Senior Program Officer in Development

80%, Zurich, temporary

The Center for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) trains students and experienced experts for International Cooperation (IC) and is committed to a more intensive dialogue between research and practice for sustainable development. NADEL is hosted by the ETH Chair of Development Economics, which conducts research on drivers of economic and social development.

NADEL offers two training programs, a two-year full-time MAS program to start a career in International Cooperation and an extra occupational CAS program for mid-career experts in International Cooperation and other formats to promote learning for sustainable development.

Job description

As part of the NADEL team, you will be responsible for designing and teaching several courses according to your academic background and practical experience. As part of your work, you will also be involved in supporting our MAS and CAS students. You are expected to network within the ETH. You are also able to establish cooperations with various Swiss and international public and private organizations in order to integrate their practical experience into teaching. Approximately three quarters of your work will be dedicated to teaching and the related organizational and strategic tasks, and one quarter to scientific consulting and/or research.

Your profile

You have a university degree in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences or the humanities and at least three years professional experience in development cooperation. You have in-depth knowledge in selected areas of IC and are familiar with the instruments of IC. Furthermore, you have the experience or ability to carry out academic and practice-oriented teaching. You are fluent in spoken and written English and fluent in spoken German. A doctorate and additional academic achievements are advantageous. Initiative, teamwork and learning new things are important to you.

Employment at ETH Zurich is limited to a maximum of six years. Remuneration is in accordance with the ETH guidelines.

ETH Zurich

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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We look forward to receiving your online application by 31 December 2019. In addition to the usual documents, your application should include contact information of two reference persons as well as a short report or essay that you have recently written. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through the ETH online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. The interviews will take place in January 2020. 

For questions about the position, please contact Fritz Brugger at (no applications). Further information can also be found on our homepage:

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