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Insurance and Climate Change Officer

Date Posted: May 26, 2021

Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it's girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International Malawi commenced its work in 1994 and currently supports programmes in 13/28 districts. Plan International Malawi currently has an approved country strategy (2017-22) Core sectors of programming include Sexual reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Gender transformation, Resilience, Humanitarian response, Protection from all forms of violence and Inclusive quality education.

Other cross cutting issues such as Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE), Menstrual Hygiene management (MHM), Engagement of young people and groups of young women.


The vacancies below are in our Resilience and Humanitarian Response Program in Machinga and Mangochi districts.


Position: Insurance and Climate Change Officer (1 post)


The incumbent will report to the Project Coordinator and will be responsible for the following:

  • Build capacity of smallholder farmers on climate change insurance model
  • Responsible for ensuring claims by smallholder farmers are appropriately dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Liaising with insurers, claims handlers and solicitors in the investigation of complex and sensitive claims.
  • Providing insurance and risk management advice to all project beneficiaries
  • Calculation of insurance charges to smallholder farmers who are project beneficiaries
  • Overseeing the operation of internally funded insurance schemes, monitor insurance claims spend and assist in year-end closedown procedures.
  • Organize and participate in all project events (practical trainings on collaboration between the local government and communities, consultations with communities, mobilization of youth and
    community design workshops
  • Identify potential insurers and link them to smallholder farmers

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture. Development Studies or any other relevant qualification
  • Hold the Chartered Insurance Institute Certificate will have an added advantage
  • You must be highly motivated with an enquiring mind, able to work to tight deadlines, strong digital skills
  • A detailed knowledge of insurance and insurable risk issues as they relate to the public sector is essential. Demonstrated experience in working effectively with community-level actors, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Significant knowledge of agriculture, food security, nutrition and gender issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations and independently.
  • Familiarity and understanding of donor policies and procedures is a plus.

How to apply

Send your application to:


clearly indicate on the subject the name of the position you are applying for. Include a CV and copies of certificates in your application.

Deadline for receiving applications is MONDAY, 31st MAY, 2021.

Plan International appreciates all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Plan is an equal opportunity employer.

Plan International takes seriously its policies on safeguarding children and young people and workplace safeguarding and will undertake robust formal and informal measures to undertake robust background checks specifically attributable to these two areas.


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