ISSUE DATE: November 19, 2019
SUBMISSION DATE: December 3, 2019

Summary
Women’s World Banking seeks consultants for regional Microinsurance Project Management services required for microinsurance replication programs across the globe.

Background
Caregiver is Women’s World Banking unique approach to addressing essential protection needs of low income women as they experience their first ever insurance product: Starting from the first moment of engagement, their enrollment, client service and claims handling, all steps are designed to meet women’s high standards and expectations.

In the course of its innovatively financed Replication Program, Women’s World Banking is building local operations to further replicate the approach at scale in Eastern Africa and South East Asia and is looking for a Regional Microinsurance Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities
The new full-time position will be based out of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia for Eastern Africa; In Asia, the position is likely to be based out of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar or Vietnam. Good candidates with a working permit in Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Turkey or Jordan may also be considered.

The person will oversee regional microinsurance projects and be the main relationship manager for the insurance portfolio. The person will work with Women’s World Banking international experts to deliver microinsurance solutions and get a unique insight in our proven methodology. The person will report to the global head of insurance solutions in Zurich and work closely with the Women’s World Banking global team and the headquarters in New York.

The Regional Microinsurance Project Manager will be the main contact point for the local implementation of Women’s World Banking’s microinsurance Caregiver Replication Program in the region. The work includes a broad range of activities ranging from strategic level business development in a country to the project level tactical implementation of the various on ground activities. A critical part of the work involves frequent travel within the region and remote locations.

The main activities may include:

  • Strategic / Country Level
    • Country Expertise: Build understanding of the financial services and fintech environment, key players and regulations, organizations serving the low-income women segments, and general characteristics of the low-income segments in the target country.
    • Business Development: Keep abreast of local developments and up-date strategic country profile, identify and help develop a pipeline of partnerships with local aggregators. Participate in business development activities and project scoping.
    • Relationship Management: Build and manage relationships with various stakeholders such as representatives from the regulators, financial industry associations, banks, MFIs, insurers etc.
  • Project Implementation Level
    • Develop a thorough understanding of the partner institutions as an organization, its operations, project context, key stakeholders.
    • Build relationship with the key stakeholders of the local partners at all levels starting from the top leadership team to the last mile branch staff
    • With the head office project team, participate in the various project activities such as customer research, product designing, training, marketing, program assessment, IT set-up, operations etc.
    • Lead all the logistical work such as finding the translators, research firms and local consultants for specific project activities
  • HO Team Support Level
    • Participate and/or lead institutional assessments.
    • Lead project oversight by organizing and tracking local project activities, preparing an action plan of weekly activities and giving regular updates to the project committee consisting of partner organization’s senior management and Women’s World Banking
    • Collect data and information from the local partner institutions in timely manner 

Required Qualifications

  • Passion for working in the development sector and low income communities with the mindset for creating sustainable business propositions to serve this segment
  • A Master’s degree in development economics, international relations or a subject with clear link to financial inclusion and/or women empowerment;
  • 3-8 years of working experience in the microfinance field, development sector, international relations); the level of experience will determine the seniority level;
  • Prior experience of working in the region is a must;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work with the remote team members working in multiple different time zones
  • Hands-on “can do” realist with a start-up mindset;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; High emotional intelligence and a passion for cultural diversity;
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills in English; (French, Arabic, Swahili, or Luganda is a plus for the Africa based position);

To Apply
Please submit your application, including but not limited to the following components, by Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST at the latest:

  • Cover letter including daily rate***
  • Resume / CV
  • Three client references

***APPLICATIONS WITHOUT DAILY RATES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

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Applicants may submit their question(s) in writing until December 1, 2019 to tn@womensworldbanking.org.  Please include in the e-mail subject line “RFQ: Local Microinsurance Project Manager / Consultant”

This RFQ does not guarantee or commit Women’s World Banking to proceeding with the above described work. Due to overwhelming response, not all candidates will be contacted.

Women’s World Banking is an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

 Women’s World Banking will be unable to contract with any individual who is US citizen or resident without an LLC or LP or similar structure.