WEF Jobs - Geneva

Specialist, Ocean Action Agenda

SPECIALIST, OCEAN ACTION AGENDA   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   It hosts 14 System Initiatives, which serve as platforms for advancing public-private cooperation on a range of global, regional and industry issues. The System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Environment and Natural Resource Security facilitates and stimulates public-private collaboration on global environmental issues.   Following its contribution to the UN Ocean Conference in June 2017, the Forum has been invited by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, to partner with his office to create “The Friends of Ocean Action”. This three-year initiative will set itself specific goals and foster a portfolio of high-level, effective initiatives in preparation for the UN Ocean Conference in 2020.   Reflecting the Forum’s position as a platform, the project’s objectives - including successful curation and delivery of solutions from the Friends of Ocean Action group - will therefore also be closely aligned with those of a broader network of actors engaged in the ocean action agenda to 2020. These will include the Special Envoy and his advisory team; colleagues from the UN System working on action tracks within UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and UN Ocean; and also the secretariat and officials supporting the High-level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy.   Duties and Responsibilities Provide project management and coordination support, including maintaining timelines for various workstreams and tracking actions needed to achieve project milestones and objectives Manage event planning and logistics for Forum meetings and regional events, as well as external workshops and partner meetings Support community management by identifying and ensuring that the right constituents are engaged in project workstreams, and create opportunities for engaging with other relevant parties Ensure communication is consistent and that the project team and broader environment team have up-to-date information and resources Actively seek and support linkages between the Ocean project, relevant Forum projects and organizations working in the same area Ensure that all project content (web and digital) is accurate and up-to-date, and support the curation of the project community on the Forum’s digital platforms Provide administrative support, including arranging conference calls and meetings, taking minutes and providing logistical support (managing diaries, travel arrangements, invoices and expenses etc.) Act as the project’s point person for internal operational teams including publications, events and regional   Qualifications and Skills University-level education Three-to-five years’ work experience in project management /coordination, event management or administration Excellent verbal and written communication skills, fluency in spoken and written English; other languages would be an asset Able to work with C-suite business leaders and leading issue experts in academia, international organizations, governments and non-governmental organizations, as well as with representatives from grassroots organizations Proficient in MS Office; experience with digital platforms and tools would be an asset Strong organizational, interpersonal and time-management skills Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have an understanding of stakeholder needs and be a committed, collaborative, optimistic and solution-oriented team player Analytical capabilities A demonstrated interest in environment/sustainability issues, technology and innovation   The Specialist will be appointed to the post on a two-year fixed term contract, with the possibility of extension subject to funding renewal.

Grant Support Specialist

  GRANT SUPPORT SPECIALIST (1 year fixed term contract)   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. As a Grant Support Specialist, you will help the Finance team manage the administration, reporting and overall tracking of the growing number of grants and donations that the Forum receives each year to run various projects within its different initiatives.    Duties and responsibilities Manage and support the financial administration of grants requirements and implementation across the Forum Support grant dependent teams by tracking, notifying and ensuring delivery on upcoming deadlines and deliverables Perform functions of proactive administration and reporting to ensure grant compliance including, but not limited to: Preparation and timely submission of grant renewal applications and grant financial reports Follow-up and adjustment of associated budgets Screening and supporting expense allocation Ensuring timely applications for reimbursements and disbursements Support to internal and external audits Providing management reporting and analysis on grant status, utilisation and projections Support the Grant Manager in ensuring all funds in deficit or underspent are addressed promptly and staffing levels related to grants are adequately reflected Support the Direct Funding Lead in ensuring overall compliance with terms and conditions of grant agreements   Qualifications and skills Bachelor’s degree in business, international relations, public administration, or other relevant field Familiar with grant management procedures and donor relations At least two years of professional experience in administrative support, preferably in a global company or international organization Basic accounting and budget management skills High level proficiency in Word, Excel and Salesforce, or other CRM systems Strong relationship-building skills, negotiation and high emotional intelligence Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision Flexibility, maturity and the interpersonal and cross-cultural collaboration skills needed to work in a demanding, international environment Fluent business English and excellent oral/written communication skills   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Community Specialist, Electricity Industry

COMMUNITY SPECIALIST, ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Electricity Industry community consists of the world’s leading energy utility and energy technology companies. The team engages business, government and civil society to advance key issues and to be a trusted partner in the transformation of the industry.   The objectives of the Electricity Industry team are to deliver value to leaders of this industry in a manner consistent with the Forum’s mission of improving the state of the world; to identify multi-stakeholder issues (issues that cannot be advanced within the industry alone); and to develop a process to advance those issues through meetings and projects to ultimately both deliver insight and achieve impact through fostering public private collaboration.   Duties and Responsibilities   Community Management: Manage relationships and act as the interface between the Forum and the electricity industry partner companies, relevant government ministries and subject-matter experts to coordinate their involvement in events and engagement in projects and initiatives Develop and implement engagement account plans for Electricity Industry community partners Contribute to grow the Electricity Industry community’s partnership base by developing engagement plans for new industry partners Support team with database management for existing partners and targeted new areas of growth   Strategy and Insight: Contribute towards the strategy for the Electricity Industry team within the organization. Collaborate with colleagues in other industries and System Initiatives on key issues and projects Monitor relevant global developments in the areas pertinent to the team’s work, and design content in order to create and execute insightful sessions for Forum meetings and workshops Assist in developing communication and marketing materials, reports, and session summaries   Project and Event Management Contribute to design and execute projects and initiatives offered to Forum Partner companies on industry specific and cross-cutting themes, for example accelerating electrification, digitalization and decentralization Plan, develop and deliver the necessary resources (such as budgets, collaborations, people) both internally and externally Assist with the organization of meetings and sessions, working in tandem with teams across the Forum   Qualifications and Skills Master’s degree in business, economics, engineering or related discipline At least 4 years of professional experience in industry, consulting, civil society or government working closely on energy, electricity or related climate issues Good understanding of the electricity sector and future expected transformation Proven capacity to apply critical thinking, consult broadly, and develop strategies Prior experience working collaboratively on a team in a matrix organization, and managing both long- and short-term objectives Global outlook and experience Comfortable with and prepared for frequent global travel Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in a second language an advantage   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Community Lead, General Industries - Strategic Partnership

