Position Description

Community Curator, Future of Mobility System
Job category Permanent Employee
Group Centre for Global Industries
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.

Why we are recruiting

Through its Centre for Global Industries, the Forum works to define challenges, solutions and actions in the spirit of global citizenship. The Centre serves and builds sustained industry communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research, networks, task forces and digital collaboration. It also provides a unique platform to shape the industry agenda and industry-related activities, including the Forum’s System Initiatives.

As part of the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Mobility, the Automotive & Supply Chain and Transport as well as the Airline, Travel & Tourism and Aerospace industries are undertaking various initiatives to shape and improve the mobility system. The projects cover areas like self-driving vehicles, road safety, the supply chains of tomorrow and trade tech as well as biometrics in travel security, the certification and deployment of drones and the decarbonization of maritime and aviation sectors.

Reporting lines and interactions

While working across the whole industries, the Community Curator “Future of Mobility System” will report directly to the Head of Mobility Industries & System Initiative “Future of Mobility”.

The Community Curator will work closely with colleagues in other Industry Sectors across the Centre for Global Industries, as we project that the bulk of new projects will be co-created with Colleagues from Energy, Environment, Cities, Digital Economy, Future of Production, Trade and the Centre of the Fourth Industry Revolution (C4IR). In addition she/he will be closely in touch with a broad range of external project stakeholders, including companies, governments, research institutions and civil society organizations.

Breakdown of main responsibilities

  • Project management: Manage allocated projects in the field of mobility to a significant extent intersecting with other sectors to deliver on set long- and short-term objectives, while overseeing the work and controlling the budget
  • Stakeholder management and facilitation: Bring together and manage the collaboration of the most relevant stakeholders for the respective project to mobilize action around common priorities, driving consensus-building and leading the community to creative and mutually beneficial approaches; create a deep understanding of individual priorities and trust across stakeholders around a common agenda, which includes the delivery of multiple thematic workshops and virtual community meetings
  • Research: Identify key trends and challenges on topics related to the respective project, taking into account emerging technologies and changing consumer expectations and geopolitical landscape
  • Analysis: Design and produce relevant insight to be used in products for various audiences such as white papers, infographics and reports and develop unique and entrepreneurial strategies to help advance global progress on the issue at hand

The successful candidate will be assessed on

  • Delivery of projects assigned and/or initiated to standards of excellence and against goals, including quality of the community and impact
  • Positive feedback from external and internal stakeholders on the quality and impact of the project
  • Ability to work effectively with community members, ensuring that they are engaged in the Forum’s work and benefit from timely communication and efficient coordination
  • Effective planning and facilitation of design thinking problem-solving workshops
  • Quality of insight products and inclusion of cutting-edge research and analysis from internal and external sources
  • Collaboration with Centre for Global Industries teams and wider Forum colleagues

Preferred requirements and experience

  • Broad intellectual background, with a Master’s degree from a globally recognized institution
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of full-time professional experience, ideally across public and private sectors and multiple geographies, and/or in management consulting, and/or in project management; experience in the mobility industry, such as automotive, urban mobility, aviation, travel, logistics and goods transport
  • Proven ability to deliver complex projects that require research, analysis, stakeholder management and strategic planning, in particular in cross-industrial settings. Additional now how in digital industries, energy transformation, the evolution of city ecosystems or production and trade networks would be advantageous
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills for the application of design thinking approach to problem-solving
  • Comfortable presenting to senior executives, highly service-oriented and a flexible team player
  • Adaptable and resilient; able to thrive in an ambiguous and dynamic environment
  • Able to take initiative and drive work largely independently
  • Team spirit – willingness to identify as part of the team and work collaboratively in support of shared team and Forum goals
  • Outstanding command of written and spoken English; knowledge of other languages would be an asset

Why work at the Forum

We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to improve the state of the world by building awareness and co-operation, shaping mind-sets and agendas and driving collective action. Join us and become a driver for positive change!

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