Programme Officer


Florence Jacot joined Oak Foundation in 2001 as a Programme Assistant for the Child Abuse Programme. Today, as Programme Officer, she supports the implementation of the Child Abuse Programme in Switzerland.


Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Florence worked at the Foundation Dignité en Détention as a project coordinator. She also worked in the International Catholic Child Bureau as documentation officer and programme assistant. The experience acquired during those years allowed her to understand the various challenges and difficulties of civil society organisations, which helps her as a programme officer for Oak Foundation.


Florence’s inspiration for her current work began after volunteering for a community of Salvadorian refugees in Mexico in 1989. Florence has a degree from the Business School of Geneva (Maturité Fédérale Ecole de Commerce), Switzerland.

Our mission

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.


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