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:

Fundraiser/Project Manager

We are looking for a Fundraiser / Project Manager with at least five years experience expertise in one or more of the following areas: fundraising, business development, networking, sales and marketing, product management. The ideal candidate will be result oriented, have outstanding communication skills, and thrive in an international multi-disciplinary environment.
The successful candidate will be responsible for guaranteeing funds throughout the GEM Foundation’s second working programme and into the future.

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

Fundraiser/Project manager (224.9 KB)

If you are interested please send your application to


GEM Secretary-General

The GEM Foundation is announcing a call for applications for the position of Secretary-General, its organisational leader and chief executive. After successfully launching the OpenQuake platform in January 2015 and leading the organisation into GEM’s Working Programme 2 (2014-2018) for two years, the current Secretary-General will retire by 31.12.2015. The role of Secretary-General has a predominantly external focus, with the responsibility to grow the organisation’s leadership in collaborative assessment and reduction of earthquake risk. The successful candidate will demonstrate an extensive track-record of success leading organisations or international initiatives in the domain of science policy or risk reduction.

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

Secretary-General, Call for Applications (91.7 KB)

If you are interested please send your application to
Applications should be submitted by April 15, 2015.

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.