Disaster Risk Finance (DRF) Consultant

The Company

CelsiusPro AG is a consulting and technology company based in Zurich specialized in climate risk assessment, modelling as well as designing parametric insurance and derivative contracts (climate, natural catastrophes, agricultural livestock and yield). We provide risk management solutions and web-based platforms for corporations, insurers, brokers, governmental agencies, industry bodies, cooperatives and agribusiness companies to offer smart and cost-effective products to clients

The DRF Consulting Team 

The Disaster Risk Finance (DRF) Consulting Team supports multilateral banks, development agencies, and NGOs in their efforts to strengthen the financial resilience of emerging market governments, local insurance markets, and/or vulnerable segments of society against natural catastrophe risks. Our work covers climate and disaster risk analysis, insurance market reviews, developing innovative index & parametric risk transfer solutions, and tailoring CelsiusPro’s software solutions to the needs of our clients.  

Furthermore, the DRF Consulting Team manages the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) of the InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF). IIF is managed by BlueOrchard Impact (BO) finance, a member of Schroeder's group, with whom CelsiusPro collaborates closely. As the TAF Manager we facilitate access to the technical assistance funds made available to IIF investees. The projects funded by the TAF are aimed at increasing the financial resilience of low-income populations by increasing the uptake of climate insurance.  

What we are looking for 

As part of the CelsiusPro’s growth plans, we’re looking for an ambitious and result-oriented individual to strengthen the DRF Consulting Team’s project pipeline. The role will focus on business development, actively engaging with multilateral banks, development agencies, and NGOs to position CelsiusPro’s value proposition in the disaster risk finance/insurance development space.  

Your tasks are :

  • Drive the DRF Consulting Team’s business development activities, building a sustainable project pipeline  

  • Engage with clients to identify their DRF-related objectives, priorities, and potential areas of collaboration with CelsiusPro 

  • Positioning CelsiusPro’s value proposition in the disaster risk finance/insurance development space 

  • Drafting of technical & financial proposals, project concept notes, and marketing material 

  • Work with potential consulting partners/sub-consultants and identify complementary skill sets to strengthen CelsiusPro’s proposals 

  • Support the DRF Consulting Team’s mandate as the TAF Manager of the InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF) 

  • Oversee assigned IIF accounts and contribute to the pre-investment due diligence process conducted for prospective investees across Africa, LatAm and Asia  

You have:

  • 2-5 years of insurance experience/exposure, ideally with a basic understanding of either inclusive insurance, climate/NatCat insurance, disaster risk finance, insurance market development, or parametric insurance solutions 

  • A track record working with either private sector insurers/brokers or the development sector (e.g. on financial resilience, financial inclusion/market development, climate adaptation topics) 

  • Ideally, an existing network within the disaster risk finance, insurance development space, and/or private insurers/brokers with a focus on inclusive insurance and the public sector 

  • Experience working on complex projects with several stakeholders and adhering to elaborate guidelines & procedures  

  • The ability to coordinate across multiple stakeholders with diverging priorities  

  • Past work in LatAm, African and/or Asian markets  

  • Excellent written English. Additional French and/or Spanish skills are an advantage 

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

Candidates must have Swiss or EU citizenship or Swiss work permit.

You will occasionally be expected to travel globally. We offer a dynamic and international work environment. If you are open to a new exciting challenge, please send us your application (motivation letter and CV) by email. Applications without motivation letters will not be considered. Contact: [email protected]