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Comundo

Comundo is the largest organisation in personnel development cooperation in Switzerland. Around 100 co-workers are in an assignment in Africa and Latin America.

Comundo supports children, young people and elderly people in improving their living conditions in a long-term and self-determined manner. This is done in cooperation with selected local partner organisations that are active in areas such as education, health, human rights and democracy, environment or food security.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Climate Action
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

How we work

Comundo combines the know-how and professional experience of Swiss professionals working as co-workers in selected partner organisations on site in the Global South. They use their expertise to strengthen structures and networks in the thematic areas and to build up know-how. The realities, experiences and potentials of the partner organisations form the basis of all assignments. In this way, ownership remains with the local partners.

... and why

What if the right to a healthy and intact life no longer applies? What if problems such as lack of access to food or education cannot be solved by the people themselves? With our co-workers, we build a bridge from the North to the South to tackle global challenges together. Comundo initates help for self-help and promotes more responsible action in Switzerland with returned co-workers.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Education and Training
Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Health and Nutrition
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Monitoring and Evaluation
Social Development

Comundo offers the chance to do meaningful work abroad, even without experience in development cooperation. You can share your professional knowledge and participate in a rich cultural exchange that broadens personal horizons. We provide our professionals with good security, and we accompany and support them in their work.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no

Note:

The positions are defined by our partner organisations. The one-year junior positions are for young professionals with a maximum of two years of professional experience. For a long-term assignment of 2-3 years, we require at least two years of experience in the corresponding professional field. 
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Type of organisation

NGO

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation

Headquarters

Lucerne, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Latin America and the Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 20 and 50

Outside Switzerland:
Between 50 and 200

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