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Consultant

September 06, 2020

Closing date -8th September
Eligibility 

Education:
Master’s degree in Agriculture Economics or Insurance, or Business Administration (MBA) from a reputed university
Experience
Essential

  • Seven or more years of demonstrable experience in the insurance business preferably agricultural crop insurance and WIBCI products.
  • 5 or  more years of experience Program/project management experience
  • Relevant Experience at the national level working with Governments and private entities in the insurance sector 

Desirable

  • Experience of working with Central and/or State Governments/ international agencies/ on similar assignments will be preferred.
  • Seven  years or more of experience in finance and accounting
  • Experience of working with Central and/or State Governments/ international agencies/ on similar assignments will be preferred.

Desirable

  • Relevant Experience at the national/ state level working with Governments and private entities in the insurance sector 
  • Prior experience of technical advisory services in the insurance sector

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Consultant (Crop Insurance), will be based at Bhubaneswar and shall work under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Agriculture.  The Consultant (Agriculture Insurance) is responsible for: -

  • Assist the Director, Agriculture in reviewing the status of the PMFBY;
  • Preparation of DPR for RWBCIS for different horticultural crops
  • Support to review current business practices and procedures inside and outside Odisha to identify key risk factors and alignment to the insurance market;
  • Determine the views of potential farmer clients regarding PMFBY and WIBCI, including assessment of the affordability of insurance and willingness to pay the premiums;
  • Identify and advise on the introduction of suitable crop insurance products;
  • Support in develop and finalization of Terms of reference for consultants/ consultancy firms to be hired to undertake project activities;
  • Facilitate review meetings to ensure quality and consistency of reports and deliverables by partner institutions/ responsible parties including financial reports from all project partners,

Liaison

  • Liaise relevant government agencies and all project partners for effective coordination of all project inputs;
  • Provide technical backstopping for inputs for training activities supported by the Project;
  • Provide timely inputs for the timely submission of all progress reports as may be required by UNDP, the Ministry of Agriculture;
  • Foster partnerships with key national and state government departments, and insurance regulator.

Other tasks

  • Perform any other tasks consistent with the level of the post and/ or assigned by the Reporting Officer; Director Agriculture/ Principal Secretary, Agriculture / Head of Office-UNDP-Odisha.
How to apply 

Vist the link for application here

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