Medair

Philanthropy Advisor

 — Zürich
Publié: 18 mai 2022 | Employé | 100% | Télétravail possible

The Philanthropy Advisor works in collaboration with the Swiss German Office team and the Philanthropy Team, supporting Medair’s mission by raising funds with foundations and governmental organisations in German-speaking Switzerland. Increasing the organisation’s visibility within Philanthropy in Switzerland.

 

Philanthropy Advisor

Role & Responsibilities

The Philanthropy Advisor works in collaboration with the Swiss German Office team and the Philanthropy Team, supporting Medair’s mission by raising funds with foundations and governmental organisations in German-speaking Switzerland. Increasing the organisation’s visibility within Philanthropy in Switzerland.

 

Project Overview

Responsible for a portfolio of foundations, communes and cantons that contribute significantly to the annual fundraising target and growth. Acquire new donors by networking, researching and building relationships.

 

Workplace & Working Conditions

Medair Global Support Office (GSO) based in 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 and Governmental organizations

  • Manage a portfolio of organizations, identify potential projects and submit proposals and reports in a timely manner as per solicitation plan.
  • Acquire new organizations (Cantons, municipalities and foundations).
  • Maintain personal contact with representatives of foundations and board members and build positive and sustainable relationships.
  • Write appropriate project proposals, reports and ad hoc documents including translation from English into German and coordinate internally with International Programs, Finance and the field locations to gather necessary information.
  • Create communication material such as writing project summaries, letters and presentations.

 

Medair Visibility

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

 

Administration

  • Contribute to the Philanthropy approach, tactics and initiatives in collaboration with the Philanthropy team to foster innovation and best practices.
  • Monitor institutional philanthropy trends.
  • Plan, track and analyse personal targets and results.

 

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Contribute to the spiritual life of your team in our Christian faith-based setting.
  • Encouraged to join 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.
  • International Relations, Business Development and/or Sales, Communication, Account Management.
  • Excellent knowledge of German, Swiss German and English (Speaking & Writing). Good level of French.

 

Experience / Competencies

  • 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 incl. translation from English into German.
  • 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 match
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Good networking skills.
  • Advanced used of MS Office.
  • Ability to use the Customer Relationship management software.
  • Understanding of International and humanitarian contexts.
  • Experience in business development.
  • Goal, output and performance-oriented type of person.
  • Perseverance and long-term perspective.
  • Persistence and people-oriented.
  • Self-driven and proactive.
  • Collaborative team player.

 

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organisational 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) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

 

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.