GEM Foundation

The GEM Foundation serves the moral and economic imperative to reduce the loss of lives and livelihoods from earthquake.  GEM is a global non-profit providing organisations and individuals with open resources to assess earthquake risk anywhere in the world. By pooling data, knowledge and people, GEM acts as an international forum for collaboration and exchange, and leverages the knowledge of leading experts for the benefit of society. 

GEM is an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of any characteristic protected by law.  We offer a safe and comfortable working environment with competitive salaries based on a non-profit scale and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

We offer a young, innovative and stimulating international working environment in Pavia, a university town in the North of Italy (at 30 km distance from Milan).

GEM is currently looking for the following positions: 

Natural Hazards Vulnerability Scientist

We are looking for a hazards vulnerability scientist with expertise in one or more of the following areas: quantitative vulnerability assessment; social vulnerability and disaster resilience; risk and emergency management; and/or hazard mitigation, response, and recovery assessment.The ideal candidate should have at least a Masters degree in a related discipline and up to 3 years of experience.

The candidate will work on the South America Risk Assessment Project (SARA). Here, the aim is to identify and estimate compounding social and economic factors that affect the physical damage of an earthquake and decrease the ability of populations to prepare for and recover from damaging earthquake events in South America. The candidate will join the GEM Secretariat science team, and will be based in Pavia, Italy.

See in the PDF below a full description of the Terms of Reference.

Natural Hazards Vulnerability Scientist (101.9 KB)

Contracts and Agreements Assistant

The Contracts and Agreements Assistant will play a key role in supporting the Contracts and Licensing Officer and the Technical Team Leaders as part of the GEM team responsible for both day to day administration and management of new contracts, grants and agreements.

See in the PDF below a full description of the Terms of Reference.

Contracts and Agreements Assistant (132.8 KB)

Experienced Python/DB Developer

GEM is looking for a full-time developer to join the team in Pavia, Italy. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience with Python development and relational databases, is passionate about well-written, open-source software and is comfortable working in a Linux environment.

Here below you can find the Terms of Reference for the position.

Experienced Python/DB Developer (37.0 KB)

If you are interested please send your application at

Experienced HR Specialist

GEM is looking for a human resources specialist to lead the recruiting and employment process and manage dynamics in a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified specialists.
The ideal candidate will have at least five years of professional experience in the field of human resources, is fluent in written and spoken English and familiar with Italian employment administration and law.

See in the PDF below a full description of the Terms of Reference.

Experienced HR Specialist (108.3 KB)

Other jobs

We know of no open positions at organisations or in fields that are related to GEM activities; if you do and think it should be posted here, do drop us a note.