Are you an environmentally passionate experienced HR professional? Greenpeace International (GPI) is seeking an enthusiastic and proactive HR Partner, to join its multi-culturally diverse People and Culture department located in Amsterdam. The People and Culture department is responsible for all HR aspect of the roughly 260 employees, of which around 50% is dispersed and physically not present in Amsterdam.

As a HR Partner, you will work alongside another HR Partner and 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 organizational topics in a global context.

Are you the HR Partner we are looking for to drive HR related discussion and projects?  
Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • You will be partner for one (or more) managers within the GPI organisation. You will be providing strategic HR support in a highly client-focused way, acting as an ‘account manager’ to ensures 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 integral, use data to guide your work and feel comfortable 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 process;
  • You will be the change agent to line management, to design and implement the adequate change management processes; prepare, facilitate and support team sessions and larger meetings in support of organisational goals, in order to ensure engagement of people on changes;
  • Supporting the line managers to develop resourcing plans and liaising with the Recruiter to lead timely and adequate recruitment on a global level;
  • Coach and mentor managers to strengthen their overall leadership and manage the performance of their employees. Working alongside the GPI Learning and Development Manager to execute original and tailor-made solutions to better support GPI staff in their learning and development needs.


What we are looking for:

  • Professional HR qualifications at Bachelor degree
  • 5 years+ extensive HR generalist 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

What we offer:

  • Being part of a stimulating, challenging international organisation committed to protecting the planet
  • Being a member of a fun and dedicated People & Culture team, all striving to reach the same goals and supporting each other along the way

Company description

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning network that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. It consists of 26 independent national/regional organisations in over 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific as well as a co-ordinating body (not headquarters) Greenpeace International.  Our application of non-violence goes beyond mere physical harm to encompass verbal aggression, threats, gratuitous property damage and environmental harm.  Risk-taking is part of our identity and an inherent part of our work; we aim to take only “smart” risks. Greenpeace International assumes a moral duty of care over our risk-takers that extends beyond our legal obligations to reflect full solidarity with those taking risks.

Contact information

Are you a HR professional with a passion for employee relations and do you have experience in a multi-culturally diverse and international environment? We would like to meet you!
Please apply directly via our website with your CV and Cover Letter in English! The application deadline is 14th of May 2017 at 23:59 (CEST).

Please contact our Recruiter on, should you have any additional questions about this vacancy or on this recruitment process.

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


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Johanna Latvala

Global HR Business Partner
I'm a people person so I really like to work with individuals and teams from various parts of the globe and I like interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds. I'm really happy that we are working on culture change at Greenpeace as well now. My team is great and the people in the national and regional offices I work with are amazing. Working with them makes me feel empowered.