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Position

Team Leader, Agriculture Insurance Project, Microfinance Programme (Contractual)


Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Lead the project team, and manage the implementation of agriculture insurance project activities, work plan and initiatives. Ensure project implementation is on time and aligned with project goals.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the team in planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the project through communication and regular field visit;
  • Drive market assessment, awareness creation campaigns among smallholders, capacity building of the staff for the promotion of agriculture insurance;  
  • Co-designing innovative index insurance products with stakeholders and run pilot tests with the view of devising a scalable solution to mitigate risks of smallholder farmers;
  • Maintain strong coordination with diverse stakeholders (e.g. donors, insurers, regulators, development & financial institutions, technical partners, etc.)  and clients;
  • Assist management in planning, designing, reviewing various initiatives, and providing technical input for achieving project goals and taking new initiatives

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Requirements

Educational Requirements:

Post Graduate Degree, preferably in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business, Insurance or Risk Management in any recognised educational institute


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Experience Requirement:

Proven track record of leading development programmes/projects in the field of agriculture (e.g. crop life, production, agribusiness, etc.), agriculture insurance, agro-industries, and/or value chain management, agrifinance with 10+ years of experience


Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and commitment to agriculture sector, value chain & market development, agriculture risk mitigation;
  • Ability to follow project management plan and deliver task orders in a timely manner.
  • Must be a Bangladeshi national with strong understanding of agricultural sector and prepared to work with smallholders in Bangladesh.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (in Bangla and English)
  • Sound understanding on agriculture sector and financial sector including insurance and the role of government and regulators.

Age: N/A

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

Other Benefits: Festival Bonus, Health Insurance and others

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 12/Feb/2020

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Or Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements may apply by followed instruction mentioning the position name in the subject line to: resume@brac.net