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Program Policy Officer - Climate Insurance And Financial Inclusion

Closing: Jan 5, 2023

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Published: Dec 31, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Under this position the RBN Food Systems unit seeks to recruit a Program Policy Officer – Climate Insurance and Financial Inclusion to support country offices in operations, technical expertise, partnerships, capacity strengthening, communication and evidence generation in the areas of micro, meso and macro insurance as well as financial inclusion. Specific support is expected in streamlining insurance distribution channels for crop and livestock insurance, supporting grassroots entry points e.g. VSLAs, SACCOs, Associations, Cooperatives e.t.c, liaising with public and private sector partners, supporting in country program operations among others.


The Program Policy Officer will be supervised by the Regional Insurance Advisor.


STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics International relations, Development studies, Climate Studies, Social sciences, Environmental science, or related field, or First University degree with additional years of work experience.

 

Experience: 

  • A Minimum of (1) year of relevant postgraduate professional experience.
  • Five (5) years of work experience on climate and resilience focused programs with close linkage to public private partnerships.
  • Five (5) years of related advocacy and communications work experience and/or training/courses.

 

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organized manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relationships with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds and multi-task as needed.


Responsibilities

Under this position the RBN Food Systems unit seeks to recruit a Program Policy Officer – Climate Insurance and Financial Inclusion to support country offices in operations, technical expertise, partnerships, capacity strengthening, communication and evidence generation in the areas of micro, meso and macro insurance as well as financial inclusion. Specific support is expected in streamlining insurance distribution channels for crop and livestock insurance, supporting grassroots entry points e.g. VSLAs, SACCOs, Associations, Cooperatives e.t.c, liaising with public and private sector partners, supporting in country program operations among others.


The Program Policy Officer will be supervised by the Regional Insurance Advisor.


STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics International relations, Development studies, Climate Studies, Social sciences, Environmental science, or related field, or First University degree with additional years of work experience.

 

Experience: 

  • A Minimum of (1) year of relevant postgraduate professional experience.
  • Five (5) years of work experience on climate and resilience focused programs with close linkage to public private partnerships.
  • Five (5) years of related advocacy and communications work experience and/or training/courses.

 

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organized manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relationships with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds and multi-task as needed.


1. Operational Support

  • Support COs in the roll-out/scale-up crop and livestock insurance programmes. This shall include contributing towards technical proposals and programming activities, supporting feasibility studies or inception assessments, supporting pilot projects among others.
  • Support improvement/diversification of livelihoods as part of integrated approach.
  • Support the implementation of saving (risk retention) and credit strategies, through strengthening of Village Saving & Loans methodology (or similar).
  • Provide administrative support to country offices including preparation of Terms of Reference (TORs) for service providers, review legal documents (in liaison with legal unit) in particular for insurance companies, ensure Country Offices are following guidance & recommendations in terms of procurements and reporting as well as budget monitoring.

 

2. Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagements

  • Support Country Offices (COs) and their implementing partners (Insurance companies, NGOs & government partners) in index design, and operationalizing commercially sustainable distribution channels for the delivery of index insurance products and financial inclusion services.
  • Support internal and external integration of climate risk management with other interventions including; Anticipatory Action, Social protection e.t.c
  • Assist in coordination of partnerships that add both programmatic and strategic value to the climate risk and agenda, and help achieve program objectives.

3. Technical Support

  • Provide support to WFP Country Offices (COs) and public/private stakeholders in analysis, review, validation, customization, and improvement of index insurance products.
  • Liaise between technical service providers, WFP partners and WFP country offices to deliver required technical assistance.

 

4. Knowledge Management

  • Produce knowledge management material.
  • Contribute to the annual report on climate risk insurance.
  • Contribute to regional and Headquarters (HQ) annual insurance reporting.

5. Capacity Strengthening

  • Support internal (WFP) capacity strengthening as well as external (public and private sector partners) working with WFP.
  • Support country offices and partners in coordinating and delivering of capacity development programs as needed.
  • Promote mainstreaming of climate risk transfer and other financial solutions into RBN country office - Country Strategic Plans (CSPs).

 

6. Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning

  • Keep track and periodically update the climate risk financing indicators (CRF) data base as per WFP HQ guidelines.
  • Support effective planning, organization of and participation in insurance and financial inclusion Learning forums; including webinars, trainings, workshops, and conferences and provide high quality reports and communication materials.
  • Support country offices in producing monitoring and evaluation documents, including post distribution monitoring, outcome monitoring.


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