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Business Analyst (Technology)

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  The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.   We are now searching for a:   BUSINESS ANALYST (TECHNOLOGY)   You will help to evolve the online technology systems deployed by the Forum’s Technology Team in support of the Forum's communities and activities. Acting as the key liaison between the technical team and the rest of the house, you will be tasked with understanding and documenting other team’s business processes with a focus on their online interactions with external users. You will work with technology managers and developers to design online software products which will improve existing interactions and enable new interactions.   Your tasks will include:   • Designing and maintaining a map of internal business process and external online interactions • Producing and maintaining supporting documentation for these processes • Incorporating feedback from internal teams on current use of our existing online software products • Incorporating feedback from and maintaining requirements for our toolkit of online statistics and analytics across all our online software products • Working with our designers to produce designs/wireframes for subsequent online software development • Working with our developers to ensure our online software products reflect our processes and meet our users’ requirements • Working with the wider Forum IT team on internal software products (CRM, Event Management) as appropriate   You have a university degree and a broad intellectual background with two or more years of relevant professional experience, ideally in more than one sector. You have a proven track record in business analysis and process mapping alongside experience in developing dynamic online software products. You also have solid project management skills; experience in Agile development is a plus. Finally, you are always ready to learn new things, solve difficult problems and seek clarity where others see complexity.   If you meet these requirements, are a flexible team player and thrive in a highly demanding environment, please apply online.   This position is open to Swiss and EU nationals, as well as to holders of a valid Swiss work permit.

Event Manager

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  The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.   As a result of the successful growth of our organization we are now searching for an:   EVENT MANAGER   You will be responsible for the coordination of World Economic Forum events worldwide, which includes programme coordination, organization and logistics, and all processes to ensure the success of an event.   Working directly with the meeting/event responsible, as well as other teams across the Forum, you will be responsible for: • Managing an event’s programme grid and sessions, including their locations and logistics (technical, set-up, etc) • Coordinating all aspects of the participation of public figures, business leaders, moderators, academics, guests and media • Ensuring the follow-up on role proposals and session structures for the event • Organizing and updating dossiers, and maintaining the Forum’s database • Coordinating regular staff meetings, staff badges, hotel reservations, travel documents and arrangements • Acting as the point person for the government or Forum Partners in the countries where meetings are held • Liaising and coordinating with PublicisLive, the Forum’s operations and production provider   You have a university education with an undergraduate degree or equivalent in hotel management. You have 4-5 years’ experience in a multicultural environment, preferably in the events industry. You are a team player with excellent organization, planning and communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to work independently when needed. You have fluent English. Additional languages are a plus. You have a very good command of office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and database management).   If you are a quick learner, customer- and results-oriented, flexible, highly motivated and ready to take on this challenge, please apply online.   This position is open to Swiss and EU nationals, as well as holders of a valid Swiss working permit.

Community Manager Chemicals Industry

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  The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.   We are now searching for a:   COMMUNITY MANAGER CHEMICALS INDUSTRY   You will be responsible for managing relationships between the World Economic Forum and leaders from the global Chemicals and related industry sectors. As the primary interface between the Forum and key industry sector contacts including CEOs, senior corporate executives, related government ministries and subject matter experts, you will coordinate their involvement in Forum activities and their engagement in task forces and initiatives. You will create and maintain account plans for our Partner companies, and design and execute industry-related regional and project meetings.   You will be responsible for increasing the membership and partnership base of the Forum’s Chemicals community by cultivating key strategic relationships and aligning Forum projects, initiatives and meetings with the strategic concerns of the Chemicals industry. You will work closely with relevant leading national government officials to identify current and future industry issues and priorities to be translated into meeting agendas, workstreams and projects. You will also work closely with related Forum communities to best advance key Chemicals industry issues.   You will join the Forum as part of the Global Leadership Fellows Programme (www.weforum.org/glf). As such, you will be fully integrated in the World Economic Forum and benefit from an intensive work and learning experience intended to develop and train future leaders of global enterprises and international organizations.   We expect you to possess demonstrated leadership capabilities, excellent team/communication skills and a broad intellectual background. You hold a Master’s degree, have 3-5 years of professional experience and, ideally, some business development experience in the Chemicals or related industries in an international environment. You are fluent in English and at least one other language.   Please apply online, providing a cover letter, your curriculum vitae in English, three references and an 800-word personal essay on your motivations for applying to join the Global Leadership Fellows Programme, and what you would like to achieve in your life.

