Nature Finance Expert – Greenpeace International

Greenpeace International

Job description

Up to 2 year fixed term contract* (subject to local terms) / full time

*(This is a 2 year project position with funding secured for this period, the role is initially offered on a 12 month contract basis with possibility of extension to at least 2 years (subject to local labour law).

Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located (subject to agreement). See the locations here. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on location where the successful candidates will be based.

Together we are stronger! Now more than ever, our fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs change. It needs action and solutions. It needs you.

Greenpeace is a global campaigning network. It comprises 26 independent national/regional organisations, and a coordinating organisation, Greenpeace International. Greenpeace uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace International (GPI) is seeking a Nature Finance Expert to support our projects and campaigns on biodiversity. Our biodiversity campaigners and issue experts, spread across the world, focus on land use, forest, food and oceans, working towards transforming the way humans interact with the natural world around us.

You will act as an analyst and expert, providing advice to the GPI Biodiversity & Climate Team, campaigners, engagement and communication colleagues, on economic and finance questions related to nature and biodiversity, globally.

In this role you will:

  • Help to develop global campaign strategies that can incubate finance campaigns, together with our National and Regional Offices (NROs).
  • Support relevant NRO efforts to develop campaigns and support their implementation with technical advice, preparation of outputs, liaising with external processes, etc.
  • Organize internal webinars, training and other forums on emerging technical issues that are relevant for our biodiversity and climate related campaigns.
  • Follow key developments and regularly summarise these to our campaigners.
  • Identify, commission and coordinate external research, investigation and analysis, to support global campaign project goals.
  • Prepare external and internal reports, policy positions, fact sheets and briefings in support of campaign objectives.

Job requirements

What we’re looking for:

  • Substantial relevant professional experience and expertise in the field of economics and finance of nature and biodiversity.
  • Proven quantitative skills and experience in financial analysis.
  • Ability to grasp new and complex concepts and areas of nature/land use finance – quickly and accurately – and to turn them into coherent campaign strategies.
  • Ability to identify and conduct own research and to prepare external and internal reports, policy positions, fact sheets and briefings in support of campaign developments.
  • Ability to value and promote diversity, with experience in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships, showing empathy and kindness working with cross-cultural and global teams.
  • Demonstrable support for and belief in Greenpeace’s core aims and values.

You will get:

The overexploitation of nature, driven mainly by the rich and powerful, is threatening millions – if not billions – of lives and putting our very existence at risk along with countless other species. In this role you will join a team of highly passionate and committed campaigns and issue experts, working hard to transform the way humans interact with the natural world around us.

You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. Staff can also access our wellness initiatives, such as yoga and meditation and also have the opportunity to join our global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion staff communities.

To Apply:

We are looking for a committed environmentalist who is eager to use their specialist forest and land use knowledge to stimulate fundamental change and solve our nature and biodiversity crisis.

If you share our vision, please click ‘apply for this job’, to begin your application.

To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of key criteria and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.

Addressing the key criteria is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.

It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.

Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and would like to invite you especially to apply!

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