Oak Foundation is seeking to hire a Programme Assistant to support the International Human Rights Programme.
The 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 makes grants to organisations located in 40 countries worldwide.
The International Human Rights Programme aims to protect the fundamental rights of the individual, support those who champion that struggle and ensure that perpetrators of gross abuses are held to account. The Programme has a grant making budget of close to $30 million per annum which is utilised in variety of ways to support activist organisations.
The Programme Assistant will also provide assistance to the Special Interest Programme for up to max 20% of his/her time, but the main duties will be the same for both programmes.
The position is based in central London and is a full-time role with potential flexibility however at a minimum the position is 5 days a week (0900-1500) paying circa £30,000 PA dependent on experience.
The Programme Assistant role will assist the team in the following areas:
- Scheduling: Managing the Director’s and Team’s schedule and movements, co-ordinating and booking travel
- Team Calendar Maintenance
- Administration: Provide administrative support to the team, file management, submitting expenses
- Meetings: Attend various internal and external meetings, take notes and follow up as required
- Grant-making: Assist the team in the grant making process by having a general understanding of the grant management system
- Routine correspondence: Drafting correspondences, transcribing audio to text
- Communications: Work with the Communications Department to prepare and pull together material for presentations, briefings and background material as required
- Contracts and payments: Provide support in drafting contracts and payments, liaise with third party providers on various issues
- Events Planning: Co-ordinate team training activities and meetings, set up meeting rooms, provide back office support where needed
- Recruitment: When recruitments take place, follow-up with candidates at all stages of the process
The ideal candidate will have 5 years experience in a comparable role and have excellent organisational skills, a high level of discretion and attention to detail. It would also be highly admirable for them to have experience utilising remote meeting tools, document management technologies and database programmes. The candidate must be fluent in English, written and spoken, with all other languages being a plus. The right to work in the UK is also essential. This role forms an integral part of our team and skills such as initiative and an enthusiastic attitude towards all tasks are key for the successful candidate.
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