The ILO’s Social Finance Programme invites applications from qualified professionals with expertise in insurance, microfinance and development for inclusion in its Fellowship Programme roster and for potential placements in Africa and Asia. The projects are expected to start at the end of 2021, although are contingent on the COVID-19 situation and may be delayed
Application Deadline: 25th July 2021 (at 23:59 CEST)
About the Award: The objective of the programme is to match qualified professionals with organizations working on the frontiers of impact insurance and financial inclusion, bridge skill gaps and create a new generation of professionals with experience serving low-income populations.
Each Fellow will be placed with a host organization for at least a year to support an innovation project. The project could range from the implementation of a risk management product, public-private partnership, digital solution, or distribution partnership.
The project will focus on the following themes:
● Designing integrated risk-management solutions for small enterprises and/or low-income households that bundle insurance with other financial and non-financial services to improve consumers’ ability to manage risk and increase their productivity capabilities
● Enhancing public-private partnerships that help achieve public policy objectives aligned to the UN’s SDGs,
especially those related to decent work, food security, climate change and universal health coverage
Eligibility: Mid-career insurance and/or financial services professionals who are keen to apply their skills to benefit the low-income and emerging markets and who have worked in a technical capacity for at least three years may participate. University graduates with less than 3 years of professional experience may be offered a fellowship on an exceptional basis if they have a unique set of skills sought by a host.
The ideal fellowship candidates for a fellowship should:
Successful candidates would also have:
Eligible Countries: in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The ILO’s Social Finance Programme works with the financial sector to enable it to contribute to the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda. In this context, we engage with banks, microfinance institutions, credit unions, insurers, investors and others to test new financial products, approaches and processes.
How to Apply: To apply, complete the application form available here. Email the completed application form along with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to email@example.com by July 25, 2021 23:59 CEST. Please include “Fellowship application” as the subject line of the email. Only submissions that include all three documents will be considered as complete.
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