Engagement Director

Apply by 31 August 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 25 July 2018

Job Description

In order to be the front-runner agency we aspire to be, Medair is seeking to appoint an Engagement Director who can transform and improve the way we communicate, and engage with, and mobilise our networks. Medair believes that becoming aware of and having meaningful ways of engaging with people in need changes the lives of those who are in the position to pray, give of their resources, or give of their experience by joining a Medair team. The Engagement Director will be motivated to see lives changed in the privileged, and therefore in the devastated communities of our world.

You will ensure that the marketing, communications, fundraising, and Affiliate Office teams collaborate creatively and effectively to promote excellent fundraising, donor communication, learning, and team recruitment, whilst meeting overall organisational objectives to encourage a greater number of people to partner with our work around the world.

You will help evolve Medair’s voice and impact with radical approaches to create a Medair culture of philanthropy, engaging Medair’s audiences in generous, life-changing, and long-term relationships with people in need. You will also ensure Medair has developed brand and marketing strategies (off and online) that enable us to engage more effectively and broadly with our target audiences.

We now need an innovative and creative leader, with demonstrable, significant experience of successful international marketing, communications, and income generation across multiple channels.


Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. In 2017, we brought relief and recovery to over 2 million people in crisis.

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.

Though the humanitarian context is one of increasing challenges and greater numbers of people in need, Medair’s ambition and firm belief is not only to respond to more people as we grow, but to serve them more efficiently and effectively than ever before.


Based in Medair Head Office, Ecublens, near Lausanne, Switzerland.

Starting Date / Contract Details

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

Application Process

If you are open to considering investing your life experience and your creative gifts to strengthen Medair at this exciting crossroads, then please read the full role description and application instructions here: Engagement Director - full profile pdf.

In your covering letter, please reference how your profile matches with the person specification in the Medair packs, how you fit within the culture of Medair, and your response to the leadership style we detail in the application pack.

Please ensure that your letter of motivation is sent as an attachment, and not in the body of your email. If you have not done this, please resend the cover letter as a doc / pdf to the indicated email address.

Applications Deadline

Applications must be received by August 31, 2018 at 12 p.m. CEST.

About the Organization


Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure.

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