Director, Geneva Office

We are currently seeking to appoint an experienced public affairs professional to lead our engagement with the Geneva-based institutions across a broad portfolio of issues. 

As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 100 countries, the International Chamber of Commerce operates with a core mission to “make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere”. 

We act as the primary voice of the real economy in a range of intergovernmental organisations – from the World Trade Organisation to the UN climate process – championing the needs of local business in global decision making. 

The convening power of our global network enables us to set rules and standards that facilitate over $10 trillion dollars in trade each year – as well as providing tailored products and digital services that directly address the real challenges faced by businesses operating internationally. 

We also provide the world’s premier private global dispute resolution services, leveraging ICC’s unique independence, integrity and expertise. 

We are currently seeking to appoint an experienced public affairs professional to lead our engagement with the Geneva-based institutions across a broad portfolio of issues. 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Lead ICC’s engagement with key international organizations based in Geneva — including the World Trade Organization. 
  • Gather and disseminate intelligence on key policy/political developments within ICC’s institutional remit.  
  • Drive engagement on key substantive dossiers, working with substantive policy leads to shape ICC’s positioning on major multilateral policy issues for business.  
  • Maintain and grow ICC’s stakeholder network in Geneva.  
  • Position ICC as a trusted partner of the Geneva-based institutions, building awareness and understanding of its unique institutional role. 
  • Support and facilitate the engagement of ICC’s leadership, in particular its Secretary General, with the leadership of key agencies and institutions.  

Requirements  

  • 10+ years’ relevant experience.  
  • A practical understanding of trade, human rights, and digital policy issues. 
  • A proven ability to build strong stakeholder networks — acting as a trusted partner to policymakers and officials. 
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, with the ability to identify opportunities for institutional engagement and visibility. 
  • A strong commitment to ICC’s values and our mission to enable trade as a driver of peace, prosperity and opportunity for all. 
  • Fluent English essential; additional languages a major plus. 

Terms and conditions   

The position will be based in Geneva on a full-time permanent contract. We will also consider candidates seeking consultancy roles.  

Estimated start date: as soon as possible 

How to apply: Any interested persons should send their applications by email at policy_applications@iccwbo.org, specifying “Geneva Director” in the subject line of their email application. 

Closing date for applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until an appropriate candidate has been identified.