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Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - IRA

The Insurance Regulatory Authority is a State Corporation established under the Insurance Act, Cap 487 of the Laws
of Kenya with the mandate to regulate, supervise and promote development of the insurance industry in Kenya. The
Authority is seeking applications for the following vacant positions:
JOB TITLE Legal Officer

DIVISION Legal Affairs
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 6

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Corporation Secretary/Chief Manager, Legal Affairs

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for providing legal and regulatory services
Responsibilities 
Legal Affairs • Ensure effective legal representation and monitoring (Litigation Management)
• Review legal and regulatory framework and conducting legal research
• Prepare concept papers, briefs, interpretation and any other legal agreement between the Authority and other parties
• Provide legal advice and opinions on all aspects of the insurance and any law affecting the operation of the Authority
• Prepare and manage contracts, leases and legal drafts
• Ligation management and legal representation to the Authority in judicial proceedings
• Participate in any alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism
• Continuously monitor legal instruments and agreements entered into by the Authority
Any other tasks:
• Participate in various committees in the authority
Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelors degree in Law;
• Diploma of Law from the Kenya School of Law;
• Certified Public Secretary (CPS)qualifications would be an added advantage; and
• Proficiency in ICT
 Experience
• Five (5) years law / Legal experience; and
• Specialist knowledge and diverse experience in legal affairs.
 Skills
• Negotiation and analytical skills;
• Communication and reporting skills;
• Organization and inter personal skills; and
• Mentorship and coaching skills
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Strategic thinking; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi
Important:
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present the following statutory documents during the interviews:
Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from the Ethics
and Anti-Corruption Commission, and report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.
Terms of Offer
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with
the right candidate

JOB TITLE Legal Assistant

DIVISION
 Legal Affairs
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 8
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Senior Legal Officer
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for providing office administration support services in the Legal Affairs Division.
Responsibilities
Administrative Support • Prepare notes, draft correspondences, type letters and reports including document binding in accordance with agreed instructions
• Drafting preliminary legal documents and liaising with the external lawyers
• Attend to cases in the court registry
• Reserve, sort, record, and distribute office mail, correspondence and documents to appropriate officials
• Schedule appointments and requests for meetings, synchronize and update appointments
• Locate and attach appropriate files to correspondence or queries as well as organise filing and retrieval systems
• Oversee proper maintenance, storage, retrieval of files and documents in order to ensure that they are accessible and secure.
• Organise meetings and conferences and accurately record the proceedings of various deliberations
• Monitor and track the progress of various assignments and regularly updating the appropriate Head of Department and other members of staff on specific deadlines and problems
• Format board papers before they are uploaded on the e-board software
• Offer logistical support for Board
meetings/Workshop/Training Preparations
Customer Relations • Respond to office telephone enquiries, giving information to callers and routing calls to appropriate officials and also placing outgoing calls
• Receive official visitors and walk in customers by ascertaining the nature of business and directing them accordingly
• Maintain effective communication channels with other departments, external organizations and individuals
Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelors degree in a business related field;
• Diploma in Law (Paralegal studies)
• Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• At least 2 years’ providing administrative support in a busy environment;
• Administration and customer service experience; and
• Experience in events planning and management
Skills
• Strong communication and public relations skills;
• Strong organization and inter personal skills; and
• Planning and coordinating skills.
 Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Team player; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
Important:
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present the following statutory documents during the interviews:
Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from the Ethics
and Anti-Corruption Commission, and report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.
Terms of Offer
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with
the right candidate.

