Underwriter Job in Kenya

We are a brokerage firm dealing with general and health insurance business with a clientele base of Corporates, SMEs and individuals. We are looking to recruit a bright, talented professional with a passion for insurance to fill in the position of an Underwriter.

Scope: Underwriting and risk assessment within the set standards of service to ensure quality and timely client service.


  • Review all applications for insurance – determine the profiles of risks presented to the company for insurance and assess their acceptability or otherwise.
  • Writing quotes, negotiating terms and liaising with insurance firms and customers.
  • Preparing insurance policies terms and conditions.
  • Underwriting of new business by carrying out completeness and accuracy checks to ensure data is captured accurately in the application and systems;
  • Handle queries from clients.


  • Degree in Insurance, Finance, Actuarial Science or other related discipline.
  • Professional Insurance certification will be essential.
  • At least 3 years’ experience as an insurance underwriter.
  • Knowledge of insurance concepts
  • Knowledge of underwriting processes and procedures


  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence others.
  • Numeracy and statistical skills.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work with tight deadlines.

How to Apply:

If you possess the above qualifications and skills, please send us your CV citing your expected salary to recruit@kava.africa by 29th Jan 2020.

Use Underwriter as your email subject.

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: January 22, 2020 — 5:31 pm