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: 

  • The search for a Seismic Risk Modeller/Reseacher is now closed. 
  • The search for GEM Director of Technology and Development  is now closed. For questions about the procedure you may write to 

Regional Project Manager

GEM is seeking a regional project manager to coordinate and initiate a diverse yet integrated suite of projects around the globe to grow the community of GEM collaborators, and to apply GEM resources and tools for risk management. Projects include risk assessment of major cities, hazard mapping at national and regional scale, projects aimed at data development and sharing and technology transfer/capacity.

The successful candidate is an experienced project manager and will have familiarity of working in the field of disaster risk reduction.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a strategic perspective and a track record of building alliances in an international context.
See in the PDF below a full description of the Terms of Reference.


Regional Project Manager (205.8 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 (25.0 KB)

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.