Secretary General

DATORE: Global Earthquake Model (GEM) - LUOGO: Italy (Pavia) - SCADENZA DOMANDA:15 Apr 2015

The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation invites applications for the position of Secretary general, its organisational leader and chief executive. 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.

Responsibilities include strategy development and implementation, coordination of operational management, increasing the engagement of a wide range of public and private partners and the contribution of a wide international community as well as development of institutional-level partnerships.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent) in geophysics, engineering, political science, economics, or a related field, and a minimum of fifteen years’ experience in organisational leadership with increasing levels of authority.

GEM is seeking an individual who is fluent in English, has excellent communication skills, a demonstrated track record of diplomatic consensus-building among diverse stakeholders, and familiarity with disaster risk reduction programmes, such as multi-national hazard and risk mapping/modelling, or risk transfer/mitigation by international development agencies, or catastrophe risk management in the insurance domain.

How to apply
Please apply with a cover letter/email, your resume/CV, names and contact information for at least four references, timeline of availability, and optional writing sample and/or video of a sample presentation. Please send applications to Claudio Boettcher, Vice Chair of the GEM Governing Board,

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