Head of Programme
LOCATION / Geneva
Rachel Quick joined Oak Foundation in 2014 as Head of the Special Interest Programme. Rachel and her team work to support a range of projects covering education, health, social and environment issues in over 20 countries.
Rachel Quick is a human rights lawyer with 12 years’ experience in humanitarian aid and human rights law. She has worked for a number of international humanitarian organisations in countries affected by conflict or natural disaster including UNICEF in Indonesia, UNHCR in Sri Lanka and the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In these posts, Rachel helped develop and oversee the delivery of projects by implementing partners and advocated on behalf of crisis-affected people, particularly victims of ethnic cleansing and trafficking. Rachel’s work overseas inspired her to become a professional advocate and she qualified as a Barrister with Doughty Street Chambers in the UK, where she specialised in criminal defence and asylum law and death row appeals before the Privy Council. Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Rachel spent five years as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer with the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Rachel has a Master of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the Paul Nitsche School of International Advanced Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, United States, a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Oxford University, United Kingdom, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from City University/the Inns of Court School of Law, United Kingdom.