 1. Campaigns As the head of the campaigns department, this position will manage the following tasks: Work with campaign staff and the senior management team (SMT) to develop campaign strategies and tactics aligned with global priorities. Provide advice to campaigners and to the SMT on campaign issues and the external context. Adjust plans based on political, economic and social changes and changing opportunities. Provide Southeast Asia input into the development of Greenpeace’s regional and global campaigning strategies and objectives. Ensure that staff develop clear issue-specific campaign plans with achievable short, medium and long-term objectives related to available resources; ensure workplans are regionally and internationally significant and contributing to global campaign objectives even if they are national events Prepare the annual regional campaign plan and budget for approval. Ensure that the campaign department maintains effective relationships with various relevant stakeholders in the region e.g. other environmental groups and local communities working on similar issues, policy-makers and parliamentarians etc. Ensure that the commitment of Greenpeace to non-violent direct action is maintained. Manage campaign spending and be responsible for financial reporting on campaign activities and budgets. Work closely with the Communications Department to ensure appropriate communication strategies are built into campaign planning; and ensure regional media outreach and press work in Southeast Asia, especially in countries where GPSEA currently operates. Ensure that fundraising opportunities are also integrated and maximized in the campaign program and that campaign projects take into account organizational fundraising objectives. 2. Staff Management Provide guidance and support to the campaign team in the development of individual workplans within the agreed strategies, objectives and budgets. Taking into account organizational objectives and global campaign priorities. Conduct reviews and evaluations of projects with staff to ensure that personal, campaign and organisational objectives and targets are reached. Be responsible for the orientation and training of campaign staff. Provide feedback on performance and conduct annual performance evaluation for staff. 3. Senior Management Team As a member of the senior management team, provide leadership in integrating decisions across the organisation. Contribute to the overall development and policy making within Greenpeace globally. Attend meetings of the Southeast Asia Board as required and attend international campaign meetings. As a member of the SMT, provide input to the ED and the SMT on regional strategic issues of primary importance i.e. geo-political, economic and development agenda and challenges including identification of and responding to new frontiers. Collaborate closely with the ED and the other SMT directors in pursuit of identified organizational priorities Perform other duties or projects as assigned or delegated by the Executive Director. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE APPLYING TO THIS POST CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT All items below are applicable to full time permanent employees only. Different policy applies for Project Employees. WORKING HOURS Normal 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. LEAVE A permanent employee will be entitled to the following leaves: Annual Leave – 20 days Sick Leave – 30 days (may be used for significant others including family members) Parental Leave - 45 days (or 90 days at half pay) maternity leave with paid leave, and 10 days paternity leave with pay Sabbatical leave – 2 months paid leave after 5 years of continuous service Compassionate leave – 5 days for the death of significant others SALARY In 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. INSURANCE Greenpeace provides health insurance and travel insurance to it’s employees. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT Greenpeace 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 OPPORTUNITY Greenpeace 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 PROCEDURE Greenpeace 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 procedure will be fully discussed to the successful applicant. APPLICATION GUIDELINES Interested candidates are invited to write Letter of introduction, explaining why you are qualified for the position, and fill-up Application Form which you can download from http://www.greenpeace.org/seasia/th/jobs/ and email by the closing date to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline of applications: November 22, 2010 Start Date for the post - January 2011 We regret that shall be unable to acknowledge receipt of the form but should you wish to confirm that we have received your application, please call our office at telephone +66-2-3571921. 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. GUIDANCE IN COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM 1. Read the recruitment pack carefully before filling up your application form. Recruitment pack contains information about Greenpeace, about the job you are applying for, and brief information on employment condition. 2. Fill up 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 (email@example.com), 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 honored. 4. If you have questions, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and we look forward to receiving your application letter and completed application form.
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