Committed to improving the state of the world

Project Lead, System Initiative on the Future of Education, Gender and Work

Location: Geneva
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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 System Initiative on the Future of Education, Gender and Work aims to enable people to fulfil their full potential by developing and deploying their talent, thereby contributing to more prosperous economies and societies. The Initiative offers the latest knowledge to leaders and the public for more informed decision-making, provides an exclusive platform for leaders to build consensus and share ideas, and works with leaders and organizations to take collaborative and coordinated action. As a Project Lead, you will:
Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop and manage System Initiative projects and dialogues on the future of work and employment, particularly the Future of Work project, aimed at creating practical knowledge, stronger communities and effective action in this fast-moving space
• Engage different stakeholders, particularly industries, to create common priorities and tools for managing emerging talent needs and preparing the workforce of tomorrow
• Develop project plans, organize virtual and physical events, synthesize multiple points of view, and design and produce relevant outputs
• Work closely with external stakeholders, ensuring that they are provided with regular communication, planning and coordination, and help engage relevant external efforts within the Forum’s platform
• Work across multiple internal and external teams, including onsite and remote contributors and secondees from Partner companies who support these dialogues and projects
• Collaborate closely with System Initiative colleagues, leveraging and contributing to the full range of the team’s assets
• Develop a strong understanding of the Forum’s mission, regularly monitor relevant global developments in the areas pertinent to education, gender and work, and the intersections between them
Qualifications and Skills
• Advanced university degree in economics, public policy, business or other relevant field
• More than 10 years of professional experience, ideally across multiple sectors and in diverse geographies
• Professional experience should include knowledge of work and employment issues, as well as proven interest in education, skills, talent and gender issues
• Excellent relationship management, project management, system leadership, research and communication skills
• Capacity to apply critical thinking, consult broadly, develop strategies, work collaboratively in a team and manage both long- and short-term objectives
• Outstanding command of written and spoken English; knowledge of other languages would be an asset
If you meet these requirements, please apply online.

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