Jobs at ISO Central Secretariat

Vacancies at ISO’s Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.
All job offers are centralised on this web page.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an international non-government organization, specialising in standardization and related questions. Its members are the national standardization institutes of 162 countries, based on the principle of one member per country, and its Central Secretariat, located in Geneva, Switzerland, ensures the coordination of the whole.

ISO is not part of the United Nations system, but it fosters many technical and political relations with the specialised institutions within the United Nations. As an institutional member of the World Economic Forum, ISO has increased its collaboration with the NGOs representing company or professional interests.

With a staff of around 151 people representing 20 nationalities, the Central Secretariat is responsible for the overall coordination and support for the generation and promotion of ISO standards and other ISO system products. It’s working languages are French and English.

ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Auditors

There is no position as ISO 9000 or ISO 14000 auditor at ISO’s Central Secretariat. Indeed, ISO does not apply any system that evaluates the extent to which companies’ quality management conforms with the ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 standards. As such, ISO carries out no ISO 9000 or ISO 14000 audits and delivers no certificates certifying conformity with the standards. ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 audits and certification are carried out independently of ISO by certification bodies acting on their own behalves.

Friendly working environment

As an employer, our policies aim to develop balanced and healthy careers for our staff. In addition, we are concerned to offer favourable and sustainable working conditions and environment, and apply the following general policies that:

  1. Create conditions for staff members to be able to work in a climate of respect and tolerance, free from all direct or indirect discrimination based on personal characteristics, such as origin, sex, sexual preference, handicap or physical characteristics, religious or political opinions;
  2. Ensure that the achievement of equality between men and women is a reality;
  3. Use and develop staff members’ potential, in accordance with their abilities and qualifications;
  4. Take into consideration, as far as possible, the requirements of the missions entrusted to the departments/units, and staff members’ family obligations, by developing the means to allow for a better reconciliation of private life and professional life.

Vacant positions

Job title Deadline
Customer Service Representative 11 April 2014
Editorial Programme Manager 10 April 2014

How to apply

The quickest way is to send us your application (letter of motivation and CV with a copy of work certificates) by e-mail to the following address: jobs@iso.org.

If none of the above positions meets your aspirations, we still encourage you to send us your spontaneous application in full confidentiality. As we receive many spontaneous applications, we are unable to reply to every one. Those we retain, we keep on file for six months.

Contacting our human resources team:

For any information about the employment opportunities at ISO, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

ISO Central Secretariat
Head, Human Resources Services
1, ch. de la Voie-Creuse
CP 56
1211 Genève 20

E-mail jobs@iso.org
Fax +41 22 749 71 08

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