Fellowship: Junior Learning Specialist

  • 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 http://home.cern.

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

Within the Programme, we are looking for a Junior Learning Specialist to join the Learning and Development Group, part of the Human Resources Department at CERN, helping to build and promote a culture of learning and development.  Your contributions will ensure that the learning programmes are aligned with the strategic goals and evolving needs of the organization.




  • Under the supervision of the programme coordinator, manage the daily activities of the language training programme;

  • Manage the evaluation process, including conducting online feedback surveys, analyzing data and producing reports/minutes.



  • Assist with the review & design of specific staff and development training programmes in other learning portfolios with a view to introducing e-learning content;

  • Assist with the evaluation process, including conducting online feedback surveys, analyzing data, producing reports/minutes;

  • CERN Onboarding programme (quarterly session): Co-deliver public presentations and coordinating key note speakers;

  • CERN Learning Management System: Test and assist in developing training procedures and processes related to the new system.



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

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State (https://home.cern/about/member-states). 
  • You have a Bachelors or Masters level diploma in the field of Human Resources, Training and Development, Instructional Design or Organizational Development and a maximum limit of 4 years’ experience after completion of your degree.
  • Some experience in digital communication and e-learning products.
  • Knowledge of learning management systems.
  • Ability to work with autonomy, flexibility and manage multiple tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong service orientation
  • Very good knowledge of English or French; good knowledge of the other language. Writing skills in both official languages is necessary.
  • 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 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.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

This is how you can apply:

You will need 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 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 reach us no later than 4 March 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.

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