Kenindia Assurance General Underwriting Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Kenindia Assurance Company Limited
Job Title: Manager – General Underwriting
Department: Underwriting
Section: General

Job Category: TBA

Reports To: Assistant General Manager – Underwriting
Job Serial / Code No. JD/UW/M/02
Location / Branch: Head Office, Nairobi


Job Summary: Leading in implementation of general and medical underwriting strategy to achieve profitability and specific departmental goals in line with overall business objectives.
Main Responsibilities
  • Leading in the implementation and monitoring general, bonds and medical underwriting strategy, policies, processes and procedures to support achievement of overall business objectives.
  • Developing, implementing and proposing amendments to the section’s standard operating procedures 
  • Ensuring that all policies/risks that have been ACCEPTED are compliant to reinsurance treaty programmes, Regulators guidelines and company underwriting guidelines.
  • Approving and confirming cover up to treaty capacity
  • Proposing changes to the treaties to reinsurance department in line with market demand.
  • Approving underwriting expenditure up to set limits
  • Analyzing and approving quotations including rating discounts as per set limits.
  • Appointing risk surveyors and vehicle valuers in line with company guidelines
  • Reviewing panel of service providers
  • Recommending revision of existing insurance policy terms and conditions and new products
  • Reviewing and approving of underwriting documents i.e. policy documents, endorsements up to set limits
  • Preparing, monitoring and Analyzing underwriting reports and making recommendations
  • Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices  in management
  • Ensuring customer service to both internal and external clients by providing required underwriting documents
  • Talent management including coaching, mentoring, developing, training and evaluating staff in the underwriting department to achieve highest level of performance
  • Managing and implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture
  • Leading and managing the underwriting related company communication
Key Deliverables
  • Achieve underwriting profitability
  • Improve products and product composition
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Service Delivery
Direct Reports
  • Bonds Manager
  • Deputy manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Senior underwriter
  • Underwriter
  • Asst. underwriter
Key Interfaces
  • Finance & Admin
  • Claims
  • Marketing
  • HR
  • ICT
  • Reinsurance
  • Legal
  • Life
  • Service providers
  • Intermediaries
  • Financial institutions
  • Regulators
  • Reinsurers
  • Customers
  • KRA
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business related field or equivalent
Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma in AIIK or ACII
Key Job Skills (specific to the job)
  • Strategy formulation and implementation
  • Analytical Skills
  • Strategic influencing skills
  • Accounting and reporting skills
  • Client relations
  • Negotiation skills
  • People Management Skills
Insurance Skills (special Category)
  • Technical knowledge & proficiency
  • Understanding the new insurance market trends
General Skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer Service
  • IT skills (fluency)
KAC Competencies / Behaviours
  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Transparency
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Quality
Relevant Experience: At least 5 years of relevant experience

How to Apply

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Deadline for applications is : 19.2.2016

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Updated: February 12, 2016 — 2:14 pm