First Assurance Kenya job vacancies-Actuary,HR,PA,etc

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Job Description

First Assurance is one of the leading Insurance Companies in East Africa. We have a strong financial base and 80 years of experience in the Insurance Industry.

In line with the Company’s expansion program, we are inviting applications for the following key positions based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Business Development Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director
Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of Key distribution channels for our products.
  • Development and execution of marketing strategies and action plans
  • Presentation of the Company’s products and services to prospective clients and at key marketing events;
  • Development of training and marketing materials

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong undergraduate degree in Marketing, Business Administration or a related field
  • Professional certification in Marketing or a related discipline
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding sales target
  • Experience of developing profitable distribution channels for Insurance Products and services.
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years in a similar position

Human Resource Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulate and Implement Human Resource Policies and Procedures
  • Ensure the Company complies with the Kenyan Employment Law
  • Ensure that staff records are maintained in accordance with the Company policy and statutory requirements
  • Establish a comprehensive appraisal process and grading system where appropriate
  • Accountable for the execution and implementation of the business unit people strategies that supports the delivery of the business unit area plans.
  • Has a basic understanding of the global market place, competitive position and commercial drivers for a complex, large scale business.
  • Responsible for Management team talent reviews, succession planning activities and talent and capability development.
  • Delivers Leadership and learning programmes via specialists, specifies internal capabilities gaps and ensures relevant assessments, development and coaching in place.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor of Administration Degree or LLB
  • Professional qualification of Diploma in Human Resource, CPS will be an added advantage
  • Commercial awareness and business acumen skills
  • People strategy development skills
  • At least 5 years’ Experience of working in a similar position

Compliance Manager

Reporting to the Board risk and audit committee and administratively to the Managing Director.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the compliance management in the company by ensuring that applicable regulations, laws, guidelines, policies, procedures and processes are adhered to.
  • Design and rollout of compliance tools, policies, procedures and processes
  • Identify, assess, report on and address key legal and regulatory obligations, and the risks associated therewith;
  • Drive compliance enforcement across all business units
  • Keep up-to-date on financial crime regulatory related issues across a range of topics by awareness of current regulatory / process changes
  • Report to the Board on an assessment of how the various parts of the insurer (e.g. divisions, major business units, product areas) are performing against compliance standards and goals;
  • Report to the Board on an assessment of the key compliance risks the insurer faces and the steps being taken to address them;

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of compliance/risk management experience or related experience
  • Professional qualifications/competencies in compliance/risk management will be an added advantage.

Retail and Bancassurance Manager

Reporting to the Operations Manager – General Business

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement the company strategy in regard to banc assurance business as per the set company guidelines and strategic plan.
  • Develop new and maintain existing partnerships with various banks locally and regionally.
  • Develop production targets and review performance on monthly basis.
  • Participate in development of new products for banc assurance customers.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong undergraduate degree in Marketing, Business Administration or a related field
  • Professional certification in Marketing or a related discipline.
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding sales target.
  • Experience of developing profitable distribution channels for Insurance Products and services.
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years in a similar position

Executive Assistant Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • On request from the Managing Director, attend selected committee meetings on his/her behalf including operational risk forums and project steering committees to stay up to date with operational conditions and provide early warning any probable issues and proposed solutions.
  • Act as key advisor to the Managing Director by providing knowledgeable review and recommendations based on an assessment of proposed process or product changes submitted by process owners or managers in the business unit. Support these managers to refine business cases if required.
  • Ensure that tactical decisions taken by the Managing Director are communicated to the correct audience in a timely manner and gauge the understanding and commitment from the audience.
  • Act as initial point of entry for escalated client queries. Redistribute the resolution or respond directly to the stakeholders where appropriate and report only major issues to the Managing Director.
  • Review financial reports prepared by line managers in the business unit and advise the Managing Director on substantial issues and actions that have been created to address these.
  • Review all new marketing and internal communication material from a style and content perspective prior to it being reviewed by the Managing Director and request required changes before presenting for signoff.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Business Administration, Finance or Marketing
  • Financial management experience
  • Presenting and communicating information competencies
  • Writing and reporting competencies
  • Relating and networking competencies
  • At least 5 years’ experience of working in a similar position

PA Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the diary of the MD, in an efficient manner by using Outlook, to set up meetings requested by the line MD or to accept meetings requested by others where the MD’s presence is needed.
  • Track and monitor the acceptances and declines obtained from the relevant parties that have been invited to the meeting. Where possible, resolve issues independently but where needed escalate any concerns and issues to the MD
  • Liaise with relevant parties to re-schedule any meetings, based on a request from either the MD or the original meeting organiser.
  • Liaise with the travel agency to make the travel bookings for any domestic and international trips the MD is required to make and in so doing ensure adherence to the required travel approval process.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 years in an administrative position, preferably with secretarial duties on a one on one basis
  • Advanced Computer literacy (MS Office Suite, Internet and Email, PowerPoint) is essential
  • Shorthand speed of at least 100 -110 w.p.m
  • Typing speed of at least 40-60 wpm is essential. Experienced in the use of a variety of technological office equipment
  • Focus on quality and accuracy
  • Ability to use initiative and able to act pro-actively
  • Relating and networking

Actuary

Reporting to the Operations Manager

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop rating models for various products underwritten by the Company and adequate reserving to ensure profitability of the business.
  • Develop rating models for various products underwritten by the Company.
  • Product design and pricing
  • Guide the Company on reserving
  • Anaylsis on performance for various products

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must have a degree in relevant field in business actuarial science mathematics or statistics and at least 3 professional Actuarial papers from institute of Actuaries UK or Society of Actuaries USA.
  • Three years’ experience in General insurance or life Insurance Company.

Risk Surveyor

Reporting to the Operations Manager

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the risks placed with the company are surveyed and risk improvement recommendations are implemented by the clients and the underwriters.
  • Develop risk survey guidelines
  • Survey risks as per Company guidelines and prepare reports.
  • Guide the underwriters in risk assessment based on the survey reports issued
  • Carry out resurveys to monitor any changes in risk exposure and confirm implementation of the recommendations.
  • Adjust non motor claims as guided by the management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must have a degree in relevant field in business and ACII qualifications.
  • Seven (7) years’ experience on General insurance risk assessment with a risk surveyor or loss adjuster firm.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV and copies of professional/educational certificates by 3rd September, 2015 to:-
Human Resources Manager First Assurance Company Limited P O Box 30064 00100
Nairobi
Email: hr@firstassurance.co.ke
Please visit our career link on Website www.firstassurance.co.ke for detailed role profiles

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