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Recruitment at Britam Kenya

British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Ltd. (Britam) is one of East Africa’s leading financial services provider, offering life insurance, health insurance and property/casualty insurance products as well as unit trust, asset management and property investment.

The company is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

As part of our growth strategy and to strengthen the team to achieve our ambitious performance objectives, we are seeking to fill the following positions with individuals who are proactive, self driven and who can apply their knowledge, diligence, and experience to contribute to the achievement of our mission which is to provide outstanding financial services to our customers.
Associate, Legal and Compliance
Nature and Scope of Work

Reporting to the Manager Legal and Compliance, the incumbent in conjunction with the other members of the legal department, formulate and implement policies and procedures to ensure the organization remains fully compliant with all Laws and Regulations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Respond to demand letters and making best efforts to sort out disputes before they are referred to a court of law;
  • Refer any disputes which result in litigation to a suitable lawyer in the company's panel and supervise the handling of the matter including attending court where need be
  • Liaise with external lawyers on conduct of court matters;
  • Advising the other members of the legal department on appropriateness or otherwise of legal proceedings or alternative ways of dealing with particular matters;
  • Liaise with company staff on required documentation, witnesses etc with respect to matters in court;
  • Overseeing and enforcing the safe management procedures and in particular ensuring up to date records of documents in the safe are maintained.
  • Managing the company's end of the conveyance process; Advise the company and staff on all matters touching on the law;
  • Reviewing investment applications for Compliance purposes;
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents and contracts and updating the contracts register; Liaison with the regulatory agencies;
  • Updating the Legal department Information systems interfaces such as the legal shared folder, work request tool among others;
  • Liaison with the Claims department on status of the claims matters in court and advise on other claims related matters;
  • Preparing monthly status reports;
  • Efficient record keeping by maintain an appropriate bring up system, library, sourcing for Kenya Gazettes and updating the statutes annually;
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from a recognized University
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate
  • At least two (2) years experience in a corporate environment or busy law firm
  • Knowledge of Insurance, Retirement Benefits and Capital Markets
Key Skills/Specialization: LAW
Payroll Supervisor 
Nature and Scope of WorkThis position reports to the Assistant HR Manager-Reward. The jobholder provides services for Home Office, branch offices as well as regional offices with regard to payroll matters.

Key Responsibilities
  • Processing of monthly payroll.
  • Remitting payroll deductions to respective beneficiaries e.g. NSSF, NHIF, SACCOs, Bank loans etc within the set timelines.
  • Processing staff reimbursements-outpatient medical claims, travel & entertainment and other claims that have been duly approved.
  • Generating Payroll reconciliation reports and filing monthly
  • Filing Income Tax Returns annually – PAYE and Withholding Tax
  • Filing monthly PAYE returns using the Tax Software (TSW)
  • Ensuring compliance with KRA, NHIF, NSSF and HELB
Qualification, Knowledge and Experience
  • Undergraduate degree with an accounting background
  • Prior experience in payroll processing.
  • In-depth knowledge of Income Tax Act (mandatory)
  • General Knowledge of the Employment Act.
  • Experience in using SUN Systems (an advantage)
  • Good command in MS Office particularly Excel.
Key Skills/Specialization: Payroll
Corporate Sales Executive –Medical 

(REF: BAG/GI/10)
Nature and Scope of work

Reporting to the Sales Manager Medical, the incumbent will ensure full that all production and Market share objectives are attained. The jobholder is responsible for interacting with Brokers, Britam tied agents and direct corporate clients – Main source of business.

Key Responsibilities
  • Secure new business directly or through intermediaries.
  • Ensure that accurate and competitive quotations are prepared and delivered promptly to prospective clients, brokers and agents; Process Tenders and avail required documentation on time.
  • Follow-up renewals to ensure business retention are optimized and the prescribed retention ratio is achieved.
  • Continuously develop and expand network of brokers and agents.
  • Train British-American tied Agent on the medical product to enable them sell effectively.
  • Do presentations of our medical product to new & existing customers, and prospective clients.
  • Ensure that underwritten premiums are collected within a reasonable time span.
  • Gather marketing intelligence statistics to facilitate development of strategies to give the company a competitive advantage.
  • Assist in the product re-designing based on the intelligence reports.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • University Graduate
  • Good advancement in ACII
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Medical Insurance with bias in Medical sales
Key Skills/Specialization: sales medical

Quality Assurance Controllers

Job Purpose

To enhance customer satisfaction by increased personal contact with clients in hospital, ensure only the right insured person are being hospitalized, follow up with the Head Office on any problematic admission cases, identify and recommend new medical facilities in areas of jurisdiction, appraisal medical facilities and recommend cancellation of relationship with medical facility if the facility has been noted to be of questionable integrity.

Nature and Scope

The position reports to the Nurse at the Head Office. The jobholder is responsible for maintaining constant contact with hospitals to ensure continuous well-being of all the stake-holders. S/he should handle service issues with efficiency and accuracy.

Key Responsibilities
  • Liaise with the hospitals and doctors on speeding admission and following up on submission of the admission summary form, monitor procedures being carried out on patients and see to the general well – being of the patient
  • Assess in-patient medical claim documents for authenticity and reasonability of the amount charged and period of stay before they are sent to Head office for processing
  • Assess reimbursement medical claims documents for authenticity and reasonability of the amount charged once they are sent to Head Office for processing
  • Delivery of cheques to hospitals (when ever required) and reconciling hospital accounts and following up on unpaid invoices
  • Issuing undertaking/decline letters promptly to the hospitals
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience
  • Diploma in KRCHN 
  • Computer Literacy
  • Experience in care management for insurance companies would be an added advantage
Key Skills/Specialization: insurance

How to apply:

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Deadline for applications is 15th March, 2013

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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