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Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 28 February 2019
Starting date: asap
Type of contract: Permanent
The Environment Programme at Oak Foundation has already made a positive impact on our oceans and you will be expanding on those successes. You will be fostering collaboration between NGOs to focus on issues and establishing a network of funders to support the work. Although you will not be on the front line, your campaign experience will be important, and you know how to engage NGOs, funders and government at a high level. You will contribute knowledge and advice, and although your role leading from behind will also require a dose of humbleness, you will be making a significant difference in the sector.
About Oak Foundation
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 has an annual grant-making budget of over USD 250 million and provides grants to organisations located in 41 countries worldwide.
The Environment Programme at Oak Foundation has three areas of focus: climate change; marine conservation; and wildlife conservation and trade. Oak Foundation aims to contribute to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in line with the global objective of keeping average temperature rises well below 2°C, particularly in the energy and transportation sectors, while promoting low-carbon and liveable cities. In the marine domain, Oak seeks 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 wildlife conservation and trade, Oak’s objective is to strengthen conservation efforts to ensure the safety of endangered wildlife.
About the Role
Oak Foundation’s Environment Programme supports the development and implementation of public campaigns and mobilisation in selected issues of global relevance. Oak Foundation understands its role to be that of a “shaper”, not a “doer”. Typically, it supports: the convening of major civil society actors working around a campaign theme; the designing of the campaign strategy; the regimenting of the donor community interested in co-financing the campaign and mobilisation work; and the definition and deployment of the governance mechanisms. The following areas are of particular interest: oceans plastics, low-carbon urban development, food, health and the environment, and climate.
Purpose of the Role
The Oak Foundation is looking for a Campaigns Leader to shape new global campaigns in one or more of the above areas. As the Campaigns Leader, you will be reporting to the Environment Programme Director and working closely with the trustee and the entire environment team to develop concepts and campaign strategies that will lead to fundamental positive changes across the environmental sector. These campaigns will be built and implemented on the strength of existing or new networks and collaboratives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Strategy Development and Implementation:
Skills and experience
You can demonstrate strengths in:
In addition, you have:
How to Apply
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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, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.