Senior Fellowship: Diversity and Inclusion Analyst

  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Full-time

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 is 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

Diversity, one of CERN’s core values, centers on the principles of: appreciating differences, fostering equality, and promoting collaboration. In that spirit, the Diversity & Programme initiates and drives actions to help attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an international organization whose personnel are predominantly physicists, engineers, technicians, and IT professionals, as well as administrative and operational personnel, our collective goal is to reflect the vast diversity of the communities whom our scientific research benefits.

In addition to creating and sustaining a range of activities to engage and raise awareness across a number of diversity and inclusion-related dimensions, this position is a unique opportunity to play a substantive role in the Programme’s landmark strategy: “25 by ‘25”. Under this dual-dimension initiative, you will help shape, implement, and manage a multi-faceted strategic plan to reach CERN’s first ever gender target and to improve the nationality diversity.

Working closely with the Diversity & Inclusion Programme Leader, you will collaborate with a variety of interlocutors throughout the Organization and will develop a range of competencies in HR, communications, data management and analysis, event organisation, and administrative support.

For more information, please visit our D&I Homepage

As the Diversity & Inclusion Analyst you will:

  • Support the evolution, design and implementation of D&I-related activities, in particular “25 by 25”;
  • Undertake research and benchmarking on D&I practices elsewhere and produce recommendations;
  • Collect, interpret and present HR diversity-related personnel 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 online events;
  • 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.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State (CERN Member States); 
  • You have a Master's degree with at least 4 years’ relevant experience since the completion of your Master's degree (or the equivalent diploma which gives access to doctoral programmes) with a maximum limit of 10 years’ experience after completion of your Master's degree.

Essential skills and experience:

  • 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;
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in extracting, analysing, and visualising data;
  • Familiarity in web development with tools such as Drupal;
  • Have a high proficiency in oral and written skills in English;
  • Have a high proficiency in Office skills, particularly in PowerPoint and Excel.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Written and/or oral proficiency skills in French;
  • Experience on the topic of Diversity & Inclusion;
  • Experience in raising awareness campaigns and/or public 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, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 7,201 to 8,178 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.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Your Life @CERN

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This is how you can apply:

You will need the following documents (in PDF format) to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • Your most recent relevant qualification.
  • Two recent letters of recommendation (not older than a year at the time of the deadline for applications), giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements.
    • You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

All applications should normally reach us no later than 23 August 2021 at noon (12:00 CEST).

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