Job TitleFellowship: Diversity and Inclusion Analyst
Job categoryResearch
Career levelCareer group D, Grade 5
Desired education levelUniversity degree in Science or Engineering
Job typeFull-Time
SalaryA stipend ranging from 5,239 to 6,506 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax)
Job description

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Welcome to the Fellowship Programme

The “Diversity & Inclusion Programme” is responsible for defining, implementing, and monitoring CERN’s diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) policy.  The Programme is situated within the Human Resources Department (“HR”), reporting to the Head of the Department.  It is responsible for driving actions to promote diversity and inclusion throughout CERN and to ensure that the corresponding principles are embedded into organisational policies, procedures and practices.

For more information, please check the Diversity website:

Working closely with the Diversity & Inclusion Programme Leader, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the promotion of workforce diversity and inclusion in a major international research infrastructure. You will collaborate with a variety of interlocutors throughout the Organization and will develop a range of competencies in HR, communication, event organisation, and administrative support.

In addition, as Diversity & Inclusion Analyst you will:

·         Support the evolution, design and implementation of diversity-related activities;

·         Explore research on D&I practices and produce recommendations;

·         Collect, interpret and present HR diversity-related data;

·         Establish and foster professional relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders;

·         Prepare and deliver presentations;

·         Draft articles and reports;

·         Develop D&I-related events such as workshops and through digital media;

·         Answer D&I related queries from CERN members of personnel and handle a number of external queries, including on sensitive topics;

·         Handle administrative tasks and maintain the D&I Programme website.


For this position within the Programme, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State (;
  • Possess a Bachelors or Masters level diploma and a maximum limit of 4 years’ experience after completion of your degree;
  • Have a demonstrated interest in topics related to diversity and inclusion as well as HR;
  • Be able to work autonomously, efficiently, and to undertake multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Have solid communication skills;
  • Have a high proficiency in oral and written skills in English;
  • Have a high proficiency in Office skills, particularly in PowerPoint.

The following skills are not required, but would be advantageous to the Programme’s activities:

  • Ability to work with and interpret data as well as to analyse and visualise it with Excel;
  • Written and/or oral proficiency skills in French;
  • Basic skills in web development with tools such as Drupal;
  • Experience on the topic of Diversity & Inclusion;
  • Experience in raising awareness campaigns and/or communications

Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.  In return, we offer:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months;
  • A stipend ranging from 5,239 to 6,506 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva at the start and conclusion of the employment contract;
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

This is how you can apply:

Please provide the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification;
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (not older than 1 year at the time of the deadline for applications), giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements.
    • You may upload the letters at the time of application if they are in your possession. Alternatively, once your application is submitted you will receive a link for your referees to upload the letters confidentially prior tothe closing date.

All applications should reach us no later than 2 September 2019.

Please make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application further.

Expiry date2019/09/02

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