International Director of People and Culture

About the International Director of People and Culture

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the IDPC will model and drive the organisation’s culture, ensuring our People and Culture strategy and policies are aligned and contribute to the overall Greenpeace strategy. The postholder will apply first hand expertise and understanding of other cultures and contexts, to be innovative in making the Greenpeace network a more diverse, inclusive organisation and a safe workplace for everybody working in Greenpeace. The role will enable Greenpeace, globally and locally, to attract, develop, reward and retain the most talented, and diverse people (staff, ship’s crew and volunteers) and result in high levels of employee development, engagement and support for Greenpeace.

The postholder will initiate, oversee and proactively support effective change management practices and champion the innovation required to move in tandem with the evolving external context and be impactful.

The IDPC will lead and manage the development and delivery of the People Strategy across the global Greenpeace organisation, ensuring the right human resources and learning & development systems are in place to support it. Furthermore, they will build relationships that inspire and motivate national regional organisations to closely collaborate and contribute to achieve consistency and strength in best practice.

Education, Qualifications & Experience

Educational background in Human Resources Development, Organizational Development, Business or Public Management
Ability to demonstrate substantial relevant working experience in the HR field, with substantial/relevant senior strategic management-leadership experience within an international/ global organization context.
Ability to quickly gain an in-depth understanding of organisational needs, analyse immediate priorities, and engage stakeholders in your vision.
To offer creative solutions and outside the box thinking, in order to achieve results, under pressure and in a face paced working environment.
Experience in leading, designing, implementing Global Diversity, Inclusion, Integrity and Culture initiatives – experience in connecting organisational development and programme impact
Experience in executing strategic plans into daily practice
A strong leader, with exceptional team building skills and experience of leading and stimulating communities of practice empowering people.
Ability to manage own wellbeing and effectively promote the wellbeing of all staff.
Experienced in leading, managing and supporting teams dispersed around the globe
Proven success in building and driving culture and change management strategies, across a complex global network.
Experience with managing budgets and processes (preparing, presenting, monitoring)
Proven ability to successfully manage key stakeholder relationships, with strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills.
Fluency in written and spoken English, with the ability to communicate ideas effectively, invite constructive dialogue and inspire audiences. Additional language skills are advantageous.
Ability to demonstrate support for and belief in the core aims and values of Greenpeace.
You can learn more here at: https://www.sri-executive.com/offer/?id=9274


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.


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About Greenpeace

In developing our campaign strategies and policies we take great care to reflect our fundamental respect for democratic principles while seeking out solutions that will promote global social equity. Our vision is an Africa where people live in harmony with nature in a peaceful state of environmental and social justice. Our mission is to work with others to foster environmental consciousness whereby Africa's people seek social and economic prosperity in ways that protect the environment for the benefit of humans, the planet, and the future. Our core values are reflected in all our environmental work, worldwide. These are: We 'bear witness' to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner; We use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate; In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions we have no permanent allies or adversaries; We ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests; We seek solutions for, and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. In developing our campaign strategies and policies we take great care to reflect our fundamental respect for democratic principles and to seek solutions that will promote global social equity.