Duration: 6 months, with possibility of extension based on performance and funding.
Location: Suva, Fiji with likelihood of travel to other Pacific countries where PFIP operates as and when required
Unit: Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP)
Reporting Line: FIS (Fiji), Regional Inclusive Insurance Specialist – PFIP
The Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) is a Pacific-wide programme helping low-income households gain access to quality and affordable financial services and financial education. PFIP’s target is to increase the number of Pacific islanders who have on-going access to appropriate financial services and financial education by one million by 2019. To achieve this target PFIP focuses on three main programmatic areas:
Insurance sector innovation plays a vital role in deepening insurance penetration and building levels of resiliency. Insurers in South Pacific countries provide a range of conventional insurance products that cater for businesses, individuals, non-government organisations and government sectors. However, some products are limited or are lacking.
PFIP will be setting up an Inclusive Insurance Innovation Lab to help research, design and prototype insurance products, services and schemes that can help get more people insured, especially the low-income and vulnerable sections. Segments of the population that will be researched will include owners of small businesses, farmers, teachers, students, villagers etc. Type of insurance covers that will be investigated for analyzing market potential will include funeral expenses, natural events like cyclones, business, microinsurance, crop and livestock.
Role of the Intern
The Intern will support the PFIP team in planning research studies and in dealing with logistical arrangements and data collection exercise. The work will include:
The period of engagement shall be for six months from August 2017. There is a possibility that a follow-on contract of six months may follow based on performance of the applicant and a need based assessment of the position
Intern Attributes and Qualifications
The person shall have the following attributes, experience and knowledge:
Interested candidates can send their CVs with a covering letter to Praneel Pritesh, Financial Inclusion Specialist (Fiji), via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or drop their applications at the PFIP Office located at Level 7, Kadavu House, Victoria Parade, Suva.
For enquiries, please contact Praneel Pritesh via e-mail – email@example.com or call on 3227507/ 9251761.