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Regional Climate and Energy Campaigner

Greenpeace Southeast Asia (GPSEA)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Last Date: October 15, 2010

Greenpeace Southeast Asia


One of the world’s most respected environmental organizations is looking for professional, passionate, dynamic and dedicated individuals -- who are committed to non-violent means of effecting changes in attitudes and behavior in defense of the environment -- to fill in the following vacant position. 

Greenpeace Southeast Asia is currently looking for:   

Regional Climate and Energy Campaigner

(Contract Position – 1 year) 

The Regional Climate & Energy campaigner serves as the Team Leader for Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Climate and Energy team, overseeing and spearheading the planning and implementation of Climate and Energy campaign in Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines. 

Essential required skills:

·         Excellent networking skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of organizations and communities.

·         Knowledge of regional and international political and financial institutions with a particular focus on those involved in energy issues.

·         An ability to analyse regional energy trends and to plan campaigns to move Governments and international institutions towards a focus on renewable energy solutions.

·         Excellent strategic skills in analysing, planning strategies for the Climate and Energy campaign in the Southeast Asia and more broadly in the region and demonstrated experience in these areas.

·         Excellent lobbying and networking skills and a knowledge of the regional NGO movement.

·         Knowledge of the environmental and social impacts of Climate Change and the science behind it.

·         Excellent spoken and written English.

·         Demonstrated experience in an environmental/activist organization (work on climate and energy issues is preferred).

·         Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team.

·         Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion.

·         Demonstrated experience in working with people from different cultures and regions in a way which avoids conflict and promotes cooperative ways of working.

·         Commitment to non-violent direct action as a means of affecting changes.

Preferred skills:

  • A preference for good communication skills one of more regional SEA languages other than English.
  • Preferred skills include experience in key program areas: public speaking, activist training, strategic planning and organizing people around an issue.
  • Experience in climate and energy issues.


1.         In conjunction with the Campaigner Director, develop a work plan in line with both short and long term goals for an action-led Climate and Energy campaign based on regional objectives and taking into account priorities of the global programme. 

The regional energy campaigner will lead the campaign team in implementing the regional work program agreed between GPSEA and GPI and other NROs in support of the energy priorities and strategies. This entails leadership in the work around the identified ‘regional target’, pioneering engagement and lobby with as well as action against major regional political and financial institutions responsible for the identified target. 

Specifically the Campaigner will: 

·         Participate in campaign discussion and planning regarding strategic issues and event planning within GPSEA, with other Greenpeace offices and with Greenpeace International (GPI). This will include both written and verbal discussion as well as attendance at specific meetings.

·         Take the lead in the implementation of Climate and Energy campaign strategies and tactics developed to achieve goals and objectives.

·         Participate in regular progress reviews and evaluations of Climate and Energy campaign projects.

·         Keep Campaign Director informed of activities in the campaign (including preparation of reports and work plans) and recommend changes in tactics or strategies if necessary.

·         Co-ordinate information flow within the campaign and other departments and to Greenpeace International’s Climate and Energy campaign, other GPI departments and other offices and relevant regional NGOs.

·         Organize and oversee the work of short-term contractors where appropriate.

·         Identify relevant regional opportunities for political and economic work in conjunction with the Regional Political Campaigner. 

2.         Assist the Campaign Director in the designing the regional Climate and Energy campaign program and implement strategies to mobilize various stakeholders in the region and the general public about campaign issues and goals;

·         Maintain a working knowledge of technical information and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences within and outside Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

·         Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic frameworks relevant to the campaign.

·         Engage in critical national and regional political and other for a relevant to the campaign.

·         Build alliances and/or support relationships with relevant affected groups, grassroots organizations, academic and professional groups, labour, NGOs and others in the region as identified in strategic planning.

·         Prepare fact sheets and other campaign information for use within the region.

·         Work with the press officer in preparing press releases and assist in planning media strategies.

·         Act as spokesperson for the campaign within the region.

·         Develop pro-active relationships with national and regional media to increase campaign outreach.

·         Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at relevant national and regional public events, activist meetings/groups, and gatherings of political decision makers, local citizens and other affected communities. 

3.         Direct, organize and participate in non-violent direct action to support and advance campaign goals.

4.         Respond to and engage in internal as well as pressing external regional challenges as determined by the campaign team through the Campaign Director beyond his/her normal issue/campaign area as circumstances do require.

5.         Help manage and oversee the budget of the campaign (which includes preparation and consolidation of bi-monthly budget requests).

6.         Perform other job-related duties as requested or assigned by Campaigns Director and/or Executive Director.

 Specific work-plans will be amended each year. 

Interested candidates are invited to write Letter of introduction, explaining why you are qualified for the position,    fill-up application form which can be download from and email by the closing date to: Curriculum Vitae (CV) will not be accepted. If you have questions, kindly email

(Dead line of applications is October 15, 2010.) 


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