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Intern, HR & Facilities

Location Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date January 19, 2018
Contract Fixed-term
Job Level Intern


The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. Leveraging its strong relationships with stakeholders as the leading advocate for business, the council helps drive debate and policy change in favor of sustainable development solutions.

The WBCSD is seeking a young and dynamic HR & Facilities Intern. This is a full-time position and fixed-term contract, starting as soon as possible and until October 31st, 2018. This position is based at the WBCSD offices in Geneva, Switzerland, reporting to the Human Resources Manager.

Main tasks include:

  • Supporting the Human Resources Manager with:
    • HR Administration:
      • Accident and sickness declaration
      • Work attestation and certificate
      • Employees life-cycle (work permit, social insurances, pension funds registration, etc.)
      • Preparation of various HR projects
    • Recruitment:
      • Screening of job applications
      • Follow-up with candidates
      • Negative answers
  • Supporting the Facilities Manager with:
    • Reception (10 weeks replacement):
      • Receiving Visitors
      • Handle Switchboard
      • Food and Beverage order
      • Claims process validator

Required competencies include:

  • Education: Undergraduate level education in Business Administration
  • Team orientated: Good team spirit and enthusiasm to work in a multi-cultural environment and the ability to build and work effectively in team
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English and French, both written and oral
  • Enthusiastic about a multi-cultural work environment

 The organization offers:

The WBCSD is a purpose driven, forward-thinking, and action-oriented organization, characterized by diversity of gender, nationalities, and work experiences.

We are guided by the following values:

  • Sustainability generalist positions with exposure to and direct influence of the global sustainable development agenda
  • The opportunity to facilitate groups made up of senior business executives and sustainability leaders with diverse interests to reach a common goal or vision
  • Prospects for challenging hands-on experiences and enhanced learning through exposure to international working group and high-level meetings
  • Springboard to independent consulting and sustainability-focused roles in private and public organizations through the network and skillset acquired or enhanced at WBCSD (negotiation, diplomacy, multi-stakeholder approach, etc.)
  • Internal promotion & lateral career move opportunities

The candidate should be a current holder of a valid Swiss working permit and/or a Swiss or EU national.

Please also note that the WBCSD will only respond to candidates selected for the interview process