COMMUNITY LEAD, GENERAL INDUSTRIES – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Forum’s Strategic Partners comprise 100 leading global companies representing diverse regions and industries. They are selected for their alignment with the Forum’s mission, provide essential support and are the driving force behind the Forum’s activities and the work of its communities.   At the centre of the Forum's knowledge generation activities, Strategic Partners benefit from and contribute to the global knowledge base through working closely with the Forum to set the intellectual agenda of Forum meetings, driving the insight agenda of its publications and steering the impact of its initiatives. Strategic Partners make a tangible impact on global issues and society by contributing to better policy-making, informing business decisions, sharing best practices and engaging stakeholders beyond commercial objectives. The Community Lead is responsible for formulating and executing engagement strategies for Strategic Partner (SP) companies, facilitating relationships with chairs, CEOs, senior executives and other key stakeholders.   The General Industries Cluster is a portfolio of Strategic Partners from 4 key industry verticals – Energy, Infrastructure, Mobility and Chemicals/Advanced Materials such as ABB, Siemens, GM, GE, Saudi Aramco, etc. The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.   As Community Lead, you will: Prepare and maintain company engagement plans, as well as initiate, maintain and expand relationships with globally recognized multinational SP companies Formulate the SP company engagement strategy and ensure mutually agreed SP company needs and expectations are met Keep abreast of relevant Forum initiatives that match SP business priorities and ensure coordinated and consistent interfaces between relevant Forum colleagues and the SP company Provide input to the strategic development of the team, and the Lead role within it, with the objective of increasing the quality and productivity of the function Regularly conduct analysis of the quality and success of engagement, and level of SP company satisfaction; monitor SP company performance, organizational change, reports and related media, on a continual basis Ensure SP companies are fully aware of details, processes and procedures related to their engagement, including meeting attendance criteria, branding and acknowledgements guidelines Act as principal liaison between the SP team and the regional teams for at least one regional meeting or an Annual Meeting Mentor and coach the Community Specialists who support the portfolio   Relevant experience and skillset: Broad intellectual background with a Master’s degree or equivalent A minimum of 7 years’ professional work experience in Energy, Infrastructure or other relevant fields (Market Research, Analytics and Consulting) Prior experience in a client-facing role requiring strong relationship management skills Excellent communication skills and command of English; fluency in another language is a plus Mastery of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word); experience with Salesforce a plus Motivated self-starter who enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment Able to respond appropriately to high-level demands under pressure   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Community Specialist, General Industries - Strategic Partnership

COMMUNITY SPECIALIST, GENERAL INDUSTRIES –STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Forum’s Strategic Partners comprise 100 leading global companies representing diverse regions and industries. They are selected for their alignment with the Forum’s mission, provide essential support and are the driving force behind the Forum’s activities and the work of its communities.   At the centre of the Forum's knowledge generation activities, Strategic Partners benefit from and contribute to the global knowledge base through working closely with the Forum to set the intellectual agenda of Forum meetings, driving the insight agenda of its publications and steering the impact of its initiatives. Strategic Partners make a tangible impact on global issues and society by contributing to better policy-making, informing business decisions, sharing best practices and engaging stakeholders beyond commercial objectives. The Community Specialist is responsible for assisting the Community Lead in the formulation and execution of engagement strategies for Strategic Partner (SP) companies, facilitating relationships with chairs, CEOs, senior executives and other key stakeholders.   The General Industries Cluster is a portfolio of Strategic Partners from 4 key industry verticals – Energy, Infrastructure, Mobility and Chemicals/Advanced Materials such as ABB, Siemens, GM, GE, Saudi Aramco, etc. The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.   As Community Specialist, you will: Support the Strategic Partnership Community Lead(s) in the preparation and maintenance of SP company engagement plans; and support their efforts to initiate, maintain and expand relationships with globally recognized multinational SP companies Contribute to and fully understand the SP company engagement strategy and ensure mutually agreed SP company needs and expectations are met Ensure coordinated and consistent interfaces between relevant Forum colleagues and the SP company, working together to ensure that the Strategic Partnership Community Lead is kept abreast of relevant Forum initiatives that match SP business priorities Provide input to the strategic development of the team, and the Specialist role within it, with the objective of increasing the quality and productivity of the function Keep abreast of key developments and initiatives of the World Economic Forum to identify new opportunities and inform the formulation and execution of an SP company engagement strategy Regularly conduct analysis of the quality and success of engagement, and level of SP company satisfaction; monitor SP company performance, organizational change, reports and related media, on a continual basis Ensure SP companies are fully aware of details, processes and procedures related to their engagement, including meeting attendance criteria, branding and acknowledgements guidelines Organize and prepare relevant materials for SP company virtual and face-to-face meetings Maintain SP company engagement proposals, reports, activity records, related debriefings and follow-up Understand the Forum invoicing process and commercial and legal requirements of contract   Relevant experience and skillset: Broad intellectual background with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent A minimum of 3 years’ professional work experience in roles with a strong component of account or relationship management; relevant industry experience would be an advantage Excellent communication skills and command of English; fluency in another language is a plus Mastery of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word); experience with Salesforce a plus Motivated self-starter who enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment Able to respond appropriately to high-level demands under pressure   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Community Lead, Regional Strategies, Europe and Eurasia

