Overview of actors

Caritas Switzerland

Caritas Switzerland prevents, combats and alleviates poverty worldwide in around 20 countries.

We provide professional, effective and efficient help to people in need irrespective of their political or religious beliefs, gender or ethnicity. With its projects in development cooperation, Caritas supports children and adults in the areas of income, climate and migration. It provides emergency relief in disasters and is actively involved in reconstruction work.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty

How we work

By combining humanitarian aid withsustained long-term development cooperation work, we provide additional support in the wake of natural disasters or during long-lasting crises.

... and why

The aim of all programmes is to reduce poverty, strengthen people’s resilience, ensure that their rights are respected and expand their capabilities to realise goals they have reasons to value. Both its work in Switzerland and its international engagement are Caritas Switzerland’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), set out by the UN in the 2030 Agenda.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Education and Training
Political Affairs and Peacekeeping
Social Development

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates yes
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities yes
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Humanitarian Aid


Lucerne, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
South/East Asia and Pacific

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 200 and 1000

Outside Switzerland:
Between 20 and 50

Learn more

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