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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: 

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:

GEM_Secretary_General (97.5 KB)

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

Seismic Hazard Modeller

The successul candidate will join the Hazard Team at the GEM Secretariat in Pavia, Italy. The Hazard Team operates within the broader GEM science group, a team of some 10 scientists and engineers developing methods and models for seismic hazard and risk assessment.

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

Seismic Hazard Modeller (117.6 KB)

 If you are interested please send your application at jobs_hazard@globalquakemodel.org 

Natural Hazards Vulnerability Scientist

We are looking for a natural hazards vulnerability scientist with expertise in one or more of the following areas: quantitative vulnerability assessment for social systems; 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 development of quantitative and qualitative methods and models to estimate compounding social and economic factors that affect the physical damage of earthquakes and the ability of populations to prepare for and recover from earthquake events in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The candidate will join the GEM Secretariat science team in Pavia (Italy), with the possibility of extended periods in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

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

SVR_SSaharan (104.4 KB)

 If you are interested please send your application at jobs_svir@globalquakemodel.org 

Seismic Risk Modeller

We are looking for a seismic risk modeller/researcher with experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, and with expertise in one or more of the following disciplines: structural engineering, earthquake engineering and/or earthquake loss modelling. The modeller/researcher will join the GEM Secretariat science team in Pavia (Italy), with the possibility of extended periods in countries in SubSaharan Africa. This position will last for a year, starting in March 2015.

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

Risk Modeller SSAHARA (127.2 KB)

 If you are interested please send your application at jobs_risk@globalquakemodel.org

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 jobs_it@globalquakemodel.org

Other jobs

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