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Development Officer

Medair

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Role & Responsibilities


Develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking 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.


 


Workplace          


Medair Zurich, Switzerland


 


Starting Date / Initial Contract Details


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

Development Officer

Role & Responsibilities


Develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking 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.


 


Workplace          


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 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.


 


Qualifications


  • 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.

 


Before you apply


Please ensure you are fully aware of the:


a)      Medair organisational values .


b)      Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.


c)      Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.


 


Application Process


a)      go to our Current Vacancies page


b)      and apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile).


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

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