DIVISION: Legal Affairs

GRADE:
 IRA 5
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Corporation Secretary/Chief Manager, Legal Affairs
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible to the Corporation Secretary/Chief Manager Legal Affairs for effective review and interpretation of the Insurance Act and other Statutes. Drafting of leases, contracts, agreements and other legal documents. Ensuring effective litigation management and alternative dispute resolution. Giving necessary support to the insurance appeals tribunal. Monitoring implementation of the compliance strategy. Providing administrative services for board secretarial duties.
Responsibilities
Legal Affairs • To assist the Corporation Secretary with the formulation, development and implementation of corporate legal policies and procedures.
• To assist the Corporation Secretary in providing administrative services to the Board.
• To assist the Corporation Secretary with the provision of legal advice and interpretation to the Authority on matters that relate to the Insurance Act and other related laws.
• To attend to litigation matters and brief the Corporation Secretary as appropriate on court case proceedings and possible courses of action to take.
• To liaise with the Attorney General’s Chambers and as appropriate on representation of court cases.
• To draft proposed amendments to the Insurance Act, presentation of any document or instrument that requires approval by the Attorney
General or any Government Office/Department.
• To provide legal advice to other Sections/Divisions on various matters of law.
• To liaise with the Consumer Protection Section in complaint resolution activities as may be necessary.
• To assist the Corporation Secretary with the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the divisional budget, work plans and procurement plans.
• To offer legal support to the supervision team in the course of inspections, approvals and enforcement pursuant to the Insurance Act, Regulations and Guidelines.
• To prepare in consultation with Corporation Secretary, legal drafts and negotiate contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments between the Authority and other parties and participate in settlement and arbitration of disputes.
• To ensure compliance by the Authority with the Insurance Act and other relevant laws.
• To carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
 Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university
• Certified Public Secretary and a Member of the ICPSK in good standing.
• Post graduate Diploma in Legal Education from Kenya School of Law.
• Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
Experience
• Minimum Seven (7) years’ experience in providing legal services as well as demonstrated experience in drafting, litigation management and law enforcement.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
• Excellent communication, listening, negotiation, analytical, influencing, proposal and report writing skills.
• Excellent computer skills specifically on MS Office applications.
• Excellent investigative, research and drafting skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and team player.
• Maturity, confidentiality, impartiality and trustworthiness.
• High level of integrity.
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task.
Important:
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present the following statutory documents during the interviews:
Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from the Ethics
and Anti-Corruption Commission, and report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.
Terms of Offer
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with
the right candidate.

JOB TITLE Procurement Officer

DIVISION/SECTION Procurement
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 6
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Manager, Procurement
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for ensuring that procurement and supplies processes are carried out effectively and efficiently to achieve the Authority’s objectives.
Responsibilities
Planning and Implementation • Plan, coordinate and execute timely and quality procurement operations.
• Ensure procurement of goods, services and works are done in strict compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 and its attendant Regulations.
• Develop, ensure implementation, review and monitor the department’s Standard Operating Procedures and ensure that they are in conformance with the Public Procurement & Asset Disposal Act, 2015 and its attendant Regulations, Authority’s Procurement & Disposal Procedures Manual and ISO processes.
Supply Chain Management • Prepare periodic reports for review and submission to the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA).
• Prepare annual and revised procurement and disposal plans for the Authority in liaison with departmental heads.
• Maintain an up-to date database records of suppliers and the various lead times.
• Undertake supplier rating and appraisal and conduct regular market surveys.
• Manage the procurement records in accordance with the provisions of Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015. Designing and implementing an effective procurement records management, retention and disposal programs.
• Liaise with the Finance Department to ensure timely processing of payments to suppliers of goods, services and works.
Tenders Management • Prepare tender documents in liaison with the user departments to facilitate procurement of capital equipment, goods, services and works.
• Prepare LPO’s, LSO’s, Notification of awards and contract agreements for all tender awards of goods, works and service as well as regret letters to unsuccessful bidders.
• Responsible for tender box opening.
• Perform the duties of Secretary to Tender Opening Committee, Tender Evaluation Committee and other procurement committees
• Keep track of tenders, quotations in progress and generating status reports.
Stores Management • Manage the stores functions on receipt, issues, storage, safety and delivery by maintaining stock levels and stores records.
• Undertake regular stock taking and make reports accordingly.
• Observe and maintain the re-order levels and economic quantities as a way of forecasting stores requirements and advice the Manager, Procurement accordingly for action and ensure no stockouts
• Receive goods and supplies and verify information on delivery notes and supply requisitions in order to establish the accuracy of orders. In addition, issues goods and supplies against approved requisition orders
• Coordinate cost-effective disposal of assets in accordance with Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015
• Procure and supply office working tools, equipment, furniture and stationery and ensuring their regular service and maintenance as
per the service contracts
Any other tasks:
• Participate in various committees in the Authority

Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Business, Social Sciences or related field
• Post Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or equivalent;
• Must be a registered member of KISM or CIPS or any other relevant professional body and
• Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position;
• Specialist knowledge and diverse experience in procurement and supply chain management;
• Knowledge of Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015, Regulations; and
• Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals.
 Skills
• Negotiation and analytical skills;
• Strong communication and presentation skills;
• Strong organization and inter personal skills; and
• Good leadership, mentorship and coaching skills.
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Strategic thinking; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
Important:
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present the following statutory documents during the interviews:
Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from the Ethics
and Anti-Corruption Commission, and report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.
Terms of Offer
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with
the right candidate.

