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Senior Human Rights Advisor, Global Fisheries

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Sep 7, 2022

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Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and nuclear disaster. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities.


Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring a Senior Human Rights Advisor to join the Oceans Team. The Advisor will report to the Oceans Campaign Director and play a vital role in driving our work to eliminate human rights and environmental abuses in fisheries.

This is a full time, exempt position based in any authorized Greenpeace state: CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, VA, WA.

The Senior Human Rights Advisor will:

Human Rights Policy Expertise (50%):

  • Maintain a working knowledge of labor, business and human rights, and trafficking issues as well as new and existing legal, policy, and business tools to address these issues.
  • Coordinate information flow on human rights and labor issues within the global fisheries team.
  • Review and update the campaign’s policy objectives pertaining to human and workers’ rights.
  • Build alliances and/or support relationships with key constituencies, such as environmental, human rights, and labor groups, academics, policy makers & administrative agencies, youth and seafood consumer groups and others as identified in strategic planning.
  • Review research, investigation, and strategic litigation plans, with a particular focus on ensuring victim-centered approaches and protecting the rights of sensitive populations.

Strategic Planning,  Project Development, and Management (25%):

  • Participate in strategic planning discussions both at national and global level and assist in the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to achieve campaign objectives.
  • Work closely with the global fisheries campaign project team to support and coordinate with other Greenpeace offices in project development and delivery.
  • Organize and oversee the work of junior campaign staff and interns.

Campaigning & Communications (25%):

  • Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic frameworks relevant to the campaign and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences.
  • Work with Communications staff in developing public materials; writing press releases and planning media strategies; acting as a spokesperson for campaigns to the media and developing proactive relationships with the media.
  • Develop and review investigative reports and policy briefings.
  • Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at public events and with relevant communities.
  • Work with the Digital team to design and curate content that engages our members and supporters.
  • Support GPUS Fundraising staff in pursuing funding for campaign efforts.
  • Support or participate in nonviolent direct action events to advance campaign goals.

Minimum requirements for the Senior Human Rights Advisor include:

  • A degree qualified in a relevant field (including but not limited to public policy, law, etc.).
  • Minimum of 5 years proven practical experience in a relevant field; in particular, international human rights, business and human rights, labor and trafficking issues, particularly for migrant workers, and other modern slavery issues
  • Working knowledge of international human rights standards in relation to business practices (e.g. UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work), and international organizations active in human rights advocacy.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, preferably also working knowledge in another language from Southeast Asia (particularly Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, or Filipino)

Additional qualifications for the Senior Human Rights Advisor include, but are not limited to:

  • Familiarity with victim-centered approaches and interviewing vulnerable populations.
  • Familiarity with human rights and labor issues in global seafood supply chains.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team.
  • Clear understanding of the relationship between digital engagement, campaigning, and advocacy.
  • Ability to work with and lead a variety of people and groups, set and review goals and assess risks and outcomes.
  • Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and writing, public speaking and issue advocacy, and mobilizing people to take action.
  • Experience navigating issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion and a deep commitment to advancing these values.
  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful non-violent direct action as a means to create change.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

If you want to protect our oceans and believe in environmental justice,  please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.

Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact

COVID - 19 Notice:

As of Q1 2022, most Greenpeace employees are working from home due to COVID-19. In accordance with Greenpeace values to maintain a safe and healthy working environment, we have adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees, supporters, and the community at large from COVID-19.

Current and future employees in need of an exemption from this policy for medical reasons, or because of sincerely held religious beliefs may request exemption.  Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause Greenpeace undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.


Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan.

Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.


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