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Governance Officer (100%)

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We are ISO, the largest developer of International Standards. We bring together experts, to share knowledge and develop standards that provide solutions to global challenges. This is because we believe that great things happen when the world agrees. We have an exciting opportunity at our Central Secretariat in Geneva.

ISO is committed to be an equal opportunity employer and to creating a culture and environment where each employee is an active contributor to our collective success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin and culture, disability, or age.

Governance Officer (100%)

We are ISO, the largest developer of International Standards. We bring together experts, to share knowledge and develop standards that provide solutions to global challenges. This is because we believe that great things happen when the world agrees. We have an exciting opportunity at our Central Secretariat in Geneva.

ISO is committed to be an equal opportunity employer and to creating a culture and environment where each employee is an active contributor to our collective success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin and culture, disability, or age.

Role

The Governance unit (GOV) at the ISO Central Secretariat contributes to the achievement of the objectives of the ISO Strategy by providing high quality services to the ISO Officers (President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary-General) and ISO governing bodies (General Assembly, Council and its standing committees, President's Committee, and advisory groups).

Key responsibilities

As part of the GOV team, the key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Providing governance secretariat services for the Commercial Policy Advisory Group (CPAG) and the Information Technology Strategy Advisory Group (ITSAG).
  • Drafting meeting reports for CPAG and ITSAG and, when required, reports from meetings of other ISO governance groups.
  • Drafting and proof-reading governance working documents (incl. for CPAG and ITSAG and when required for other governance groups);
  • Ensuring administrative support and assisting in the preparation of ISO governance body meetings, in collaboration with other colleagues and, in particular CPAG and ITSAG (not limitative).
  • Researching information from various sources for analysis or studies in relation to issues considered by the ISO governance groups;
  • Contributing to the follow-up on the implementation of General Assembly and Council Resolutions as well as any actions agreed by CPAG and ITSAG;
  • Contributing to any other governance activities and projects. 

Reports to: Governance Director

Qualification and Experience

  • Previous experience in governance-related activities and in dealing with sensitive and confidential documents;
  • University degree in social sciences, economics, law, languages, etc (not limitative);
  • Excellent knowledge of English (C2 level minimum). Fluency in French is considered an asset;
  • Ability to write clearly and precisely in English – reports, letters, working documents, meeting minutes;
  • Proficiency with IT tools (e.g. MS-Office, SharePoint, Zoom).

Skills

  • Highly motivated, reliable, pragmatic and flexible;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and cultural awareness. Comfortable working in a multi-cultural, international environment. Recognizes sensitive issues for people or projects;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines consistently. Works well as part of a team but can also work independently with minimal guidance;
  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Starting date: asap

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