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Senior French Speaking Underwriters Job Vacancies

Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited (Kenya Re) is a leading reinsurer in the region and is listed at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE).

It is ISO 9001: 2008 Certified and is rated B+ by A.M Best and AA by the Global Credit Rating Company (GCR).

Kenya Re now seeks to recruit and fill the positions of
 two (2) Senior French Speaking underwriters.

Ref No.

The Position

The selected candidates will report to the Regional Manager for the West Africa office based in Cote D’Ivoire and the Manager- International Business Division located at the head office in Nairobi, Kenya.

The main duties will include but will not be limited to:-
  • Contributing to the development of reinsurance business from French and English speaking countries. The French markets will include support to the West Africa regional office as well as other allocated markets;
  • Soliciting and receiving business offers from existing and potential clients in line with the Corporations underwriting policy;
  • Carrying out market visits regularly in the International market for new business and for renewal of existing business;
  • Preparing renewal and new business quotation proposals to cedants and brokers;
  • Carrying out treaty and facultative underwriting of the business;
  • Translating and interpreting business offers, treaties, facultative and claims and any other documents from French speaking countries;
  • Reviewing facultative acceptances regularly ahead of renewal and reviewing treaty acceptances annually,
  • Ensuring the proper processing of all technical transactions;
  • Ensuring accurate input of data and records for allocated markets in respect of premiums, claims etc;
  • Ensuring appropriate maintenance of all relevant documentation.
The Person

Applicants should be holders of a Bachelors degree in Business, Insurance, Marketing, or related fields.

The person(s) should be fully qualified insurance professionals with ACII or FCII qualifications or their equivalent and hold membership in recognized insurance professional bodies.

Applicants should be fluent in both spoken and written French and English languages.

They should have five years of relevant experience, two of which should have been at management level gained in a reputable Organization.

Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age or physical disability. An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Closing Date:
 30th December, 2011

Applications should be sent by post or via email, attaching thereto CVs and cover letter quoting the relevant reference number and outlining how applicants meet requirements for the position to:-

The Human Resource and Administration Manager
Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited
P. O Box 30271, 00100 GPO


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