Information Security Officer

Job description

Permanent / full time

Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located (subject to agreement). See the locations here. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on location where the successful candidates will be based.

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation, which uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace International is looking for an experienced Information Security Officer to join our team, reporting to our Chief Technology Officer.

The Information Security Officer will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of a comprehensive information security program for Greenpeace International, in order to provide and recommend adequate measures to ensure Greenpeace International and our National and Regional offices adequately protect information with regards to, but not limited to, staff, actions, supporters, financial records and campaign plans.

The Information Security & Data Protection Officer will also ensure that the organisation meets its responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and processes the personal data of our staff, supporters, providers or any other individuals in compliance with the applicable data protection rules.

For further information about this role, please see the full job description here.

Job requirements

  • Degree in computer science or a technology-related field or equivalent experience.
  • Professional information security certification such as CISA, CRISC, CIPP, CPIM, Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.
  • Demonstrable substantial experience gained within a similar role.
  • Solid knowledge of various information security frameworks.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse international environment.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written and preferably one other language.
  • Preferably experience with working in a federated organization.
  • Demonstrable support and belief in the core aims and values of Greenpeace.

Please visit the careers site here, to learn more about working for Greenpeace International.

To Apply:


To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of key criteria and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.


Addressing the key criteria is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.


It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.


Please click ‘apply for this job‘ below to begin.


If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at Please note that all applications must be filled out via the website and can’t be submitted via this email.

Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and would like to invite you especially to apply!

If you are passionate about our mission and you fit our profile then we would love to hear from you!

CLOSING DATE: 23:59 (CEST), 26th September 2021.

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