Project Specialist, Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Earth

World Economic Forum Published: January 9, 2019
San Francisco, California
Job Type
Policy / Project Management /
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The World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (the “Centre”) aims to co-design governance protocols and policy frameworks that will be piloted by governments, businesses, and other stakeholders around the world in order to shape the trajectories and uses of emerging technologies in the global public interest.

Position Overview

The Centre is looking to hire a Project Specialist to join the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Earth project team, focused on the intersection of technology, environment, and governance. The Project Specialist will support the team in project delivery, community building, and engaging constituents in the development of innovative multi-stakeholder solutions to address global challenges. This is a high visibility role, which will place you on the front line of engaging with global leaders driving the trajectory of emerging technology and the future of the environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide project management support by keeping timelines; track actions needed to achieve milestones and objectives for the team
  • Excel as a coordinator, adviser and collaborator for team-led initiatives and projects
  • Provide administrative support, including arranging conference calls and meetings, taking minutes, updating information in Salesforce and other digital platforms, and preparing PowerPoint presentations
  • Update important team documents, such as project dashboards and marketing materials
  • Work to develop team-related processes as required and act as a point-person to share knowledge across the team and Forum
  • Manage event invitations and logistics for Regional and Annual Forum meetings, external workshops and stakeholder meetings organized by the team
  • Help manage the Forum’s digital platforms by curating content and engaging with the community
  • Contribute to the use of digital and traditional media to disseminate content and generate interest in team’s activities
  • A strong performer in this role may have the opportunity to lead aspects of project delivery
Qualifications and Skills
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a field directly relevant to Earth and the environment, including a science or technology discipline, or Public Policy, International Relations or related fields
  • At least three years of professional experience, including some experience working on matters related to the environment, and involving administrative and coordination support
  • Strategic and creative skills in project management, research, writing and presentation
  • Outstanding command of written and spoken English; knowledge of other languages would be an asset
  • Flexibility, self-starting attitude and the interpersonal, organizational and cross-cultural collaboration skills needed to work in a fast-paced, demanding, international environment
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); knowledge of recent digital platforms, including Salesforce, is an advantage
Ideal candidates will also have:
  • In addition to experience in Earth and environment, experience or demonstrated strong interest in technology and policy
  • Previous interaction with government officials or C-suite executives

Compensation: We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including assistance with relocation.

The World Economic Forum encourages applicants from around the globe with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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