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Secondee for its Extreme Event and Climate Risks Programme
SECONDEE POSITION IN EXTREME EVENT AND CLIMATE RISKS
Location: Zürich, Switzerland; Start Date: 3rd January 2017
Founded in 1973 by the CEOs of global insurers, The Geneva Association is an international
insurance think tank that produces and distributes high-quality research and analysis on global
strategic insurance and risk management issues.
Our research promotes policy-related and public discussions among our members, academics,
standard setters, policymakers, governments, international organisations and the public at large.
The objective is to educate and develop understanding on the unique role and importance of
insurance in economies and for societies through publications, conferences and active discourse
with policymakers and others. The Geneva Association takes an active role in discussions with
policymakers, central bankers, regulators and supervisors on behalf of the insurance industry.
The Geneva Association is seeking a Secondee for its Extreme Event and Climate Risks
Programme. The duration of this position is nine months to one year. The Secondee will be
supervised by the Director of Extreme Events and Climate Risks Programme.
a. Role of (re)insurance sector in resilience of and investing in critical Infrastructure
Conduct literature survey, design and conduct surveys, collect data, analyse and
develop relevant databases on policy, legislative, regulatory, institutional, financial
and technical issues to support the project.
Assist with developing a database of leading academic and industry and institutions in extreme event and climate risk, relevant to the project
Support with development of a major report on this topic, focusing on the key developments, issues, challenges, gaps and recommendations for the industry
Asist with development of communication strategy for utilization of the report and
conference findings for raising awareness and facilitating high-level dialogues with
the target stakeholders
b. Documentation of Good Practices that provide a compelling evidence of socio-
economic benefits of preventive measures and risk transfer –
Further develop GA’s master database of publicly and privately available “potential” good practices
Assist with documentation of 1-2 selected cases which have passed the good- practice criteria
Asist with development of a communication strategy for utilization of the good
practice documentation and lessons learned to raise awareness and facilitate
high-level dialogues with the target stakeholders
c. Risk Analysis Project
Support the development of follow up projects that may emerge from Board
discussions after Phase I
d. Risk-based analysis of alternative energy sources
Master’s degree in business administration, economics and finance, earth
sciences, public policy and international relations or engineering (PhD would be a
Demonstrated knowledge of extreme events and climate risks and related
management and international development issues, research programs and
relevance to the insurance industry.
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in or demonstrated knowledge of the insurance sector and fundamentals of market-based risk transfer.
Strong analytical skills, resourcefulness and ability to write well-structured reports, design and deliver presentations.
Strong organizational skills, demonstrated experience with organizing all aspects of conferences and workshops.
Demonstrated track-record working in a team-oriented and result- driven environment.
Excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written) is required. A working knowledge of other languages (e.g., French or German) would be a plus.
Practical knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel,
Access). Working knowledge of databases.
To apply for this position, please send your Curriculum Vitae, a letter of intension, one writing
firstname.lastname@example.org and CC Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi, Director of Extreme
Events and Climate Risks Programme (email@example.com) and
To learn more about us, visit our website www.genevaassociation.org.