The mission of Greenpeace International’s Operations Department is to contribute to achieve Greenpeace’s Global Programme Objectives by providing advice, inspiration, guidance, oversight and support in the areas of actions, investigations, security and maritime operations.
Greenpeace International is seeking an Operations Capacity Development Manager (Investigations) to join the Operations Capacity Development Unit.
This is a full-time opportunity, to be based in any established Greenpeace Office.
As the Operations Capacity Development Manager (Investigations), you will be part of a team in which each member brings a specific expertise (yours being Investigations), to develop,maintain and oversee best practices, training programmes and learning initiatives. Even if your main focus will be Investigations, your expertise will allow you to actively contribute to the work of the team for all other Operations disciplines: actions (Greenpeace activities, including non-violent direct actions - NVDA), security and maritime operations.
Your main responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Handle the development, maintenance and global adoption of Investigations best practices, strategies, guidance papers and/or policies;
  • Handle the investigation capacity assessment process for Greenpeace’s National or Regional Offices (NROs) and the Investigations contribution to NRO three-years strategic plans;
  • Provide Investigations-related capacity development initiatives to NROs;
  • Contribute to training programmes and learning initiatives for other Operations specialties: actions, ships, security, R&D and information security;
  • Oversee the development and management of Investigations-related communities of practice;
  • Contribute to the Operations Capacity Development Unit team building, the sharing of knowledge, expertise and ideas.


  • Extensive work experience as a senior investigator, researcher, investigations trainer and/or campaigner
  • Demonstrable commitment to NVDA, protest and environmental/peace issues
  • Excellent interpersonal & analytical skills and experience in operating within an international and multicultural environment
  • Experience and/or knowledge of at least one other Operations discipline: actions, security or maritime work
  • Experience of the use of relevant action, land, water, airborne equipment
  • Experience in the field of learning/training/capacity development
  • Excellent project management and budget management skills
  • Excellent communication skills: Must be fluent in English (both verbal and written), an additional language is an advantage
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment and handling tight deadlines in stressful conditions

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.

Contact information

Interested? We would love to see you!
Please click here to apply before with your CV and Cover Letter (in English). The application deadline is the 29th of August at 23:59 (CEST).
Do not hesitate to contact our Recruiter, should you have any additional questions on the above.

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


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Paula Tejon Carbajal

Global Business Stategist
I love working for Greenpeace because I am continuously encouraged to think out of the box and challenged to try and learn new things with and from a very passionate family settled across the world with one same purpose: save the planet.