Fastenopfer – Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund is a Catholic NGO in Switzerland. Under the slogan «We share», Fastenopfer works for a fairer world. Fastenopfer strengthens people and communities of different ideological, denominational and religious orientation who are committed to the eradication of poverty, work for global justice and are concerned with creating secure livelihoods. Therefore Fastenopfer collaborates with local partner organisations in 14 country programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as organisations in Switzerland.

Working for Fastenopfer

Fastenopfer has 57 staff (39 FTEs by 31.12.2017) working in three Swiss locations: Lucerne (47 people), Lausanne (7 people) and Lugano (3 people).

Sought profiles

  • Country programme officers: higher education, professional experience in international cooperation and/or relevant further training
  • International programme officers: higher education, professional correspondent thematic knowhow and experience in advocacy and lobbying work
  • Thematic officer: higher education, experience in a relevant thematic theme linked to international cooperation, relevant further training
  • Responsible for awareness raising: higher education in adults education, theology or social sciences, work experience in NGOs or church related organisations
  • Responsible Public Relations / Online Marketing / Fundraising: higher education, relevant work experience
  • Administration and secretary

Opportunities for students and junior professionals

Fastenopfer offers internships and civilian service positions..

Lucerne, Switzerland

Fields of activity
Development cooperation, development policy, campaigning

Countries of operation
14 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and Switzerland. 

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