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Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development Budget50 Million - 100 Million
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland
  • Founded1959
Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic intervention in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global value chains. Through an increased economic productivity Swisscontact fosters added value for all involved – namely the local population and small enterprises.  Swisscontact concentrates on four core areas of private sector promotion:  Vocational Education and Training: enablingaccess to the labour market and creating the conditions for gaining an occupation and earning an income. SME Promotion: promoting local entrepreneurship with the goal of strengthening its competitiveness. Financial Services: creating access to local financial service providers who offer credit, savings, leasing and insurance products. Resource Efficiency: promoting the efficient use of resources through production methods that are efficient in their use of energy and materials, and through taking measures to promote clear air and sustainable waste disposal.  As an expert organisation, Swisscontact carries out high-quality project work on site. The cost-effectiveness and efficiency of its services is proven by well-documented, transparent monitoring and quantification procedures. Recurring internal and external checks provide proof of continued, sustainable development of expertise, skills and practical know-how.  Swisscontact was established in 1959 as an independent organisation by notable figures from the worlds of commerce and science in Switzerland. It is exclusively involved in international co-operation and since 1961 has carried out its own and mandated projects. Since it was founded, Swisscontact has had close ties with the private sector. In 2012 Swisscontact is active in 27 countries and had some 750 employees. The organisation is based in Zurich.

Where is Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation


1Current job
53Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Head of Finance and Administration
  • Donor Committee for Dual Vocational Training Officer
  • Regional Operations Manager, North- and West Africa (NOWAF)
    West Africa
  • Internal Control System and Compliance Coordinator

Staff at Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • research & development
  • private sector development
  • performance measurement


  • ec
  • ikea foundation


  • bangladesh
  • united states
  • indonesia
  • nepal
  • nigeria


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Zurich
  • Doeltschiweg 39
  • United States
  • 11 Park Place, Suite 701, New York, NY 10007
  • Peru
  • Jr. Juan Dellepiani No. 585 San Isidro (Lima 27)
  • Nicaragua
  • Managua
  • Autos El Chele, 1 c. abajo, 1/2 c. al lago, casa No. 89, Colonial Los Robles, Octava Etapa
  • Honduras
  • Tegucigalpa
  • Col. Lomas del Guijarro Calzada, Llama del Bosque, Casa #602, frente a la Alianza Francesa
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala City
  • 0 Calle 20-66, Zona 15 Vista Hermosa II
  • Colombia
  • Bogota
  • Cll. 97 # 10-28 Of. 402
  • El Salvador
  • San Salvador
  • Residencial Escalonia y Calle Escalonia Casa # 14-E Colonia Escalón
  • Ecuador
  • Quito
  • Orellana E11-14 y Coruña esquina Edificio María Gabriela, 5° piso
  • Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Skopje
  • No 11 Debarca Street Centar
  • Kosovo
  • Pristina
  • Rr. Mayor Mehmet Bushi Ll.12 Nr.1
  • Albania
  • Tirane
  • Rr. Skenderbej P.6, Hyria 1/1 P.O. Box 2891
  • South Africa
  • Pretoria
  • Office 80B 107 Nicolson Street, Brooklyn
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • 6th Fl., Victoria Plaza 11 Parklands Road
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ouagadougou
  • Rue 13.58 - porte 31 Zone du Bois, Secteur 13
  • Benin
  • Cotonou
  • Quartier Les Cocotiers Villa D21
  • Germany
  • Stuttgart
  • Senefelderstrasse 26
  • Bolivia
  • La Paz
  • Jacinto Benavente #2176 entre Federico Aspiazu y Fernando Guachalla Sopocachi - Casilla 5033


Primary sectors

Events / Training
Monitoring / Evaluation
Vocational Training / Workforce Development
Personnel / Human Resources
Research & Development
Trade Customs
Procurement Process
Private Sector Development
Performance Measurement

Contract Awards

Services for the Implementation of Entrepreneurship Program

Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
27 Apr 2018

Foreign Economic-Aid-Related Services

Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
24 Apr 2018

Support to Swiss Import Promotion Program

Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Local Economic Development

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
23 Mar 2018

Provision of Consultancy Services for Development of Labour Market

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
22 Feb 2018

Skills for Employment

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
20 Feb 2018