Community Manager India and South Asia

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  The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.   We are now searching for a:   COMMUNITY MANAGER INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA   The Asia Team, Centre for Regional Strategies, engages leaders from government, business and civil society from Asia to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It is responsible for managing government and institutional relations across Asia. It executes two regional events: the India Economic Summit and the World Economic Forum on East Asia. It also implements regional strategies for constituent development and management. As a community manager, you will:   • Support the development of the regional government strategy across South Asia • Serve as a liaison with key institutional partners such as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in India and government ministries and agencies • Monitor closely and evaluate business developments, media reports and policy changes that impact South Asian stakeholders and the Forum’s Asia strategy • Assist Indian and South Asian stakeholders in all phases of their preparation for Forum events across regions • Serve as the Forum’s regional expert for South Asia and assure the engagement of appropriate leaders from Asia in Forum initiatives, projects and other regional events • Be responsible for the development of the programme and the engagement of senior participants for the annual India Economic Summit • Lead the Global Agenda Councils on India and Pakistan   You will join the Forum as part of our Global Leadership Fellows Programme, www.weforum.org/glf. As such, you will be fully integrated in the World Economic Forum and benefit from an intensive work and learning experience intended to develop and train future leaders of global enterprises and international organizations.   We expect you to exhibit demonstrated leadership capabilities, excellence in the fields of business, culture and geopolitics, and a proven interest in global affairs. You have a minimum of four to six years’ professional experience, including relevant exposure to South Asia. You possess a broad intellectual background with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in international relations, economics or international business. You are fluent in spoken and written English. South Asian speaking skills are a plus. Finally, you have strong communication and presentation skills to senior level decision-makers from government, industry and civil society.   Please apply online and provide us with your curriculum vitae, the contact details of three references, a cover letter on what your motivations are for joining the Global Leadership Fellows Programme and an 800-word personal essay on what you would like to achieve in your life.

Senior Project Manager, Knowledge Management

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  The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.   SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER , KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT RISK RESPONSE NETWORK   The World Economic Forum’s Risk Response Network (RRN) provides private and public sector leadership with a platform to better monitor, prepare for, respond to and mitigate complex risks in a continuously evolving global context. Strategically positioned, the RRN focuses on risk contexts where multistakeholder collaboration can strengthen global, regional and industry risk resilience.   As the team’s expert in virtual knowledge management, you will be responsible for the RRN’s online platform, including overall implementation and management of the platform, development and adoption of online survey and analytical tools; working with the RRN team to develop effective community engagement strategies and enhance information-sharing, and contributing to a strong and vibrant online presence for the RRN.   Key responsibilities:   • Lead the project management and implementation of the RRN’s online platform and associated analytical tools, working closely with the RRN team and managing the efforts of external technology providers and consultants. • Propose innovative new uses of data and information that will capture the interests of the Forum’s online community of risk experts from government, industry, civil society and academia. • Develop various analytical tools that will support cross-sectoral views, knowledge and initiatives to advance the Forum’s work in global risk. • Support the Forum’s meetings through development of new ideas and approaches that optimize the use of the new online platform.   Key competencies:   You possess a broad intellectual background with seven or more years of relevant professional experience, ideally in more than one sector, with a proven track record in developing dynamic online environments and using tools for data analysis and visualization. You have solid project management skills and experience in developing dynamic issue-based communities online. A master’s degree is highly desirable, in economics, public management or other related field.   If you possess the relevant qualifications and background, and if you thrive in a highly demanding environment, please apply online.

