Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you have extensive fundraising experience?
Do you have project management experience (involving people and coordinating activities across and between departments)?
Do you have familiarity with the European Foundations Market?
If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.
We are looking for a talented relationship manager and fundraiser to represent Oxfam GB in Switzerland, with a specific focus on Trusts and Foundations and Individual Philanthropists. Building on a number of long term relationships and an existing network of contacts, you will grow the number and size of gifts to Oxfam, making the case for growing our commitment and investment in Switzelrand for the future.
What we are looking for
You are a tenacious business developer who loves the thrill of securing new partnerships; you know when to bring in senior colleagues to help you do this. You are a self-starter with great ability to work remotely from the core team, managing your own time and seeking support as necessary. You are a natural networker and relish building new relationships based on shared values. You understand the Swiss market and how to operate effectively.
Working in Switzerland, you will be mobile, with a primary focus on visiting supporters and potential supporters. Easy access to Zurich and Geneva will be essential. The role is a home-based role. Oxfam will ensure that you are equipped to work from home effectively.
As part of the Philanthropy and Partnerships team based in Oxfam House, travel to Oxford will be required – you will have focal point individuals in each team for key partnerships to support your engagement with supporters from any sector. They will support you in completing the necessary proposal writing, grant management and administrative tasks necessary to enable effective supporter engagement and communications.
This post is a three-year investment by Oxfam in Switzerland of which we are now in the second year, with a view to establishing a more permanent base subject to success and sufficient financial resources.
This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in tackling poverty around the world wherever Oxfam works – delivering income, impact and influence. You will act as a key contributor to the Philanthropy and Partnerships team at Oxfam GB and have the opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields. We offer great training and development opportunities, fair pay and other benefits.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
How to apply
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job profile and apply online via the link below:
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.