Chief Executive Officer

Switzerland / Geneva
Between £10,637.50 - £12,517.80 per month
11 Aug 2014
25 Aug 2014
Contract Type


You will act as the legal representative of CERN for all matters relating to the Fund. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund on behalf of the Governing Board.

You will be Head of the Fund's Management Unit and have a status analogous to that of Head of Department. In particular you will:

  • Apply and interpret the Rules and Regulations of the Fund
  • Implement the decisions of the Governing Board, the Investment Committee and the Actuarial and Technical Committee
  • Act as secretary of the Governing Board and, in this capacity, prepare the proposals, statements and decisions of the Governing Board, and assist the other Committees
  • Prepare and submit to the Governing Board, for its consideration, the financial statements of the Fund

The Chief Executive Officer will deal with the key issues regarding the overall financial and actuarial position of the Pension Fund and will lead a management team that will include a Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and a Head of Benefits.

The Chief Executive Officer shall be appointed by the Council, on the proposal of the Governing Board, for an initial term of office of 3 years. The Council may decide to reappoint the Chief Executive Officer for further terms of office.

Qualification required:

Master's degree in the field of Finance, Economics or equivalent fields
The experience required is:

  • Experience in a senior management position including the management and/or supervision of pension funds
  • Experience in one or more of the technical areas relating to pension fund management, including the management of capitalized public or private pension funds
  • Experience in an international or public sector organization would be an asset.

The technical competencies required are:

  • Supervision of pension funds
  • Financial management
  • Actuarial studies (methodologies& practices)
  • Risk management: Investment strategy
  • Strategic & tactical asset allocation
  • Accounting: Operation of benefits

Eligibility and closing date:

Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation. Founded in 1954 in Geneva, CERN the European Organization for Nuclear Research is the world's most advanced fundamental research institute for particle physics. Over the last 50 years, it has become a prime example of international collaboration with currently 21 member states. 

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