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Head of Project Planning and Development – Greenpeace Africa

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  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
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Job Profile

Greenpeace Africa is currently in the initial phase of organisational change management, to transform itself to deliver more effectively on systemic impacts and to challenge the development and growth model rooted in the extractive, neo-colonial socio-economic model that is holding the African continent back and is contributing to the worsening climate crisis. This newly created role of Head of Project Development will strengthen Greenpeace Africa project development and project management functions.

The Head of Project Development will primarily ensure effectiveness in programme delivery to meet the scale of ambition of Greenpeace Africa 4 Year Strategic Plan – to drive systemic change on a Pan Africa scale and deliver projects that contribute to that ambition. The role will support better collaboration with the global programme to increase visibility and connection of GPAF’s impacts. It will also allow us to drive impactful responsive campaign projects, and to collaborate more effectively with other NROs, especially with other NROs in the global south. The Head of project development will support the strengthening of staff capabilities in strategic project development and delivery. As Greenpeace Africa seeks to diversify its programme mix, the Head of Project Development will support Greenpeace Africa to build capacity in various thematic areas and build capacity in effective project management among project leaders.

Key Results Areas/Main Duties

Project Development and Delivery and Evaluation
● Participate in the development of the Programme Strategy at Greenpeace Africa.
● Participate in the development of the Organisational Strategy at Greenpeace Africa to support us to be a movement minded organisation.
● Contribute to the development and realisation of the overall Greenpeace and Programme strategy.
● Ensure alignment of the campaign strategy with the overall Programme Strategy and ensure the campaign strategy enhances the overall Programme strategy.
● Support development of the campaign campaign / project strategy,
● Lead and manage the composition and performance of campaign plans to deliver campaign strategy and objectives.

Project Management
▪ Establish and socialize appropriate project management tools among campaign and project leads
▪ Ensure criteria set for GPAF priority projects are applied in project development and used to enhance a diverse mix of projects
▪ Lead and manage integration and coherence of GPAF projects towards achieving overall campaign goals and objectives.
▪ Monitor delivery of campaign strategy and encourage and share innovative approaches and troubleshoot as needed to overcome challenges to implementation.
▪ Support evaluations led by campaign and project leads and ensure that lessons learned and management action are communicated and followed up on.
▪ Support Campaign leads in developing fast feedback loops to improve ongoing projects and increase responsiveness.

Capability Building and Collaboration:
▪ Coach, motivate and lead the project office
▪ Guide, coach, motivate and enable the campaign and project teams
▪ Lead innovation to enable ambitious projects ‘pitched’ to be successfully launched and provide strong leadership to inspire their completion.
▪ Facilitate NRO-NRO collaboration between GPAF and other NROs on project co-leading and foster innovation, and risk-taking.
▪ Lead, manage and develop high-performing project leads and ensure the effective performance of these employees through objective setting, performance reviews, coaching, training and development in order to enable the achievement of the objectives of the Campaign strategy.
▪ Develop, support and be a part of the strategic leadership community among global NRO program leads and project leaders

Stakeholder Management
▪ Lead and manage relationships with the key decision makers and influential thought leaders in the environmental space.
▪ Build, good working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders within as well as outside of the Greenpeace organisation.
▪ Keep an overview of project related funding avenues
▪ Build networks to expand on project funding

Strengthen collaboration with global projects
▪ Regularly liaise with the international office and other national offices around the world on global projects and find synergies with GPAF’s projects
▪ Support global projects in line with the distributed campaigning model
▪ Ensure that GPAf campaigns receive adequate organisational visibility and support

Strengthen collaboration with global projects
▪ Regularly liaise with the international office and other national offices around the world on global projects and find synergies with GPAF’s projects
▪ Support global projects in line with the distributed campaigning model
▪ Ensure that GPAf campaigns receive adequate organisational visibility and support

Detailed Job Description

Application Deadline: 31st January 2024

How to apply

For further information and to apply visit our JobBoard at: https://recruitment.interlinkmanagementltd.com/jobs/greenpeace/754694000000494903/Head-of-Project-Planning-and-Development—Greenpeace-Africa?source=CareerSite


Deadline: 31 Jan 2024


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