Overview of actors

Swisscontact Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

We are a leading organization in the implementation of international development projects.

We strengthen the competencies of people, improving their employability.

We increase the competitiveness of enterprises, growing their business.

We foster social and economic systems, promoting inclusive development.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Quality Education
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

How we work

Our activities are based on two main topics:
• Vocational education and training, retraining and labour market integration constitute a focus of our activities.
• In business promotion, we focus our work on five fields with potential for sustainable development: tourism, trade, entrepreneurial ecosystems, green cities, and sustainable agriculture.

... and why

We believe that people, even in dire conditions have the ability and will to act and liberate themselves from the shackles of poverty. However, this is only possible in an enabling environment and level playing field.

We make an effective contribution to improve the framework conditions for sustainable development through the facilitation of access to skills, knowledge, markets, technologies and financial services.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Education and Training
Human Resources Management
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Monitoring and Evaluation
Private Sector Development
Social Development

As an attractive employer, Swisscontact invests in a positive management and work culture. This is defined by our fundamental understanding of development intended to serve not only our beneficiaries in project countries but our employees as well.

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

Development Cooperation


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
Western and Central Europe

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 50 and 200

Outside Switzerland:
More than 1000

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