Programme Associate

Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Programme associate (8-months maternity cover)

Deadline for application: 12.01.2020

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

About Oak Foundation:

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 and North America, Oak Foundation makes grants to organisations located in approximately 40 countries worldwide.

About the Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme:

The Prevent CSA Programme believes that children everywhere deserve a positive future: the chance to grow and learn in safety – free from the threat of sexual abuse. To this end, the team works to end child sexual abuse and exploitation, online and offline. We promote solutions and accelerate actions to strengthen prevention, and we strive to end impunity and create strong accountability for child sexual abuse where it occurs.

We work through two sub-programmes: (1) Solutions and Advancing Action – to promote, scale and accelerate solutions to reduce child sexual abuse; and (2) Accountability and Ending Impunity – to hold global institutions accountable to prevent abuse and to end impunity for child sexual abuse.

The Programme Associate will support the Accountability and Ending Impunity sub-programme team.

Main responsibilities include:

  • assist with the preparation of relevant reports, briefings and presentations for the Foundation’s purposes, as well as financial and other detailed sub-programme level analysis;
  • organise internal and external meetings and convenings;
  • under the supervision of a programme officer, support a small grant portfolio as delegated, ensuring compliance with Oak’s grant management system and related grant-making procedures. This includes response to enquiries and reporting on and closing grants;
  • conduct research on issues in the field and on potential new partners; and
  • perform all other relevant duties that may be assigned, including attending conferences/seminars and other administrative support.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • a university level degree in a related field. A master’s degree is a plus;
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience working for a not-for-profit or development organisation, ideally with international experience desired;
  • experience working in budget tracking would be an asset;
  • knowledge of the violence prevention desired;
  • ability to juggle a wide range of responsibilities that may demand ongoing reprioritisation;
  • demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • poise, maturity, warmth, curiosity, humility, and a good sense of humour;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English. A second major language and/or a region-specific expertise would be an asset;
  • demonstrated openness and capacity to learn quickly;
  • excellent computer skills (Office, e-mail, database management, desk research;
  • committed to Oak’s organisational values.

Reporting line

The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and reports to a Prevent CSA programme officer in the Accountability and Ending Impunity sub-programme. Frequent interactions with the programme director will also be required.

How to apply

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter by e-mail only to Marine Moncozet – no later than 12 January 2020. In the subject line please put Programme Associate – Oak. Applicants must have an EU or Swiss nationality or valid work permit. Please note that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.

By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read and understood Oak’s job applicant’s data privacy notice.

Oak Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, as detailed in our Child Safeguarding Policy. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Please note that the successful candidate will undergo reference checks and be required to provide a police record prior to starting employment.


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