Engagement Director

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 March 2020
  • Zürich, Switzerland | Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Closing on 2 April 2020
  • Current

Job Description

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.

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.

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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