Career support

Career Advice

Career counselling in development cooperation, humanitarian aid, international relief work, human rights, peacebuilding, etc.

Do you work in an NGO, multilateral organisation (UN, development bank), foundation, or for the Swiss government – or would you like to? Our career advisors support you at all stages of your professional life international cooperation, or towards a career in the sector.

Together we address your individual situation, your questions and needs, considering both professional and private aspects of your life.

Career advice
Location
Biel-Bienne, online or by telephone
Duration
60 minutes/session
Languages
English
French
German
Spanish
Price CHF  
180

Cancellation:
up to 48 hours before your appointment, you will receive a 95% refund

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Examples of possible situations and questions

Figure out your next career move

With work experience in international cooperation, you want to advance your career. Or you are unclear about the next steps and want to assess your situation and potential.

Looking for a career change?

You are considering switching to international cooperation.

Making decisions

You will soon have to make choices that will shape or affect your professional and private life.

Moving abroad as an accompanying partner

Are you following your partner abroad and concerned about what will happen to your career?

Back in Switzerland. And now?

After spending some time in the field, you are back in Switzerland and do not want to go abroad again. What are your options? How can you manage this transition?

Leaving international cooperation?

Are you considering moving from international cooperation to another sector (public or private)?

Career advice allows you to dive deeper into your questions, which helps you to better assess your situation and position yourself accordingly.

Counselling sessions are structured as below

  • Outline the situation and issues
  • Clarify concerns
  • Agree on goals of session

For example:

  • Discuss and determine realistic career goals
  • Explore motivations
  • Identify strengths, preferences and areas to develop

For example:

  • Determine short and middle-term options
  • Analyse the consequences
  • Weigh up options and determine concrete plan of action

Our career advisors

Our career advisors have many years’ experience of working in international cooperation, in-depth knowledge of the sector, and expertise in counselling and coaching. They are in regular contact with employers.

Beat Geiser
Beat
 
Geiser
Beat has coached individuals and groups in career development, career transitions, work... More
Gabriela Steinemann
Gabriela
 
Steinemann
Gabriela has been involved in counselling and supporting people for 15+ years, mainly i... More
Babette Pfander
Babette
 
Pfander
Babette has 15+ years of professional experience in international cooperation, includin... More
Adrian Marti
Adrian
 
Marti
Adrian has worked in international cooperation for 30+ years for the ICRC, SDC, UNHCR, ... More

Registration

60-minute session, onsite

CHF 
180
Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

Initial analysis of your situation, outline of the next steps.

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60-minute session, online

CHF 
180
Zoom

Initial analysis of your situation, outline of the next steps.

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60-minute session, by telephone

CHF 
180
Phone call

Initial analysis of your situation, outline of the next steps.

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2-hour package (2x60 minutes)

CHF 
340
Biel-Bienne, Zoom or by telephone

Analysis of your situation, special focus on specific topics, outline of the next steps.

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6-hour package (6x60 minutes)

CHF 
890
Biel-Bienne, Zoom or by telephone

Thorough analysis of your skills, experience, capabilities and potential.

Order and book your first session

We are flexible

Do you have a specific request, can't find a suitable appointment or need more information?
Give us a call: +41 32 365 80 02