Monday, January 21, 2013

Insurance jobs in Kenya- Xplico Insurance Company Limited

Xplico Insurance Company Limited is a fast growing General Insurance underwriter and it is repositioning itself, restructuring its branch operations. 
We are now seeking to employ competent personnel to fill the underlisted positions:
 
1. Branch Managers
 
The successful candidates will be in charge of the company’s branch operations, coordination and supervision of the marketing teams and agency force with a view to achieving the set targets for the branch.
 
The following are among the key responsibilities of this position:-
  • Effectively manage branch operations
  • Formulating appropriate marketing strategies, focused on increasing the company’s market share in the branch.
  • Co-ordinating recruitment, development and retention programmes for sales teams in the branch.
  • Building and motivating a strong team which constantly delivers superior results.
We invite applications from Kenya citizens who:
  • Hold at least a Bachelors degree in a business related field.
  • Hold an ACII qualification or has at least 5 credits in ACII
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position in the insurance industry.
  • Have a demonstrable track record of business production.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills, especially in setting priorities and mobilizing teams towards achieving set goals.
  • Have the ability to stimulate strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
2. Internal Auditor
 
Reporting to the Principal Officer, the Internal Auditor will review the various finance operations of the company to ensure compliance with the set controls, report any short falls and give recommendations to the audit committee.
 
The Internal Auditor will be charged with the following
  • Carry out periodic and continuous internal audit exercises on all functions and assets of the organization to minimise the risk of loss
  • Continuously evaluate internal control systems in line with changing demands and ensure that the systems are appropriately designed to serve the best interest of the organization at all times
  • Ensure that operations in various departments are conducted in compliance with laid down policy, procedure, work instructions and statutory regulations
  • Evaluate audit findings, draw comparisons and analytical reviews and advise the audit committee on continuous improvement measures
  • Understand the company’s strategy and business objectives so as to focus Audit’s work on the highest risks
Experience and Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in commerce (Accounting or Finance option)
  • CPA (K) or equivalent
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar function
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry program policies, procedures, regulations, and laws
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the standards for the professional practice of internal auditing and the code of ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Basic MS office skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Self driven individual with impeccable integrity
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
3. Risk Manager
 
Key responsibilities
  • Provide specialist analysis and perform risk reviews
  • Identify the risk the insurer faces
  • Assess, aggregate, monitor, help manage and address identified risks and develop a Risk register
  • Gain and maintain an aggregated view of the risk profile of the insurer
  • Evaluate the internal and external risk environment on an on-going basis, and identify and assess potential risks as early as possible
  • Consider risks arising from remuneration arrangements/incentives
  • Conduct regular stress testing and scenario analyses
  • Report to management, board on the insurer’s risk profile and details on risk exposures facing the insurer and related mitigation actions
  • Report material changes affecting the insurers risk management system to help ensure that the framework is maintained and improved
  • Conduct regular assessments of the risk management functions and implement any needed improvements.
Minimum Educational (or other qualifications) required
  • University Degree in related filed (insurance, risk) management, Actuarial Science
  • Professional Accounting qualification i.e. CPA-K/ACCA/ACII
  • At least three years experience in management within the insurance/banking industry;
  • She/he must be familiar with Re-insurance accounting
  • IT proficiency
How to apply
 
To apply for this position send your application, Curriculum Vitae and copies of your certificates and testimonials to the
 
Human Resources Manager
Xplico Insurance Company Ltd
P.O Box 38106-00623
Nairobi.

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