Blue Marble

Head of Africa Blue Marble

Full time
Africa preferred; remote working in the same time-zone possible for the right candidate

Company Overview

Blue Marble develops socially impactful, economically viable insurance protection for the underserved. Our work aims to empower the emerging middle class and those on the margins of the formal financial system in meaningful and durable ways.  Our collaborative model is unique in the industry: Blue Marble is owned by five global insurance companies that share financial investment, sector knowledge, project risks and contribute talent and expertise.  We work across Latin America, Africa and Asia to manage weather risks imperiling food security and farmer incomes, and to expand affordable digitized access to personal and SME insurance products.  

Blue Marble in Africa

In Africa, we are addressing the financial vulnerability of financially underserved individuals 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 East Africa in Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia with plans to expand to West and Central Africa. These projects involve the development and roll-out of inclusive insurance products to protect financially underserved individuals against climate risks, as well as the management of all the stakeholders involved.  

About the role

The Head of Africa will lead Blue Marble’s venture portfolio and strategy in Africa. This individual will build relationships with stakeholders in the region as well as grow and develop the Blue Marble Africa team. As a member of Blue Marble’s global management team, the Head of Africa will contribute to the development of Blue Marble’s global strategy, involving market-facing ventures in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. This individual will also influence the development of Blue Marble’s global technology platform, products, and tools.  


  • Manage and lead the growth of Blue Marble’s venture portfolio in Africa: advance existing ventures and incubate and implement new ones through sourcing, developing and executing on opportunities across the region
  • Manage existing programs by setting strategy, goals and timelines, with a keen focus on results
  • Problem-solve challenges as necessary 
  • Build strategic partnerships and relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in Africa including financially underserved populations, corporations, NGOs and government entities, to support Blue Marble’s growth in the region 
  • Lead and grow the Blue Marble Africa team, including (re)insurance experts from Blue Marble’s five owner companies 
  • Contribute to the development of Blue Marble’s global strategy, involving market facing ventures in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America 
  • Contribute to Blue Marble’s technical capability building and harness these capabilities in implementing ventures
  • Represent Blue Marble at external conferences as required


  • Advanced degree in business administration, public policy, economics, engineering, or related discipline preferred 
  • Minimum five years of relevant work experience in strategy, operations, finance, or business development (background in top-tier consulting and understanding of insurance operations preferred) 
  • Experience managing projects with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience building, managing and motivating teams 
  • Deep appreciation for financial inclusion 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Results-driven and self-motivated 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Fluency in English (French and/or Portuguese desirable) 
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time domestically and internationally


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.  

Application process

Please submit your application to with the following:

  • CV / Resume
  • Three references
  • Cover letter explaining your interest and motivation
  • Compensation expectations

Candidates are encouraged to apply for the position early because applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that we will only reply to short listed candidates.

We will not accept any applications from recruitment agencies.