Programme Officer, Campaigns

Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme


Location: Geneva, Switzerland or Chapel Hill, United States

Reporting to: Director of the programme


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 makes grants to organisations located in 41 countries worldwide.


The Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme is working to end child sexual abuse and exploitation online and offline. Oak Foundation promotes innovative solutions to prevent abuse and gets behind the advocates and activists working to end impunity and holding governments and global institutions accountable. For more than 20 years this programme has supported organisations that share this commitment with multi-year project and core support grants.


About the role

Oak Foundation is looking for a dynamic Programme Officer who will also spearhead a new grant-making campaigns strategy to stop online abuse. This will include: holding technology companies accountable; increasing investments in technological solutions; and building new pressure groups. The person will also work closely with the Director and the team to strengthen our campaigning work across the grant portfolio.


Purpose of the role

The person will lead and support our two sub-programme teams (Solutions and Advancing Action and Accountability and Ending Impunity). The person will be implementing the strategy defined by these teams, including: changing the way the  sporting industry looks at competitive child athletes; holding major financial institutions and large-scale sporting organisations responsible for their commitments to children; and making the issue of child sexual abuse a political priority.


Duties and responsibilities

Grant management:

  • Responsible for management of a grant portfolio, from point of initial enquiry to assessment. Make final recommendations to the President/Trustee/Board, including conducting due diligence on grants/grantees.
  • Research information, context, structure and objectives of grants.
  • Monitor and evaluate grants, including site visits
  • Map the field for potential partnerships, as non-traditional partners sitting outside of the child protection community
  • Regularly consult grantees on strategy implementation, including tracking and assessing collective impact
  • Travel up to 25 per cent of the time during the year.


Campaigns for PCSA

  • Strategy Development: Spearhead the development of a cutting-edge grant-making strategy to tackle online child sexual abuse and exploitation, holding companies accountable while increasing public resources and commitment to drive sustainable solutions.
  • Implementing the campaigning strategy:
  • Prepare and present grant-related work to the Board
  • Organise field visits for the Trustee, President, and Director; including briefing notes and logistics
  • Organise sessions and learning events for the team and partners
  • Support programme communications
  • Advise the Director on key opportunities to advance Oak’s mission
  • Cross-foundation work, including joint collaborations and working groups.
  • Technical Expertise:
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the Director and Trustee on strategic opportunities and future areas of investment to advance the programme’s mission
  • Provide technical support to fellow Programme Officers to develop effective campaigns and advocacy work within their respective domains.


Skills and experience

  • Relevant professional experience in campaigning
  • Proven track record in designing and overseeing effective communications, campaigns, social movements, and advocacy work
  • Solid experience in planning and strategy development at an international level
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Understanding of non-profit/governmental budgeting and financial management
  • Excellent networking, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of another language is an asset
  • Strong team player and ability to work independently
  • Deep listener, forward thinking and committed learner
  • Comfortable working in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in the prevention of child sexual abuse and child protection and philanthropy is a plus
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of the Oak Foundation
  • Grant-making experience is desirable.
  • For Geneva-based candidates, Swiss or EU citizenship is required; for North Carolina-based candidates, US citizenship/work permit is required.


How to apply

Piqued your interest?

To apply for this role, please prepare your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (one page) that summarises how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role. Both files should be submitted in .doc(x) or .rtf format via this form:


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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.

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