MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman Local Project Manager - Amhara Jobs in Ethiopia

MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman Local Project Manager - Amhara Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 203456

Category: Development and Project Management Location: Amhara
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Contract
Salary:

Job Description

Job Description: Local project manager - Amhara
Project: Managing risks for rural development in Ethiopia
IFAD-funded project implemented by the MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman

Background

The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman (MIC@M) is currently under contract with the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) for a 4-year project “Managing risks for rural development: promoting microinsurance innovations” (abbreviated MRRD).

The project goal is to increase resilience, capacity to manage risks and improve livelihoods of poor rural households depending on off-farm and/or on-farm income generating activities in three selected countries: China, Ethiopia and Georgia.

The first year of the project consisted of an assessment of supply, demand, regulatory environment, distribution channels, and IFAD programming to gain a clear understanding of opportunities and constraints at demand, supply, and macro level. In Ethiopia, the team is now pursuing implementation of two areas of work in Tigray and Amhara:

Non-insurance risk management activities, in partnership with organizations such as International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Digital Green
Development and piloting of a crop insurance product in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP)

The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman is currently seeking a local project manager in Amhara region to liaise with partners and advance activities on the ground throughout the development and pilot phases, with a possible extension for further phases. Interested candidates will receive an abbreviated version of the project Concept Note via email upon submission of their cover letter and CV.

Key activities to be performed by Local Project Manager - Amhara:

  • Coordination of activities with local agencies involved in the project (including IFAD, ORDA, WFP, private sector companies and insurers, other (I)NGOs and governmental organizations)
  • Monitoring of activities’ progress and performance at designated rural field sites (delivery, quality)
  • Data collection (quantitative and qualitative) through focus group discussions (FGDs), interviews, and meetings with local government officials
  • Documentation of activities undertaken during the design and pilot phases.
  • Coordinate the organization of workshops
    Support to and coordination with Local Project Manager based in Mekele, Tigray
  • Support to Country Lead during and in-between MIC@M in-country missions, including translation, interpretation, coordination, reporting.
  • Assistance with monitoring and evaluation
    Assistance with coordinating of knowledge management activities and outputs (ie photo taking, documentation of selected activities)

    Qualifications and desired characteristics of Local Project Manager - Amhara:

  • Fluency in Amharic and English
  • Work experience in agriculture and/or rural development and/or microfinance
  • Work experience in project management, coordination, and monitoring
  • Work experience with public and private sector institutions
  • Self-starter who takes initiative
  • Quick learner with keen interest in rural development
  • Degree in agronomy, rural development, economics.
  • Mastering of Windows package
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Residing in project area (Dessie, Kombolcha or Woldia)
  • Not employed full-time elsewhere

    Expected Level of Effort

    The position is expected to begin on April 15th and continue on a part-time basis (about 72 hours per month) through December 2019 (potentially renewable for up to 18 months after that date).

    Location

    The project manager should be based in Dessie, Kombolcha or Woldia, Amhara and some travel to Addis and throughout Eastern Amhara is anticipated
    (travel expenses covered).

    Regular virtual communication with the project team is expected, thus a laptop and reliable internet or mobile connection is necessary.

    Compensation

    The employee will be paid once per month based on the submission of an accurate timesheet with detailed information about the activities conducted. Wages are to be discussed with the project leadership.

    Oversight and reporting

    The project manager will work closely with and report directly to:

    Clemence Tatin-Jaleran
    Country lead, Ethiopia

    and

    Mebrahtu Brhan
    Local Project Manager (Mekele-based)

    Overall oversight and supervision will be provided by:

    Michael J. McCord, Managing Director
    MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman
    1045 N. Lynndale Drive, Suite 2E
    Appleton, WI 54914, USA

    To apply

    Send cover letter and CV in English to Mariah.mateo.sarpong@milliman.com by April 6th 2019.

    About MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman:

    The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman is a specialized unit of Milliman dedicated to promoting quality insurance through work in product development, research, and advocacy.

    Since 2000, our highly experienced team has implemented microinsurance activities in more than 75 countries. Throughout all of our consulting work, we are guided by our core philosophies of SUAVE, an ideal balance between profits and value for low-income clients as we guide product evolution and build local capacity.

    Job Requirements

    (Copied from above Job Description)

  • Requirements for the Local Project Manager - Amhara

    Key activities to be performed by Local Project Manager - Amhara:

  • Coordination of activities with local agencies involved in the project (including IFAD, ORDA, WFP, private sector companies and insurers, other (I)NGOs and governmental organizations)
  • Monitoring of activities’ progress and performance at designated rural field sites (delivery, quality)
  • Data collection (quantitative and qualitative) through focus group discussions (FGDs), interviews, and meetings with local government officials
  • Documentation of activities undertaken during the design and pilot phases.
  • Coordinate the organization of workshops
    Support to and coordination with Local Project Manager based in Mekele, Tigray
  • Support to Country Lead during and in-between MIC@M in-country missions, including translation, interpretation, coordination, reporting.
  • Assistance with monitoring and evaluation
    Assistance with coordinating of knowledge management activities and outputs (ie photo taking, documentation of selected activities)

    Qualifications and desired characteristics of Local Project Manager - Amhara:

  • Fluency in Amharic and English
  • Work experience in agriculture and/or rural development and/or microfinance
  • Work experience in project management, coordination, and monitoring
  • Work experience with public and private sector institutions
  • Self-starter who takes initiative
  • Quick learner with keen interest in rural development
  • Degree in agronomy, rural development, economics.
  • Mastering of Windows package
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Residing in project area (Dessie, Kombolcha or Woldia)
  • Not employed full-time elsewhere

    Expected Level of Effort

    The position is expected to begin on April 15th and continue on a part-time basis (about 72 hours per month) through December 2019 (potentially renewable for up to 18 months after that date).

    Location

    The project manager should be based in Dessie, Kombolcha or Woldia, Amhara and some travel to Addis and throughout Eastern Amhara is anticipated (travel expenses covered). Regular virtual communication with the project team is expected, thus a laptop and reliable internet or mobile connection is necessary.

    How to Apply

    To apply

    Send cover letter and CV in English to Ms. Mariah Mateo Sarpong by April 6th, 2019 at the following e-mail address: Mariah.mateo.sarpong@milliman.com

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