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Underwriter Job in Kenya

Our client a growing insurance brokerage firm is seeking to recruit a Underwriter.

Job Duties

  • studying various insurance proposals;
  • gathering and assessing background information in order to effectively assess the risk involved;
  • calculating possible risk and deciding how much individuals or organizations should pay for insurance (the premium);
  • deciding whether the risk should be shared with a reinsurer;
  • computing results for appropriate premiums using actuarial information, other statistics and own judgement;
  • visiting brokers or potential customers and preparing quotes;
  • liaising with specialists, such as surveyors or doctors, for risk assessment;
  • gathering information and various types of reports (e.g. medical records) from specialists;
  • negotiating terms with policy holders or their brokers;
  • ensuring that premiums are competitive;
  • specifying conditions to be imposed on different types of policies
  • negotiating with brokers and drawing up contracts;
  • writing policies;
  • Keeping detailed and accurate records of policies underwritten and decisions made.

  • Previous work experience in the same position
  • effective analytical skills
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • negotiation skills and the ability to influence others;
  • the ability to absorb technical information;
  • confident decision-making skills;
  • numeracy and statistical skills;
  • problem-solving skills and a logical approach to work;
  • self-motivation;
  • sound judgment;
  • the ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • team working skills but also a willingness to work using your own initiative;
  • Customer service skills.

If you meet the above qualifications please send your cv to on or before 9th October 2013.

Only candidates with prior experience and quoted salary/commission pay will be considered.

Please quote the position you are applying for on the subject line.

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