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Frankfurt am Main, 11.11.2020 12:00:00

Within the scope of its advisory services Frankfurt School has intensified its research and engagement in the area of climate risk insurance, establishing and managing the InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF).

The ISF is an innovative programme to support and develop climate risk insurance products mitigating the negative impacts of climate related disasters such as droughts, heat and floods. The programme is funded by the German Government, as an important contribution to the G20/V20 initiative of the InsuResilience Global Partnership.

Within its mandate, the ISF supports detailed climate risk analyses in close cooperation with partners in developing countries in order to increase their resilience against the negative impacts of climate change.

To support our Climate Risk Analysis team we are looking for a Project Coordinator/Manager Climate Risk Analysis (all genders), initially for a period of 24 months.

Requirements
  • A university degree in natural sciences, earth system science, environmental engineering, geophysics, geography, meteorology or similar with a background in climate risks, climate adaptation or hazard modelling.
  • Experience in risk modelling, data analysis, collection, aggregation and processing, preferably in fields related to climate and environmental sciences, climate risk insurance or similar.
  • Programming skills in a higher programming language, preferably Python or C++ and geographical interface programs (ArcGIS).
  • Proven knowledge and experience in research and/or policy advice in at least one of the following fields: climate risk modelling, disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, climate risk insurance.
  • Experience in project management in the context of development cooperation and in coordinating with a broad range of actors.
  • Familiarity with EU grant research applications.
  • Good understanding of the German or multilateral development cooperation.
  • Work experience in developing countries would be an asset.
  • Openness, strong communication skills, ability to work in a team and the ability to research independently and carefully.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (main working language is English); knowledge of German is an advantage.
  • A willingness to travel within Europe to developing countries on a case-by-case basis (the position is based in Frankfurt).
Background

In order to support the ISF management team in the area of detailed climate risk analysis, the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management seeks to strengthen its capacities in the area of quantitative risk analysis and modelling. The main modelling platform used will be CLIMADA, an open-source platform that uses state-of-the-art probabilistic risk modelling and options appraisal. The Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) methodology as implemented in CLIMADA supports decision-makers to identify and prioritize cost-effective climate change adaptation measures (CCAMs) for selected sectors.

Objectives

The focus of the position will be the development and implementation of quantitative climate risk analysis for selected geographic areas (in developing countries) under the ISF regarding the need for new climate adaption measures.

The project manager will work on the implementation of climate risk analyses and overseeing and reviewing climate risk assessment projects in exchange with the private sector and in close collaboration with the Weather and Climate Risks Group at the Institute for Environmental Decisions of ETH Zurich. This includes validation of the available climate and exposure data, assumption on hazard, vulnerability and exposure models, adequacy of methodology used to reflect different climatic scenarios and to analyse the impact on the economy as well as on peoples’ livelihood. Furthermore, the position includes supporting partners within developing countries to build-up own capacities and know-how in the area of climate risk analysis as well as adapting tools to the respective local context. In addition, the candidate contributes to the development of partnerships and publications to disseminate the results and promote climate risk analysis and adaptation in the development cooperation context.

Are you interested?

Please submit your application, including your CV and a cover letter by email to

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
International Advisory Services
Adickesallee 32-34
60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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