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Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (Geneva)

Via a friend of mine that some some work for them I have been contacted by an organisation called Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL), which is opening an office in Geneva and is looking to filling the below job vacancies. More information on GCEL is available at Protected content
If you or your contacts are interested in applying please let me know. Two representatives of the organisation will be travelling to Geneva on April Protected content would be available to meet candidated that fulfill the requirements.

Best regards,
Germana

Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics

The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) is a global public-private partnership that brings together leading firms, governments, and non-profit organizations to lower the cost of trade and trigger economic development around the world. It is non-profit and based in Geneva, Switzerland. GCEL’s members include more than 30 governments, 13 NGOs, and a long list of private firms that collectively represent 2.7 million workers servicing 60% of the world’s GDP. GCEL is implementing a global program, Humawealth, with three innovative elements. The first is a Global Logistics System, an open platform technology that delivers significant new efficiencies to the industries associated with trade—operations, logistics, finance, insurance—all at no cost to end users. The second is a trusted network of 28 leading firms around the world, all working together in a monitored environment to implement the system. The third is rapidly deploying the system in a way that removes monopolistic and geo-political concerns. In all, GCEL is ushering in the biggest innovation to the global trade system since the advent of containerization more than a half century ago.

To support this ambitious vision and agenda, GCEL seeks world-class candidates for four key positions.

Director of International Relations and Governmental Affairs

This leader provides public liaison with international and government organizations critical to GCEL’s activities and advises the organization on how changes in international agreements, public policy, and regulation will affect the Organization.

Key responsibilities include:

• Support the Secretary General in developing and maintaining effective relationships with international organizations, NGOs, and governments critical to GCEL’s activities.
• Maintain a strategic understanding of key developments in international policy and regulation that will affect GCEL initiatives. Effectively communicate these issues and provide guidance on them to the GCEL board and Secretary General.
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with companies and trade associations in the industries that service the logistics sector—finance, insurance, and technology.
• Lead the planning and execution of GCEL’s external and internal communications.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of Protected content experience in public relations and/or government relations in the international arena, with demonstrated skill in leading and managing public relations in a non-profit or a public organization. Proven experience working with international organizations—such as WTO, World Bank, UN, or OECD—and in organizing international conferences and events are strongly preferred.

Skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Fluent in at least two languages, with priority given to English and French.
• Uncompromising integrity and a polished diplomatic bearing to adequately reflect the organization’s global presence.
• Proven ability to create and manage external communications, including organization publications.
• Effective team leader, able to inspire and manage a communications staff.

Education

Master’s or Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Public Relations, Public Administration, Communications, Political science, Marketing or related field.

Director of Finance

This leader is responsible for overseeing the process by which the 28 companies in the World Logistics Council Network are selected, then monitoring the ongoing performance of the network to ensure that it operates in ways that benefit regions around the world.

Key responsibilities include:

• Oversee a transparent RFP process to ensure that Network companies are selected by established criteria while offsetting any geopolitical or monopolistic concerns.
• Support the Secretary General and GCEL board in developing performance metrics to sustain world-class performance by the Network of companies that implements the Global Logistics System.
• Assist in the preparation of the GCEL annual report by providing summary performance measures and financial statements.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have Protected content of experience in finance, likely in government service or in a non-profit setting. This candidate will also have proven experience managing large RFP processes and in developing and implementing performance metrics for large organizations.

Skills

• Impeccable professional integrity quickly evident in a global setting.
• Strong analytical skills in finance and organizational performance.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proven experience in preparing and delivering reports to senior officials or executives.
• Polished interpersonal skills.
• Fluent in at least two languages, with preference given to English and French.

Education

Master’s degree in Business Administration, or Master’s degree in an equivalent field of finance or public policy.

Director of Strategic Initiatives

This leader provides creative direction and ongoing management for GCEL’s research and development programs with key public, private, non-profit, and academic organizations around the world.

Key responsibilities include:

• Support the Secretary General and board in developing GCEL’s overall R&D strategy, giving special attention to identifying promising new directions.
• Provide liaison and support to GCEL’s seven R&D subcommittees: economic development, trade development, cargo security, food safety, technology, cargo security, and academic.
• Identify critical strategic partners for GCEL’s R&D strategy and actively engage their participation.
• Manage the R&D budget and develop effective metrics to ensure its ongoing effectiveness.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have Protected content experience in public policy, economic development, or international trade. Proven experience in managing major research programs is highly desired, especially in government, foundations, or international organizations. A track record of intellectual leadership in public policy issues will be evident in the individual’s career.

Skills

• Outstanding analytical skills, especially as applied to global policy issues.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proven experience in synthesizing complex policy issues for decision makers.
• Effective management/administration of large research grants.

Education

PhD in economics, public policy, international relations, or equivalent field, or a JD in law.

Executive Assistant

This individual provides administrative assistance to the Secretary General and the GCEL executive team.

Key responsibilities include:

• Organize and coordinate office operations.
• Attend meetings to record minutes.
• Make travel arrangements for the Secretary General and others.
• Prepare agendas and make arrangements for GCEL meetings in Geneva and around the world.
• Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation software.
• Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries.
• Organize and maintain GCEL electronic and paper files.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of Protected content experience as an administrative assistant to a senior executive in a private firm, international organization, or government.

Skills

• Fluent in two languages, with preference given to English and French.
• Excellent computer skills on Microsoft office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
• Outstanding communication skills.
• Polished in protocols with high-ranking officials in government, international organizations, and the private sector.

Education

Bachelor's degree in language, business administration, management, or equivalent discipline.

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