Executive Director: Greenpeace Africa – JHB

Greenpeace, acknowledged globally as a pioneer of international environmental activism, drives positive change through action by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse around the world.

Greenpeace Africa seeks an African National with an unshakeable commitment to its core values. The Executive Director will lead the newly-established Greenpeace Africa at the forefront of environmentalism to enhance its position as an active catalyst for positive responses to global environmental threats.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the strategic vision for Greenpeace Africa
  • Overall accountability for policy, people and administration management
  • Oversee operations in South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo and one West African country
  • Drive campaigns and fund raising initiatives
  • Spokesperson for Greenpeace Africa

    Experience and Qualifications:

  • A tertiary degree (masters level or above)
  • Strong communication skills in English and French essential
  • A successful track record of inspirational leadership at a senior level within a complex International organisation (pref. NGO, activist, human rights or aid organisation)
  • A deep understanding of African and global politics and the ability to influence those in positions of commercial and political power.
  • Experience in developing strategic plans and long term financial and business policies
  • Substantial knowledge of campaigning and advocacy, and a strategic understanding of how to generate change.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to drive environmental and social change in Africa, as part of the leading NGO in environmental activism and one of the world’s most credible voices in effecting change across the globe.

    Please send a CV and motivational letter to info [at]jhammer.co.za by 30 September. Your confidential application will be responded to within 30 days of application. Please do not contact Greenpeace directly.

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