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UNU-EHS, established in December 2003, addresses the risk and vulnerability aspects of human security and the consequences of complex environmental hazards for sustainable development. The work of UNU‐EHS helps to improve the in‐depth understanding of the cause effect relationships to find ways to reduce risks and vulnerabilities. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence‐based research and information.
The Munich Climate Insurance Initiative e.V. (MCII) was launched by Munich Re in April 2005 in response to the growing realization that insurance-related solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change, as advocated in the Framework Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. To achieve this, MCII brings together insurers, experts on climate change and adaptation, NGOs, and researchers intent on finding effective and fair solutions to the risks posed by climate change. MCII, through its unique set-up, provides a forum and gathering point for insurance-related expertise on climate change impacts and explores ways how to create sustainable approaches that create incentive structures for risk and poverty reduction.
In 2015, G7 leaders launched an initiative on climate risk insurance, called InsuResilience. Under the overall guidance of the German Federal Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation (BMZ) and in cooperation with the German Development Bank (KfW) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), MCII supports the InsuResilience Secretariat to appropriately design and implement the initiative to reach up to 400 million vulnerable people with innovative direct and indirect insurance approaches in the context of comprehensive climate risk management. One of the key activities here will be to analyse potentials for reducing vulnerability/ enhancing resilience using insurance and to develop criteria to measure the pro-poor and resilience impact of InsuResilience. MCII will continue a constant dialogue and knowledge exchange with relevant stakeholder groups to ensure meaningful participation and buy-in and support the creation of a common vision.
Field of Study: Human Geography, Economics, Risk Management, International (Affairs, Development, Relations, Policy), Political Science, or related field.
Essential Skills and attributes:
The successful candidate will be based at UNU-EHS in Bonn on a full-time basis (32 hours per week) for a contractual period ranging between 3-6 months. The internship is not remunerated.
ASAP (latest start date: 1 February 2017)
Interested Applicants must submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org :
Only digital versions sent via email will be accepted. We do not accept applications sent via post.
If your background matches the needs of the section, you will be shortlisted for the position. Shortlisted candidates will receive an email notification from UNU-EHS/ViE to schedule a date and time for the interview, which will be conducted via Skype or telephone.
In some cases, when a specific skill is required for a position, shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide additional materials so that this skill may be assessed. For example, testing translation skills.
After interviews have been conducted, all those candidates who were interviewed will receive an email notification regarding their application status. Successful candidates will be offered an internship position and contract for the duration of 3 to 6 months.
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For more information about the UNU-EHS internship programme, please visit the website: ehs.unu.edu/about/internship
Workforce diversity is essential to UNU. Suitably qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds including minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be handled with the strictest confidence.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Unsuccessful applications will not be acknowledged nor returned.
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