Position Description

Project Lead, Clean Trucking Initiative
Job category Temporary Employee
Group Centre for Global Industries
Location Geneva
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PROJECT LEAD, CLEAN TRUCKING INITIATIVE
(two-year contract with renewable possibility)
 
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. The Centre for Global Public Goods acts as a system leader and platform curator for the environment and natural resource security, food security, development finance and sustainable development activities at the Forum.
 
Together, the two centres are building the Mission Possible Platform to deliver industry-sector initiatives that help facilitate the transition of hard-to-abate sectors towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Mobility Cluster is seeking a Project Manager to lead the Clean Trucking Initiative, which aims, as part of the platform, to accelerate a low-carbon transition for the heavy transport system by addressing the key barriers that are holding back progress.
 
The Project Manager will have the opportunity to build and frame the initiative jointly with committed industry leaders and civil society partners. As the Forum, we were able to bring together a range of interested parties and are now at the point when a joint engagement and commitment building process needs to be put in place. The position offers room for entrepreneurial spirit and would benefit from a personality that has some experience in coalition building and policy development.
 
Reporting lines and interactions
The Project Manager will work under the guidance of Head of Supply Chain and Transport, based in Geneva. Internally, the successful candidate will work with colleagues from the Centre for Global Industries, the Future of Energy and Mobility platforms, the Centre for Global Public Goods, the Business Engagement team, as well as industry leads covering related sectors.
 
Externally, work will involve interactions with a broad range of stakeholders in Forum Partner companies in the supply chain and transport, energy, chemicals and advanced manufacturing industries.
 
Main responsibilities
• Ensure the community derives value and meets the objectives of the project
• Communicate the vision, objectives and desired outcomes about the project with internal and external stakeholders
• Maintain good marketing materials for new partner development or engagement
• Strengthen community management and proactively create opportunities for engagement of leaders in this space across the Forum’s global activities
• Assist with events planning and logistics for all project-related efforts
 
The successful candidate will be assessed on
• Ability to develop and implement engagement strategies, incorporating Forum-specific know-how and project management best practices across the team in the different offices and locations
• Delivery of agreed-upon events and logistics needs, project targets and measurable efforts to deepen engagement with partners
• Successful collaboration internally and across key partner organizations Preferred requirements and experience
• Advanced university degree in economics, engineering, public-policy or other relevant fields
• At least 7 to 10 years of professional experience; preferably in the transportation and energy sectors, and/or international and non-government organizations
• Project management experience, including multistakeholder management
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
 
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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