Ecublens, Ouest lausannois (Hybrid)
£8,100 - £8,600 per month
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Role & Responsibilities

Medair is seeking a Finance Director who will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and will lead the organisation’s finances with integrity to face the challenges and opportunities of the future. While directly reporting and accountable to the CEO, the Finance Director is a true team-player in the ELT. In close cooperation with the ELT, the Finance Director will lead, support and guide all departments, country programmes, affiliate offices, and Medair teams in our financial management.

The Finance Director will be in control of Medair’s financial condition, assessing our organisational performance against both annual budgets and long-term strategic objectives. We are seeking a gifted leader and team player who will strengthen organisational budgeting, financial risk management, accounting, financial controls, cash management, and financial reporting.

The Finance Director position offers major responsibility and influence across our worldwide operations, creating a critical platform for further improving Medair’s financial sustainability and impact within the humanitarian sector.


As a Christian faith-based NGO, Medair embodies the compassion of Jesus Christ, as we relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. In this time of global pandemic, Medair’s humanitarian mission has never been more critical. Medair reaches out to people in need, saves lives, and restores hope in crisis-affected communities. We believe the image of God lives in each person we serve. Our teams do whatever it takes to bring assistance where it is needed most, regardless of religion, race or nationality. We work side by side with communities and partners to leave a lasting impact.


The Finance Director position is a permanent appointment. The role has been based in Switzerland at our Global Support Office (GSO) in Ecublens (near Lausanne), but Medair is also open to considering candidates who would work from alternate locations but with a commitment to make regular visits to the GSO.

Starting Date / Contract Details

As soon as reasonably possible. Full time, open-ended contract.

How to apply

Application Process

For detailed information on the position, the application process and Medair, please read the accompanying Finance Director full profile pdf on our website.

Medair’s working language is English, but speaking French is helpful for this Swiss-based role, and German will be a strong asset. Applicants must be in good health and available to travel overseas for field visits under basic conditions as needed.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, (as specified in the brochure), including the names of three referees, to recruit-fd(a)medair(org).

Applications Deadline

Applications must be received by 21st February 2022 at 6 p.m. CEST.


More about Medair

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Refreshed on: 20 January 2022
Closed date: 21 February 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Finance, Senior Management

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