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 Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP), an initiative under the Forum’s Centre for the Global Public Good, is a coalition of 41 public and private entities with ambitions to mobilize blended finance to scale sustainable investments in developing countries.
Reporting lines and interactions
As the SDIP Specialist, you will play a multi-functional role in supporting a small, motivated team based in Geneva to promote public-
private financing approaches to address global development finance challenges at scale. In addition to managing administrative support for SDIP, you will also contribute to the development and management of events, curation of content and documentation to support SDIP activities, and coordination of communications with member institutions and partners.
The successful candidate will be assessed on
Coordinating event-related meetings and logistics, acting as a liaison with other Forum teams and external consultants and / or suppliers to manage invitation processes and successfully deliver events
Managing communications with internal and external stakeholders, including facilitating member / partner engagement with SDIP and coordination with external consultants and regional hubs
Contributing to written materials and presentations on development and blended finance to be published through digital platforms and through traditional media, and preparation of reporting on SDIP activities
Maintaining team documents and systems that support the initiative internally and externally, including SDIP databases, budgets and expenditures, and internal and donor reports
Acting as a focal point within the Forum in coordinating with other teams, establishing new processes to ensure knowledge can be shared and internal deadlines are met
Preferred requirements and experience
Bachelor’s degree in a field related to communications, public relations, international relations, finance and / or project management / operations
2-3 years of experience in a support role / back office function, with professional event planning experience a plus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; familiarity with French would be an advantage
Possess strong command of Microsoft Office applications and CRM platforms, preferably with Salesforce
Solid understanding of investing concepts, with an interest in emerging market finance
Outstanding organization, project and time management skills
Quick learner, self-starting, flexible and service-oriented team player
Willing to work in a highly demanding environment and able to juggle multiple priorities
Why work at the Forum
The World Economic Forum believes 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.