Global Leadership Fellows

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  The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization that engages leaders from business, politics, academia and civil society in joint efforts to improve the state of the world. Founded in 1971, it is a not-for-profit foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.   The World Economic Forum today has over 400 employees from more than 55 nations, with offices in Geneva, New York, Beijing and Tokyo.   Over two-thirds of the Forum’s employees have a Master’s degree or higher. In cooperation with leading universities worldwide, the Forum has its own academic graduate and PhD programmes.   The World Economic Forum is active in four main areas that complement and support one another: Building and maintaining global communities of decision-makers in specific fields – the Forum currently manages over 30 such communities of business, political, academic and civil society leaders. Promoting dialogue within and between these communities through its global Annual Meetings in Switzerland (Davos), China and the United Arab Emirates, as well as regional summits, industry-specific meetings and workshops on specific issues. Providing strategic insights to support its communities to respond better and in more proactive, integrated ways to global challenges. Integrating all communities in joint initiatives, task forces and research projects to solve specific problems – the Forum and its communities currently undertake over 50 such initiatives, mainly in the form of public-private partnerships. In doing so, the Forum works together closely with different international organizations and governments.   GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FELLOWS   The World Economic Forum is selecting exceptionally talented individuals to join its organization for a full-time position and a three-year Master’s programme in Global Leadership.   As a Global Leadership Fellow, you are fully integrated in the World Economic Forum and benefit from an intensive work and learning experience intended to develop and train future leaders of global enterprises and international organizations. The Global Leadership Programme www.weforum.org/glf is designed by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Columbia University, INSEAD, London Business School, the Wharton School and the Forum’s worldwide network of distinguished experts and leaders. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Master’s in Global Leadership.   We are looking for outstanding individuals, who demonstrate a high level of energy and a strong commitment to our mission, to take up positions such as Community Managers, Regional Relationship Managers, Project Managers, Knowledge Managers and Programme Managers . We expect you to exhibit demonstrated leadership capabilities, excellence in a particular field or discipline and proven interest in global affairs. You possess a broad intellectual background with a Master’s degree in science/engineering/economics/business/public policy/public administration. You have a solid professional experience. You are fluent in English and at least one other language.   Please apply online and provide us with a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, the contact details of three references and an 800-word personal essay.  

Director, Telecommunications Industry

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  The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.   We are now searching for a:   DIRECTOR, TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY   As a key leader within the Centre for Business Engagement (CBE) focused on the telecommunications industry, you will have broad responsibility for helping set the intellectual agenda and priorities for the Forum’s focus on the telecom community. You will oversee a team with responsibility for the positioning and development of the telecom community agenda within the Forum by planning projects, defining priorities and aligning efforts with other parts of the wider organization.   You will directly lead key global research projects, which have broad implications for the community and many private and public sector constituents of the Forum. You will set editorial priorities for on- and offline knowledge products, reports and communications. You will support and ensure the cross-organization alignment, focus and priority setting with respect to all areas of the telecom community agenda. You will also lead the strategic planning efforts for the team as part of the IT and Telecom sector, focusing on the development and implementation of the team's strategy and objectives.   Additional responsibilities include: • Support the leadership of the Forum’s IT, Electronics, and Telecom Sector Team (ITTC) to develop a viable and ambitious strategy to deepen the Forum’s engagement within the telecom, MSO, unregulated communications providers and network equipment manufacturers’ business community (TC); develop unique industry-focused strategies in coordination with other Forum industry sector leaders and initiative leaders • Collaborate with CBE leaders to develop and enhance the Forum’s value proposition for TC business leaders in a manner consistent with the Forum’s mission of improving the state of the world • Increase the number of Industry Partners from the segment; identify the top 100 leading global companies in the segment, develop a strategy and detailed account plans to engage those companies (typically first as Forum Members and subsequently as Industry Partners), and implement them with full accountability • Build and maintain relationships with top executives, including CEOs and chairpersons • Engage existing and potential Partners in the Forum’s portfolio of projects and initiatives • Develop a comprehensive marketing plan for the sector, and conceive, produce and update all marketing literature; update the content of Web portals and other outreach media • Deliver the “voice of TC” to the Forum’s process of identifying key strategic issues for business leaders; monitor and synthesize relevant developments in industry issues • Assist in the preparation of various Forum activities in virtual and onsite meetings   We expect you to exhibit demonstrated leadership capabilities, excellence in the field of business, and a proven interest in global affairs. You have an advanced university degree and at least 10 years of successful international experience in a key leadership position within a multinational corporation or government. You have overseen strategic projects and managed significant high-achieving teams. You are comfortable communicating with senior leaders across the private and public sectors, and have a strong network of contacts. You are a strategic thinker with demonstrated leadership capabilities and outstanding communication and relationship management skills. You have experience in managing a P&L and have sales, marketing, and/or client facing experience. The role will require international travel. Strong command of English and, ideally, at least one other language is preferred.   If you possess the relevant qualifications and background, and thrive in a highly demanding environment, please apply online.

