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United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (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. For more information, visit www.climate-insurance.org
The project “Multi-Actor Partnership on Climate and Disaster Risk Financing and Preparedness in the Context of the InsuResilience Global Partnership” (MAPs) is implemented as a multi-country and multi-level project, and engages in specific country contexts including in Laos, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Madagascar, Senegal, Philippines, and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada). At the country and regional levels, the project aims to develop six national MAPs and one regional MAP. The consortium partners (CARE Germany, Germanwatch, and MCII) are in charge of cooperation with and capacity development of actors at the national and regional level. At the international level, the project strives to contribute to building a global multi-stakeholder community to develop and promote climate and disaster risk finance and insurance approaches within the InsuResilience Global Partnership and other international processes (incl. the UNFCCC). The German Federal Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation (BMZ) provides funding for the project.
Under the authority of the 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 successful candidate 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.
40 hours per week.
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.
May 2020, or as soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (email@example.com), and must include the following:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org