Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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 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 and civil society to address the most relevant and pressing challenges on the global, regional and industry agendas.
As a Programme Specialist, you will be responsible for assisting Programme Leads in the design, development and delivery of the Annual Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the New Champions that is insightful, innovative and inspiring for an audience of leaders and decision-makers from the public and private sectors. Among others, you will carry out a background research on a range of current issues and experts; organize preparatory meetings and brainstormings with internal and external stakeholder groups; monitor and integrate expert input from our Global Future Councils; work closely with senior staff on the design of interactive sessions, workshops and other innovative formats; liaise with external constituents on the content and structure of their sessions; coordinate on a day-to-day basis the exchange between our Geneva, New York, San Francisco and Beijing offices; and assume on-site responsibility during our global events.
Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications and Skills
If you are a flexible and service-oriented team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, willing to work in a highly demanding environment and ready to juggle multiple priorities, please apply online.