Head of Partnerships Switzerland

Contract for an indefinite period
Online: 8 September 2022
Expiry date: 02/10/2022
Location: Europe, Switzerland


As an international association for development through education, Action Education has been working since 1981, access to quality education for the most vulnerable and marginalised populations, by pchildren, girls and women, so that they can all take control of their own lives. development and contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable world. 

Because access to quality education helps to fight poverty and disease, it is important to ensure that the to limit climate change and build peace in a sustainable world, we promote Lifelong learning. For example, we pay particular attention to the care of our and early childhood education, access to and quality of education at primary and secondary levels secondary education, as well as vocational training and social inclusion. 

By basing our intervention on the core values of dignity, inclusion and integrity, as well as the policy principles of transparency, accountability and solidarity, and thanks to the support of our 51,000 donors, we run 85 projects in 19 countries Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and Europe - including France - for more than 2.9 million children, young people and adults.


Under the management of the International Partnerships Manager, within the international coordination of resource development, as Head of partnerships in Switzerland, your objectives are to raise funds from private donors and by building and developing a network of partners committed to access to information and education of the most vulnerable and marginalised populations. You are developing a strategy in line with Action Education's overall partnership strategy, at service to beneficiaries and projects, in line with the vision, missions and values of the organisation, and the financial objective to be achieved. 

Your main tasks:

  • Implementing the international fundraising strategy with public donors (municipalities, cantons, confederation) and private (companies, company foundations), adapt it to the French and German speaking parts of Switzerland and implement it œwork ;
  • Defining targets and developing the prospect base, actively canvassing Companies and Corporate Foundations, propose and conclude partnerships, manage the partnership relationship ;
  • Ensure the implementation of the partnership agreement;
  • Participate in the life of the association.

Profile required

  • You have a university or business school degree (level Master) ;
  • You have 3 to 5 years' experience in developing private partnerships in the voluntary sector and real know-how in building partnerships large-scale projects. Significant experience in prospecting and monitoring major projects accounts will be decisive;
  • You are organised, autonomous and able to manage priorities. You have a strong interpersonal and networking skills will be key assets for this position;
  • You are fluent in French and English and have an excellent knowledge of Swiss German, both written and spoken;
  • You are familiar with the Office package and, ideally, with G Suite;
  • You adhere to the values of Action Education.


  • Salary : according to internal salary scale 
  • Duration : Permanent contract (100% full-time position) 
  • Start-up : As soon as possible 
  • Location: position based in Geneva. Travel in Switzerland and abroad to be expected.

How to apply?

Then send us your letter of application and CV with your salary expectations to [email protected] et by indicating the reference "S01-2022" 

This position is open to people with disabilities.

Only those selected for an interview will receive a reply. Thank you for your understanding.