Temporary Programme Associate – Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme

Deadline for application: 28 November 2021

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Reporting to: Head of Sub-Programme, Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme 

Salary: Highly competitive salary and benefits 


About Oak:   

Oak Foundation www.oakfnd.ch 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 has an annual grant-making budget of over USD 250 million and makes grants to organisations located in 41 countries worldwide. 



The Prevent CSA Programme envisions a world where child sexual abuse and exploitation are prevented. The team works to end child sexual abuse and exploitation, online and off-line. We promote solutions and advance actions to strengthen prevention, and we strive to end impunity and create strong accountability for child sexual abuse where it occurs. We believe that together we can shift the paradigm from silence and neglect to prevention, scaled response, visibility, and accountability.  

We work through two sub-programmes that: (1) promote, scale and advance solutions to reduce child sexual abuse; and (2) hold global institutions accountable to prevent abuse and to end impunity for child sexual abuse. http://oakfnd.org/prevent-child-sexual-abuse.html  

The Temporary Programme Associate will work closely with the Solutions and Advancing Action team and also support the Prevent CSA team’s monitoring, learning and evaluation work. 


Main responsibilities include:  

  • Under the supervision of the Head Sub-Programme, manages a modest grant portfolio, ensuring alignment with program strategies and compliance with Oak’s grant management system and related grant-making procedures. This includes handling the day-to-day responsibilities of a grant portfolio from initial inquiry to assessment to supporting programme officers in making a final recommendation; monitoring grant implementation; and reporting on and closing grants; 
  • Conducts research on issues in the field and on potential new partners; 
  • Contributes to the strategic development of the programme including participating in planning exercises and professional conferences and seminars; 
  • Supports the sub-programme: “Solutions and Advancing Action” by assisting with the preparation of relevant reports and presentations for the Foundation’s purposes; as well as financial and other detailed Sub-Programme level analysis; 
  • Supports the sub-team in organizing internal and external meetings, and partner/ expert convenings; 
  • Performs all other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time, including administrative support. 


Position Requirements 

  • A university degree in a related field. (An advanced degree will count for 1 year of work experience.); 
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience working for a non-profit or development organization, ideally with international experience; 
  • Experience working in monitoring, evaluation and learning and/or campaigning and advocacy would be an asset;  
  • Knowledge of the violence prevention desired; 
  • Ability to juggle a wide range of responsibilities that may demand ongoing reprioritization;
  • 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; 
  • Confidence and presence to conduct meetings with high profile external audiences;  
  • Excellent computer skills (Office, e-mail, database management, desk research); 
  • A commitment to advancing Oak’s organisational values (http://oakfnd.org/about-oak.html). 


Reporting Lines  

The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and reports to the Head Sub-Programme in the Solutions and Advancing Action Sub-programme. Frequent interactions with the Programme’s Director, Oak’s President and Prevent CSA Trustees will also be required. 


How to apply  

Only candidates with Swiss/EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland will be accepted.   

Interested candidates submit their Curriculum Vitae and a compelling one page covering letter to the jobup platform by 28 November 2021. 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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