The Greenpeace International (GPI) People & Culture team is looking for a pragmatic and forward thinking Learning & Development Manager to act as a Change Agent by focusing on development of people management, performance management, performance development and leadership at GPI.  This is a new position, as part of a GPI restructure, in which a one year contract will be offered.  The position will be reviewed after the year.  
The mission of the GPI HR department is to lead and drive the development and implementation of people related strategies in close alignment organisational strategies, at a global and Greenpeace International level.  This position will be responsible for leading on the development, implementation and evaluation of designated learning and development projects and interventions.
Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Understanding the organisation’s requirements and establishing relationships in order to develop a deep understanding of team objectives, challenges and the team style of various clients;
  • You collaboratively work with HR Partners, managers and individuals to identify themes across the organisation, prioritising these to produce an annual training plan drawing on our values, the organisational strategy, functional business plans and individual requirements;
  • To actively promote the Learning and Development function and market the L&D offer in order to ensure that managers and colleagues are kept informed of the opportunities available to them within budget;
  • Developing and driving a new performance programme based on engagement and competencies for all GPI staff;  
  • Identifying and organising the most appropriate, cost-effective and sustainable delivery methods for programs according to best practices in order to facilitate GPI teams with developing training plans;
  • Researching and qualifying external and internal training providers to facilitate the development and maintenance of training materials;
  • Ensuring that appropriate and effective evaluation systems and processes are in place so that the impact of training interventions on the performance of the organisation can be measured in line with budget and presenting proposals for change where more efficient or effective approaches are identified.


What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor degree level with HR qualifications
  • 5 years+ extensive HR generalist experience at both operational and strategic levels to include a record of advising on complex change management issues
  • Knowledge and experience with current developments in learning and development techniques including best practices for a global organisation
  • Proven excellent listening, negotiation, persuasion, presentation, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written), with the ability to provide clear and effective advice on a range of people issues
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Ability to work in an international and multi­cultural environment, with the ability to build relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and an appreciation of how different cultural, legal and labour market influence people management practices

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

Want to join us? We would like to meet you!
Apply with your CV and Cover Letter (in English), telling us why you think you would be a great fit for this position before the application deadline, 2nd of May 2017 at 23:59 (CET)!
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.