COMMUNITY LEAD, REGIONAL STRATEGIES – EUROPE AND EURASIA   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Europe and Eurasia team integrates the foremost government, civil society and business leaders from the region into the work of the World Economic Forum, in keeping with the Forum’s firm commitment to improving the state of the world.   Duties and Responsibilities Europe • Manage the Forum’s Europe Regional Business Council, develop and curate membership, foster new opportunities for community engagement and ensure that regional projects are relevant to members • Develop the Europe-China workstream, particularly at the Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, working with internal and external stakeholders to create deeper engagement and impact • Support project management of other ongoing workstreams, as appropriate and necessary   Eurasia • Cultivate and build relationships with representatives of governments from the Eurasia region, specifically Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus • Develop strategies to engage these governments in work flows (System Initiatives) and annual/regional events, as well as other Forum activities, enabling governments to scale and advance mission-relevant projects using the Forum’s platform for impact • Monitor policy priorities of governments in Eurasia to ensure that the Forum’s work on the region is cutting-edge and timely; Serve as in-house expert on these issues   Cross-Team Responsibilities • Contribute to the preparation and conduct of Forum regional meetings, including programme development and involvement in logistical and budgetary matters • Collaborate with other teams to ensure that regional issues are well integrated into overall Forum work • Develop regional marketing materials to attract new public and private stakeholders • Regularly update country and regional Transformation Maps through open-source research, ensuring they reflect the most pressing political and socio-economic issues on the regional agenda   Qualifications and Skills • Minimum five years’ professional experience, preferably including exposure to policy issues in Europe and Eurasia • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in international relations, economics, business or similar field • Demonstrated excellence in relationship management, including with ministerial-level officials and C-suite business leaders • Previous experience with project management involving a variety of stakeholders, both public and private • Excellent analytical skills and outstanding communication and writing skills • Fluency in English; proficiency in French, Italian, or Russian an asset • Willingness to work in a dynamic and ambiguous setting, delivering outstanding results under pressure • Full proficiency in use of various digital tools internally and externally; experience with Salesforce an asset.   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Mailing and Printing Specialist

Mailing and Printing Specialist General Services   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Our General Services Team is now looking for a Mailing and Printing Specialist.   Duties and Responsibilities • Be the main Forum contact for all mailing operations, including regular mail, express courier delivery, in-house mailing and mass mailing • Check incoming deliveries for accuracy and confirm that items expedited are sent out on time • Conduct contract negotiations with mailing suppliers • Manage electronic signature of communications • Manage office supplies: stock, storage and invoice management, storage • Handle inventory and warehouse of various stocks • Assist with printing and scanning of documents and photocopies • Assist with maintenance of photocopiers (cartridge, toner replacement, etc.) • Check paper stocks and distribution in staff offices • Provide administrative support to the Maintenance and Mailing team   Qualifications and skills • Fluency in English and French, including good writing skills • 3-5 years relevant experience in mailing, a back-office position or related field in an international organization • Excellent organizational, priority-setting and time-management skills • A good command of office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) • You are a reliable and solution-driven team player, ready to work in a diverse and demanding international environment • You are a fast learner with a service-oriented attitude • Motivated and enthusiastic, you are looking for a long-term position • Education: Secondary school diploma a minimum   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Project Specialist, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative

PROJECT SPECIALIST, PARTNERING AGAINST CORRUPTION INITIATIVE   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Within the Partners Engagement Group (PEG), the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) is one of the Forum’s strongest cross-industry collaborative efforts, creating a highly visible, agenda-setting platform by working with business leaders, international organizations and governments to address corruption, transparency and emerging-market risks. Driven by identified needs and interests of PACI Member companies, PACI undertakes initiatives to address industry, regional, country or global issues in anti-corruption and compliance.   Duties and Responsibilities Support and prepare strategy plans that align with Forum and PACI objectives Enable project and community management in view of planning and executing strategies for sustained, long-term growth of PACI; develop content anchors in a number of reference organizations Support PACI, specifically its Future of Trust and Integrity project, through qualitative and quantitative research, knowledge curation, ad hoc public-private cooperation with select governments (e.g. in Latin America and Africa) and event management Support all aspects related to a successful regional implementation of the PACI project by enabling key project champions to catalyse practical or policy change while capturing their needs to develop meaningful, unique impact in the anti-corruption space Support in building inclusive digital platforms to exchange leading practices while feeding into existing and new networks of experts – this includes the co-design, planning and implementation aspects related to the new PACI digital platform, ranging from administration and community management to communications Ensure application of online procedures and best practices during onboarding to the digital platform, as well as the required participants’ life-cycle management, particularly the upgrading to signatory status within the established PACI governance system   Qualifications and Skills Master’s degree in a relevant field: law, international relations, social sciences, behavioral sciences, communications and/or management. Subject matter expertise in the areas of anti-corruption, compliance and governance is a plus At least 5 years of experience in the areas of transparency, anti-corruption, compliance and governance, including the preparation or management of flagship institutional projects and in working with leaders from international organizations, non-governmental organizations, multilateral development banks and private sector Demonstrated ability to coordinate with government and industry leaders at the senior level, preferably C-suite level, as well as with subject matter and policy experts in academia, NGOs and in engaging government, both in developed and in developing countries Holistic, systems-thinking approach and experience in complex problem-solving as well as demonstrated expertise in building and curating digital-based communities of interest Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage several workstreams against tight deadlines High degree of independence and responsibility in creating a compelling digital platform that engages Forum Members, Partners and constituents Please apply online and provide us with your CV and a cover letter describing your motivations for applying.

