Research Intern Philanthropy Fundraising

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Research Intern Philanthropy Fundraising

This internship is part of an academic
training program, a professional training program or a
socio-professional integration program, and must meet the conditions set by the Conseil de surveillance du marché de l'emploi (CSME).

Context & Mission

Médecins Sans Frontières is an independent, international medical and
humanitarian organization that provides care to people in need, people
affected by natural or man-made disasters, and victims of armed
conflict, without discrimination and without regard to race, religion,
creed or political affiliation (MSF Charter).

To cover the Swiss market geographically, we are divided between an
office at the Geneva headquarters and an office in Zurich. The
Philanthropy Unit is one of seven teams in the Communication &
Fundraising Department. The team of 20 raised over CHF 70 million last
year from individuals, foundations, companies and cantons/communes.

As a research intern, you will support the Philanthropy Unit in
various aspects. You will be supervised by the Prospect Researcher, who
is responsible for prospect research, due diligence, and data analysis.

The intern will contribute to generating funding for the MSF social
mission through prospect research, due diligence, and analysis, under
the guidance of the the Prospect Researcher.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Perform prospect research on potential and current major donors
    (private individuals, foundations, companies). Base the research on a
    combination of information from publicly available sources, our donor
    database, available financial records and other indicators.

  • Establish donor profiles based on the analysis of accumulated
    information on philanthropy priorities, capacity, giving propensity and
    affinity to MSF and our life-saving mission.

  • Conduct due diligence to ensure compliance with MSF’s gift acceptance policy

  • Collaborate with the Prospect Researcher in developing a data analysis strategy

  • Provide system support to the Philanthropy Advisors

  • Work with the Prospect Researcher and other members of the Philanthropy Unit on other projects and tasks if necessary

  • Depending on the candidate’s skill-set, knowledge, and learning and
    development objectives, contribute through other activities to the
    success of team

Your profile

  • Have a tripartite internship agreement

  • Excellent research and writing skills

  • Good knowledge of the Swiss social and economic landscape

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM and data analysis an asset

  • University degree in progress or equivalent

  • Previous working experience (internship or other) is considered an advantage.

  • Excellent research skills and the ability to juxtapose and synthesise findings

  • Structured and clear writing

  • Experience with CRM software and data analysis (Power BI, SQL) is considered an advantage.

  • Fluency in English and good knowledge of French and German are required. Knowledge of Italian is considered an advantage.

Terms of employment

  • A tripartite internship agreement is mandatory

  • 6 to 12 months, according to internship agreement

  • Full time (40h/week)

  • Based in Geneva

  • Start date : August 2nd 2024

  • Gross monthly remuneration 2'000.- CHF

To apply

Please send a CV (2 pages maximum) and a cover letter (1 page maximum).

Closing date for applications June 30th, 2024.

We reserve the right to close the position
early if we consider the number and quality of applications received to
be sufficient.

The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Only applications submitted on our recruitment platforms will be considered.

Please note that we do not wish to use the services of recruitment or placement agencies.

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages
and supports the diverse voices of our staff members. We strive to
create workplaces where teams of people with diverse backgrounds,
characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together for
the social mission of MSF to create better outcomes for our patients and
the communities we work with.

We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages,
sexual orientations, ethnicities, background, religions, beliefs,
ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of
discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. All selected
candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.