International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO Central Secretariat Geneva

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.

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Project Manager, Quality & Environment and Risk (100%) – Temporary contract of 18 months


The Project Manager, Q&E and Risk is responsible to plan, maintain, oversee, document and report all aspects of the Integrated Management System (IMS) in the ISO Central Secretariat, dealing closely with different management levels to ensure that the IMS requirements, including ISO 9001 and 14001 requirements, are met and continually improved.

The role also entail overseeing, documenting, and reporting all aspects of the main strategic and operational risks in the ISO system, dealing with management and governance levels to ensure that the risks are maintained under control and continually improved.

Key responsibilities

Quality & Environment (IMS)

  • Ensure that the IMS is an effective management tool
  • Facilitate and support the external audits of the IMS to meet ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 requirements and ensure that ISO/CS maintains its related certifications
  • Determine the appropriate goals of the IMS and plan the deployment of the deliverables in accordance with such goals
  • Guide, lead and advise relevant stakeholders of the IMS, ensuring good coordination and satisfaction of the ISO/CS staff members
  • Quarterly plan and conduct the Management Review to ISO/CS Leadership as specified in ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015, including and recommendations for areas for improvement to the Leadership team
  • Produce and maintain the performances & environmental indicators, proposing improvements on how KPIs are selected and measured
  • Define the internal audit plan, plan against it, ensuring proper conduction of the audits and appropriate reporting and follow-up actions
  • Implement and follow deployment of IMS improvement actions


  • Implement an overall risk management process for the organization
  • Analyze & Evaluate current risks and identify potential risks that are affecting the organization
  • Monitor deployment of mitigation actions to decrease risk factors and adapt risk level in consequences
  • Prepare and present risk assessment reports and proposals to governance groups

Business Continuity (BC)

  • Create, implement, and maintain the BC management process
  • Control, coordinate all activities related to contingency planning

  • Define, prepare, and plan BC exercises and tests and assess exercises results
  • Maintain BC management process dashboard and reporting to Steering Committee

Report to: Strategy and PMO director

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management of ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental system
  • Experience in managing risks and business continuity aspects of an organization
  • Knowledge of international organization and/or member-based organization being an asset
  • Fluent in generic IT tools, such as the MS Office suite
  • Fluent in English, C1 level minimum
  • University degree or equivalent


  • Good communication skills to leverage multicultural and multi-departmental teams
  • Leadership capability, able to drive and coordinate activities of people from different teams
  • Team player
  • Independent, flexible and autonomous
  • Analytical/problem solving skills
  • Curiosity and innovation mindset
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to handle ad-hoc request

Starting date: asap.

Tags: business continuity, environmental indicators, internal audit, project manager, risk assessment, risk management