Organisation: Oak Foundation
Position: Programme Officer, International Human Rights Programme
Location: Office-based, London with potential for one day working from home and up to 25 per cent travel annually
Salary: Starting salary £50,000
Closing date: 31/01/2022 (day/month/year)
Who we are
The 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.
International Human Rights Programme
Human Rights Programme (IHRP) supports
work aimed at protecting the fundamental rights of the individual. This
includes efforts to secure accountability for gross human rights abuses, to
protect and enable human rights defenders, to advance LGBTQI rights and to
reduce arbitrary detention in a criminal justice and immigration context.
The programme has a grant-making budget
of USD 30 million per annum to support activist organisations in our key
geographies (EU, US, Russia, India, Myanmar, and Brazil). We provide core,
project, and seed funding in multi-year grants. The IHR Programme is based in
London and comprises a diverse team of a director, five programme officers, a
programme assistant, and a fellow.
Recent years have seen a marked
deterioration in the quality and substance of political discourse. Human rights
(and the liberal values underpinning our rules-based system) have come under
sustained attack. These developments have rendered citizens susceptible to
demagoguery and political manipulation, and nations easy quarry for potential autocrats.
These information challenges have become even more acute in the context of the
The programme officer will be
responsible for the development of a new stream of grants within the
programme’s strategy to address the production, packaging, and dissemination of
malign content (including fake news, deep fakes, and disinformation). Grants will
The programme officer will be expected to liaise with other
programme colleagues working on how technology can be deployed to advance civic
activism and advise on the scope of digital rights more broadly.
The programme officer works under the
supervision of the programme director. In that capacity they are expected to:
Please send a letter of application
stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your
CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to Zoe Oldham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter”
and “your name CV” Please put “Oak – Programme Officer” in the email subject
line. Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 31st January 2022
We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds,
including lived experience or any of the issues related to our work. By submitting your application, you
confirm that you have read and understood Oak’s job applicant’s data privacy notice.
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.
Daryl Upsall International actively promotes
equality, diversity, and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek
candidates with the proven skills required, irrespective of race, gender,
religion or belief, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
Contact person: Zoe Oldham
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2022-01-31
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