Ocean Campaigner-Beijing Office-2015

Job - 2015-03-16
More job ads can be found in http://www.greenpeace.org.cn Please do submit your application letter and resume written in both Chinese and English.

Ocean Campaigner (Permanent / Full Time)

Greenpeace stands for positive change through action: the courage, independence and global reach to defend nature and promote peace.

The Ocean Campaign Team

China Ocean team seek to tackle pressing overfishing problems that have depleted China own domestic fisheries resources, and to avoid the rapidly growing massive Chinese distant water fishing fleets from repeating the same mistake on global ocean resources. Severe overcapacity of the fishing industry with too many boats and too few fish left has becoming a major concern. Our goal is to help China to become a responsible big fishing nation, and to set a good example in sustainable model of fisheries. Through an array of campaigning tools, including field investigation, documentation of the pollution crimes, public engagement, communication via new & traditional media, and political lobbying, we expose the problems, provide solutions, and call for immediate actions to amend them.

The Post of Ocean Campaigner

We are seeking a cross-disciplinary and dedicated professional to be part of our dynamic Ocean Campaign in China. Working together with Greenpeace staff in China and other countries, as well as external partners, the Ocean campaigner is directly involved in the development and implementation of exciting and important campaign activities.

He/she will design, execute, communicate, and promote the campaign message to the public. He/she is expected to have a progressive global perspective on China rising influence and growing responsibility to help protect global environment, a sharp understanding of China’s fast-paced social change, and have ability to build influence in China’s policy and market circle.

Who We Are Looking For

You DO NOT need to have DIRECT EXPERIENCE in ocean or fisheries issue in order to apply for this position. Greenpeace is a creative campaign organization that firmly believe in assessing the candidate’s competency as well as full “POTENTIAL” – so it is not just what u know or have now, but also what you STRIVE to achieve and BECOMING in near future. So please convince us with your “curiosity, insight, engagement, and determination.”  

Who you are:

  1. Committed to making the world a better place
  2. Strong believer of environmental justice
  3. Good at strategic planning and critical thinking
  4. Have a strong track record of project planning and execution with concrete results
  5. Creative, resilient, and willing to take calculated risks
  6. Speak and write excellent Chinese and English
  7. Experiences on journalism, communication, advertisement, environmental issues advocacy, international relation or international finance will be a plus.

Highly motivated applicants from any professional discipline are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have strong verbal and written communication skills both in English and Mandarin.

Please visit http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/about/jobs/ for more details.

Please send your application letter and full English and Chinese resume with current and expected salary to:



Greenpeace East Asia

Job title: Campaigner
Valid from: 01 June 2014
Job grade: 3
Reports to: Assistant Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager
Line manages: None

Overall purpose of the job

The Campaigner provides specialized campaign expertise in Greenpeace’s ongoing or emerging campaign project works and is directly involved in the development and implementation of campaign project plans, under the leadership of the project leader. The Campaigner will also work with external stakeholders to further Greenpeace’s campaign goals.


Major functions / responsibilities

Conceptual tasks, Strategy development and/or Project management

  1. Work with project teammates to develop and implement effective project plans and strategies to bring positive changes to an environmental problem.
  2. Provide campaign expertise with respect to a specialized campaign issue. Stay abreast of the latest developments of the issues.


  1. Research, investigate and analyze a wide range of specialized material on campaign issues and strategies.
  2. Respond to public inquiries about campaign issues and other matters. Prepare materials and publications. Attend and/or organize conferences.
  3. Represent Greenpeace in front of traditional and new media (if required) to expose environmental problems and advocate for positive solutions.
  4. Maintain active liaison with key stakeholders in specific campaign issue(s). Actively seek out and participate in discussions with influential individuals and groups. Communicate and engage with inter-governmental bodies, government officials and corporate representatives related to the issue(s).

Support/ Coaching/ Leadership

Coordinate among different departments and offices within Greenpeace to advance campaign goals. Work with other teammates to organize actions, activities and other events. Make presentations and respond to public speaking requests. Initiate engagement with strategically targeted groups.

Compliance/ Keeping Framework Conditions

  1. Evaluate project progress and shortcomings at designated points of evaluation. Complete evaluation reports if required.
  2. Responsibly direct and control project spending. Create reasonable budgets at the beginning of project life cycle and oversee budgetary issues throughout project implementation.

Competency profile

Organization competencies

  1. Professionalism, in particular demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  2. Achievement
  3. Interpersonal relationship
  4. Knowledge sharing
  5. Values diversity
  6. Innovation

Functional competencies


  1. Fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese
  2. Knowledge and/or experience in New Media, in particular: … Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat or other new media platforms
  3. Understanding of the media advocacy needs of a campaigning organisation
  4. Awareness and knowledge of ecological situation (global and regional/national)
  5. Understanding of the roles that science, politics, economics, industry, media and social change play in campaigning.
  6. Knowledge and/or experience in (at least) one of the Greenpeace campaign themes
  7. Skills in written and verbal communication
  8. Knowledge and/or experience in PowerPoint
  9. Knowledge and/or experience in Excel

Method related

  1. Work under pressure
  2. Public speaking
  3. Project management
  4. Analytical skills
  5. Presentation and reporting skills
  6. Planning & Organizing
  7. Budgeting (preparing, presenting, monitoring)

Social/self competencies

Being a team player

Leadership competencies

Strategic Orientation


  1. Commitment to the mission, principles and values of Greenpeace
  2. Commitment to, and demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team
  3. Ability to work unsupervised, in a rapidly changing environment
  4. Ability to operate and lead under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations
  5. Ability to function effectively under public scrutiny

Specific Work Environment

  1. The position works in a standard office environment, and is required to travel to other Greenpeace offices, campaign locations or locations where environmental problems require the presence of Greenpeace representatives.
  2. The position may be required to work under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations.



Conditioned working hours is 37.5 hours/ week from Monday to Friday.


Annual Leave System

Year of service completed in Greenpeace worldwide

No. of entitlement in a year

1st year


2nd year


3rd year


4th year


5th year


6th year


7th year or above



Greenpeace offers Social Insurance, Housing Provident Funds, and supplementary commercial insurance package during employment. Further details about these benefits will be provided if appointed.


Greenpeace offers a combination of in house and external training opportunities throughout the year. Greenpeace also offers study leave for courses related to your work and assistance is available for relevant further education qualifications. For further information on learning and development opportunities please speak to the Staff Development Team.


Please send your CV, a covering letter written both in English and Chinese to

CLOSING DATE: dd/mm/year

Your CV should outline your skills and experience, and include contact details of two referees. We will not take up references until a job offer has been made.

Your covering letter is the most important part of your application. It should be used to tell us how you meet the selection criteria listed on the person specification. Draw particular attention to experience, skills, achievements and knowledge gained in past employment or other activities which are relevant to the job. It may be easiest to use the headings relating to the requirements detailed in the person specification and demonstrate how you meet them. Please ensure your covering letter is no more than 4 pages long (4 sides of A4).

As we receive a large number of applications for our advertised vacancies we are unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted and we apologise for this in advance.

Getting to the Greenpeace office


3/F, Julong Office Building, Block 7, Julong Garden, 68 Xinzhong Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.

Beijing Subway:

Line 2 Chaoyangmen Station, Dongsishitiao Station both within 10/15 minutes walking distance of our office.

Beijing Buses:

The 3, 113, 115, 118, 416, 431, 701, 758, Te 16 buses all stop at the Dongsishitiaoqiaodong station

The75, 101,109, 110, 112, 420, 650 buses all stop at Chaoyangmenwai station

Both stations within 10/15 minutes walking distance of our office.