Kenindia Assurance Deputy Manager (Underwriting) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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

Job Category: TBA

Reports To: Underwriting Manager
Job Serial / Code No: JD/UW/DM/04
Location / Branch: Head Office, Nairobi
Job Summary: Implementing general underwriting strategy to achieve profitability and specific departmental goals in line with overall departmental objectives.


Main Responsibilities
  • Proposing amendments of  the section’s standard operating procedures 
  • Ensuring that all policies/risks that have been ACCEPTED are compliant to the reinsurance treaty programmes, Regulator’s guidelines and company underwriting guidelines.
  • Approving and confirming cover up to set limits
  • Analyzing and approving quotations including as per set limits.
  • Appointing risk surveyors in line with company guidelines
  • Recommending, approving and signing of underwriting documents i.e. policy documents, endorsements up to set limits
  • Preparing and Analyzing underwriting reports and making recommendations
  • Managing usage and replenishment of security documents through declaration and stock levels.
  • Monitoring Premium Finance process and Bank refund on default
  • Recommending renewal terms and compiling renewal reports
  • Raising service providers payment requisitions
  • Allowing premium discount as per guidelines
  • Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices  in management
  • Ensuring customer service to both internal and external clients by providing required underwriting documents and services
  • Managing and implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture
  • Implementing underwriting related company communication
  • Talent management including coaching, mentoring, developing, training and evaluating staff in the underwriting department to achieve highest level of performance
Key Deliverables
  • Achieve underwriting profitability
  • Improve products and product composition
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Service Delivery
Direct Reports
  • 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
  • Undergraduate degree in Business related field or equivalent
Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma in AIIK or CII
Key Job Skills (specific to the job)
  • Strategy implementation
  • Analytical Skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Accounting and reporting skills
  • Client relations
  • Negotiation skills
  • People Management Skills
  • Presentation / report 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:19.3.2016

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