Insurance Operations Director, VisionFund International - Tenders Global

Insurance Operations Director, VisionFund International

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  • Posted 3 months ago

World Vision

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable childrens life stories!

Key Responsibilities:


VisionFund is World Visions microfinance provider serving vulnerable clients through loans, savings, and insurance. We enable families to grow their livelihoods in hard to reach, rural locations in 28 countries so that caregivers can create secure futures for their children.

We believe in brighter futures for children; empowering families to create incomes and jobs; unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive.

Join VisionFund as we seek to end intergenerational poverty through microfinance.

Job Summary

The Insurance Operations Director, VisionFund International job is set to lead the excellence of the delivery of our insurance operations. The work will involve strong project management and co-ordination of many stakeholders as well as highly technical design of insurance solutions. The successful candidate will drive pragmatic implementation of insurance solutions into VisionFunds, World Visions and other partners operations to create affordable financial safety nets for the borrowers and beneficiaries. This role is proactive, elaborating business plans and strategy and making sure results are achieved as per the defined and developing plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish, implement, and communicate the strategic direction of the insurance departments operational goals, collaborating with other divisions and departments to carry out the organizations goals and objectives.

  • Manage and cultivate existing relationships with strategic stakeholders, including our insurance providers and implementation partners.

  • Strategically grow our impact and revenue stream by cultivating new products as well as enhancing the organic growth of our existing operations

  • Provide operational leadership and input for all strategic plan implementation processes

  • Provide leadership to ensure all activities are consistent with our goals, guidelines and culture

  • Work hand in hand with Insurance Development Director

  • Co-write the operational manual and support its adaptation to countries and distribution channels context

  • Challenge regularly the processes set in order to improve and manage change

  • Identify, recommend, and implement new processes, technologies, and systems with the goal of improving the use of resources and materials

Position Requirements

  • The role requires hands on experience in insurance and ideally in microinsurance specialized in personal lines (health, life, personal accident).

  • Proven ability to influence senior leaders regarding products and business plans

  • At least 10 years of experience of microinsurance including development of products, management and operations

  • At least 5 years of experience of working with INGOs and MFIs/network of MFIs Track record of successful project implementations

  • A minimum of under-graduate level education in mathematics or business or finance or international development.

  • Excellent professional knowledge of microfinance and micro insurance

  • 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, proficient in the use of spreadsheet model

  • Good inter-personal and cross-cultural skills to cope with a very diverse stakeholder group

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local and International Applicants (IA’s) Accepted

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