Project Specialist, Global Risks Report

PROJECT SPECIALIST, GLOBAL RISKS REPORT   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   T he Global Risks Report is one of the Forum’s flagship annual reports. It is a leading source of insight and analysis on emerging global risks, drawing on the inputs of global experts from numerous fields as well as on the results of an annual Global Risks Perception Survey. The report sits within the “System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Economic Progress” team, which seeks to engage leaders from government, business and civil society in identifying economic policies that will deliver broad-based, sustainable and inclusive improvement in human well-being.   Duties and Responsibilities Global Risks Report (60%) Reporting to the lead author of the report, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the smooth management of the report production cycle. Key responsibilities include:   • Creating a production schedule and managing all deadlines • Organizing meetings of the internal Global Risks team, and regular conference calls with the report’s Advisory Board and strategic partners • Planning and conducting the annual Global Risks Perception Survey of experts and decision-makers in the Forum’s network of communities • Co-designing (with the lead author) expert workshops and meetings, with full responsibility for subsequent logistics/implementation • Coordinating any external editorial contributions to the report, including managing the feedback/review process • Depending on editorial/content skills and experience, there may also be scope for the successful candidate to contribute to the writing of the report • Risk-related sessions at the Forum’s annual and regional meetings: co-development with the lead author, including coding, invitations, etc. • Liaising with in-house and external providers to coordinate the launch of the online version of the report and its accompanying data visualization tool • General administrative support, including preparation of promotional material such as PowerPoint presentations   System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Economic Progress (40%) In addition to the specific responsibilities related to the Global Risks Report, the role also involves a series of coordination responsibilities across the wider team:   • Managing weekly team meetings • Invoice management; supporting the head of the team on budget reviews • Coordinating team preparations ahead of annual meetings (managing deadlines and updates; producing a “grid” of planned sessions) • Centralizing the project review process to ensure that team members comply with all internal administrative requirements for their projects • Working with the team head as required on grant and other funding proposals   Qualifications and Skills   • University degree in business, marketing, hospitality or a field related to the subject matter of the Global Risks Report, with 2-3 years’ work experience • Experience in international and global organizations would be an advantage, as would experience of working on content-driven projects • Advanced project management skills, with experience coordinating the involvement of multiple stakeholders and tracking progress against deadlines • Demonstrated service attitude and ability to collaborate across portfolios and with people with different functions and expertise • Ability to work independently, maintaining attention to detail and quality in a fast-paced environment characterized by many moving parts • Experience of providing organizational support for cross-functional teams • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with fluent English (written and spoken) • Strong digital skills and mindset. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is a pre-requisite. Advanced Office skills would be a plus, as would knowledge of the Salesforce platform   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Practice Lead, Regional Impact Latin America

PRACTICE LEAD, REGIONAL IMPACT LATIN AMERICA SYSTEM INITIATIVE ON THE FUTURE OF ECONOMIC PROGRESS   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The World Economic Forum’s System Initiative on the Future of Economic Progress seeks to facilitate the conceptualization and implementation of a new growth model that delivers stronger, broader and more sustainable progress in living standards. It does so through multistakeholder dialogue, multidisciplinary analysis and benchmarking, and strategic engagement with governments and corporations to help them apply leading policies and practices.   Duties and Responsibilities   The Practice Lead will act as the System Initiative’s focal point for the Latin America and the Caribbean region. In this capacity, the Practice Lead will: • Conduct research for reports and background papers, and authors opinion pieces • Co-design and co-organize activities in the region in close cooperation with other Forum teams, including high-level multistakeholder workshops and sessions at Forum   events • Participate in other dissemination opportunities, such as conferences and forums • Handle internal and external requests, including from the media • Engage with regional constituents, maintain and develop a network of stakeholders   Furthermore, the Practice Lead will carry out quantitative research and will be actively involved in the development, upgrading, validation and computation of various composite indicators. In this context, he/she will gather data, collaborate with data providers, perform calculations and conduct data exploration and empirical analysis.   In close collaboration with the Head of Research, the Practice Lead will contribute to the team’s projects, including flagship publications such as The Global Competitiveness Report. He/she will lead other projects and work streams, including but not limited to, building and managing expert communities, and participates in institutional projects. He/she will provide support to the senior members of the team.   Qualifications and Skills   • Master’s degree or PhD in economics or other discipline related to economic development • At least 5 years of relevant experience in government, international organizations, think tanks or business • Excellent general knowledge of economic principles and demonstrated experience in economic policy analysis in both advanced and developing economies • Track record in applied quantitative and qualitative economic research and policy analysis for both specialist and non-specialist audiences • Strong quantitative skills, demonstrated through relevant projects and studies • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and at least one econometric package. Knowledge of business intelligence software and data visualization tools is a strong advantage • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish; excellent communication and diplomacy skills, with the ability to engage with audiences at the highest level • Experience in managing large complex projects involving multiple stakeholders from conceptualization to conclusion • Capacity to innovate, developing and applying independent critical thinking to existing and new projects • Strong team player, and able to collaborate with various stakeholders in different cultures and geographies   If you meet these requirements, please apply online and provide us with your CV and a cover letter describing your motivations for applying.