Editorial Associate Communications

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  The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.   We are now searching for an:   EDITORIAL ASSOCIATE, COMMUNICATIONS RISK RESPONSE NETWORK (RRN)   Uniquely placed to catalyse a response to the new reality of a world of risk, the World Economic Forum provides private and public sector leadership with an independent platform to better monitor, prepare for, respond to and mitigate risks: the Risk Response Network (RRN). An exclusive and trusted community, the RRN is strategically positioned to respond to a continuously evolving risk landscape by leveraging the World Economic Forum’s knowledge base, experience sharing and stakeholder approach. The RRN community will focus on risks where multistakeholder collaboration can strengthen global, regional and industry risk resilience.   The Editorial Associate of the RRN reports to the head of the RRN Communications Team, creating content for the Network and managing its publications. In this role, you will: • Create and publish content for the community (printed publications, online content, e-mail communication) as well as write and publish content on the World Economic Forum’s public platforms (printed publications, website, social media) • Manage RRN publication needs (reports, brochures) and processes, ensuring knowledge from within and beyond the community is seamless • Implement the RRN’s internal and external communications strategy, including media relations • Implement an electronic community strategy to build the community by engaging its members (discussions, knowledge exchange) as well as engaging the RRN team to feed the portal fresh innovative insights   You have a Master’s degree and two to three years’ working experience as a writer or journalist in printed and electronic publishing. You understand the world of business society and are passionate about putting together crisp, articulate communications for busy people. You have solid editorial skills and are adept at generating insightful content – either fresh content or adapting existing content for a different platform or audience. You will need to be forward-thinking with planning, execution and follow-up skills. You are also a team player who delivers under tight deadlines. Fluent spoken and written English are a must and additional languages a definite plus.   If you match these requirements, please apply online.   This position is open to Swiss and EU nationals, as well as holders of a valid Swiss work permit.

General Application

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  General Application   If you would like to submit a spontaneous application to the World Economic Forum for consideration, please click the "Apply for this position" link below. Please note that you will be further contacted if a suitable position matching your background arises.

Temporary Staff

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  The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.   Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.   We are now searching for:   TEMPORARY STAFF   The World Economic Forum often resorts to temporary personnel to adequately staff its departments and project teams whenever they are overloaded. By helping us manage the extra work, those who join us temporarily have the opportunity to understand and contribute to the Forum’s mission and activities while being able to show their worth and demonstrate their capabilities.   You have a university-level education and possess excellent organization and time management skills as well as a very good command of office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). You are fluent in spoken and written English and French; at least one other European language would be an asset.   If you are a self-starter, and a flexible and customer-oriented team player with excellent communication skills, willing to work in a highly demanding environment and ready to juggle multiple priorities, please apply. This position is open to Swiss and EU nationals, as well as holders of a valid Swiss work permit.   Please note this is an Applicants' Pool. We will contact successful candidates when an open position arises.  

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