Africa Operations Manager

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

START DATE: Immediate

DURATION: Full-time

About Blue Marble

Blue Marble Microinsurance (BMM) is a for-profit, social enterprise that aims to create markets for microinsurance by utilizing a new, mission-driven business model: collaborative innovation. BMM aims to narrow the global protection gap by designing and executing ventures enabling risk protection for the emerging middle class. BMM is owned by five insurance companies collaborating to develop innovative solutions that protect the underserved.

About the Project and the Role

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.

Working with the Senior Africa Operations Manager and the Head of Africa and APAC, 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

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
  • Resourcefulness


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.

How to Apply

Please submit your application to with with the subject “Africa Operations Manager” including:

  • 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.

Blue Marble
Nairobi, KE