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Greenpeace Africa - Campaigner: Food For Life

The Greenpeace International "Food for Life" campaign aims to fix the broken food system by influencing politics, business, consumers, farmers and financial flows, to shift towards ecological farming. You will be responsible for developing and implementing a successful campaign strategy in East Africa. You will also be an active participant in the development of the global campaign.

About Greenpeace Africa

Greenpeace Africa is an environmental campaigning organization with offices in Southern, West and Central Africa. There has never been a more exciting and challenging time to join Greenpeace, to help us build people powered campaigns, all backed by a long-established track record for taking non-violent direct action based on respected science, creative communications, precedent setting legal action, carried by the long reach of our ships and so much more.

About the Role

Industrial agriculture in its current form is a major threat to biodiversity, contributes to GHG emissions and increases food insecurity across the African continent. The Food for Life (FFL) campaign aims to fix the broken food system by influencing politics, business, consumers, farmers and financial flows to shift towards more sustainable and ecological farming. An influential member of this global campaign, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a successful campaign strategy in Africa.


Campaign project work

  • Plan and execute non-violent direct action, public communication and engagement activities, media work, research, political and corporate work and the use of legal and scientific approaches to issues, in collaboration with relevant teams in the FFL campaign.
  • Ensure specific FFL campaign activities are properly budgeted for by the Senior Campaign Manager
  • Advise the Senior Campaign Manager on project expenses and ensure that there is no overspend.
  • Identify and implement the most cost-effective/strategic use of the campaign budget.

Strategic planning and input

  • Develop and continually evaluate an effective overall campaign strategy (in collaboration with the rest of the integrated team/line manager/SMT).
  • Prepare and implement individual workplan with measureable performance objectives.
  • Ensure campaign project strategies have realistic objectives, and are innovative and effective.
  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of the Greenpeace Africa engagement strategy.

Building external networks

  • Establish communication and ensure collaboration with local authorities, international bodies, NGOs, partners, community leaders and all other important stakeholders within each project as required.
  • Represent Greenpeace at meetings, coordination bodies, and within local communities as required.
  • Develop, build alliances and maintain good relationships with other NGOs and other relevant groups.

Communicating with staff and the external world

  • In conjunction with Greenpeace Africa communications team, design, create and use a range of communication tools (direct actions, direct communication, traditional and new media, briefing sheets and public information) to communicate with target audiences and to achieve campaign objectives.
  • Prepare substantive briefings and updates to inform staff, media and stakeholders on specific campaign issues, progress and outcomes.
  • Apply communication and interpersonal skills to interact with suppliers, media, external opinion formers and authorities on a number of issues of varying complexity.
  • Deliver a professional and well-informed image of Greenpeace and its campaigns to the public and through the media.

Personal Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the campaign area
  • Minimum 3 years of years of campaign experience or work experience in the agricultural sector in Africa
  • Ability to work in Swahili and/or French is an asset
  • Experience working for an NGO is preferred
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally