Senior Project Manager – Climate Resilience Solutions (London or Zurich)

We are the CelsiusPro Group, an award-winning insurtech group dedicated to helping both private and public organisations to understand and mitigate the adverse financial impact of climate and NatCat risks. As the challenges posed by climate change intensify, our mission is to bring parametric insurance from the fringes to centre stage.

Through CelsiusPro, we develop cutting-edge technology for managing parametric insurance. We collaborate with clients in designing and structuring tailored parametric solutions combining risk management, data science, and risk modelling. Our climate risk consulting services round our holistic solutions suite.

Business is underwritten by NatCatPro, utilizing our proprietary technology platform. We partner with insurance brokers to serve corporates and public-sector organisations seeking financial coverage against climate and NatCat perils.

With Global Parametrics, we expand our disaster risk management response capabilities by incorporating the risk capacity of the Natural Disaster Fund (NDF), a public-private partnership with capital committed by UK and German government agencies and backed by Hannover Re.

Our corporate culture thrives on core values of simplicity, sincerity, courage, and tenacity. We invite you to join us on this journey!

Team

The Climate Resilience Solutions (CRS) Team provides consulting services for public and private sector clients in the design of inclusive climate and NatCat (re)insurance schemes, working with multilateral actors such as the World Bank, FAO, UNDP and WFP. A core part of our business is the management of two pools of Technical Assistance (TA), enabling partners to pioneer approaches to protect vulnerable communities. Services financed by TA projects include capacity building of clients and partners, client education, product R&D and structuring services, and marketing, in low- and middle-income countries. 

The InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF) Technical Assistance Facility is managed by CelsiusPro Group. The NDF Technical Assistance Facility supports high impact risk transfer projects associated with NDF transactions with CP Group and its partners. 

We are now looking for a Senior Project Manager to lead the management and deployment of the TA facilities, in addition to project management of other key initiatives within the team.

Role 

The Senior Project Manager will predominantly lead on the management and deployment of the CRS team Technical Assistance. Activities include leading on all operational processes related to the pools of TA, including but not limited to; due diligence of potential partners, proposal approval processes, administrative and implementation support throughout project life cycle and support to report writing including impact reporting. 

One key responsibility for the role is to further integrate the management of both TA management mandates as well as strategy development for their future outlook.

In addition, the Senior PM will support on Disaster Risk Financing consulting projects as part of the CRS team, as needed. 

We are looking for someone with strong experience in project or account management and managing complex operational procedures, with the ability to work with diverse range of cultures across sectors and professions. The ideal candidate for this role can work efficiently to tight deadlines. Working experience with public sector and multilateral funders is highly favoured. A background of working in disaster resilience and/or inclusive finance is desirable. Fluency in Spanish is highly favoured.

Responsibilities 

  • Lead processes related to the management and deployment of TA funds, including proposal approvals, grant management during project implementation and support throughout project lifecycle as well as adherence of TA policies and procedures.

  • Cultivate relationships with key TA clients and stakeholders.

  • Contribute, with CRS team, to budget, strategic deployment and execution of TA. Develop long term strategies for TA funds.

  • Regular engagement with senior company stakeholders to understand and optimize the use of CP Group products and services as part of TA and wider CRS strategy. 

  • Lead on drafting quarterly and annual TA reports, ad hoc and other impact reporting. 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience in a related field, in particular excellent project management and presentation skills. Experience in reporting and writing is a strong asset. 

  • Experience managing complex operational procedures and guidelines, preferably with public or multilateral donors.  

  • Minimum of BA/BSc degree or equivalent preferably in Business, Finance, Risk, Economics, or similar field. Postgraduate degree in related field highly desirable. 

  • Fluency in English; Spanish highly advantageous. 

  • The ability to coordinate across multiple stakeholders with diverging priorities. 

  • Self-motivated, fast learner and ability to work independently. 

  • In-depth knowledge of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance. 

You are a team player with strong analytical and inter-personal skills. You are curious and bring passion and innovation to your work. You are solution and results oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver in a structured and timely manner. 

Candidates 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We offer a dynamic and international working environment linking climate change risks, index insurance, and reinsurance. CelsiusPro consists of a data-driven, pragmatic, motivated, and talented team. Applications without motivation letters will not be considered. Contact: kay.tuschen@celsiuspro.com

Candidates must have Swiss, UK, or EU citizenship, or a valid Swiss or UK work permit.