Greenpeace International is Recruiting for Head of Global Learning and Development

Job description

Permanent* / full time

*offered on a 12 month contract basis initially, with possibility of extension / move to permanent contract, subject to local terms.

Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located. See the locations here[Please note that we are currently unable to host new staff in a number of NRO’s at this present time, due to various restrictions. We are unable to support hosting in the US, in addition to some other NRO locations. The recruitment team may reach out to you to provide an update as necessary, depending on your location]. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on location where the successful candidates will be based. We aim to share this information with candidates before reaching the offer stage.

Greenpeace International (GPI) is looking for a Head of Global Learning and Development to build a high-performing and collaborative internationally-based learning and staff development function – creating and implementing strategy and practice to develop staff and volunteers and strengthen people and culture across the Global Greenpeace network.

Leading and managing the creation of a strategies for the development of staff and volunteers through coaching, learning plans and development, you will be responsible for the implementation of a dynamic learning system and practice: developing, implementing, evaluating and improving the key strategic programmes and learning processes worldwide, including within the National and Regional Organisations (NROs) and GPI itself.

In this role you will:

  • Lead and manage the internationally-based team, mentoring and guiding team members individually and with respect to collective goals.
  • Empower team members to learn, lead and grow through their experiences at Greenpeace.
  • Contribute to the further development and implementation of the global People Strategy through ongoing review of the development framework and strategies.
  • Create and maintain a Learning and development community of practice.
  • Partner with senior managers across the Greenpeace network to ensure quality learning and development initiatives for staff and volunteers.
  • Provide a global support environment for the development of staff, including professional peer support, alignment of learning programs and other initiatives/offerings, with rapid adoption of innovation,
  • Coordinate the identification of skills and competence development priorities.
  • Establish a culture within the global community of inclusion, continuous innovation, improvement and dynamic responsiveness to the emerging needs of the organisation.
  • Advise and consult stakeholders on the creation of learning programmes to support the implementation of departmental goals/strategies.
  • Oversee discovering, defining, designing, developing and deploying of global learning initiatives.
  • Work with internal partners to improve focus on staff development by supporting a relevant performance management process.
  • Manage the budget to ensure efficient and effective use of resources.

For further details about the role, please see the full job description HERE.

Job requirements

What we’re looking for:

Remember no one has every skill or experience needed for this role and you’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot from the team. We believe someone who has a few of these is well suited to exceed in this role:

  • Strong management and team building, with experience leading and stimulating communities of practice.
  • Experience of working in multicultural environments and of managing a virtual team across the globe, with ability to build relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Proven track record in the design and delivery of staff development initiatives, with evidence of ensuring consideration of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion principles.
  • Demonstrable success in supporting implementation of management/organisational development initiatives and in driving culture and change management processes.
  • Experience and knowledge in organisational development and learning systems.
  • Excellent project management and coordination skills.
  • Experience of managing budgets and processes (preparing, presenting, monitoring).
  • Proven ability to manage key stakeholder relationships, with strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with the ability to provide clear and effective advice.
  • Digital literacy skills; the ability to learn and utilise our digital platforms to successfully perform the role function (familiarity with G-Suite, Slack and Zoom is an advantage)
  • Demonstrable support for and belief in the Greenpeace network core aims and values.

What you can expect:

We are a diverse team spanning the globe who are passionate about what we do. We are a group of compassionate individuals, with a strong understanding and commitment to the impact of learning and development for our staff. We empower L&D colleagues across the Greenpeace global network – especially within NROs in locations that are most critical in enabling us to achieve our mission – to learn, to grow, and to thrive with authenticity, courage and tenacity.

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.

Please click HERE to visit the careers site, to learn more about working for Greenpeace.

About us:

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. Our goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. That means we want to:

  • protect biodiversity in all its forms
  • prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water
  • end all nuclear threats
  • promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence

To Apply

If you share our vision, please click ‘apply for this job’ below, 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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at Please note that all applications have to be filled out via the website and can’t be submitted via this email.

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!

CLOSING DATE: 15th of October 2023, 23:59 (CEST)

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