Recruitment

Working at the IAIS

Since our establishment in 1994, the IAIS Secretariat has welcomed staff from all over the world to Basel, Switzerland. The IAIS is also fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. 

There are many ways to join the IAIS and get involved. You can apply for a position by viewing our current vacancies or be seconded from the supervisory authority in your country.

Find out below what it is like to work in our organisation from some of our current staff members.

Current vacancies

Finance Officer

The IAIS is looking for a high performing professional to join the Secretariat in the role of Finance Officer, with a focus on handling the financial operations of the IAIS and providing support to the IAIS Budget Committee. For more information about the position, download the vacancy notice here.

Applications can be submitted until 30 May 2022. Click here to apply. For any questions, please send a message to IAIS.Recruitment@bis.org.

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Testimonials

Becky Easland, Senior Policy Advisor

How long have you worked at the IAIS and how did you join the organisation?

I’m a Certified Public Accountant and was a civil servant for the State of Wisconsin in the US for 26 years. My last position was Director of the Bureau of Financial Examinations and Analysis for the Commissioner of Insurance. Wisconsin has the domestic responsibility for about 300 insurers, primarily property and casualty, but also major life insurers.

I left my previous role to join the IAIS Secretariat in 2017, nearly 4.5 years ago, to support the work of Capital, Solvency and Field testing Working Group (CSFWG). I applied to a job posting on the IAIS website, went through an interview process and was hired for the position.

What are the key projects you are currently working on?

My typical day on the job consists of meetings (with members, colleagues and stakeholders), researching and drafting. The pandemic has not significantly impacted my work other than virtual versus in-person meetings.

How do you find living in Basel?

Basel is a beautiful city where nothing is more than a few steps away. The public transportation system is exceptional. There are countless museums, restaurants and activities to immerse yourself in as well as parks and green space.

What do you like best about your job?

Working at the IAIS has allowed me the opportunity to network with colleagues and members worldwide. Although Covid-19 has temporarily curbed traveling, it has been a pleasure to have the ability to visit several countries and gain knowledge on the differences and similarities in regulatory frameworks as compared to the US.

Grzegorz Komarnicki, Senior Policy Advisor

How long have you worked at the IAIS and how did you join the organisation?

I have been working at the IAIS as Senior Policy Advisor since July 2016. Prior to joining the organisation, I spent one year at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) as a seconded national expert. Before that, I worked at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) in various roles focused on international cooperation, including involvement in some IAIS projects. This experience gave me insights into the activities of an international organisation and convinced me to pursue a career internationally.

What are the key projects you are currently working on?

Until the end of 2021, I was involved in policy development and standard-setting activities of the IAIS, including the revision of the Insurance Core Principles (ICPs) and development of the ComFrame, Application Papers and Issues Papers. In 2022, I moved to the Implementation team. I am excited about taking on these new responsibilities, which include supporting various projects of the Implementation and Assessment Committee (IAC) and Standards Assessment Working Group (SAWG).

How do you find living in Basel?

I live in Switzerland with my wife and two children. Basel is a great home for our family. We enjoy the variety of museums as well as long walks along the Rhine. We also take advantage of Basel’s proximity to the Alps and hike in the mountains to enjoy the beautiful views and fresh Alpine air.

What do you like best about your job?

I like the positive energy and commitment of the entire team. I also enjoy supporting our members and admire their commitment to the IAIS’ objectives. In addition, working in an international environment allows me to benefit from a diversity of approaches, experiences and backgrounds.