Die SAD such ein Geschäftsleitungsmitglied verantwortlich für Fundraising und internationale Projekte (60 – 80 Prozent, in Zukunft Aufstockung auf 100 Prozent möglich).


Major Responsibilities

Fundraising and project development (40-50%)

  • Fundraising (for projects and programmes) at the national and international level, including donor identification, network building and nurturing
  • Developing new project proposals in the strategic thematic areas of the Swiss Academy for Development (health, education, employment)
  • Providing support to staff in fundraising & project development (including internal training)
  • Developing and implementing fundraising strategies
  • Co-developing fundraising campaigns and/or other fundraising instruments

International project management and supervision (20-30%)

  • Supervision of selected projects and project staff (monitoring of results, development of yearly plans of operation, etc.)
  • Recruitment of project staff
  • Thematic and disciplinary management of selected project staff
  • Project design (conduct feasibility studies, select local partners, develop a log frame / theory of change, etc.)
  • Project management (conduct evaluations, analyse M&E data, monitor budgets, report to donors, design and conduct workshops in the field, etc.)
  • Development of thematic strategies
  • Involvement in organisational development: the development and implementation of the Swiss Academy for Development’s strategy, annual narrative and financial plans / reports
  • Networking and representational duties


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated fundraising experience (in proposal writing, project development, and corporate, foundation and/or government fundraising). Please submit a list of fundraising successes with your application
  • Existing network of donors and actors in international development cooperation
  • Master’s degree or PhD in social sciences or any other relevant subjects
  • At least 10 years of experience in international development cooperation (in Switzerland and internationally)
  • Field experience in Africa, the Middle East, and/or Asia is an advantage
  • Senior management experience
  • Experience with sport and development is an advantage
  • Proven experience in education, health and/or employment in an international development context
  • Proven project management experience, proficient in monitoring and evaluation and social science research methods
  • Excellent written communication skills in German and English. Proficiency in additional languages is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel (including to potentially unstable countries)



  • Entrepreneurial thinking, exceptional initiative and proven ability to work independently, efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work creatively, innovatively and reliably
  • Cooperative approach to work, a team builder
  • High degree of self-awareness, respectful attitude, ability to self-reflect
  • Culturally sensitive and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility, handle multiple assignments, meet deadlines and pay strong attention to detail


How to Apply

Please submit your application (motivation letter, resume, relevant certificates, references, list of fundraising successes and other relevant annexes) until March 14th per e-mail to probst.