JOINT BRAZIL PROGRAMME
Location: Recife, Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo (home office)
Job rate: Part-time position (up to 80% FTE)
Start date: ASAP
Reporting to: Chair of the Joint-Brazil Programme
Supervisory responsibilities: Co-supervise intern based in Geneva together with Co-chair of the Joint-Brazil Programme
Oak Foundation was established over a decade ago to address issues of global, social and environmental concerns, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Oak Foundation comprises a group of philanthropic organisations based in various countries. It has made over 4,000 grants to not‐for‐profit organisations across the globe.
In the past years, Oak Foundation started taking a closer look at Brazil. Recognising the diversity of social movements, civil society, social, economic and environmental relevance of the country in the region, we created a cross-programmatic initiative to work in Brazil. Recife and its Metropolitan Area were elected as the starting point of our work. Five different programmes worked together to better understand the local context to develop an innovative strategy that aligns each programme’s priorities with the issues on the ground. The Joint-Brazil Programme (JBP) is composed of the following programmes: (i) Child Abuse, (ii) Environment, (iii) Issues Affecting Women, (iv) Housing and Homelessness and (v) International Human Rights.
Aiming to strengthen inclusive, efficient, democratic and sustainable process in Recife and its Metropolitan Region, the JBP operates in the best interests of all citizens irrespective of gender, race, age or socio-economic position. Through our grant-making, we will improve citizen security in both the public and private sphere; protect quality urban space especially for disadvantaged communities; improve mobility for all; and promote citizen participation.
In close collaboration with members of the JBP, the Programme Officer (PO) is responsible for the development and implementation of an innovative strategy, monitoring and evaluating programmes and manage the day-to-day relationships with grantees, represent the foundation towards partner organizations, Trustees and governmental institutions. The PO will also facilitate collaboration among members of the JBP and Trustees, as well as the administrative aspects of grant-making. In addition, the PO will develop external contacts and relationships for the JBP in Recife and beyond aiming to foment and expand the network partnerships.
How to apply
To apply for the post, please send a cover letter exposing your motivation and addressing the Job Description (please find it here: Terms of Reference JBP PO) and your skills to meet the requirements along with your CV including the names and contact details of two references in strict confidence by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all documents must be submitted in English.
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2017, 18h00 CET.
Recife, Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo
Part-time position (up to 80% FTE)
Chair of the Joint-Brazil Programme
Co-supervise intern based in Geneva together with Co-chair of the Joint-