Head of Underwriting (Medical) Job in Kenya

Sheer Logic is seeking to engage a dynamic individual for the Head of Underwriting – Medical position.

Key Result Areas

  • Actively engage and contribute to the development and review of the corporate underwriting strategy, policy and approach within the organization and harness the input of other stakeholders including (actuarial, underwriting, reinsurance, finance);
  • Document the Underwriting department processes and ensure continuous innovation and process improvement to keep abreast of clients’ developing needs;
  • Create and continuously review processes and procedures to ensure underwriting, product and contract content is appropriate and controlled;
  • Develop comprehensive underwriting user manuals and work with the human resource team
  • to schedule underwriting training program for all employees that is relevant to their level of use;
  • Execute the training program, and facilitate part of the program as appropriate;
  • Create and continuously review processes and procedures to receive, vet, rate and upload into the system member/customer documentation;
  • On-board members within agreed turnaround times;
  • Create and continuously review mechanisms and structures to update and avail pertinent accurate information on product offering per member / group;
  • Ensure internal and external customer complaints and queries are addressed and resolved within agreed SLAs;
  • Provide underwriting expertise to product development;
  • Provide underwriting expertise to product development;
  • Hold full profit and loss responsibilities for the underwriting department; and
Decision Making Authority
  • Accept / Decline members;
  • Amend product benefit up to KES10 million before input of product development manager and COO for decision making and input;
  • Amend underwriting policy, process and procedures within set rules; and
  • Escalation of non-compliance noted within the group.
  • Degree in a business related field. A degree in insurance will be an added advantage;
  • Higher diploma in insurance ACII;
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in an underwriting department in a supervisory position;
  • Excellent knowledge in use of MS office;
  • IT skills and risk management skills; and
  • Excellent knowledge of insurance IT systems and procedures.
How to Apply

If you believe your career objectives match this exciting position, please forward your application and detailed C.V stating your current position, remuneration, contact details by 23rd June 2016 to the Sheer Logic Management Consultants E- Mail: sheerlogictalentsourcing@gmail.com clearly marking – The position on the subject line

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Updated: June 21, 2016 — 11:36 am