Organisation: Oak Foundation
Position: Climate Programme Officer, Environment Programme
Location: Geneva, Switzerland or London, UK
Salary: Competitive salary based on location
Closing date: 12/04/2020 (day/month/year)
Foundation (www.oakfnd.org) 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
the Environment Programme:
The Environment Programme at Oak Foundation has
three sub-programmes: Climate Change; Marine Conservation; and Wildlife
Conservation and Trade. In the Climate Change sub-Programme, we aim to
contribute to reducing climate pollution and keeping global average
temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius. Our strategy includes decarbonising
the power sector, accelerating the shift to clean transportation and creating
an enabling environment for political action to tackle climate change. In the
Marine sub-Programme, we seek to increase the sustainability of industrial
fisheries, improve the management of small-scale subsistence fisheries, and
drastically reduce the leakage of plastic debris into the oceans. Finally, in
the Wildlife Conservation and Trade sub-programme, our objective is to help
disrupt the illegal trafficking of wildlife and implement innovative
people-centred wildlife conservation models.
of the role
This is a great opportunity to join a diverse,
international team within Oak Foundation’s climate sub-programme. This is a
solutions-focused role to help tackle our greatest challenge: that of cleaning
up the global economy and empowering communities to transition to a fairer,
healthier and safer future.
The ideal candidate is someone with a strong
entrepreneurial and creative spirit, keen to innovate and enable some of the
world’s most effective civil society groups and movement builders.
Main responsibilities include:
- Switzerland: Swiss/EU citizen or valid work permit for Switzerland.
- UK: Must have the right to live and work in the UK.
Please send a letter of application
stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your
CV/resume in English in strict confidence by email only to: (see email below)
Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF
documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”, please
put “Oak Foundation-Climate Programme Officer” in the email subject line.
Deadline for applications: Sunday April 12th, 2020
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Contact person: Karem Armstrong
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