Position Description

Research & Analysis Specialist, Shaping the Future of Energy
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
The Centre for Global Industries builds and sustains industry communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research networks, task forces and digital collaboration, and drives sectoral world-leading initiatives to advance industry transformation.
Shaping the Future of Energy is a Forum platform with projects and activities that bring together leaders from industry, academia, government, international organizations and civil society to enable the most efficient and effective transition to an energy system that is more secure, sustainable, affordable and inclusive.
The Research & Analysis Specialist will be responsible for a range of duties related to the management of the platform and its activities.
Reporting lines and interactions
The Project Lead will work under the guidance of a Head of the Energy System Initiative.
Main responsibilities 
80% Support on Platform Challenges, projects and content
  • Provide project management and administrative support to one of the energy platform challenges (Energy Transition, Systemic Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Energy) and related projects. Responsibilities include project planning, tracking milestones and objectives, conducting stakeholder consultations, as well as external and internal communications.
  • Develop and manage workshops, sessions at Forum summits, and meetings to support the project and content and value to partners. This includes co-building agenda and session structures, lists of participants, drafting background and pre-read materials, ensuring that invitations and supporting materials are produced appropriately and on time, providing logistical support, and writing notes and minutes from meetings.
  • Interface with stakeholders: Support working group and steering board calls, including scheduling calls, preparing pre-reading materials and writing minutes from calls. Co-manage a Global Future Council (GFC). The Energy Platform includes two GFCs, which are part of a larger network of Councils. This includes serving as the interface with the 20 plus members, managing the monthly meetings and curating articles, papers, and workstreams.
  • Work with teams across the Forum’s global centres to ensure the successful engagement of Partners and Members in Forum activities and events related to the Energy Platform
20% Research and analysis support
  • Provide analysis on rising trends and emerging issues to anticipate market shifts and explore new issues for the Energy Platform. Update Transformation Maps (a Forum tool) for the Energy Platform, Oil and Gas and Electricity industries.
  • Identify and map key energy experts and influencers shaping the energy ecosystem
  • Ensure cooperation with internal and external stakeholders, building strong relationships based on trust and professionalism
The successful candidate will be assessed on
  • Quality of analysis generated and ability to highlight links between activities and stakeholders
  • Quality of support to platform activities and Forum events
  • Knowledge and experience related to energy
  • Quality of interactions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Positive, can-do attitude combined with a high ability to deliver and independent problem solving
  • Ability to succeed and thrive in a dynamic and highly collaborative work environment
Preferred requirements and experience
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in a global setting; experience at an international organization or in a company active in energy an asset
  • Broad intellectual background with at least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject
  • A strong interest in and understanding of key issues on the international energy agenda
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure and against tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactive and service-oriented self-starter
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); knowledge of recent digital platforms is an advantage (eg. SalesForce)
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 cooperation, shaping mindsets and agendas and driving collective action. Join us and become a driver for positive change!
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