Job posting: Programme Officer (Russia)- International Human Rights Programme (Based in London)
Oak 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.
The International Human Rights Programme is seeking to appoint a Programme Officer to support its activities in Russia (75%) and other parts of the world (25%). The programme currently has over 120 active grants operating worldwide and a portfolio of around 12 grants in Russia. An outline of the program’s priorities can be found on the website.
The position involves oversight of a substantial and well-respected portfolio of grants to organisations. It includes:
· Managing the responsibilities of a grant portfolio from point of initial assessment, drafting of recommendations for support for consideration by trustees and the acquittal of the completed grant.
· Monitoring and evaluation of grants including through regular site visits.
· Strategic development of the programme including through participation in planning exercises, professional conferences and seminars and presentation to trustees;
· Development of a strategy to address current shifts in the operating environment for Russian human rights activism.
· Liaison and representation with peer donors.
To be considered for this post you must:
· Hold valid EU working papers and/or the right to work in the UK;
· Be able to work full-time from Oak’s office in Central London.
· Travel up to 30% of your working time for up to two weeks at one time.
--Fluency in written and spoken English and Russian.
--Minimum 7-10 years experience working for a human rights NGO or international institution.
--A solid knowledge of the principles underpinning the international Human Rights Programme, an interest in international affairs and specific knowledge of the contemporary Russian context;
--An ability to write concisely, coherently and interestingly in English.
--An ability to work both independently and as part of a close team.
--The confidence and presence to conduct meetings and negotiate with some of the leading figures in the human rights movement.
--Sound judgement, common sense, maturity and tact.
--Computer skills: word processing, database entry and internet based research.
Competitive local salary to be negotiated depending on skills and experience, pension and health benefits on confirmation of employment (after six months).
How to Apply:
Please forward a cover letter and CV to ihrp@...
by 5pm on the 29th of October. First interviews will be held in London during the week of 19 November. No calls or inquiries please.