World Vision Kenya Insurance Business Development Director Job

World Vision Kenya Insurance Business Development Director Job

Insurance Business Development Director, VisionFund International Job, Current Accounting Jobs In Kenya,

Location: National Office – Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

Job Summary

The Insurance Business Development Director’s, VisionFund International (VFI) job is to work with the World Vision Inclusive Finance Group as part of its partnership strategy.  This is a new role created to grow insurance beyond VFI’s traditional client base of our MFIs.  This job will seek to expand microinsurance offerings through WV field offices, particularly focusing on our registered children programs. 

The job will work directly with interested World Vision field offices and other NGOs/networks of MFIs to explore whether there is a need for insurance products.  The position will also be part of the VFI insurance team and will focus on the operationalization of the product.  The successful candidate will drive pragmatic implementation of insurance solutions into World Vision operations to create affordable financial safety nets for their beneficiaries. This role is proactive, making sure results are achieved as per the defined plan in each country and developing plans.

Key Responsibilities

Develop the micro insurance business in World Vision Offices (40%)

  • Build relationships at global, regional, and national levels with key WV staff to understand their needs and concerns around insurance for sponsored children and their families. 
  • Identify promising countries and work on long-term plans to bring them on board.

Promotion and innovation of insurance products and work (10%)

  • Document progress and report on successes, lessons learned, and opportunities for insurance and how it benefits sponsored children and their families
  • Promote innovation in the insurance/ humanitarian/ INGO space

Developing new business with other partners (30%)

  • Engage and build relationships with like-minded organizations that are seeking to develop insurance products to understand their needs and concerns around insurance

Support handover to the insurance team (20%)

  • Once countries have been identified and financial commitments agreed then the work needs to be handed over to the insurance team.  There will need to be work in handing over and in some cases taking on some of the functions of the core insurance team (as directed by the insurance director)

Required qualifications and experience

  • A minimum of undergraduate-level education in mathematics business finance or international development.
  • At least 10 years of experience in microinsurance including the development of products, management, and operations
  • At least 5 years of experience working with INGOs and MFIs/network of MFIs
  • Excellent professional knowledge of microfinance and microinsurance Knowledge of personal lines insurance such as life and health
  • Trained in project/program management (preferably in a grant-funded context) or experienced manager with a proven track record in project delivery in developing countries
  • Strong report-writing skills
  • Highly numerate, and proficient in the use of spreadsheet models
  • Good inter-personal and cross-cultural skills to cope with a very diverse stakeholder group
  • The role requires hands-on experience in insurance and ideally in microinsurance specializing in personal lines (health, life, personal accident).
  • Proven ability to influence senior leaders regarding products and business plans
  • Track record of successful project implementations

Preferred knowledge & qualifications

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject is preferred, or equivalent experience/knowledge gained in a work situation e.g. as an Economic development specialist or Microfinance professional
  • Matrix management experience
  • An insurance specialist with experience in running grant-financed development projects.

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