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

Full Time






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  • Vacancy: —
  • Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh
  • Experience: 1 to 2 years
  • Published: 10 Jun 2024




  • Diploma in Agriculture/Livestock/Fisheries from any regonised Institution.


  • 1 to 2 years

Additional Requirements

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

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

Festival Bonus, Health and Life Insurance and others

Employment Status

Full Time

Job Location

Anywhere in Bangladesh

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