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We are ISO, the largest developer of International Standards. We bring together experts, to share knowledge and develop standards that provide solutions to global challenges. This is because we believe that great things happen when the world agrees. We have an exciting opportunity at our Central Secretariat in Geneva.

Project Manager


The Project Manager will be responsible to plan, budget, oversee, document and report on all aspects of the projects he/she will be working on, dealing closely with management to ensure that the scope, the direction and the schedule of each project are respected. He/she will be working on projects covering a variety of activities at the Central Secretariat such as standards development, IT, HR or communication, as a Project Manager or in support of other Project Managers (mentorship).
He/she will join the Strategy and Project Management Office (SPMO) unit, and will be part of supporting the implementation of the ISO Strategy via strong project management support across the Organization.

Key responsibilities 

 Direct Project Management (or support):

  • Identify the project scope, and all the key elements necessary for getting a project approval (e.g. build a project proposal/charter, a business case or an ROI analysis)
  • Plan and manage timeline, resources, risks and budget throughout the project life
  • Adapt planning based on evolving needs, conditions or issues that may arise and ensure on-time, high-quality delivery in accordance with the stated project goals
  • Produce and maintain the project management plan, and monthly reports for the PMO and the steering committees
  • Support the procurement process
  • Write and executes against the communication plan, ensuring proper team and stakeholders management (provide status updates and identify and resolve issues) and customer’s feedback loop (value focus)

Additional activities:

  • Partner with colleagues in different roles to assess the workloads and impacts for different departments, and identify dependencies and possible issues
  • Give recommendations regarding resources allocation and mitigation plan
  • Provide support to the Management and Leadership team and to other ISO governance groups
  • Support the dissemination of a project management culture across the organization
Reports to: Head of Strategy and Project Management Office

Qualification and Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience as project manager
  • PM training or related studies
  • PM certification is an asset
  • University degree or equivalent
  • English fluent or mother-tongue. French is an asset
  • Knowledge in Design Thinking and Agile methodologies is an asset
  • Fluent in generic IT tools, such as the MS Office suite
  • Proficient in MS Project is an asset

Soft Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Analytical/problem solving skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Curiosity
  • Flexibility
  • Solution and service oriented
  • Openness
  • Rigorous
  • Pragmatic
  • Team player
  • Empathy
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Sense of humor​​

We offer

  • The possibility to contribute proactively to the achievement of ISO goals
  • Develop your career in a global environment offering international experience and taking over challenging projects
  • Participation in strong, interdisciplinary project teams with the opportunity to develop your
    own strengths
  • Outstanding infrastructure and modern workplace
  • A flexible working environment

Starting date: asap