Africa Operations Manager

About the project in scope

BMM operates in Africa, Latin America and Asia. In Africa, we are addressing the financial vulnerability of smallholder farmers through the provision of affordable insurance protection against extreme weather conditions. We started our first pilot in Zimbabwe and we have since been growing continuously across Southern and Eastern Africa. We plan to launch a number of projects shortly and we are looking to hire an operations manager to lead the operational work of setting and running a number these projects, starting in Kenya. These projects involve the development and roll-out of microinsurance products to protect financially underserved individuals against climate risks, as well as the management of all the stakeholders involved.

About the role

Working with the Senior Africa Operations Manager and the Head of Africa and Asia, the Africa Operations Manager will manage a number of Blue Marble Africa projects, starting in Kenya. Specifically, the Africa Operations Manager will hold responsibilities in project management, client relationship management, including representing BMM, as well as all operational aspects of the projects, such as product development, communication and education.


Manage BMM selected Africa projects, starting in Kenya
Manage the relationships and represent BMM with insurance partners and local stakeholders
Develop and complete all materials required to deliver on the objectives of the project, including product development, servicing, communications, education and closure


Bachelor’s Degree in Management, International Development, Economics,
Statistics, Actuarial Sciences, Law, Engineering (Master’s Degree preferred)
Strategic or operations consulting experience
Ability to work in Kenya preferred
Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Ability to travel within Kenya
Fluency in English and Swahili
Profile and General Skills
Excellent project management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
Deep appreciation for financial inclusion
Entrepreneurial spirit

We offer a flexible working environment and a collegial, high-performing team culture. You will have the opportunity to make an immediate and tangible impact in underserved communities across the developing world alongside dedicated and passionate colleagues. Join
Blue Marble to boost your career; our unique ownership structure will expose you to top leaders in the insurance industry and international development organizations.


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CV together with a cover letter
Three references
Compensation expectations
Please note that we will only reply to short listed candidates. We will not accept any applications from recruitment agencies.

About Blue Marble Microinsurance

Blue Marble aims to provide socially impactful, commercially viable insurance protection to the underserved. Blue Marble Microinsurance is a startup with a mission of providing socially impactful, commercially viable insurance protection to the underserved. A UK corporation owned by five insurance entities, Blue Marble incubates and implements microinsurance ventures that advance food security, financial inclusion and microentrepreneurship. It aims to provide socially impactful, commercially viable insurance protection to the underserved. They work in collaboration with their customers and partners to address specific social issues. The tools, technology and processes they create integrate insurance with risk management to increase affordability while maintaining commercial viability. They implement small pilots, which we adapt and then scale through the use of innovative technology.