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Senior Key Relationship Officer

medair zurich | Switzerland

  • Organization: Medair
  • Location: medair zurich | Switzerland
  • Grade: FG I, Function Group 1, Contract Agent - Administrative support
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Senior Key Relationship Officer

Switzerland Global Support Office

Role Overview

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

Project Overview

Responsible for stewarding existing donors and building a network of high giving individuals using a structured approach to develop a portfolio that will contribute to our growth strategy.

Workplace & Conditions

Medair Zurich, Switzerland.

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

Starting Date & Initial Contract Details

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

Key Activity Areas


  • Create and implement “moves management” strategy using Sales Force as a CRM tool
  • Identify new opportunities for business development

Relationships fundraising with individuals

  • Develop and manage personal contact with donors and prospects to build positive and sustainable relationships.
  • Develop acquisition plan, identify new networks and generate new leads
  • Network at external conferences and events and when possible attend as a speaker to promote Medair.
  • Promote and use fundraising products i.e. legacy giving.
  • Contribute to the establishment of an advisory board with colleagues in the Global Support Office in Ecublens.
  • Handle “Thank you management” for donors.
  • In collaboration with Zurich team, create communication material such as writing project summaries, reports, letters, brochures and presentations.

Leverage Christian networks

  • Leverage Christian communities and networks to gather support and use as multiplier to attract individuals, corporates and foundations.
  • Approach the Christian community proactively as a recruiting base.

Support and promote Medair fundraising events

  • In collaboration with Zurich team, support and promote Medair fundraising events to attract new people and/or consolidate existing relationships.


  • Increase brand awareness and seek proactively opportunities to position Medair within the targeted audiences.

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 in Marketing, Sales, Account Management or Communication.
  • A certification of professional fundraising / project management is a plus.
  • Excellent written and spoken German skills.
  • Good English working knowledge (spoken and written).
  • Fluent in Swiss German is a plus.
  • Good French working knowledge is a plus.



  • Demonstrable professional success in the area of fundraising / marketing / sales.
  • Private or public sector experience in Switzerland.
  • Advanced user of MS Office. Experience in CRM / sales management software.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in front of small and large audiences.
  • Networking skills.
  • Analysing and strategic thinking.
  • Close to the market, ability to identify potential of audiences. Pioneer and self-driven.
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, innovative and open for new approaches.
  • Ability to implement fundraising projects. Goal and performance oriented.
  • Collaborative team player. People-oriented.


  • Overseas experience in a humanitarian/development project.
  • Experience in using Social media.
  • Understanding of International and humanitarian context.
  • Experience in business development.
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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