Person working on a computer
13 months
Start Date
As soon as possible
End Date
March 2020
Deadline for applications
once suitable applicant is selected
Closed position
The Project Manager is a temporary role which will focus on a couple of core projects regarding digital transformation at KISC. We have just launched a new website with many features, and a big focus of this role is the constant development of the website and booking engine tools. Another major aspect of the role is a project relating to the further development of our Property Management Software. Most of the technical designing and programming will be outsourced. There are also other responsibilities involved in the role such as running activities in the Summer, and helping in other work areas of the Centre.
  • Needs to be at least 21 years old
  • Is a member of an Association recognised by WOSM/WAGGGS
  • Communicates well in written and spoken English


  • Ability to work within an international team of volunteers
  • Advanced understanding and technical knowledge of IT
  • Skill and knowledge of project management
  • Demonstrated professional, disciplined and efficient approach to work and planning
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within strict timelines
  • Affinity for customer service and guest contact
  • Office administration skills
  • Willingness to work according to a flexible schedule


  • Has previously been a member of the staff team at KISC
  • Experience working with a CMS, particularly Drupal
  • Experience with PMS systems, ideally ASSD
  • Experience with digitalization of processes and integrations

Main Tasks

  • Ensure a continuous improvement and development of our website and all its features
  • Train and supervise the staff working on the website
  • Organise, control, maintain and care for the integrations and features of the website.
  • Research, analyse and present conclusions regarding our PMS and operations.
  • Plan, define, coordinate, implement and review the future development of our PMS or the migration to a new software, in accordance with decisions made by the Director.
  • Cooperation with external suppliers and partners
  • Cooperation with all teams at the Centre

Other responsibilities 

  • Deal with any guest enquiries relating to the Centre
  • Run and develop staff training
  • Assist in other areas of the Centre where necessary
  • Involvement in the execution of the Centre’s Operational Plan
  • Work and communicate effectively with all staff and guests

Some deliverables of the project

  • Project Scope Statement
  • Project Charter
  • Risk Analysis
  • Project financial analysis and Budget
  • Product Scope / Request for Proposal
  • Project schedule
  • Implementation process
  • Project report
  • KISC standard User manual 


The position is part of the support staff team. There will be a lot of involvement and cooperation with other teams at the Centre, but particularly with the PR & Marketing team.

Line manager

The line manager for this position is the Director. The Project Manager has regular meetings with the line manager and the PR & Marketing team to cover operational matters, as well as regular one-on-one appraisals.

Staff Management

The Project Manager will not manage any line staff, however, will be required to supervise staff working on the project on a regular basis.


  • Accident Insurance (provided by the Centre) for both work and non-work related activities over the duration of the contract.
  • Private Liability Insurance (provided by the Centre): This insurance covers any damage caused by any staff on an object or person.
  • Sickness Insurance (provided by the Centre): All LTS will get private sickness insurance if necessary. The deductible (amount each LTS has to cover per calendar year themselves) is, if nothing else mentioned, CHF 300.-. This insurance covers any treatment due to sickness.
  • Social Insurance according to the Swiss Law (provided by the Centre): Every LTS must have Social Insurance according to the Swiss regulations. This includes invalidity insurance, maternity leave and old-age and survivors' insurance (OASI). More information will be given during training.


  • A room in one of the shared flats in Kandersteg
  • All meals at the Centre, both while at work and on days off
  • 2 days off per week
  • Pocket money starting from 500 CHF per month   
  • Management and leadership training
  • Administration of work permits
  • Other benefits


  • Citizens of EU/EFTA countries do not need a visa, and the Centre secures the necessary work permit.
  • For citizens of non-EU/EFTA countries who have not been Staff at KISC before, we can apply for a 4-month visa, for 4-month contracts. The applicant needs to be under 35 years old for the whole duration of the contract.
  • For citizens of non-EU/EFTA countries who have been Short Term or Long Term Staff at KISC before, there is usually a very low probability of getting another visa. If the non-EU/EFTA applicant is suitable for the role and fulfils specific requirements set by the Swiss authorities, there is a possibility to get a visa for a longer contract.
  • The employment is dependent on securing the necessary special permission from the Swiss authorities.