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Engagement Director

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Role & Responsibilities

Medair is seeking a leader who can transform and improve the way we communicate and raise funds. We urgently need to mature our ability to raise awareness of the needs of our world’s most vulnerable people, and we need to mature in how we raise private and foundation funding on behalf of the people in need. We are now therefore looking for a gifted marketing, fundraising, and relationship development leader.

The Engagement Director will explore and experiment with the best ways of using social media, crowdfunding, apps, online communities, and other digital engagement tools to serve our goal to build more connection with the lives of people in need. We now need to find our voice, share our distinctive approach, and encourage a greater number of people to partner with our work around the world.


Medair’s mission is to bring help and hope to the suffering of this world. Embodying the compassion of Jesus Christ, we seek to serve the world’s most vulnerable people, including those in “forgotten” crises where there are few media reports to bring attention and transparency.

Medair saves lives in emergencies and then stays to help people recover from crisis with dignity. Our teams do whatever it takes to bring assistance where it is needed most, regardless of religion, race or nationality. We work side by side with communities and partners to leave a lasting impact.


The Engagement Director position is a permanent appointment based in Ecublens (near Lausanne) and / or Zurich, in Switzerland.

Starting Date / Contract Details

Starting as soon as is reasonably possible. Full time, open-ended contract.

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Application Process

For detailed information on the position, the application process and Medair, please read the accompanying Engagement Director full profile pdf (in English).

Medair’s working language is English, but speaking French, and/or German will definitely be essential for this Swiss-based role. Applicants must be in good health and available to travel overseas under basic conditions as needed.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, (as specified in the brochure), including the names of three referees, to

Applications Deadline

Applications must be received by February 28th, 2020 at 6 p.m. CET.