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Our people

What gets you out of bed in the morning? Our employees explain what motivates them.

Terre des hommes is fortunate in having the support of volunteer ambassadors who, due to their careers, are in the public eye and a focus of media attention. These prominent people, well-known artists, radio and television hosts, and Miss Switzerland, all raise public awareness of vulnerable children. Our ambassadors represent Terre des hommes at public events, hold interviews, and support voluntary initiatives such as the sale of oranges. Moreover, they visit our projects accompanied by journalists, in order to alert the public to a specific problem. 

The volunteers represent an essential part of our work and who we are. They support our fundraising efforts and contribute to informing the public about child rights. Their help in improving the lives of thousands of children around the world is invaluable. 

The Council of the Foundation is made up of representatives of volunteer networks as well as specialists in humanitarian work, public health, finance, law, marketing and economics.

The Supervisory Board's role is to oversee the organisation of the Foundation. It is also responsible for monitoring ongoing activities, administration, use of the Foundation's resources, risk management and regulation.

Meet the management team that leads our staff in Lausanne, Zurich - and in more than 30 countries around the world.

Everyone at Terre des hommes is committed to making the greatest possible, positive impact on the lives of the world's children. We would like you to meet…


Making an Impact for Children: Annual Report 2015.
Our Values
The Terre des hommes Charter
Courage n° 55 - New hope in the heart of the favelas


Get involved

There are multiple ways to help children and support our work.

Oranges for
treating children

Every year, we organise a street action to sell oranges in all over Switzerland.



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Become a sponsor

Help improve the future of children in distress.


Syria Emergency

Half of refugees are children. Help them get a brighter future.


Job vacancies

  • 15 April 2017 - Temporary contract - Shirqat

    Cash Grant Project Manager - Shirqat

    The Project Manager is in charge of the development of the intervention strategy and ensures the smooth running of the project in his/her zone/the country of assignment in line with Tdh policies (strategic plan, theme, way of working) and national intervention strategies in order to achieve the...

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  • 3 April 2017 - Temporary contract - Thessaloniki

    Monitoring & Evalutation Manager - Thessaloniki

    The M&E Manager is responsible, for all programs in Greece, for supporting 1/ the development and harmonization of effective monitoring and evaluation tools and systems, 2/ the treatment, analysis and reporting of data related to implemented projects, 3/ develop survey tools and methodologies. The...

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  • 1 June 2017 - Temporary contract - Erbil

    Logistic Coordinator - Erbil

    The Logistics Coordinator reports to the Country representative, and is in charge of all of the logistics for the delegation, the residence of the Country representative and the projects:...

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  • 15 April 2017 - - Port-au-Prince

    Chef de délégation Haïti

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  • 1 April 2017 - - Irbid

    Field Coordinator Irbid

    Main responsibilities :...

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  • immédiatement - Temporary contract - Yei

    WASH Project Manager - Yei

    This position is a non-accompanied, non-family expatriate position....

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  • 1 April 2017 - Temporary contract - Tyre

    Child Protection Project Manager

    The Project Manager provides multi-base, multi-sponsor and multi-partner supervision and follow-up for the Exploitation program, and reports to the Country Representative. Responsible for the implementation of the strategy and the development and managerial coordination of the program teams, s/he...

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  • 1 April 2017 - Permanent contract - Lausanne

    Contrôleur/euse de gestion, CDI, 100 % H/F

    Vous garantissez et contrôlez en priorité la tenue régulière de la comptabilité et le suivi financier des contrats avec les bailleurs de fonds. Vous informez vos supérieurs de tout dysfonctionnement et des solutions à mettre en place. Vous apportez support, conseil et formation en matière...

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