Role Overview

In collaboration with the Swiss German Office team, develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking Switzerland by raising funds and increasing visibility.

Project Overview

Be responsible for a portfolio of foundations that will contribute significantly to our annual fundraising targets. Acquire new foundations by networking, researching and building relationships.

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

Fundraising With Foundations

  • Maintain personal contact with representatives of foundations and board members and build positive and sustainable relationships.
  • Manage a portfolio of foundations, identify potential projects and submit proposals and reports in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate internally with Programs, Finance and the field locations to establish appropriate project proposals and reports incl. translation from English into German.
  • Acquire new foundations by researching and networking to extend portfolio with additional foundations.
  • In collaboration with the Zurich team, create communication material such as writing project summaries, reports, letters, brochures and presentations.

Support & 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.


  • Degree level in International Relations or Business Development / Sales / Communication / Account Management.
  • Project Management certification is a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of English and German (spoken and written).
  • Working knowledge of Swiss German and French (spoken and written) is an asset.


  • Demonstrable professional success in the area of fundraising, sales or communication.
  • Experience and understanding of project management.
  • Overseas experience in a humanitarian / development setting.
  • Excellent written communication skills including translation from English into German.
  • Advanced user of MS Office. Experience in CRM / sales management software.
  • Ability to bring complex information in a simple way to the point without losing essential content.
  • Analytical skills and ability to identify potential of projects and audiences.
  • Strategic thinking. Networking skills.
  • Goal, output and performance oriented.
  • Perseverance and long term perspective.
  • Persistence and people-oriented.
  • Self-driven and intrinsic motivation.
  • Collaborative team player.