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Helvetas

Helvetas is an organization specialized in development cooperation and humanitarian response, anchored in Switzerland with affiliated organizations in Germany and the US.

We are committed to a world in which all men and women determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner. Helvetas supports poor and disadvantaged women, men and communities in about thirty developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Helvetas is active in the following areas: water, food and climate, education, jobs and private sector development, governance, gender and social equity.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Climate Action
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

How we work

Together with its partners Helvetas tackles the global challenges at various levels: with projects on the ground, with expert advice and by advocating for conducive framework conditions benefiting the poor. This triple commitment is empowering people and transforming lives. Helvetas follows a multi-stakeholder approach by linking civil society actors, governments and private sector.

... and why

Our vision is of a just world in which all men and women determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Diversity Management
Education and Training
Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Health and Nutrition
Human Resources Management
Human Rights, Law and Governance
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Migration
Monitoring and Evaluation
Political Affairs and Peacekeeping
Private Sector Development

Our engagement is based on solidarity and partnership. We work towards achieving human rights and upholding the principle of self-determined development. We are committed to social equity and strive for equal opportunities for men and women regardless of age, origin, language, religion, culture or political convictions. Our collaboration with our partners is based on mutual respect for cultural values and principles.

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
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Type of organisation

NGO

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation
Humanitarian Aid

Headquarters

Bern and Zurich, 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
Sub-Saharan Africa
Switzerland

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 50 and 200

Outside Switzerland:
More than 1000

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