Looking for a Project Manager 80-100%

Niniane Paeffgen • April 2022

The Swiss Digital Initiative (SDI) is a non-profit foundation based in Geneva, founded in 2020 by digitalswitzerland and under the patronage of Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer. The SDI pursues concrete projects with the aim of securing ethical standards and promoting responsible conduct in the digital world. It brings together academia, government, civil society and business. In January 2022, SDI launched the world’s first Digital Trust Label for Digital Responsibility.

For our Geneva office or remote / flexible, starting as soon as possible / by agreement, we are looking for a:

Project Manager for the Digital Trust Label 80-100%

We are looking for a hands-on and proactive doer to shape and push the (international) scaling and continuous development of our pioneering flagship project, the Digital Trust Label:

  • Work experience of minimum 3 years in e.g. financials, operations, project management etc.
  • Fast learner who works independently and acts proactively by always thinking one step ahead
  • Ability to handle ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Very good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Interest and knowledge of new technologies and its ethical implications
  • Experience with similar projects or in the audit field a plus
  • English, French or German as native language, proficient in spoken and written English
  • Bachelor's and / or master's degree in Management, Business Administration, Communications, or a similar field (Uni / FH)

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Continuous development of the Label: Oversight and coordination of the Label Expert Committee, testing and adapting the Label from a user’s perspective, integrating feedback of the companies, further developing the audit process, building up a long-term communications strategy
  • Prioritizing all strategic and operational aspects of this highly complex project by e.g., reviewing the auditing and legal framework, anticipating bottlenecks incl. mitigations and develop a plan for the international scaling of the Label
  • Facilitating the trustful dialogue and coordination of diverse stakeholders from the private and public sector, academia, civil society, and the SDI Foundation Board
  • Budgeting and maintaining the financials for the Label
  • Creating communication material and presenting the Digital Trust Label
  • Aligning frequently with the auditor on the Label audit process
  • Continued support and communication for the Digital Trust Label organizations
  • Handling all requests and questions around the Digital Trust Label

If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your CV (1 page only), listing your most relevant work experience and achievements. Please also include a brief letter of motivation, describing what you bring to the organization and why you are the ideal project manager for this pioneering project.

Please send both documents to Sarah Gädig, Senior Project Manager: sarah@sdi-foundation.org with the mail title “Project Manager Application”.

We look forward to receiving your application until Monday, 18 April 2022. Incoming applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.

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