Desk Officer for Niger and Senegal (80%)

In Niger and Senegal, HEKS/EPER operates country offices with 5 to 10 local staff members. The programmes have a focus on rural development in particular on pastoralism, agroecological production and market, and access to land.

HEKS/EPER International Division is thus looking to recruit a strong candidate by mid-June 2018 to fulfil the role of:

Desk Officer for Niger and Senegal (80%)

Main tasks:

  • Strategic and thematic leadership for the programmes in Niger and Senegal and their development
  • Monitoring and administrative supervision of the programmes, including finances
  • Acquisition of additional funding sources (mandates)
  • Leadership and supervision of the Country Directors in Niger and Senegal
  • Active cooperation in pertinent networks, fundraising, and public relations in Switzerland
  • Active contribution to the further development of HEKS/EPER’s international division

Required profile:

  • University degree or similar qualification and at least five years of experience in development cooperation
  • Multi-year work experience in developing countries, preferably in Africa and in the domain of rural development.
  • Sound track record in programme management (including controlling, budgeting and audits)
  • Proven experience in acquiring and managing mandates
  • Excellent knowledge of French, German and English (oral and written)
  • Team player, performs under pressure, initiative and pro-active personality
  • Able to master the usual IT tools

Our offer:

  • A varied and interesting position in a dynamic environment
  • Two to four duty travels to the programme area annually
  • An engaged and a competent team
  • Decent employment conditions and a competitive compensation package
  • A modern work place in Zurich or Lausanne

Please send your complete application at latest until 25 February 2018 to HEKS/EPER ( Regula Hafner, Head of Africa/Latin America Department is at your disposal for further information: +41 44 360 88 71