Program Manager
ETH Zurich

Programme Manager – Global Exchanges & Partnerships

60%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

ETH for Development (ETH4D) is an ETH-wide initiative to develop innovations that address global development challenges and educate future leaders in sustainable development.
Engineering for Humanitarian Action (EHA) is a partnership between both Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH Zurich and EPFL) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to develop innovative solutions for a greater impact of humanitarian action. 

Employment start: July 2023 or based on mutual agreement

Contract duration: 2 years-possibility of extension linked to funding       

Job description

In this position, you will manage the “Engineering for Humanitarian Action (EHA)” Partnership with EPFL and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Furthermore, you will be responsible for the grant management for global development research and student/faculty exchange with partner universities in low- and middle-income countries. In addition, you will be co-organizing public events and workshops related to global sustainable development and diversity, equity and inclusion. You will support the ETH4D communication activities such as the website and social media channels.

Your profile

  • MA or PhD degree related to global development or engineering
  • Experience managing projects including finances and managing various stakeholders
  • Strong ability to communicate in English (oral and written); German and French are a plus
  • Outstanding intercultural communication skills, and ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team
  • Dedication to detail, open-minded, kind, excited to learn new things and to work in a dynamic and fast-paced team
  • Experience in the field of international development and/ or work experience in a low- or middle-income country is a strong plus

Your workplace

We offer

We offer you a wide range of tasks and responsibilities in a fast paced and dynamic team. You will work closely with the ETH4D Executive Office and report to the Executive Director of ETH4D.

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We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application by with the following documents:

  • Motivation Letter
  • CV
  • Latest university transcripts 
  • Contacts of two references

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and closed once a suitable candidate was found.  

Further information about ETH for Development (ETH4D) can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr Adina Rom - (no applications). 

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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