Community Specialist, Future of Economic Progress

COMMUNITY SPECIALIST, FUTURE OF ECONOMIC PROGRESS   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The mission of the team behind the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Economic Progress is to inform and drive sustained and inclusive economic progress to benefit current and future society. Through its work on competitiveness, the team enables leaders from government, business and civil society to benchmark a country’s performance and measure the progress of efforts to promote economic growth and development.   Duties and Responsibilities   Community management   • Be proactive and pursue entrepreneurial relationship management with the Forum’s network of Partner institutes in more than 130 countries year-round • Master digital tools designed to deliver Partner experience while maximizing the outreach of competitiveness projects   Project management   • Manage the annual Executive Opinion Survey (EOS) cycle including holding content review meetings with economists, managing the whole production process, which   includes contracts management, translations, mailing processes, sampling guidelines, production of marketing materials, development of the online survey platform with an     external digital agency, and management of the data entry clerk • Manage the Global Competitiveness Report production cycle, Including liaising with the editor and designers) and work in collaboration with the media team for a successful   media launch Event management • Responsible for the logistical management of report launches and project-related events   Qualifications and Skills   • University degree in business, marketing, communications, hospitality or related fields • 2-3 years’ related work experience • Demonstrated service attitude and ability to collaborate across portfolios and with people who have different functions and expertise • Ability to manage self and work effectively in a fast-paced environment • Advanced project management skills with strong attention to detail, accuracy, ability to deliver and track progress against deadlines • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fluent in English (written and spoken) • Strong digital skills and mindset, with good knowledge of Microsoft Office; knowledge of the Salesforce platform a plus • Knowledge and interest in development economics   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Community Lead, Business Engagement - India and South Asia

COMMUNITY LEAD, BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT - INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA   The World Economic Forum - committed to improving the state of the world - is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Business Engagement team’s mission is to engage businesses from different regions in Forum initiatives, projects and events, and develop a solid base of members in these regions.   Duties and Responsibilities   Business development Act as the primary person to develop and manage trusted relationships between the World Economic Forum and key business leaders in the South Asia region (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal) Build relationships with the Forum’s existing regional/industry business community and shape their yearly engagement in coordination with other Forum teams Develop the Forum’s business community in the assigned region/industry by identifying key potential Partners, understanding their strategic interests and priorities, and shaping compelling value propositions Act as a trusted adviser for Partner companies, guiding them on the Forum’s platform and ensuring that they derive the highest value from their engagement Understand strategic interests of key business leaders and translate them into tailored partnerships and engagement plans, ensuring continuous successful delivery of these plans and maximizing value of engagement Monitor closely and evaluate business developments, media reports and policy changes that impact region/industry business leaders and identify leading-edge, emerging companies and entrepreneurs that can contribute to and engage in the mission of the Forum   Thought leadership Monitor and identify leading-edge, emerging companies and entrepreneurs that can contribute to and engage in the mission of the World Economic Forum Understand the strategic interests of senior-level executives in these companies and translate these interests into cutting-edge knowledge and activities to develop year-long engagement programmes Consult subject experts to identify the most important business issues and render them into a sustainable value proposition for community building   Qualifications and Skills Master’s degree in relevant subject (Business, Economics, Engineering, etc.) A minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in relevant industries, including business development experience in the South Asia region Fluent English, both verbal and written, and at least one South Asian language Consulting and/or client-facing function with proven strength in business development and account management, interacting with  industry leaders at senior executive and C-suite level  Strategic and creative skills in thinking, research, writing and presentation Proficiency in MS Office/Excel/PowerPoint and recent digital platforms Excellent understanding of the current industry landscape, the key drivers changing the sector and their consequences for the future Experience in analyzing complex industry issues using the most relevant business intelligence and in synthesizing appropriate recommendations Experience in preparing strategic marketing plans and value propositions of new products and services for industry leaders Confirmed project management, collaboration and leadership skills Ability to travel internationally up to 25%   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Systems and Process Improvement Specialist

