Officer- Investment Management

Full Time

Swisscontact Bangladesh

Swisscontact Bangladesh

 

Swisscontact Bangladesh

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Summary

  • Vacancy: 1
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Experience: At most 2 years
  • Published: 11 Jun 2024

 

Requirements

Education

A bachelor’s degree is preferred in Business / Economics/ Statistics / Development Studies or any other relevant subjects.

Experience

  • At most 2 years

Additional Requirements

  • Experience Level: 0-2 years (Freshers are also encouraged to apply).
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer applications like MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point).
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work productively in highly collaborative settings while also able to function independently.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage complexity and to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with industry stakeholders and grantees.
  • Work with trustworthiness and integrity and is committed to Swisscontact’s core values.
  • Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity (including sensitivity towards Disabled People).
  • Demonstrate curiosity to learn and acquire knowledge from vastly different sources.

Responsibilities & Context

Background

  • Swisscontact was established in 1959 as an independent foundation by notable figures from the worlds of commerce and science in Switzerland. It is exclusively involved in international development cooperation and has carried out its own and mandated projects since 1961.
  • Swisscontact’s working principles include inclusive systems development, learning culture, evidence-based adaptive management, and engaging private sector. In addition, the organisation’s sustainable criteria comprise of gender equality and social inclusion, financial capability, environmental responsibility, and good governance.
  • Swisscontact is inviting applications from development professionals for the position of Officer-Investment Management for BMMDP Project. The main objectives of the project are to develop a conducive policy environment for climate-sensitive microinsurance to stimulate climate-sensitive, client-centric, and commercially viable microinsurance products/services; to improve the support service market through enhanced capacity of various support service actors (Public/Private Insurance companies, Technology Solution providers, etc); and to increase mass awareness and understanding of potential beneficiaries among low-income households to encourage demand for climate-resilient microinsurance products. This is mandated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the second phase envisions fostering inclusive growth in the agriculture and livestock sector in Bangladesh through agriculture and livestock insurance along with risk-reducing embedded extension services. Swisscontact is acting as the Managing Agent (MA) of the project and wants to have a better understanding of the microinsurance market with particular focus on agriculture and livestock and to come up with systemic interventions.

Name of the position: Officer- Investment Management

Employment start: 15 July 2024

Contract duration: 1 year initially. The contract will be extended based on performance until the end of the project (June 2027).

Place of work: Dhaka, Bangladesh with regular visits to field locations

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • The Officer Investment Management undertakes microinsurance research and reports on prospective investment avenues.
  • Assist the Coordinator- Investment Management in in developing strategy for mobilizing the investment instruments (Challenge Fund and De-risking fund).
  • Assist the Coordinator- Investment Management in updating the guidelines/manuals of different financial instruments.
  • Work closely with the partners/aggregators to assess their technical and financial goals, making sure their goals align with the project strategy.
  • Closely monitor press and keep track of market trends, opportunities, risks, and products and services in the microinsurance sector.
  • Monitor the performance of the aggregators/partners.
  • Ensure that the project delivers all desired targets on time and with quality.
  • Examination of the real achievement with the goal of partners/aggregators.
  • Support in organizing seminars, knowledge-sharing events, and workshops.
  • Maintain relationships with private and public sector actors from financial/insurance sectors.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support in preparing project progress report, technical reports, and other reports as per project requirement.
  • Compile advisory reports and make informed recommendations on new investment opportunities and funds that could enhance or diversify portfolios.
  • Develop complex financial models and analyse legal documents.
  • Perform any other duty(s) in line with the roles and responsibilities provided, as/when assigned by Coordinator-Investment Management.

Physical Demands: Field visits play a large part in the incumbent’s activities; as such, it is expected that the incumbent is willing and able to take part in such activities as and when needed and sometimes within short notice.

Working Conditions and Environment: This will be applicable according to the Swisscontact Bangladesh Business Administration Manual.

Employment Status

Contractual

Job Location

Dhaka

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