Organisation: OAK Foundation Geneva
Position: Programme Officer – Issues Affecting Women Programme
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Salary: Highly competitive salary and benefits
Closing date: 30/03/2018 (day/month/year)
OAK Foundation Geneva
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 organizations located in 41 countries worldwide.
Oak Foundation’s Issues Affecting Women Programme (IAWP) seeks to contribute to 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. Specifically, the programme aims to 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. Additionally, we work to end the existing patterns of violence in the family, outside the home, and in crisis contexts by ensuring rights-based laws and policies guarantee an environment in which women are safe from violence. We also support a broad range of services that empower women to recover from the trauma of violence and to rebuild their lives.
The IAWP team strives to live the values it works to advance. In addition to a deep commitment to advancing women’s rights, our culture is characterized by collegiality, mutual support, high expectations, and laughter. We are currently recruiting a Programme Officer to manage a portfolio of grants and contribute to the implementation of the IAWP strategy.
Main responsibilities include:
The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and reports to the Director of the Issues Affecting Women Programme. Frequent interactions with Oak’s President and IAWP Trustees will also be required.
Please submit an application (see below) and resume as two separate documents. The application should be entitled [Your name], IAWP PO, application; your resume should be entitled [Your name], IAWP PO, resume. Documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30, 2018.
Rather than a cover letter, the Oak Foundation is requesting candidates submit a brief application, answering four questions. Please limit your entire application to 1’000 words, distributed as you like across the four questions. Please include only the questions and answers in the application document, plus your name at the top.
1. Why have you chosen to work in this field?
2. Describe an experience of choosing a goal for your work. What did you take into account? How did you choose what do say “yes” to and what to say “no” to?
3. Tell us how your professional experience has prepared you for the Program Officer position.
4. How would your current manager describe you? How would your co-workers describe you?
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Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2018-03-30
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