SYSTEMS AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FELLOWS PROGRAMME   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The World Economic Forum’s Global Leadership Fellows Programme prepares individuals for leadership in an increasingly complex and ambiguous world, addressing some of the most challenging problems through a multistakeholder dialogue.   The Systems and Process Improvement Specialist will be responsible for developing and executing an end-to-end digitization strategy for core processes of the team. The successful candidate is a structured thinker who thrives in solving technical problems and drives operational efficiency. The candidate will be expected to lead the scoping of existing legacy processes, work with a range of internal stakeholders to design and develop efficient digital processes, and manage their successful adoption and implementation.   Duties and responsibilities   Assessment, design and implementation of process and system improvements • Conduct a thorough review and gap analysis of current processes supporting the team’s activities, and develop a plan for how to best improve them. • Gather requirements and build thorough business use case scenarios • Develop monitoring capabilities, and establish performance assessment metrics and quality control protocols • Identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets • Organize distinct sources of data and establish methods of analysis for reporting and optimization of workflow • Identify and define new process and systems improvement opportunities to support the work of the team on an on-going basis • Develop, manage and update alumni, Fellows, partners, contractors, venues databases (internal, TopLink, LinkedIn)   Rotation design administration • Research best practices in managing job/role rotations; update the current rotation system and methodology for Fellows, working in collaboration with the Leadership Development Manager and the People & Culture team • Develop a system for identifying and tracking rotation opportunities • Manage communications between the People & Culture team, managers and Fellows to ensure the necessary timeliness, relevance and purpose when it comes to rotations   General programme support • Provide operational support during the preparation of academic modules and other programme activities as needed • Offer administrative support to the team manager   Qualifications and skills   • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information science, business administration, or similarly applicable discipline • Experience with user-focused technical process management; working in an agile or rapid iteration software development environment is a plus • Data visualization knowledge and experience (Tableau, R) • At least 3 years of experience in a professional environment • Fluent in English; an additional language would be an advantage • Knowledge and competence of analytics techniques/tools (Advance Excel, VBA, R) and product use analytics (Mixpanel, Google Analytics, etc.) • Experience presenting complex process re-engineering methodologies to senior leadership • Experience with process mapping and modelling using Visio, Signavio, or similar tools an asset • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse and disseminate significant amounts of information, attention to details and critical thinking   Start date: February 1st, 2018 for 6 months If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Community Lead, Social Engagement - Latin America

COMMUNITY LEAD, SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT - LATIN AMERICA   The World Economic Forum – committed to improving the state of the world – is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Social Engagement Communities at the Forum include three distinct communities that support leadership and impact: Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Social Entrepreneurs.   Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 7,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 378 city-based hubs in 160 countries.   The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community of over 800 enterprising, socially-minded men and women selected under the age of 40, who operate as a force for good to overcome barriers that elsewhere stand in the way of progress. The community is made up of leaders from all walks of life, from every region of the world, and from every stakeholder group in society.   The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides global exposure for outstanding social entrepreneurs and facilitates the adoption and scaling of the most promising social enterprise models worldwide.   This position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland; there is also the possibility to be based out of our New York office.   Duties and Responsibilities Design and implement long-term engagement strategies for the Global Shapers and Young Global Leaders in Latin America; design, facilitate and coordinate community events and activities in this region Assist in the selection of new YGLs from Latin America Strengthen the governance and operation of existing Global Shapers Hubs and play a supportive role in nurturing hubs to maximize the likelihood that each Hub succeeds and matures into a responsible local actor Champion members’ interests within the Forum’s broader range of activities, aligned with the Forum’s mission Encourage collaboration of members within and across the Social Engagement communities on common interests and affiliations Develop, enhance and activate relationships with new and existing members from across a variety of sectors Be responsible for digital management of the members in Latin America Excel as a coordinator, adviser and collaborator for community led initiatives, community projects and education modules Maintain and update a comprehensive database of expertise, professional information, invoicing and other data related to the community members Manage community events associated with the Forum’s official meetings in the region and stand-alone events such as the annual gathering of each community   Qualifications and Skills Broad intellectual background with a master’s degree (or equivalent), preferably MBA or MPA, open to specializations 4-6 years of relevant experience with a proven track record in positions of responsibility, ideally in Latin America Understanding of the existing landscape of youth activism and a proven interest in global affairs Fluent in English and Spanish; additional languages welcome, especially Portuguese Ability to manage complex, cross-team projects and to work efficiently and effectively across multiple priorities Digital native who is at ease working with a wide variety of digital and social media platforms Attention to detail and willingness to take on the necessary administrative and logistical tasks of CRM-related community management Flexible and adaptable Excellent command of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); knowledge of Salesforce an advantage   Please apply online and provide us with your CV and a cover letter stating your motivation.

Community Specialist, YGL Alumni

COMMUNITY SPECIALIST, YGL ALUMNI COMMUNITY   Temporary Contract: 15th February 2018 to 15 November 2018   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Social Engagement team is looking for a Community Specialist to support alumni and community development. Comprising three communities (Global Shapers, Young Global Leaders, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship), the Social Engagement team engages the next generation of leaders, innovators and change-makers around the world. The successful candidate will assist with work on projects associated with the Young Global Leaders (YGL) Alumni Community, including planning of events, and community development and engagement.   Reporting to the YGL Alumni Community Lead, the successful candidate will gain experience in community engagement and alumni relations.   Duties and Responsibilities • Conduct research and provide support to develop the Alumni engagement strategy • Update alumni records and support the transition process of new alumni members, including off-boarding from the YGL to the Alumni Community • Develop and send the monthly newsletter • Monitor, create and maintain a library of alumni achievements for the newsletter • Assist in planning for alumni meetings and events, and other projects as needed   Qualifications and Skills • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, marketing, non-profit management or related field • Proficiency in MS Office applications, ideally proficiency in Salesforce, Exact Target and Qualtrics • Strong interest in data, data analysis and research methodologies • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment • Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail • Strong coordination and project management skills • Ability or interest in broad stakeholder management • Enthusiasm to experiment in improving processes   Please apply online and provide us with your CV and a cover letter describing your motivations for applying.

