Wikimedia CH is a not-for-profit association, the Swiss chapter of the international Wikimedia Movement. It promotes free knowledge, in particular through the Wikipedia encyclopedia and other associated projects. As a grassroots organization, it currently employs nine people (not full-time) and works with a community of members and volunteers. In order to fill a vacancy from January 2021 onwards, we are currently recruiting an:

Assistant (50%)


–> Administration:

  • WMCH Member Management (incl. process optimisation) Organisation and logistics of the annual general assembly (incl. the wiki management)
  • Organisation and accompaniment of all Board matters and meetings throughout the year, incl. minute taking, logistics, etc.
  • Responsible for several email ticketing channels with general questions from the
  • Some data base management and maintenance (salesforce) – donors, members, stakeholders, partners in close collaboration with other staff members
    Report writing as necessary

–> CEO and Project Assistance:

  • Help and assistance concerning diverse events that the organisation is carrying out throughout the year
  • Support/assist the CEO in her various tasks if necessary



–> Mandatory job-related skills/competencies:

  • Fluent in (Swiss) German (at least C1) and English (at least C1) and French: nice to have (B1/B2)
  • Availability for regular travel within Switzerland
  • Strong writing and project assistance skills in the relevant languages (clarity, focussed, expression, results-oriented)
  • Experience in NGO functioning and administration
  • Some event management experience
  • IT savvy and knowledge of salesforce
  • Multicultural and virtual experience
  • Knowledge of standard communication and Office tools and measures (online and offline)
  • Proven experience in planning and executing

–> People skills/competencies:

  • Strong intercultural competence and a « can do » attitude
  • Self-starter with an excellent capacity to organise him/herself
  • Goal/results oriented
  • A “thick skin” and effective conflict management skills
  • The capacity to work effectively in a virtual team, excellent communication skills
  • Willing to take on responsibility and to work on flexible schedules
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn and to evolve
  • Strong online collaboration skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent relation management and building skills
  • An understanding of free knowledge with a strong commitment to this value



  • ASAP if possible for the 15th of January 2021
  • General availability on Monday mornings for staff calls
  • We offer a position in a modern not-for-profit setting, inside a high-profile association with interesting and varied tasks and the possibility of development. Being a virtual organisation without a physical office, the candidate will be home-based, frequently travelling across Switzerland. Any location in Switzerland would be possible.
  • Starting salary competitive with early career NGO standards.
  • The contract is starting with a 50% and limited to one year with a possibility of extension depending on funding and results.
  • The position is directly under the responsibility of the CEO
  • Close collaboration with the whole team will nevertheless be necessary



Closing date for applications is set to January 15, 2021 and applications should be addressed electronically to including your CV and a cover letter. No need to attach certificates or to indicate references at this point!

Please only apply if you write/speak the required languages at least at C1 level!