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Job: Human Rights Officer (Russia), London 29.10.12

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  • Andreas Umland
    Job posting: Programme Officer (Russia)- International Human Rights Programme (Based in London) Oak Foundation (www.oakfnd.org) commits its resources to
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 3, 2012
      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.

      Essential Skills:
      --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.

      Benefits:
      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.
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