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Last day to submit your Expressions of Interests for Research Fellowships

The Microinsurance Innovation Facility, in partnership with the European Development Research Network (EUDN), is inviting academics and researchers to submit expressions of interest for research fellowships. There are up to five research fellowships available and these will be awarded on a competitive basis.

The research fellows will be placed with Facility innovation partners for a period of 6-12 months. The main rationale behind the fellowships is to generate more knowledge to support microinsurance development and to create a cadre of researchers who better understand microinsurance practice. The fellows will help to evaluate specific projects, will pursue their own research projects and will gain an invaluable field experience.

Deadline: 13 August 2010

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MIA seeking a Director of Implementation

The Micro Insurance Academy (MIA) is currently managing multiple insurance roll-out projects across India and Nepal, with plans to replicate the implementation model in other parts of the world.  In order to keep pace with the growth on the implementation front, MIA is seeking to appoint an experienced (Deputy) Director of Implementation responsible for MIA's implementations in South Asia.

The Director of Implementation will be responsible for the planning, management and oversight of all aspects related to MIA’s implementation projects in South Asia. Additionally, the Director of Implementation – as a member of MIA’s senior management team – will provide leadership and guidance for communications, and represent the organisation in national and international events from time to time.

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Additionally, MIA are looking for a Qualitative Researcher based in New Delhi, India. The candidate will work on an EU-funded, multi-year, action-research project on community based health insurance (CBHI) in India.

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Job opportunities with MicroEnsure

MicroEnsure, a global microfinance organisation operating to help the world’s poor in emerging countries, are currently recruiting for a new MIS Operations Manager (UK) and two Principal Officers (Tanzania and Kenya):

  • MIS Operations Manager, UK
    The IT Manager/Team Leader will to lead a small IT operations team within MicroEnsure and should have experience of global IT operations and implementing/supporting enterprise-class solutions.
  • Principal Officer, Tanzania
    The Principal Officer will play a critical role in the day-to-day management of MicroEnsure’s operations as well as leading the organisation’s financial management and interface with the Commissioner of Insurance’s office.
  • Principal Officer, Kenya
    The Principal Officer will provide insurance expertise and leadership to our operations in Kenya. Candidates should have a strong insurance expertise, a demonstrated customer focus, be results oriented, and be able to lead with minimum supervision.

For further information, visit the MicroEnsure website