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Programme Officer, Field Building on Psychological Violence
Issues Affecting Women Programme
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to: Director, Issues Affecting Women Programme (IAWP)
Type of contract: Full-time permanent position
Starting date: September 2019
About Oak Foundation:
Oak Foundation (www.oakfnd.org) 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 and North America, Oak Foundation makes grants to organisations located in approximately 40 countries worldwide.
About the Issues Affecting Women Programme (IAWP):
IAWP supports women’s rights groups, organisations, networks and movements globally to build a world in which women have the rights, capacity and opportunity to experience safety from violence and to enjoy their full and equal human rights. We want to help build a strong and vibrant women’s movement that is empowered to challenge patriarchal norms, tackle the root causes of inequality, and demand the full spectrum of women’s rights.
A major focus of our strategy is to enable women to leave violent and controlling relationships by supporting groups that provide services that empower women to recover from trauma and thrive. Psychological abuse in intimate partner relationships is an emerging field that we are investing in.
Purpose of the Role
Oak Foundation is looking for a programme officer with experience in field building and/or psychological abuse, coercion and control to help us build on the successes of our grantees who are working on domestic violence. As the programme officer, you will: work closely with the lead Trustees and the Issues Affecting Women Programme team to increase knowledge of the field of psychological abuse; embed learning across our growing domestic violence portfolio; build and manage a portfolio of grants that will contribute to changing the wider domestic violence sector; and support service providers to recognise, address and intervene to end psychological violence, coercion and control in all its forms.
The IAWP team has high standards. We are collegial, mutually supportive and joyful. We are looking for a new team member who is excited about making a difference in the sector, is comfortable leading from behind and who draws energy from supporting women working on the front lines to end violence.
Main responsibilities include:
How to apply
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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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