ProMiGH seeks a consultant for awareness campaign
The GIZ/NIC project Promoting Microinsurance in Ghana (ProMiGH) is looking for a consultant to provide advisory services for its insurance awareness campaign. ProMiGH is currently planning to roll out a multi-channel Insurance Awareness Campaign in four selected pilot districts (Tamale, Techiman, Suaman and Ho). The impact and effectiveness of the campaign will be carefully monitored and documented, to serve as a basis for future scaling up of the awareness campaign.
The assignment refers to the provision of guidance and backstopping for the insurance awareness campaign. The consultant will advise GIZ and its partners (NIC, GIA and others) throughout the implementation of the campaign. Topics to be covered by the consultant include the overall concept of the campaign, its educative content as well as the appropriate sequencing, setup and impact evaluation of the individual elements of the campaign. This may involve providing direct advisory services, designing tools and concepts and carrying out field visits / evaluations.
The assignment will start on November 15th, 2012 and end on January 30th, 2014. Interested consultants are expected to send an implementation proposal (max 4 pages) by email to email@example.com until 30 October 2012, close of business.
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FARM Foundation organises a conference on insuring agricultural production
Farmers in the North and the South are facing large variations in the yields and prices of agricultural products. Insurance systems have been set up in about a hundred countries to secure farmers' incomes and provide them with easier access to credit. But these systems are controversial: their costs, effectiveness and impacts are debated. How can agricultural insurance reach more producers and contribute to strengthening food security and poverty reduction? In particular, what should be the role of public intervention?
The conference, organised by the Foundation for World Agriculture and Rurality, and by Pluriagri, will take place on 18 December 2012 in Paris, France, and will explore the challenges and the stakes of insurance systems, draw the lessons from existing schemes and open the debate with the different stakeholders: farmers, insurers and reinsurers, experts, NGO’s, governments and international organisations.
The Access to Insurance Initiative seeks an executive director
GIZ, 19 October 2012
The Access to Insurance Initiative (the Initiative) is a global partnership designed to enhance inclusive insurance markets for the low-income population by strengthening the capacity of policymakers, regulators, and supervisors and promoting sound, effective and proportionate regulation and supervision of insurance markets.
For its operations in Germany, the Initiative is looking for an Executive Director that will manage and guide the secretariat and take responsibility for general, comprehensive project management in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Access to Insurance Initiative. This includes developing the strategy, work plans, operating procedures, administrative and financial management, adequate project and budget management, as well as fund raising for core, regional and global activities. The Executive Director will support the Initiative‘s governance and decision-making structures.
Deadline for application is 16 November 2012.
GIZ seeks a senior advisor insurance for the climate risk insurance unit
GIZ works with public and private stakeholders in developing and emerging economies to develop sustainable insurance markets. For that purpose GIZ has established a climate risk insurance unit, located at GIZ headquarters in Eschborn/Frankfurt, Germany. Within this unit, research, project management and backstopping as well as acquisition are bundled.
GIZ is looking for the head of the climate risk insurance unit. The successful candidate holds a master’s degree from a renowned university and has several years of working experience in the field of insurance / integrated risk management with a focus on agriculture and natural disasters. Similar experience as well as enthusiasm for sustainable development is essential.
Application should be sent via the giz e-recruiting system before 4 November 2012.
LeapFrog is launching the search for the Global Fellows Class of 2013
Global Fellows help LeapFrog to source and execute investment opportunities, to grow portfolio companies sustainably, and to expand the reach of insurance and other financial services in key emerging markets in Africa and Asia. Fellows will be based in offices in Johannesburg, Singapore, Mumbai, Edinburgh or Sydney – or situated with portfolio companies in other cities in Africa and Asia.
Daily responsibilities include investment due diligence, industry analysis, day-to-day operations, financial modelling, and marketing and transaction support. There are also opportunities to work directly with prospective and current portfolio companies, helping their high-impact businesses grow and succeed.
Leapfrog hires both Investment Associates, (2-4 years of work experience) and Investment Officers (5-7 years of work experience). Leapfrog also hires Operations Fellows, to work directly for Leapfrog's portfolio companies in building their high-impact and innovative businesses in Africa and Asia, as well as a Fellow to support LeapFrog's investor relations and strategic partnerships.
The deadline for applications is 31 October, 2012.
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6th ICMIF Development (Microinsurance) Network Seminar - Improving Access to Insurance
This seminar, which is being organised by ICMIF and hosted by CIC Insurance Group and Takaful Insurance of Africa, will gather around 60 delegates from different countries, organisations and background to discuss the challenges of providing affordable, accessible and sustainable insurance to the low-income population. The seminar will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 1 to 2 November 2012.
Additional topics to be addressed include the role of cooperative/mutual microinsurance around the world, how to measure impact, successful products and strategies, and overcoming regulatory challenges.
Manager regional project to promote the regulatory framework for pro-poor insurance markets in Asia
GIZ in the mandate of BMZ is seeking a manager for the “Regional project to promote the regulatory frameworks for pro-poor insurance markets in Asia”, which is planned to start in January 2013.
The project manager you will be responsible for the implementation of the regional project. Specifically, duties will involve, among others, technical management and steering of the project, steering the planned cooperation partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), assuming the role of regional coordinator for the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) in the Asia/Pacific region and developing, maintaining and extending regional partnerships.
Assignment period is three years and location is Manila, Philippines. Application deadline is 21 October 2012.