Kenya Re Actuary Job Vacancy

Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited (Kenya Re), is a leading reinsurer and is listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). 
It is ISO 9001: 2008 Certified and is 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 position:
Ref: KRC/HR/2016/01
The Actuary will ensure that the Reinsurer has an effective actuarial function capable of evaluating and providing advice to the Reinsurer regarding capital adequacy, technical provisions, premiums levels, pricing activities as well as compliance with related statutory and regulatory requirements.


The actuarial function shall be required to evaluate and provide advice on the Reinsurer’s actuarial and financial risks, the Reinsurer’s investment portfolios and the valuation of assets, the insurer’s solvency position, including adequacy of capital for business and regulatory purposes as well as liability and loss provisions.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible for providing ongoing technical and analytical support to Reinsurance business.
  • Responsible for actuarial and risk analysis used to develop pricing for new and existing products in line with management’s and company’s objectives.
  • Initiate, organize and manage Actuarial/underwriting projects
  • Gather and prepare analysis based on information from internal and external sources.
  • Utilize knowledge of mathematics, probability, statistics, principles of finance and business to problems in insurance.
  • Research on functional issues using a variety of resources. 
  • Develop/prepare reports and assist in the development of new/revised policies/guidelines.
  • Interpret Government regulations and internal policies, participate in preparation of documentation related to government filings/licensing.
  • Prepare recommendations based on data summaries, trend analysis, financial analysis, and business analysis.
  • Analyze data, construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability to assist in decision making.
  • Ascertain premium rates and accurate cash revenues to assist in accurate decision making.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to develop new/enhanced systems/processes/programs/policies to support business needs.
The Person
  • Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics or its equivalent. 
  • They should be holders of a minimum of 7 actuarial papers.
  • A post graduate diploma in actuarial science will be an added advantage.
  • Applicants should have six years’ experience, two of which must have been in a management position. 
  • In addition they should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good organization and management skills, advanced skills in mathematics and statistics. 
  • They should be team players and have strong leadership skills.
How to Apply
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 Manager
Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited
P.O Box 30271,00100 GPO


Closing Date: 5th February 2016

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