23APR – Programme Specialist – World Economic Forum – Deadline: N/A



Organization Description
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 was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

Location – Geneva, Switzerland

Job Description
The Global Programming Group develops the official agendas of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland and the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in the People’s Republic of China, which gather world leaders from business, politics, the media, civil society and the arts.

As a Programme Specialist you will support the creation of high-level sessions related to global markets, trade, and political economy. Building on a solid understanding of international economics and with a passion for interaction, facilitation and collaboration, you will work closely with a senior programme lead on sessions that are insightful, innovative and inspiring for an audience of high-level decision-makers.

Job Responsibilities

Issue curation: support the curation of economics and finance-related sessions at our global events. This involves tracking and synthesizing developments across these fields and contributing to the Forum’s knowledge management systems.

Expert engagement: support the identification, engagement and preparation of experts for our global meetings. This entails effective communication and coordination in the run-up to the meeting as well as all support during an event.

Production, design and facilitation: meet deadlines and milestones to carry successful programming from design to delivery, including speaker briefings and on-site session management; actively seek opportunities to innovate in session design.

Digital interaction: demonstrate proficiency in the use of digital platforms and social media tools for programme design.

Team collaboration: collaborate across portfolios and support team members across the Global Programming Group.

Job Requirements

• 2-4 years of work experience in a related field

• A master’s degree in business, economics, international relations, political economy or a related field

• Demonstrated ability to identify, evaluate, synthesize and communicate issues related to economics and finance, preferably through work experience at Brussels institutions or consulting

• Deeper understanding of Western Europe and its institutions is considered an asset for this role

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; fluent in English (other languages considered an asset)

• Experience working in live events or environments that facilitate learning would be a plus

• Able to prioritize effectively under pressure and multitask in a time-efficient manner

• Demonstrated service attitude and ability to work in a lateral way, collaborating across portfolios and with people with very different functions and expertise

How to Apply
Please apply online at http://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/apply.jsp;jsessionid=6188C968546FCCE8382E9593662CAC1B?org=WORLD&cws=1&rid=1242.

Deadline – N/A