Greenpeace: Volunteer board members

Greenpeace Africa (GPAF)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 30 August, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Other

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. Greenpeace Africa is a growing movement of people acting in protection of the environment. Our campaigns use peaceful, creative confrontation to expose environmental injustices around the world and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.
 
Greenpeace is an International NGO founded in 1971, when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska where the US government was conducting underground nuclear tests. It was an act of rebellion against seemingly impossible odds. Greenpeace Africa became a registered NGO in 2008. The Head Office is in South Africa and registered Hubs in Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal.
 
At this critical time in our planet’s future, Greenpeace Africa seeks to appoint

FIVE VOLUNTEER MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF GREENPEACE AFRICA (GPAf)

 
Greenpeace Africa is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for its Board of Directors. The Board of GPAf is looking for potential candidates to fill five seats on the GPAf Board for a period of three years. Candidates who are interested and meet the requirements as outlined below are encouraged to apply. For the current search, the board requires nationals from Southern, East, Central and North Africa.
 
The selection process is open to anyone who shares Greenpeace’s core values and is genuinely willing and able to serve on the board on a volunteer basis.
 
Potential Greenpeace Board Members should possess expertise in at least one of the following skill sets:

  • Governance, strategy, organizational development, change management
  • Environmental/social justice/development
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Public Resource Mobilization, public communications – including positioning and branding

Experience in and knowledge of and/or interest in at least some of the following areas is desirable:

  • Knowledge of organizational governance processes;
  • Knowledge of and experience in sustainable environmental development approaches
  • Familiarity with Greenpeace’s history and culture, and/or experience and interest in Greenpeace’s campaign issues;
  • Commitment to non-violent, direct action and civil disobedience as a legitimate means of making change;
  • Keen interest in matters of environmental and social-economic justice;
  • Understanding of the civil society landscape and familiarity with the working of global organizations;
  • Experience in team-building and conflict resolution and good negotiation and facilitation skills;
  • Evidence of understanding and practice of organizational strategic planning;
  • Experience with digital communication and new media engagement or knowledge of movement building, mass mobilization and mass engagement;

If you feel excited at the prospect of making a contribution as a Greenpeace Board member then we want to hear from you!
 
Please send your comprehensive CV’s together with a cover letter summarizing how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role to Lisa Garson by Friday 30th August 2019 at lisa@actionappointments.co.za

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