Programme Officer, Field Building on Psychological Violence
Main responsibilities include:
- As part of the overall IAWP strategy, lead the development and implementation of a strategy to support organizations addressing psychological violence, coercion and control within intimate partner relationships; To develop the strategy, the Programme Officer will:
- Convene experts in the field, academics, donors, civil society and other actors as needed;
- Analyze and assess existing knowledge, research and data in the field and commission further research as needed;
- Find experts that can generate innovative ideas and strategies and commission the development of new campaigns to increase awareness of psychological violence, coercion and control within intimate partner relationships;
- Support other programme officers in IAWP to mainstream awareness of psychological violence throughout the programme as necessary;
- Once the grant portfolio has been developed, share and support awareness of psychological violence to relevant other programmes (e.g. the Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme) within the Oak Foundation family;
- Grow and manage the psychological abuse grant portfolio from point of initial inquiry to assessment and final recommendation to the President/Trustees/Board; ensuring alignment with programme strategies and compliance with Oak’s grant management system and related grant-making procedures;
- Conduct the monitoring and evaluation of grants including through the conduct of site visits, review/edit progress and end of grant reports, monitor progress against objectives, suggest ways to improve and assess the overall impact of a grant and recommend next steps;
- Work with outside reviewers and experts to gather information and assess grant proposals;
- Coordinate activities and funding with peer philanthropists;
- Travel, including internationally, up to 25 per cent of the time during the year;
- Perform other relevant duties as requested by the Director and/or the Trustee.
- A university degree in a relevant field such as psychology, public health, women’s rights;
- At least 7-10 years’ relevant work experience in the field of women’s rights, non-profit sector, civil society or relevant field;
- Proven experience in successful strategy development and implementation and/or campaigning for creating change;
- Expertise in intimate partner violence with a focus on psychological violence, coercion and control AND/OR in field building in the women’s rights or human rights sector;
- Comfortable working in a multicultural environment;
- Solid analytical and writing skills, experience setting up impact evaluation systems and analysing financial budgets;
- Excellent networking, presentation and communication skills;
- Tact, maturity and a good sense of humour;
- Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of another language an asset;
- Swiss/EU citizen or holder of valid Swiss work permit preferred.
- A commitment to advancing feminism and human rights, and to Oak’s organisational values.
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter by e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 02 May 2019. Please state “Programme Officer IAWP” in the subject line of your email. Please note that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.
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