Greenpeace International (GPI) is seeking an experienced HR Manager, who is future focused and willing to drive the unknown, passionate about the power of people and our environment, to join its multi-culturally diverse People and Culture team. This position will be based internationally as the People and Culture department is responsible for all HR aspects of the roughly 260 employees, of which around 50% is dispersed, while the rest is based in Amsterdam.

As a HR Manager, you will be part of the GPI People and Culture department and have a client focus consisting of several departments.  You will be reporting to the Head of People and Culture. You will need to understand every aspect of the organisation and understand the interdependency with regards to people and organisational topics in a global context.

Are you a dynamic HR Professional who strives for collaboration and is transformational?  Are you able to drive HR related discussions and projects?

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • You will be the Account Manager by partnering with several managers within the Greenpeace International organisation;
  • You will provide strategic HR support in a highly client-focused way, to ensure alignment and supporting managers to work constructively within global legal constraints and within the policy standards set by the organisation. This means you need to think structurally, use data to guide your work and feel comfortable and have experience in challenging others;
  • You will be co-pilot to line management on desired organisational change, with emphasis on structure, staffing, leadership, behaviour, culture, and implementation processes;
  • You will be the change agent to line management, to design and implement the adequate change management processes; prepare, facilitate and support team sessions in a global setting and larger meetings in support of organisational goals, in order to ensure engagement of people on changes;
  • You will support the line managers to develop resourcing plans and liaising with the Recruiter (who is part of the GPI People and Culture Department as well) to lead timely and adequate recruitment on a global level;
  • You will coach and mentor managers to strengthen their overall leadership skills and help them promote the management of their employees performance by working alongside the GPI Learning and Development Manager (who is part of the GPI People and Culture Department as well) to execute original and tailor-made solutions to better support GPI staff in their learning and development needs.


  • ​Professional HR qualifications at Bachelor degree
  • 5 years+ extensive HR Manager with global experience at both operational and strategic levels to include a record of advising on complex people issues and change management projects
  • Proven ability to pro-actively influence, challenge and negotiate at senior levels
  • Strong customer and quality orientation with the ability to understand the business and their challenges
  • Proven ability to gather and share knowledge in the organisation, in the GPI People and Culture Team and on a global level
  • Well organised and able to manage competing priorities and deadlines
  • Experience in working with multi-culturally diverse staff members and ability to build relationships and an appreciation of how different cultural, legal and labour market influence people management practices
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken), with the ability to provide clear and effective advice on a range of people issues

Compensation benefits

  • Being part of a stimulating, challenging international organisation committed to protect the planet
  • Being a member of a fun and dedicated international and diverse team, all striving to reach the same goals and supporting each other along the way
  • An annual salary in line with an NGO

Company description

Greenpeace is taking action all over the world for our planet’s future. Our volunteers, activists and staff come from all corners of the globe, cover the age spectrum and come from all walks of life. What they all have in common is their commitment to working for a green and peaceful future for everyone. With creative local actions for the planet they positively affect their communities, their countries, and ultimately, the world at large.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. You should not include these details or a photo in your application. The only requirement is that you are already legally allowed to work in one of the listed countries

Contact information

Are you an enabler who has a growth mindset, and an appreciation for change? Can you take something that is already good, to make it even better? If so, we are looking for you!

Please apply with your CV and Cover Letter in English! Application deadline is Wednesday the 28th of February at 23:59 (CET).  

We look forward to receiving your application by clicking on the apply button!

For additional questions about the vacancy or the recruitment process, you can contact our Recruitment team at

Please note: In order to aid to a fair recruitment process, we will only consider applications submitted via our website.


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Kate Hutchinson-Keesen

Global HR Coordinator
From my perspective, the best part of working for Greenpeace is our global community. Working for a global cause with people from around the world is very gratifying. We always come together for our climate and our children's future.