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  • Organization: Medair
  • Location: medair zurich | Switzerland
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
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Development Officer

medair zurich | Switzerland

Develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking part of Switzerland by raising funds and increasing visibility.

Project Overview

Develop strategies and creative initiatives to build Medair’s brand and attract new supporters. Develop a strong network of supporters, particularly focusing on existing and prospective private major donors to deliver on demanding income targets, generate prayer support.


Medair Zurich, Switzerland

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, open-ended contract

Key Activity Areas

Creative communication and fundraising

  • Develop new initiatives and products to increase brand visibility and build engaging experience to grow the donor database.
  • Project management: create, develop and implement fundraising projects and ideas.
  • Find new and attractive locations, partners & concepts to implement events and when necessary support with planning and organisation of Medair events.

Relationship fundraising with private donors and communities

  • Maintain and develop existing contacts to build positive and sustainable relationships.
  • Face to face meetings, use existing and new products, events.
  • Networking in secular audiences and Christian communities.
  • Nurture existing church relationships and acquire new ones.
  • Thank you management.

Increase brand awareness to general public

  • Recognise trends and opportunities in the Swiss German market.
  • Seek out new channels and audiences to promote Medair.
  • Position Medair effectively using its comparative advantages and unique selling propositions (USP).

Acquiring new prospects in order to maintain a robust pipeline of relationships

  • Introduce Medair to the public to attract new donors, influencers and ambassadors.

Recruitment activities field / HQ staff

  • Promote open vacancies to the Christian community.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Strong working knowledge of German (spoken and written). Good understanding of Swiss German
  • Working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • Demonstrable professional success in the area of fundraising / communication / sales
  • Private or public sector experience in Switzerland.
  • Advanced user of MS Office.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Networking skills. Sense for inspiring communication and current trends.
  • Close to the market, ability to identify potential of audiences.
  • Goal and performance oriented.
  • Creative mind-set, open for new ideas, desire to stick out and be innovative.
  • Pioneer and self-driven. People-oriented, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative team player.

Working Conditions

  • Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

Then please fill out your application for this position via the apply buttons on this page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications.  Only English-language applications and CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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