Calls and Announcements

Please check this space for calls and announcements by the Embassy of Switzerland in Albania including tenders, expressions of interest and job vacancies.

Job vacancy

Offering an excellent and dynamic working environment, professional development, equal employment opportunities and a competitive remuneration package, the Embassy of Switzerland invites potential candidates to apply for the following vacancy:

National Programme Officer (NPO)

(Full-time position: 100%)

Scope of work: Under the general guidance of the Head of Mission and Cooperation, the NPO is responsible for the overall planning, management and monitoring of programmes of the Swiss Cooperation in topics related to public health and social issues. The NPO is actively engaged in the policy dialogue, coordinating and networking with ministries, other governmental authorities, civil society organisations and international organisations.

Required Qualification and Working experience:

  • University degree in Public Health, Social Science or related field;

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional working experience in international development cooperation with focus on public health or social issues;

  • Experience in project management and in transition/development context as well as excellent knowledge of Albania’s economic, political and social context;

  • Strong analytical, synthetic capacity and excellent writing skills required;

  • Outstanding organizational skills;

  • Good negotiating and communicational skills;

  • Proven capacity and willingness to work in a team oriented way;

  • Proven capacity to deal with stress and work related pressure;

  • Outstanding command of English and Albanian required – knowledge of French and/or German is a plus.

Submissions: Only the candidates selected for the interviews will be contacted.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application specifying the position they are applying for to until Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 17:00. Applications should be sent via e-mail and must include:

  • A cover letter outlining motivation

  • An updated curriculum vitae with photo and at least three  professional and personal references with contact numbers

Click here to download the announcement in PDF.

Call for applications

Management of the Swiss Cultural Fund

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) acting through the Embassy of Switzerland in Albania is looking for organisations/institutions that can manage its new cultural fund in 2017. The mandate for managing the fund shall be awarded through this open tender process.

Please note that this tender is looking for bidders who are interested in the overall management of the fund. This is not an Open Call for artists.

The overall goal of Swiss support to culture is to contribute to social change by strengthening the independent cultural sector of Albania and by encouraging regional cultural collaboration with other Western Balkan countries . Our main focus is supporting innovative, emerging artists and cultural actors who strive to enrich and trigger debate in Albanian society with their initiatives.

Deadline: Bids have to be submitted until the 26.04.2017. Later bids will not be considered.

For more information, please check the tender document and annexes.

Tender document - Management of the Swiss Cultural Fund (PDF, Number of pages 26, 529.4 kB)

To receive all the relevant forms, please write to our e-mail address: with the subject line: Management of the Swiss Cultural Fund. 

Here you can find some answers to questions about this tender.   (PDF, Number of pages 6, 270.8 kB)