Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation in conflict areas, disasters, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable.
Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by our Christian values to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality.
As signatories of the International Committee of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, and not be used to further a particular political, social or religious viewpoint. Our first and last considerations are the needs of the people we serve.
We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact.
We do whatever it takes to bring relief where it’s needed most. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: Health care and nutrition. Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. Shelter and infrastructure.
In all we do, we pursue the highest professional standards of quality, accountability, and sustainability. Our experienced teams carry out our projects in close connection with communities, listening to their needs, helping them improve their essential services, and providing them with training for the future.
From the rain-swept coasts of Madagascar to the icy mountains of Afghanistan, from crowded displacement camps in South Sudan to our headquarters in Switzerland, Medair's internationally recruited staff are united throughout the world by a set of common values.
We strive to live out our values and principles consistently at every level of the organisation, and in every location – from the remotest team to the international headquarters. Our desire is that as we work together in teams, our attitudes, words, and actions will be true to Medair’s vision and character. Hope
We seek to bring hope to people devastated by crisis and caught in apparently hopeless situations. Together with the communities we serve, we strive to make sustainable improvements and increase their capacity to build a better future. Compassion
We desire to relieve human suffering in times of crisis, disaster, and conflict. We seek out people who are the most vulnerable, come alongside them and offer practical support through relief and rehabilitation initiatives. Accountability
We are committed to employ best practices in our management and operations, pursuing excellence in all we do. We make ourselves accountable to our supporters, our staff, and those we serve, and seek input from them to help us improve our activities and procedures. Dignity
We believe that each person has been made in God’s image and is therefore uniquely valuable and worthy of the highest respect. Consequently, we reach out to all those in need, irrespective of their race, gender, religion, age, or nationality. Wherever possible we personalise our assistance, taking individual needs and circumstances into account, and respecting the dignity and independence of the people we serve. Faith
We are motivated to care for those who suffer because we follow Jesus Christ, who taught that our highest goal is to love God and to care for those in need. Our faith inspires us to give our best in all circumstances. By faith we pray for wisdom when facing difficult decisions, and for courage to live and work in demanding and often dangerous situations.
What can we offer Escapees?
Are you seeking a rewarding humanitarian career? We are looking for professionals who are committed Christians and are motivated to relieve suffering in some of the world’s most remote and vulnerable communities.
Medair gives experienced professionals like you the opportunity to use your skills in the humanitarian sector to help those in greatest need.
Maybe you’re an experienced relief or development worker, still brushing off the dust from your last field assignment. You might have heard about Medair’s reputation for great team spirit, and for delivering high-quality humanitarian aid that makes a significant impact on vulnerable populations.
Or maybe you are new to the world of humanitarian aid? Maybe you’re wondering what it’s like to live and work in the field, and whether you’ve got what it takes to thrive in such a challenging environment. You might be wondering whether Medair can use someone with your professional skills. We are one of only a few NGOs that provide career opportunities for professionals who have no previous relief work experience.
What’s so rewarding about a career with Medair? You will help save and sustain the lives of people who truly need assistance, while also learning new skills in a complex humanitarian environment. You will immerse yourself in a foreign culture and experience the joys and challenges of living and working with an international team. You will know the rich blessing of saving a life, of teaching new skills, of seeing communities restored and transformed. What kind of professional experience is Medair looking for?
We are looking for professionals from our three core activities: Health and Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), and Shelter and Infrastructure.
We also need experienced staff with a background in senior management, project and team management, project support, logistics, finance or accounting, human resources, marketing, communications, fundraising, media, and/or ICT.