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Greenpeace Africa
Africa
Closing Date:
Friday, 21 May 2021
Interviewing

About the Organisation

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. Greenpeace Africa is a growing movement of people acting in protection of the environment. Our campaigns use peaceful, creative confrontation to expose environmental injustices around the world and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace is an International NGO founded in 1971, when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska where the US government was conducting underground nuclear tests. It was an act of rebellion against seemingly impossible odds. Greenpeace Africa became a registered NGO in 2008. The Head Office is in South Africa and registered Hubs in Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal.

About the Job

GPAf seek Africans who have the requisite skills, knowledge, experience and influence to drive forward the aims and objectives of GPAf. The new members should be able to complement the current board, bring fresh viewpoints and open doors to funders.

The selection process is open to anyone who shares Greenpeace’s core values and is genuinely willing and able to serve on the board on a volunteer basis with no remuneration, board members are expected to serve for three years, renewable.

We encourage regional balance and diversity and in terms of gender, youth and international language.

Preference with be given to candidates based in East and West Africa, as well as Bilingualism in English and French an added advantage.

Key Responsibilities

Potential Greenpeace Board Members should have the competencies and expertise listed below:

  1. Understanding of and alignment with Greenpeace’s mission, vision and values

  2. Experience in non-governmental organizations governance and board experience

  3. Committed to the field of environmental justice, social justice, climate urgency

  4. Influential with high-level networks in Africa and African institutions such as continental, and regional institutions, CSOs

  5. Knowledge in project management, change management and Organizational Development

  6. Sound knowledge of Africa geo-political and policy environment

  7. Integrated planning, strategic planning and operational planning

  8. Sound knowledge in fundraising strategies in Africa

  9. Risk assessment expert or forecaster

  10. Sound knowledge of the private sector

  11. Understanding of board operations

  12. Strong writing and research skills

  13. Public relations/Communications expert

  14. Finance, accounting and financial management

  15. Human resources management and development

  16. Legal background

  17. Gender integration, youth participation and inclusion & diversity expertise

Board position is voluntary with no remuneration, and board members are expected to serve for three years, renewable.


If you feel excited at the prospect of making a contribution as a Greenpeace Board member then we want to hear from you!

Requirements

To apply

Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 21st May  2021 to tracy@actionappointments.comailto:tracy@actionappointments.co.za.za

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About the Organisation

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. Greenpeace Africa is a growing movement of people acting in protection of the environment. Our campaigns use peaceful, creative confrontation to expose environmental injustices around the world and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace is an International NGO founded in 1971, when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska where the US government was conducting underground nuclear tests. It was an act of rebellion against seemingly impossible odds. Greenpeace Africa became a registered NGO in 2008. The Head Office is in South Africa and registered Hubs in Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal.

About the Job

GPAf seek Africans who have the requisite skills, knowledge, experience and influence to drive forward the aims and objectives of GPAf. The new members should be able to complement the current board, bring fresh viewpoints and open doors to funders.

The selection process is open to anyone who shares Greenpeace’s core values and is genuinely willing and able to serve on the board on a volunteer basis with no remuneration, board members are expected to serve for three years, renewable.

We encourage regional balance and diversity and in terms of gender, youth and international language.

Preference with be given to candidates based in East and West Africa, as well as Bilingualism in English and French an added advantage.

Key Responsibilities

Potential Greenpeace Board Members should have the competencies and expertise listed below:

  1. Understanding of and alignment with Greenpeace’s mission, vision and values

  2. Experience in non-governmental organizations governance and board experience

  3. Committed to the field of environmental justice, social justice, climate urgency

  4. Influential with high-level networks in Africa and African institutions such as continental, and regional institutions, CSOs

  5. Knowledge in project management, change management and Organizational Development

  6. Sound knowledge of Africa geo-political and policy environment

  7. Integrated planning, strategic planning and operational planning

  8. Sound knowledge in fundraising strategies in Africa

  9. Risk assessment expert or forecaster

  10. Sound knowledge of the private sector

  11. Understanding of board operations

  12. Strong writing and research skills

  13. Public relations/Communications expert

  14. Finance, accounting and financial management

  15. Human resources management and development

  16. Legal background

  17. Gender integration, youth participation and inclusion & diversity expertise

Board position is voluntary with no remuneration, and board members are expected to serve for three years, renewable.


If you feel excited at the prospect of making a contribution as a Greenpeace Board member then we want to hear from you!

Requirements

To apply

Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 21st May  2021 to tracy@actionappointments.comailto:tracy@actionappointments.co.za.za