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UNU-EHS established in December 2003, is part of the UNU system, a worldwide network of research and training institutes. Its mission is to advance human security through knowledge-based approaches to reducing vulnerability and environmental risks. For more information, please visit www.ehs.unu.edu.
MCII was initiated as a non-profit organisation by representatives of insurers, research institutes, and NGOs in April 2005 in response to the growing realisation that insurance solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change, as suggested in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. This initiative is hosted at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). As a leading think tank on climate change and insurance, MCII is focused on developing solutions for the risks posed by climate change for the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries. www.climate-insurance.org
The project “MCII Support for the InsuResilience Global Partnership” is implemented as a technical advisory to the InsuResilience Global Partnership, which brings together representatives of the G20 and the V20 (Vulnerable Twenty Group of Ministers of Finance), and representatives of international organisations, the private sector, civil society, and academia. In this capacity, MCII acts as a member of the Partnership, including by co-chairing the Partnership’s Principle and Impact Working Group and providing technical advisory and support to the V20 regarding their engagement with InsuResilience and the development of the V20-led Sustainable Insurance Facility (SIF). The overall aim of the InsuResilience Global Partnership is to scale up and broaden climate and disaster risk finance, including insurance, to protect 500 million poor and vulnerable people in climate-vulnerable developing countries. The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) provides funding for the project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
Under the authority of the Vice-Rector / Director of the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the guidance of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) Head of Unit/Executive Director, the appointee will be entrusted with the following tasks:
Required qualifications and experience include:
UNU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities to apply and become part of the organisation.
UNU has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNU, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate shall work under a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) for a fixed period of twelve (12) months with the possibility of renewal. The combined duration of appointments under a PSA shall not exceed six (6) years.
This post is open to applicants from all countries and UNU will aid the successful applicant in securing a work visa for Germany, as necessary. It is, however, a locally recruited post and no relocation allowances apply. The duty station will be Bonn (Germany). The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor is he/she/they a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
Under the given circumstances regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, possible work arrangements (Bonn, or remotely) will be discussed with shortlisted candidates during the interview process. Arrangements would be temporary in nature with the established duty station as per contract being Bonn, Germany.
February 2021, or as soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications and all required documents listed below online through Impactpool: