Greenpeace stands for positive change through action: Our courage, independence and global reach help us defend nature and promote peace.

Thank you for your interest in applying for this Toxics Campaigner role. We hope that this pack gives you an overview of who we are and what we do, plus details of the job and the people you will be working with. Everyone who works for Greenpeace is passionate about what we are trying to achieve. We have big ambitions for our work and we believe it is an immensely rewarding and inspiring place to work.

Who We Are

Mission of Greenpeace

Greenpeace stands for positive change through action. Our courage, independence and global reach help us defend nature and promote peace.

History of Greenpeace

In 1971, motivated by their vision of a green and peaceful world, a small team of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada, in an old fishing boat. Their goal was to protest peacefully against U.S nuclear testing in Amchitka, a tiny island off the West Coast of Alaska. Amchitaka is one of the world's most earthquake-prone regions and home to endangered animals.

Greenpeace East Asia has been set up in since 1997 to fight climate change, stop toxic pollution, ensure food security, end illegal deforestation and defend the oceans.

Greenpeace East Asia has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei and Seoul. Environmental problems know no borders, and Greenpeace recognizes the importance of regional offices that work together to achieve effective solutions for a sustainable future.

Surging economic development in East Asia has brought widespread prosperity, but has also taken a severe environmental toll, both regionally and in the world.

The Toxics Campaign Team

The toxics team tackles one of the most pressing pollution issues in China, the massive water and soil pollution caused by excessive industrial discharge. 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 and call for immediate actions to amend them. Over the past decade the Greenpeace toxics team has worked on the E-waste issue, on the pollution caused by the textile industry, and the heavy metal pollution caused by mining and smelting activities. Striving to reveal the huge cost of pollution and provide solutions, we challenge the old thinking of ‘treatment after pollution’ and advocate the ‘precautionary principle’.

The Post of Toxics Campaigner

We are seeking a cross-disciplinary and dedicated professional to be part of our dynamic Toxics Campaign in China, an on-going campaign against pollution caused by hazardous chemicals. Working together with Greenpeace staff in China and other countries, as well as external partners, the toxics campaigner is directly involved in the development and implementation of exciting and important campaign activities that aim to create a “toxic-free” future for our children. He/she will design, execute, communicate, and promote the campaign message to the public. He/she is expected to have a sharp understanding of China’s fast-paced social change, and have ability to build influence in China’s policy and industrial circle.

Who We Are Looking For

Who you are:

1.Committed to making the world a better place

2.Good at strategic planning and critical thinking

3.Have a strong track record of project planning and execution with concrete results

4.Creative, resilient, and willing to take calculated risks

5.Speak and write excellent Chinese and English

6.Experiences on journalism, communication, advertisement, environmental issues advocacy will be a plus.

Job Description

Job title: Toxics 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

Work with project teammates to develop and implement effective project plans and strategies to bring positive changes to an environmental problem.

- Provide campaign expertise with respect to a specialized campaign issue. Stay abreast of the latest developments of the issues.


- Research, investigate and analyze a wide range of specialized material on campaign issues and strategies.

- Respond to public inquiries about campaign issues and other matters. Prepare materials and publications. Attend and/or organize conferences.

- Represent Greenpeace in front of traditional and new media (if required) to expose environmental problems and advocate for positive solutions.

- 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

- Evaluate project progress and shortcomings at designated points of evaluation. Complete evaluation reports if required.

- 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

- Professionalism, in particular demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget

- Achievement

- Interpersonal relationship

- Knowledge sharing

- Values diversity

- Innovation

Functional competencies

- Technical

- Fluency in written and spoken English

- Knowledge and/or experience in New Media, in particular: … Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat or other new media platforms

- Understanding of the media advocacy needs of a campaigning organisation

- Awareness and knowledge of ecological situation (global and regional/national)

- Understanding of the roles that science, politics, economics, industry, media and social change play in campaigning.

- Knowledge and/or experience in (at least) one of the Greenpeace campaign themes

- Skills in written and verbal communication

- Knowledge and/or experience in PowerPoint

- Knowledge and/or experience in Excel

- Fluency in written and spoken native language

Method related

- Work under pressure

- Public speaking

- Project management

- Analytical skills

- Presentation and reporting skills

- Planning & Organizing

- Budgeting (preparing, presenting, monitoring)

Social/self competencies

- Being a team player

- Leadership competencies

- Strategic Orientation


- Commitment to the mission, principles and values of Greenpeace

- Commitment to, and demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team

- Ability to work unsupervised, in a rapidly changing environment

- Ability to operate and lead under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations

- Ability to function effectively under public scrutiny

Specific Work Environment

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.

The position may be required to work under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations.


Working Hours

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 15

2nd year 15

3rd year 16

4th year 17

5th year 18

6th year 19

7th year or above 20


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

Learn and Development

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.

How to Apply

Please send your CV, a covering letter written both in English and Chinese to recruit.cn@greenpeace.org

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

Room 303A, Tower B, Jiachengyoushu Office Building, No. A 25,Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing China

Beijing Subway:

Line 2 Dongsishitiao Station, Exit A within 5 minutes walking distance of our office.

Beijing Buses:

The 3, 42, 113, 115, 118, 701, 758, Te 16, Ye 3, Ye34 buses all stop at the Dongsishitiaoqiaoxi station within 5 minutes walking distance of our office.