Consultant (Crop Insurance)

Job title: Consultant (Crop Insurance)

Company: United Nations Development Programme

Job description: Duties and Responsibilities:
The Consultant (Crop Insurance), will be based at Bhubaneswar and shall work under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Agriculture. The Consultant (Agriculture Insurance) is responsible for: –

  • Assist the Director, Agriculture in reviewing the status of the PMFBY;
  • Preparation of DPR for RWBCIS for different horticultural crops
  • Support to review current business practices and procedures inside and outside Odisha to identify key risk factors and alignment to the insurance market;
  • Determine the views of potential farmer clients regarding PMFBY and WIBCI, including assessment of the affordability of insurance and willingness to pay the premiums;
  • Identify and advise on the introduction of suitable crop insurance products;
  • Support in develop and finalization of Terms of reference for consultants/ consultancy firms to be hired to undertake project activities;
  • Facilitate review meetings to ensure quality and consistency of reports and deliverables by partner institutions/ responsible parties including financial reports from all project partners,


  • Liaise relevant government agencies and all project partners for effective coordination of all project inputs;
  • Provide technical backstopping for inputs for training activities supported by the Project;
  • Provide timely inputs for the timely submission of all progress reports as may be required by UNDP, the Ministry of Agriculture;
  • Foster partnerships with key national and state government departments, and insurance regulator.

Other tasks

  • Perform any other tasks consistent with the level of the post and/ or assigned by the Reporting Officer; Director Agriculture/ Principal Secretary, Agriculture / Head of Office-UNDP-Odisha.

Master s degree in Agriculture Economics or Insurance, or Business Administration (MBA) from a reputed university

  • Seven or more years of demonstrable experience in insurance business preferably agricultural crop insurance and WIBCI products.
  • 5 or more years of experience Program/project management experience
  • Relevant Experience at the national level working with Governments and private entities in the insurance sector


  • Experience of working with Central and/or State Governments/ international agencies/ on similar assignments will be preferred.
  • Seven years or more of experience in finance and accounting
  • Experience of working with Central and/or State Governments/ international agencies/ on similar assignments will be preferred.


  • Relevant Experience at the national/ state level working with Governments and private entities in the insurance sector
  • Prior experience of technical advisory services in the insurance sector

Evaluation Method and Criteria:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as Responsive to the requirement. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation;
Technical Criteria weight – 70%;
Financial Criteria weight – 30 %
Technical Criteria (70% of total evaluation) * At least 5years of experience of working in social development space- 20%

  • Experience working with the Central and/or State Government/International Organisations/NGOs – 20 %
  • Nuanced functional research skills with attention to detail and academic vigour, with competency in data analysis vis-a-vis statistical packages (like SPSS, R, etc.) – 20%
  • Excellent demonstrated documentation skills vis-a-vis MS Office Suite and prior experience in developing concept notes / reports / project plans will be essential – 10%

Financial Criteria: (30% of the total evaluation) based on the total all-inclusive lump sum amount for professional fee for tasks specified in this announcement ,

Other details

Expected salary:

Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Job date: Sat, 05 Sep 2020 07:07:27 GMT

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