Extension Officer; Agriculture Insurance; Microfinance Programme (Project Staff)

Job Description

Title: Extension Officer; Agriculture Insurance; Microfinance Programme (Project Staff)

Company Name: BRAC

Vacancy: --

Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

Experience:
∎ 1 to 2 years

Published: 10 Jun 2024

Education:
∎ Educational Requirements: Diploma in Agriculture/Livestock/Fisheries from any regonised Institution.

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 1- 2 years of working experience preferably in the field of agriculture, agri-finance, rural microfinance, agricultural input marketing or market development with any renowned NGOs, MFIs, companies or donor projects.
∎ Practical experience and skills in managing farmers groups & forums, conducting need-based training for farmers, follow up and technical support to the farmers in crop production and climate change adaptation in crops, Agricultural marketing.
∎ Working experience in agriculture insurance will be highly preferred.
∎ Experience in collecting field data and preparing project documents.
∎ Basic computer skills in MS Office, MS Excel and emailing.
∎ Good written and oral communication skills in English and Bangla.
∎ Excellent Interpersonal skills: ability to work in a team; and achieve targets and deadlines.
∎ Ability and willingness to drive motorcycle and must have a valid driving license.
∎ Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 1- 2 years of working experience preferably in the field of agriculture, agri-finance, rural microfinance, agricultural input marketing or market development with any renowned NGOs, MFIs, companies or donor projects.
∎ Additional Requirements:
∎ Practical experience and skills in managing farmers groups & forums, conducting need-based training for farmers, follow up and technical support to the farmers in crop production and climate change adaptation in crops, Agricultural marketing.
∎ Working experience in agriculture insurance will be highly preferred.
∎ Experience in collecting field data and preparing project documents.
∎ Basic computer skills in MS Office, MS Excel and emailing.
∎ Good written and oral communication skills in English and Bangla.
∎ Excellent Interpersonal skills: ability to work in a team; and achieve targets and deadlines.
∎ Ability and willingness to drive motorcycle and must have a valid driving license.


Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Plan, coordinate, and implement all sorts of project activities to ensure pilot and scale-up of all agricultural insurance (crop, Livestock and Fisheries).
∎ Conducting the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with farmers and collecting information and data related to major crops, Livestock and fisheries on weather & yield risks during the product design.
∎ Conduct awareness creation campaigns among farmers for the promotion of crop, livestock and fisheries insurance, provide educational training to farmers and other beneficiaries.
∎ Conduct training sessions for the purpose of capacity development of branch staff (MF Operations & F&A) on agriculture insurance (Crop, livestock and fisheries) operations.
∎ Efficiently manage and distribute Agriculture insurance products, handle farmer-enrollment, coordinate premiums collections, and claim settlement process with the support of branch staffs.
∎ Monitor day-to-day operations of project and its planned activities; Gather feedback related to the products from the farmers and other implementing partners to help refine the agriculture insurance products.
∎ Work closely with the respective branch staffs, build relationships with farmers & farmers group.
∎ Provide hands-on technical support to farmers during field visits and as per farmers’ request.
∎ Work & Liaison with local government, agricultural extension service providers (DAE), DLS and DoF and other stakeholders at field level.
∎ Build strong relationships with relevant private sector and other like-minded projects for enrolling farmers in Agricultural insurance products.
∎ Coordination with other Programs (BRAC Seed, IDP & CCP, BRAC AI) team members in the field.
∎ Prepare progress reports, collect F&A report and other documents at regular basis;
∎ Support Field Coordinator in planning, designing, reviewing project activities, and providing input for the further improvement of the project.
∎ Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
∎ Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
∎ Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.
∎ Any other specific areas of responsibility shall be assigned from time to time by the manager and BRAC Head Office Team;.
∎ Job Description/ Responsibilities:
∎ Plan, coordinate, and implement all sorts of project activities to ensure pilot and scale-up of all agricultural insurance (crop, Livestock and Fisheries).
∎ Conducting the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with farmers and collecting information and data related to major crops, Livestock and fisheries on weather & yield risks during the product design.
∎ Conduct awareness creation campaigns among farmers for the promotion of crop, livestock and fisheries insurance, provide educational training to farmers and other beneficiaries.
∎ Conduct training sessions for the purpose of capacity development of branch staff (MF Operations & F&A) on agriculture insurance (Crop, livestock and fisheries) operations.
∎ Efficiently manage and distribute Agriculture insurance products, handle farmer-enrollment, coordinate premiums collections, and claim settlement process with the support of branch staffs.
∎ Monitor day-to-day operations of project and its planned activities; Gather feedback related to the products from the farmers and other implementing partners to help refine the agriculture insurance products.
∎ Work closely with the respective branch staffs, build relationships with farmers & farmers group.
∎ Provide hands-on technical support to farmers during field visits and as per farmers’ request.
∎ Work & Liaison with local government, agricultural extension service providers (DAE), DLS and DoF and other stakeholders at field level.
∎ Build strong relationships with relevant private sector and other like-minded projects for enrolling farmers in Agricultural insurance products.
∎ Coordination with other Programs (BRAC Seed, IDP & CCP, BRAC AI) team members in the field.
∎ Prepare progress reports, collect F&A report and other documents at regular basis;
∎ Support Field Coordinator in planning, designing, reviewing project activities, and providing input for the further improvement of the project.
∎ Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
∎ Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
∎ Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.
∎ Any other specific areas of responsibility shall be assigned from time to time by the manager and BRAC Head Office Team;.
∎ Job Location: BRAC Field Office

Compensation & Other Benefits:

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

Company Information:
∎ BRAC
∎ BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
∎ BRAC is an international development organisation founded in Bangladesh that partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally to create sustainable opportunities to realise potential.

Address::
∎ BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
∎ BRAC is an international development organisation founded in Bangladesh that partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally to create sustainable opportunities to realise potential.

Read Before Apply: Please apply only who are fulfilling all the requirements of this job

Application Deadline: 26 Jun 2024

Category: NGO/Development

Source: bdjobs.com

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