BIE is recruiting

The BIE is the Intergovernmental Organisation in charge of overseeing and regulating all international exhibitions that last more than three weeks and are of non-commercial nature ("Expos"). Today, 4 main types of Expos are organised under its auspices: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Exhibitions and the Triennale di Milano.

The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is hiring:

Job Announcement: Director of Research & Evaluation Department

Post title: Director of Research & Evaluation
Closing Date: 2nd November 2018

Main responsibilities

Under the authority of the Secretary General, the incumbent shall carry out the following duties:

  • Develop the strategic policy of the Research & Evaluation Department;
  • Independently execute research projects, including full responsibility for development, managing data collection, weighting, analysis and reporting and communicate progress to the Secretary General;
  • Work with Expos to design research projects using optimal qualitative and/or quantitative research methods for each particular Expo and draft proposals accordingly;
  • Produce reference manuals and guides for Expo implementation based on best practice knowledge of the Organisation;
  • Develop the instruments of the Organisation currently available and propose new activities and implementations;
  • Analyse and evaluate Expo bid files and Expo regulations;
  • Maintain close links with the Exhibitions Department of the Organisation to assure coherence;
  • Develop partnerships with global research institutions and academic research centres;
  • Make decisions, perform, and encourage others to act in a manner which is congruent with organisational goals, strategy, vision, mission, and values.

Profile

  • Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Minimum ten years of experience in Expos;
  • Solid understanding and experience of Intergovernmental Organisations and their working procedures;
  • A good knowledge of the BIE's substantive work, and a strategic sense of the role of Expos in the overall framework of international co-operation and domestic policy formulation;
  • Excellent knowledge of research and an ability to use this knowledge to promote the interests of the BIE while carrying out duties in an accurate and timely fashion;
  • Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to work on multiple projects and meet tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of Project Management and Evaluation;
  • Excellent managerial and organisational skills;
  • Good level of IT skills;
  • Excellent oral and written command of French and English and excellent writing skills in these languages;
  • Knowledge of another BIE Member State language preferred.

Conditions of employment

BIE salaries are calculated and paid in Euros (€). For this post, the annual remuneration will be calculated dependent on the professional experience of the successful candidate.

How to apply

When applying for BIE vacancies, please only send your covering letter and CV in English or French in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Candidates without access to the Internet may send a paper covering letter and CV in English or French to BIE Recruitment, 34, avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France. All applications must be received before the closing date for the position. Please note that in accordance with the BIE Regulations, all candidates must be nationals of a BIE Member State.

 

 

Job Announcement: Research Officer

Post title: Research Officer
Closing Date: 2nd November 2018

Main responsibilities

  • Under the authority of the Research & Evaluation Director and the Secretary General, the incumbent shall carry out the following duties:
  • Conduct research, data collection, analysis and comparison and draft documents and reports as part of the execution of research projects;
  • Gather, organise and interpret Expo data systematically;
  • Liaise with Expos in the design and execution of the assigned research projects;
  • Analyse, review and evaluate Expo bid files, Expo registration and recognition dossiers and other Expo reports and documents;
  • Review and edit BIE and Expo regulations and guides cooperating closely with the Exhibitions’ Department;
  • Provide support in drafting manuals and guides for Expo implementation based on the best practice experience and knowledge of the Organisation;
  • Gather relevant research data, prepare presentations and written and oral briefs to support the work of other BIE departments;
  • Work effectively with other BIE personnel to follow developments in Expo preparation, collect information and data and ensure information flow;
  • Respond to external and internal research enquiries;
  • Assist the Research & Evaluation Director in developing partnerships with research and academic institutions and other relevant organisations.

Profile

  • Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Good knowledge of Expos;
  • Good knowledge of the BIE’s substantial work and of the role and organisation of Expos within the international cooperation and domestic policy formulation contexts;
  • Excellent oral and written command of French and English and excellent writing skills in these languages;
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, research and presentation skills, ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Proven ability to synthesise materials, gather information accurately and efficiently and translate information into reports and documents;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Good level of IT skills;
  • Publications will be considered a merit;
  • Knowledge of another BIE Member State language preferred.

Conditions of employment

BIE salaries are calculated and paid in Euros (€). For this post, the annual remuneration will be calculated dependent on the professional experience of the successful candidate.

How to apply

When applying for BIE vacancies, please only send your covering letter and CV in English or French in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Candidates without access to the Internet may send a paper covering letter and CV in English or French to BIE Recruitment, 34, avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France. All applications must be received before the closing date for the position. Please note that in accordance with the BIE Regulations, all candidates must be nationals of a BIE Member State.