Head of Procurement Development (and Transformation)

HEAD OF PROCUREMENT DEVELOPMENT (AND TRANSFORMATION)   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Head of Procurement Development (and Transformation) is accountable for setting and managing the strategic direction and performance of the procurement process in alignment with the Forum’s values and leading the Forum’s overall procurement transformation initiative.   The role develops and executes project plans and manages scope, deliverables and project governance, including frequent engagement with the Forum’s Finance team, and engages and communicates with senior product leaders and executive-level business stakeholders to effect change. The role also manages the procurement performance, capability building and controls capabilities and resources that are the link between process ownership/management, execution and service requester.     Duties and responsibilities   Procurement transformation • Provide direction and guidance across the procurement transformation process • Ensure a robust governance structure with clear roles and responsibilities and appropriate resourcing to enable successful delivery of the overall transformation • Establish an effective process and ensure key risks and issues are addressed and resolved in a timely manner   Partnering with senior stakeholders and buyers • Align procurement and business objectives with key functional strategies and priorities • Implement new processes and technologies, and support the continuous improvement of procurement activities as well as manage external service providers • Act as change manager to ensure organizational readiness; target group-specific communication and buy-in of relevant stakeholders • Build strong working relationships with senior and executive level business stakeholders and senior leadership from finance, HR and legal, enabling efficient information exchange, alignment and engagement to ensure appropriate inputs and buy-in to strategies   Procurement management • Provide overall leadership and management oversight for procuring teams regarding the buying process and spend lifecycle management approach • Build strong relationships with procurement and business stakeholders, ensuring appropriate input and endorsement of procurement strategies and procurement-led initiatives • Support the annual planning process to enable target delivery   Procurement strategy implementation • Develop strategy, vision, mission and roadmap of the procurement transformation, and provide direction and content to the procurement transformation initiative • Ensure initiative has the appropriate level of support, planning and potential to meet or exceed targets • Prioritize and sponsor the execution of the transformation initiative to achieve objectives and value delivery   Operational procurement effectiveness • Develop and communicate procurement buying guides (procurement policy) and content • Support compliance initiatives related to suppliers, e.g. supplier diversity, anti-bribery, sustainable buying, CSR • Set and monitor performance targets for operational procurement activities; drive and support conversion of project outcomes into relevant content • Ensure the effective and efficient delivery of transactional/requisition to purchase order activities in the Forum   Qualifications and skills   • Significant experience and expertise in delivering and leading transformation, process improvement and business process/organizational change projects • Experience with system implementation in the area of procurement and detailed process knowledge in upstream and downstream of indirect procurement • Ability to explain complex concepts to different audiences and drive decision-making • Excellent leadership, management and problem-solving capabilities; flexibility, tolerance and diplomacy to manage change and conflict • Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely communicate and prepare materials for management review • Ability to work effectively across geographies and functions in a multi-cultural environment • Demonstrated experience in leading and/or managing competing priorities and projects in parallel • Demonstrated facilitation skills supported by excellent interpersonal competencies (written and verbal communication, leadership, conflict resolution stakeholder management and influencing) • Demonstrated leadership and people management capabilities, including the ability to successfully provide feedback and develop teams and individuals • Business level fluency in English   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Community Specialist, Civil Society and Innovation

COMMUNITY SPECIALIST, CIVIL SOCIETY SOCIETY AND INNOVATION   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   T he Society and Innovation team aims to integrate and highlight civil society voices and socially relevant issues into World Economic Forum events and initiatives, recognizing and supporting the critical role that civil society plays in both global governance and driving positive change at the country and community levels. The team focuses on three main activities: identifying and engaging with outstanding civil society leaders from around the world; ensuring civil society communities are fully integrated and playing leading roles with the Forum’s public-private partnership efforts; and designing interactions and conducting research to help advance social innovation agendas.   Duties and Responsibilities   Constituent engagement • Manage relationships between the Forum and leaders from the civil society sector; act as the primary interface between the Forum and select NGO and labour contacts to coordinate their involvement in events and engagement in projects and initiatives • Design and execute interactions for civil society constituents at the global, regional and project level • Support team members with general community management administrative tasks and database management   Event management • Assist with the organization of regional/local events and meetings; work with teams across the Forum for enhanced coordination • Offer broad administrative and logistical assistance to team members   Communications and digital engagement • Assist in developing communication and marketing materials, including annual reports, session summaries and content briefings • Demonstrate a level of excellence in the use of digital platforms and social media tools for programme design and delivery   Qualifications and Skills   • Broad intellectual background with a bachelor or master’s degree (or equivalent) • Minimum three years of professional experience, preferably in managing projects and partnerships involving the civil society sector • Good understanding of the civil society ecosystem, including its main actors, operational contexts and strategic challenges • Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Excel • Native-level proficiency in spoken and written English, and preferably one other language • Familiarity with digital platforms and the deployment of social media tools for community engagement • Demonstrated service attitude and ability to collaborate across portfolios and with people with different functions and expertise • Values-driven professional, with strong motivation and alignment with the Forum mission   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Community Lead, Cyber Expertise Team

