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About the GSPI 

Backed by leading research institutions in Switzerland and Europe, the Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI) is an independent, neutral platform that strives to enhance scientific engagement with global governance actors within the Geneva ecosystem. By supporting collaborations between scientists, policy, and implementation actors, the GSPI contributes to facilitating the emergence of effective, science-informed policies and solutions to complex global problems.

Supported by the University of Geneva and the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, the GSPI initiates and supports the design and implementation of impactful collaborations that contribute to evidence-based policymaking within the Geneva ecosystem. Our work includes an annual call for projects (Impact Collaboration Programme), the production of policy briefs, the production and dissemination of relevant content on the field of science-policy engagement practices, as well as various events to engage our network. 

About this position

Are you passionate about science and do you want to see it better shaping decision-making on a global scale? Are you avidly following the latest developments in global governance and do you want to leverage evidence-based solutions to planetary challenges? Then this is your chance to join a young and enthusiastic team and seize a unique opportunity to contribute to building the science-policy field and work at the heart of the multilateral system in Geneva!

Your mission as Science-Policy Officer:

  1. Lead a set of activities and programs aimed at producing practical knowledge related to working at the science-policy interface and interact with scientific and political audiences to build capacity and awareness on related issues (40%)
  2. Coordinate the process of the annual call for projects ‘Impact Collaboration Programme’ (40%)
  3. Contribute to various strategic developments and activities within the GSPI (30%)

Details on the position and on how to submit your application can be found here: APPLY HERE

>> Application closing date: 15 July 2022 <<

Job description

  • Job title: Science-Policy Officer
  • Starting date: 1 September 2022, to be discussed
  • Contract type: Annual, renewable
  • Activity level: 100% (40 hours/week)
  • Salary: Class 17 (see State of Geneva’s salary scale here). Annuities depend on each candidate’s relevant experience
  • Location: Geneva, University of Geneva (28, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve)

Required titles and experience

Education:

  • Bachelor degree required
  • Master or equivalent an advantage

3-5 years of experience related to:

  • Project development and management
  • Development, use and teaching of knowledge related to the science-policy interface
  • Experience / knowledge of the field of activity relating to interactions between science and policy

Other skills: Excellent spoken and written English.

Interested to be part of the GSPI team?

Find the detailed terms of reference and the application procedure at the following link: https://jobs.unige.ch/www/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=1&p_web_page_id=56255