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Pacific Engagement Coordinator - Fiji

Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

THE TEAM

The Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP) Program department is responsible for fighting against the planet’s enemies. The primary goal of GPAP is to bring down the might of the fossil fuel order ensuring climate action at the speed and scale necessary; this team’s job is to run campaigns that fulfil this goal. You’ll be working closely with our Pacific-based Head of Pacific, and our Australian-based campaigns team to take the fight of the Pacific to the world’s biggest stages, and work on campaigns that will optimise and build power in the Pacific to compel action on the climate crisis.

THE ROLE

GPAP is looking for a Pacific Engagement Coordinator to join us on a 12-month contract basis. The Pacific Engagement Coordinator plays a leading role in amplifying the work being done to confront the climate crisis across the Pacific Islands, and will work closely with the Head of Pacific to create thought-provoking and compelling storytelling and engagement experiences, to inspire supporters and help us win campaigns.

You’ll also collaborate closely with communities and allies in the Pacific to uplift Pacific Islander voices, including through creating and sharing Pacific Island content to key audiences and stakeholders. The role also includes organising, leading and attending online and in person events (in line with new ways of working and COVID-19 safety precautions), in order to build the key relationships required to influence change and attract the resources necessary to fund our vital work in the Pacific.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

We’re looking for someone who has a practical understanding of the importance of campaign communications and storytelling, including in the digital space. You’ll be capturing and building stories and images on the ground, so will have impressive digital capabilities, including intermediate design, photography and multimedia skills, and excellent digital and written storytelling and marketing abilities. You’ll also have incredible relationship building and interpersonal skills, and be able to identify and build relationships with key stakeholders from a range of backgrounds. We’re also looking for someone who’s highly organised, with great project management skills, and the ability to plan, organise and prioritise multiple projects and maintain tight deadlines.

The preferred location for this role is Fiji, however we are open to considering candidates from other Pacific Island Forum member states.

You’ll also have:

  • Fluency in English and fluency in at least one other non-English Pacific language;
  • A demonstrated understanding of the environmental problems in the Pacific, including the social and society structures and the geo-political landscape and influences;
  • A strong cultural understanding of the Pacific region and the ability to navigate both Western and Pacific cultural differences;
  • At least two years' experience in Pacific climate work, digital engagement, marketing, campaigning or other relevant activity; and
  • Experience in working in multi-project and multi-country environments.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • The chance to play a pivotal role in GPAP’s Pacific campaigns for 2021 - a huge year for climate that will include the Pacific Island Forum, release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, and Conference of Parties (COP);
  • An opportunity to work at a global organisation with international reach, spanning the Pacific and Australia, and our colleagues across the world;
  • Amazing international learning and development opportunities and the scope to work on a broad range of different projects;
  • A great work-life balance including 35 hour work week, health allowance, integrity framework and generous leave conditions; and
  • A culture that celebrates inclusivity and diversity.

Salary FJD 60,000 - 65,000 per annum.

HOW TO APPLY

Greenpeace 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.

To apply for this role please submit a CV (of no more than 3 pages) and a separate Cover Letter (of no more than 1 page) detailing your suitability for the role.

Note: Not all responsibilities and competencies listed in the Job Description need to be addressed; it is left to the discretion of the applicant which to focus on.

We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.

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