Deputy Director Communications and Fund Development
Micro Insurance Academy (MIA)
Location: New Delhi, India
Last Date: September 25, 2011
Offer of Employment
-Deputy Director Fund Raising & Communications
September 25, 2011
Duty station: New
The Micro Insurance Academy (MIA), a project of Sarvajan Unnati Bodhini
Charitable Trust, is a not-for-profit organization fully dedicated to providing
technical assistance in microinsurance domain-knowledge to organizations that
focus on low-income communities. With over 40 professionals including
researchers, training specialists, economists and development experts, the MIA
is the largest microinsurance resource center globally.
order to integrate microinsurance with existing financial and social protection
frameworks, the MIA works in liaison with partners from the NGO sector, civil
society, academia, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the
(re)insurance industry and national governments in several regions of the
have developed a model that empowers poor communities to access and manage
financial risks through tailored insurance solutions that match people's needs
and ability to pay. We do this through a process that the beneficiaries
understand, trust and take responsibility for.
In a nutshell,
we're all about “helping communities manage risks from the ground up”.
information, please visit our website: http://www.microinsuranceacademy.org.
About the Job:
In the space of
just four years, the MIA has grown from a “startup NGO” with only a handful of
employees and activities, to a team of 40+ professionals including researchers,
training specialists and development experts. Today, the MIA is the largest
microinsurance resource center globally, managing numerous projects in several
locations, through engagement with numerous communities, NGO partners, clients
and donors. Most of the funding of MIA originates from donors and development
Deputy Director Fundraising and Communications
will head a
team of committed, motivated and resourceful national and international staff
that deal with various aspects of communications and fund-raising.
The Deputy Director Fund Raising & Communications must have a track-record of
success in fundraising in India and internationally, ideally experienced in a
broad range of fundraising and communication activities (both from individual,
private foundations, corporates and public sources). S/he should be familiar
with proposal writing, be able to independently develop a coherent,
target-oriented and innovative Fund Raising program, with Communication skill to
support the image of the MIA.
Able to initiate processes and work independently, as well as guide, motivate
and backstop other members of the communications team to excel in their work.
The Deputy Director Fundraising and Communications will be responsible for five
for, develop and write funding proposals (inclusive of project design, logical
frameworks and budgets). The Deputy Director must also be able to provide
technical advice and assistance to Communications / Development Officers
regarding proposal development. The incumbent will also be required to scope for
funds outside of project grants, including core funding and corporate social
responsibility contracts. This often involves the set-up of international
partnerships and the coordination of large bidding processes. The Deputy
Director will also be instrumental in developing and implementing a Fund
Development strategy, enabling MIA to diversify and secure its funding
Communicate and liaise with current and potential partners and donors in
written, oral and face-to-face communication. Stewardship with existing partners
and donors will be as important as scoping and developing new partnerships with
Develop a communication strategy and ensure its implementation. This includes,
but is not limited to, identifying and pursuing new channels for marketing and
communication, and ensuring maintenance of our website and contact database (CiviCRM),
production of newsletters, brochures, and reports.
Steer the preparation of technical, narrative and financial reports to MIA’s
donors, ensuring timely and comprehensive reporting. Enhance MIA’s agenda of
transparency and maintain close donor relationships.
managing and inspiring a set of Development Officers and a graphic team,
bringing out internal capacity within the teams. Offer technical and operational
support and guidance to the teams, as well as monitoring progress and setting
Masters or advanced degree in International Development, Development
Communications, or relevant degree / equivalent work experience
least 6 years of Fund Raising and Communications experience with a proven track
record of success with major international donors and local/govt. agencies
Proven management experience, with ability to build productive and motivated
Demonstrated ability to research, identify and cultivate new funding prospects
Comprehensive understanding of Project Cycle Management including project
planning, design (logical framework analysis), and monitoring and evaluation
strong verbal and written communication skills in English and demonstrated
ability to write clearly and persuasively, including experience in proposal
Experience developing communications materials for donors, partners and other
Working knowledge of microfinance and/or micro insurance will be an added
Advanced IT skills with a willingness to learn new programs and applications
Highly organized, capable of multitasking, and able to meet deadlines
Desire to work for a growing organisation and improve systems and processes in
The MIA offers a
competitive salary and benefits package in the Indian market commensurate with
experience and skills.
To apply, please be sure to follow the following instructions:
Email CV and cover letter to
firstname.lastname@example.org . CVs received without a cover letter will not be
considered. No phone calls please.
The email subject line should be “Deputy Director Fund Raising
Please mention current and expected salary and earliest
possible start date in your cover letter.
MIA is an equal
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