COMMUNITY LEAD, CYBER EXPERTISE TEAM GLOBAL CYBER CENTRE   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Forum is launching the Global Cyber Centre, a new Geneva-based public-private platform aimed to strengthen cyber resilience globally. The Cyber Expertise Team is responsible for the development of Cyber expertise within the Global Cyber Centre, by establishing a Cyber Library, supporting partners in the management of cyber risks as well as sharing viable information and further the circulation of information with Centre partners, from both governments and business, in order to ensure the highest-levels of expertise in Cyber Security are available globally.   We are looking for a dynamic and enterprising individual to manage the partner community of the Global Cyber Centre, in particular the Expert Network that the Centre draws upon to shape its content and strategy. He / she will report directly to the Head of the Cyber Expertise Team.   Duties and Responsibilities Overall responsibility for supporting partners in the management of cyber risks Responsible for sharing viable information with the Centre’s partners and encouraging the circulation of information between partners Establish network of senior contacts in the cyber security field that can be leveraged Collaborate with key cyber security partners, from government and business in order to ensure the highest-level of expertise and knowledge is available worldwide Help build and deliver a relevant Cyber Security program for the regional business Members and Partners to improve dialogue, develop actionable insights and generate impact in keeping with the Forum’s mission Work with community managers across the Forum, along with development agencies, international organizations and foundations, to generate extra support for and involvement in the Centre’s initiatives.   Qualifications and Skills Master’s degree in IT Security, Business, and Political Science, or relevant field, knowledge of risk management an advantage 7-10 years of relevant work experience in a relevant field, working across sectors in a multi-stakeholder, international environment Proven track record of successful strategy development and delivery Passionate and knowledgeable about cyber security issues Team player with strong interpersonal skills and a results-orientated, collaborative and flexible mindset Ability to work under pressure and navigate ambiguity and change Ability to work diplomatically with different cultures and people Excellent communication and presentation skills Excellent oral and written English; any other language is an asset Available to travel worldwide (if needed) If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Accounts Payable Specialist

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   As an Accounts Payable Specialist, you will help support the Forum’s Finance team.   Duties and Responsibilities   • Manage account payables - Checking invoices - Invoice approval and follow-up - Financial and analytical codification - Invoice recording - Dues payable management - Payment proposal preparation - Supplier and internal stakeholder relations   • Manage travel and expenses (Concur) - Support staff members with travel and expenses - Support in basic administrative tasks - Support with checking travel and expenses entries and bookings management   • Contribute to preparation of monthly/quarterly/yearly financial closings - Relative balance sheet accounts reconciliation   Qualifications and Skills • Bachelor in finance or accounting (Brevet Fédéral) • 5 to 10 years’ experience in financial accounting • Excellent understanding of working in a multi-cultural environment ideally in international organizations • Excellent knowledge in cost accounting • Strong knowledge of Swiss VAT • Fluent spoken and written English and French are a must • Excellent IT commands (MS Office, Financial Force, Concur)   If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

Knowledge Lead, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

KNOWLEDGE LEAD, GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR TRADE FACILITATION (3-YEAR FIXED TERM/RENEWABLE)   The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.   The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation designs and delivers public-private partnership projects to facilitate trade in developing countries. The alliance is a donor-funded programme that is spearheading a new phase aimed at building knowledge and expertise to support project development, and structuring project results into best practice packages in order to facilitate replication of projects in other countries. The Knowledge and Best Practice Lead will develop useful, pragmatic and workable best practices with the private sector to support effective trade facilitation reforms with measurable commercial benefits. The position will report to the Head of Global Coordination for the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation.   Duties and Responsibilities   Project learning Seek out specialized domain expertise (e.g. new technologies, techniques to optimize trade flows and processes) embedded within the alliance’s private sector partners and devise ways to inject this expertise directly into supporting in-country projects Build a community of experts from various parts of the world to serve as a sounding board and knowledge centre In collaboration with colleagues focusing on monitoring and evaluation and metrics and measurement, distil lessons learned from projects and foster internal and external knowledge sharing mechanisms Communication and outreach Develop innovative research and analysis on trade flows, studying the impact of trade facilitation on investment, government revenue, economic development and poverty reduction; subsequently, communicate in writing and verbally to both expert and generalist audiences Prepare inputs for quarterly and annual reports reflecting the alliance’s progress and results Help monitor and evaluate the knowledge sharing programme, including external benchmarking and evaluation programmes/opportunities Project benchmarking and metrics work Develop methodology to define what constitutes best practice and package up results of completed projects for sharing with the wider trade community for ease of replication Deliver robust quantitative and qualitative analysis in support of the identification, development and delivery of alliance projects Channel global expertise for project idea stress testing to assess the design of new and innovative projects Research work being done worldwide in specific trade-related sectors and apply it to assist the project development teams in improving project design Work closely with government agencies and the private sector to obtain timely and accurate data on the time, cost and predictability of cross-border trade Contribute to the development of a knowledge portal on the alliance website Actively support in the coordination of the alliance’s working group on metrics Management and coordination Structure and coordinate the implementation of the alliance’s knowledge and best practice unit Prepare annual KBP work plans and budgets, and contribute to other key documents as needed Through training, coaching and support, help alliance colleagues and members to embed best-practice approaches to information and knowledge management into all areas of their work Qualifications and Skills Master’s degree in economics, business or relevant field, preferably with a focus on international trade At least 5 years of practical experience in the international trade or supply chain space, preferably within private sector, implementing or overseeing projects in developing countries Strong familiarity with sources of data and information related to international trade and trade facilitation in particular Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven capacity to interact with high-level audiences Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge of additional languages is an advantage Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage several work streams against tight deadlines Practical experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods Ability to travel to alliance project countries for short-term missions Proactive, self-starting, with a positive and constructive attitude towards and proven ability to getting things done Management consultancy and/or business development experience an asset Understands clients' needs and concerns; responds promptly and effectively to client needs, and customizes services and products as appropriate Ability to productive relationships, explain complex concepts in simple language, and drive consensus and collaboration Flexibility to respond to changing requirements If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

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