Kenya Re Legal Manager, Assistant HR Manager and Graduate French Speaking Trainees Jobs

Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited (Kenya Re), is a leading reinsurer in the region listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). 
It is ISO 9001: 2008 Certified and rated B+ by A.M Best and AA by the Global Credit Rating Company (GCR). 
Kenya Re now seeks to recruit and fill the following positions:-

Manager Legal 
Ref No: KRC/HR/2012/04
Reporting to the Corporation Secretary and head of Legal the selected candidate will provide legal counsel to the Corporation with the following main responsibilities:-
  • Providing assistance to the Corporation Secretary in facilitating the smooth running of Board meetings and those of its committees.
  • Ensuring and facilitating compliance with all legal requirements and providing specialist advice to management and the Board.
  • Undertaking important contractual negotiations and drafting legal contracts and agreements on behalf of the Corporation.
  • Maintaining excellent relations with various stakeholders, including the Insurance Regulatory Authority, Capital Markets Authority, Nairobi Securities Exchange and other relevant Government departments.
  • Managing external legal services and legal consultants especially in litigation matters of the Corporation.
  • Drafting and implementing the Legal Division’s strategy in line with the Corporation’s strategy.
The Person
  • Applicants should be holders of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree, a diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law and a Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K).
  • In addition they should have at least five years experience in Commercial Law practice as a senior legal officer in a medium sized organization preferably one listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, three of which should have been at management level. 
  • A masters degree in Law or relevant field will be an added advantage.
Assistant Manager – Human Resource 
Ref No: KRC/HR/2012/05
Reporting to the Human Resource Manager the selected candidate will coordinate implementation of HR policies and programs and will be responsible for the following duties:-
  • Assisting in human resource planning for anticipated expansion, growth and or changes of the Corporation’s strategy.
  • Coordinating the hiring and separation of employees, motivating and retaining the best and most appropriate staff to help the Corporation meet its objectives and strategies.
  • Developing and implementing HR policies including salaries, benefits, leave, recruitment and separation and developing career progression paths.
  • Managing corporation-wide programs that address issues of culture change management, team building, succession planning, and workforce development.
  • Providing assistance with identification of training needs and implementing training programs.
  • Assisting managers with staff issues including counseling and conflict management.
  • Developing and maintaining accurate and relevant job descriptions for existing and new management and staff positions and updating these and other staff records.
  • Driving the performance appraisal process in accordance with the appraisal guidelines.
  • Enforcing human resource initiatives, policies and procedures in the Corporation offices.
The Person
  • Applicants should possess a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources, Social Sciences, Organization Design & Development or relevant fields and be holders of a Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management and members of the Institute of Human Resources Management of Kenya.
  • They should have at least five years relevant working experience two of which should be in a similar management position. In addition they should have strong leadership and management skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • They should be team players,Computer literate and familiar with standard Microsoft Office applications, have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Graduate French  – Speaking Trainees (2) 
Ref No: KRC/HR/2012/06

The selected candidates will undergo a well structured graduate trainee programme in reinsurance covering underwriting and claims management. 
Upon successful completion of the trainee programme they will be assigned specific duties in Reinsurance department focusing on both the Francophone and Anglophone markets.

The Person
Applicants should be Kenyan Citizens who hold Upper second class honors university degree with specialization in French language or graduates in insurance or actuarial sciences or relevant Business fields who are fluent in written and spoken French.
Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age or physical disability. 
An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Applicants should post or email as attachments their CV and cover letter quoting the relevant Job Ref No. and outlining how they meet requirements for the position to:-
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited
P. O Box 30271, 00100 GPO
Closing Date: 17th August 2012

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