Terre des hommes Foundation

Since its creation in 1960, the mission of Terre des hommes (Tdh) has been to assist children in need. It endeavours at all times to defend the rights of children in times of war and natural disasters, as well as in less publicised situations of distress.

Working for Terre des hommes

In 2017, the Terre des hommes Foundation employed 140 people in Switzerland and 110 abroad with a Swiss employment contract. Approximately 1,500 employees have been hired by  Terre des hommes Foundation delegations in projects abroad.

Sought profiles

TdH regularly searches for the following profiles:

  • Field positions (minimum 3 years’ professional experience): administrative and financial coordinators; logistics officers; heads of delegation and assistants; emergency coordinators (5 years’ professional experience required); thematic specialists in the fields of youth, health, water and sanitation, food security.
  • Headquarter positions (minimum 3 years’ professional experience): management, accounting, human resource and administration specialists; programme officers and managers; specialists in humanitarian issues (5 years professional experience required); communication and fundraising.

Opportunities for students and young professionals

Terre des hommes offers 2-5 positions for six months for junior professionals in different areas at the headquarters or in the field. Candidates must be between 25 and 28 years old, have completed a master’s degree and have some initial IC experience. Unsolicited applications are accepted.

The organisation also offers several six-month internships at the headquarters, half of which are for master’s degree graduates in the area of communication.


Lausanne, Switzerland

Fields of activity
Development cooperation, humanitarian aid, children's protection, health, water and sanitation

Countries of operation
More than 30 countries


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