MiN seeking in-country consultants for Landscape Study 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Microinsurance Network is urgently seeking in-country consultants to support primary data collection for the 2021 Landscape of Microinsurance Study in a nubmer of countries across Africa, Emerging Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Landscape Studies and the data they generate provide a unique benchmark for tracking the uptake of inclusive insurance and microinsurance by low-income people around the world. Access to data generates market knowledge and development, furthers best practice and leads to better products and services. To support the development of the sector, viable and accessible data is needed. The Landscape Studies address this need by supporting regional studies and an online database. The 2021 Landscape of Microinsurance Study will cover at least 30 countries in Africa, Emerging Asia and Latin America (including the Caribbean).

In-country consultants are needed for the following countries:

Africa: Côte d’Ivoire | Senegal 

Emerging Asia: Indonesia | Pakistan | Thailand

Latin America & Caribbean: Costa Rica | Mexico

Scope of work

Each researcher will liaise with identified providers of inclusive insurance to complete our 2021 questionnaire. Please note that in many cases this will require contacting the respondents several times. The work will take place in March, April and May 2021. Remuneration is on a lump sum basis that takes the level of effort required into account.

Recommended skills and experience

  • Familiarity with microinsurance concepts
  • Existing relationships within national insurance ecosystem
  • Sufficiently proficient in Excel (for data entry)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive and organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Good internet connection
  • Reliable

This opportunity is particularly suitable for actuaries or similar, or students in finance, economics, or a related field with the ability to conduct interviews. Under the current circumstances, we recommend telephone interviews.

To apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter as soon as possible.