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Senior Fundraising Officer

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Role & Responsibilities

In collaboration with the rest of Engagement Team, develop Medair’s presence in Switzerland by raising funds and increasing visibility.

Project Overview

Responsible for a portfolio of foundations that will contribute significantly to our annual fundraising targets. Acquire new foundations and develop existing accounts by networking, researching, building relationships and preparing high quality proposals.

Workplace & Conditions

Medair Global Support Office (GSO), Ecublens, 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. 100%- 80%, open ended contract.

Key Activity Areas

Fundraising with Foundations

  • 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 draft funding requests and reports in French to foundations in your portfolio.
  • Maintain personal contact with representatives of foundations and board members and build positive and sustainable relationships.

Copywriting (French)

  • Develop communication material such as writing appropriate project proposals (funding requests), reports, summaries, letters, brochures and presentations in French for institutional philanthropy partners (foundations and municipalities) in your or other team members’ portfolio.


  • Increase brand awareness and seek proactively opportunities to position Medair within the targeted audiences.
  • Lead the development of annual budget and revenue forecasting for foundations in Romandie.
  • Monitor private funding trends and issues.
  • Contribute to fundraising and organisational strategy development.

Team Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.

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


  • Educated to degree level.
  • International Relations, Business Development and/or Sales, Communication, Account Management.
  • Strong working knowledge of French and English (spoken and written).


  • Demonstrable professional success in the area of fundraising, sales or communication.
  • Experience and understanding of project management.
  • Overseas experience in a humanitarian/development setting.
  • Project Management desirable.
  • Excellent written communication skills incl. translation from English into French.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of International and humanitarian context desirable.
  • Experience in business development desirable.
  • Advanced user of MS Office.
  • Experience in CRM / sales management software is a plus.
  • Goal, output and performance oriented.
  • Perseverance and long-term perspective.
  • Persistence and people-oriented. Self-driven and intrinsic motivation.
  • Self-starter. Collaborative team player.

Как подать заявку

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organizational values

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.

c) Profiles sought and Benefits Package for Global Support Office Staff.

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair Page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.