Community Lead, Regional Strategies - Europe
COMMUNITY LEAD, REGIONAL STRATEGIES – EUROPE (TEMPORARY)
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.
As part of the Centre for Regional Strategies, the Europe team is responsible for overseeing all of the Forum’s engagement with the European region. This includes developing regionally focused strategies and value propositions for the Forum’s constituents. The team manages overall government relations and curates the regional agenda through engagement with governments, as well as civil society, academia, expert communities and the young generation communities in European countries. It works in close collaboration with the Business teams to stimulate and achieve sustained economic progress in the region.
The Community Lead will participate in all aspects of the Europe team’s activities. This includes managing a community of public figures and other constituents in select countries of the region, strengthening contacts with governments and regional institutions, and engaging in comprehensive relationship management.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for the South Europe portfolio – Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, the Vatican, Cyprus, Croatia, Slovenia and Albania
• Understand strategic interests and priorities of the portfolio’s governments and translate them into tailored engagement plans, ensuring continuous successful delivery of these plans
• Shaping compelling value propositions and acting as a trusted adviser, guiding constituents on the Forum’s platform and ensuring that they derive the highest value from their engagement
• Collaborate with other teams to ensure that Southern European issues are well-integrated into the overall work of the Forum and provide expert knowledge on key issues
• Monitor policy priorities of the portfolio’s governments to ensure that the Forum’s work on the region is relevant and unique
• Undertake open-source research on economic, social and political issues on the national agenda
Government engagement and quality relationship management
• Act as the primary person to manage and develop long-term, trusted relationships between the Forum and key government leaders and shape their yearly engagement
• Develop strategic priorities for public-private collaboration in the region
• Ensure maximum participation of public figures in the Forum’s systems, activities and events
• Drive and curate digital engagement, including engagement plans and transformation maps for key countries
• Engage the most relevant thought leaders in Forum communities
• Perform regular administrative tasks (database coding, sending invitations, events logistics)
• Lead the Europe team’s regional agenda at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos-Klosters
• Support programme development at annual and regional meetings
Qualifications and Skills
• Master’s degree (or equivalent) in International Relations, Economics, Political Sciences or other relevant fields
• Demonstrated leadership capabilities and interest in global affairs, as well as a deep understanding of and a genuine passion for Europe and, in particular, South Europe
• A minimum of five to 10 years’ work experience, including extended experience in Europe
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; Italian, Spanish and another European language would be a definite plus
• Proven ability to work and build long-term, trust-based relationships with high-level government officials
• Strategic thinker, with strong research, writing and presentation skills
• Service-oriented team-player with a drive and passion for cross-cultural collaboration
• Flexibility, self-starting attitude and the organizational skills needed to work in a fast-paced, demanding, international environment
• Experience in working with CRM tools (Salesforce) would be an asset
Duration 1 November 2016 to 31 July 2017
If you meet these requirements, please apply online.