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You will work with farmers and customer-facing teams to spearhead the establishment and expansion of One Acre Fund's microinsurance initiatives, focusing on personal insurance products.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.


About the Role

The Microinsurance Operations Associate will spearhead the establishment and expansion of One Acre Fund's microinsurance initiatives, focusing on personal insurance products. These products include funeral, hospital cash, maternal health, asset loss or other impactful insurance products. You will design systems, operations, and distribution channels to offer new forms of protection to our farmers, beyond the traditional scope of climate and agricultural insurance.


You will work with farmers and customer-facing teams, dedicating time to fieldwork to understand community needs, inform and engage farmers on available products, and build trust and fluency in our insurance offerings. We offer the unique opportunity to contribute to the financial security and empowerment of smallholder farming communities, with aN emphasis on innovation and leadership.

You will report to both the Global Head of Risk & Resilience and the Tupande Product Strategy team.


Responsibilities

  • Product Development and Management: You'll lead the design and implementation of new microinsurance products tailored to the needs of smallholder farmers. This includes conducting market research, developing product concepts, and managing pilot tests.
  • Operations and Distribution: You'll set up and improve operations and distribution networks for microinsurance products. Work involves hands-on fieldwork to train and support field officers and ensure products are accessible well-understood and adopted by farmers.
  • Partner Engagement: You'll engage with a variety of partners, including insurers, technology partners, government agencies, and NGOs, to facilitate product delivery.
  • Innovation and Strategy: You'll inspire creativity in the microinsurance space, identifying opportunities for new products or improvements to existing offerings. Develop strategic plans for scaling operations sustainably.
  • Impact Measurement and Reporting: You'll monitor and evaluate the performance and impact of insurance products, ensuring an understanding of One Acre Fund’s mission of improving farmer prosperity.


Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 2+ years of experience in field-facing operations, business development, or sales
  • Understanding of microinsurance products, regulations, and industry trends.
  • Background in project management in challenging environments.
  • Proficiency in Excel and a willingness to spend a lot of time in the field.
  • Passion for One Acre Fund’s mission and a commitment to improving the lives of smallholder farmers.


Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible


Job Location

Nairobi or Kakamega, Kenya


Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya


Application Deadline

22 August 2024


One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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