JOB TITLE Systems Analyst

DIVISION/SECTION
 ICT
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 6
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Manager, ICT
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for providing technical expertise, assessing new ICT software projects and initiatives to support and enhance existing application systems
Responsibilities
System Administration • Acting as a change agent when defining and executing change requirements;
• Serving as a liaison and facilitator between all business units to assist in addressing and resolving ICT software issues;
• Conducting user acceptance testing and sign-off;
• Investigating and resolving application functionality related issues and providing first level support and troubleshooting of systems;
• Coordinating application development for multiple projects;
• Managing an outsource relationship for 3rd party application development and programming consultants;
• Troubleshooting technical issues and identifying modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing user requirements;
• Providing advice to business users in the effective use of applications and information technology;
• Writing technical procedures and documentation for the applications including operations and user guides;
• Providing technical training for users on new IT applications;
• Producing technical documentation for new and existing applications; and
• Assisting in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for all new development projects.
Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelors degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field; and
• Relevant ICT certifications such as Prince 2 or PMP, ITIL, MCITP
Experience
• Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position;
• Specialist knowledge and diverse experience in systems support and development; and
• Experience in ICT hardware and software maintenance.
Skills
• Problem solving and analytical skills;
• Strong communication and presentation skills; and
• Strong organization and inter personal skills.
 Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Strategic thinking; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
Important
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present the following statutory documents during the interviews:
Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from the Ethics
and Anti-Corruption Commission, and report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.
Terms of Offer
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with
the right candidate.

JOB TITLE: Consumer Education Officer
DIVISION/SECTION: Consumer Education
GRADE/LEVEL: IRA 6
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Head, Consumer Education
 Job Summary
Responsible for the implementation of consumer education strategies, sensitizing and creating awareness on Insurance
Responsibilities
• Assist in developing strategies, through research on various sites to facilitate the development of a suitable consumer education framework.
• Develop Information, Education & Communication (IEC) material
• Assist in planning, designing, coordinating and implementing consumer education programs.
• Prepare and make presentations on various issues for public education in insurance
• Participate in conducting needs assessment and baseline surveys.
• Develop, review and reprint information, education and communication materials
• Conduct consumer education outreach programs
• Develop media infomercials on insurance for use in creating awareness about insurance
Any other tasks
• Participate in various committees in the authority
Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelors degree in insurance or business related field
• ACII /AIIK Insurance qualifications; and
• Proficiency in ICT
 Experience
• Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position;
• Experience in consumer education/public relations/conducting outreach programs; and
• Knowledge of Insurance
Skills
• Strong communication and presentation skills;
• Good organization and inter personal skills;
• Good command of speaking English and Swahili; and
• Good reporting skills
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Team player; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
Important
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present the following statutory documents during the interviews:
Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from the Ethics
and Anti-Corruption Commission, and report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.
Terms of Offer
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with
the right candidate.

JOB TITLE: Corporate Communication Officer

DIVISION/SECTION:
 Corporate Communication
GRADE/LEVEL: IRA 6
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Head, Corporate Communication
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for implementation of communication strategies aimed at meeting the Authority’s goals and objectives.
 Responsibilities 
• Assist in the planning and implementation of the IRA communications policies and strategies
• Assist in the Planning and implementation all of the organization’s internal and external communications and promotional programmes
• Identify events that can enhance IRA’s image or can be used to reach many publics and coordinate IRA’s participation in
the same
Corporate Communication • Provide content for the IRA website and ensure that it is updated and remains relevant for purposes of information dissemination
• Assist in organizing and managing press conferences, media coverage and respond to incoming media calls
• Provide input for speeches, news releases and any other presentations as required
• Develop and maintain a list for distribution of IRA’s Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials
• Assist in gathering information, write articles and edit newsletters, reports, journals and other publicity materials
• Monitor all public comments about the organization
• Oversee photography and videography at IRA corporate events
Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelors’ degree in public relations/communication or related field
• Post graduate diploma in journalism or related field; and
• Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position in a reputable organization;
• Diverse experience in public relations, communication and events planning;
• Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals.
Skills
• Strong communication and presentation skills;
• Good organization and inter personal skills; and
• Public relations skills.
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Team Player; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
Important
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present the following statutory documents during the interviews:
Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from the Ethics
and Anti-Corruption Commission, and report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.
Terms of Offer
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with
the right candidate.

JOB TITLE: Systems Auditor

DIVISION/SECTION:
 Internal Audit
GRADE/LEVEL: IRA 6
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Head, Internal Audit
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for undertaking independent, value-adding and objective systems audit aimed at improving operational efficiency and internal controls system.
Responsibilities 
Implementation of Internal Controls • Plan Information Systems audits;
• Perform routine information systems audits;
• Prepare reports expressing opinions on the accuracy of financial records, compliance with board policies, administrative regulations, appropriate procedures and laws, and effectiveness of the control systems reviewed during an audit;
• Participate in information system projects for the Authority and ensuring adequate controls are incorporated;
• Prepare clear and concise documentation and system audit reports including recommendations for improvements for submission to auditees, senior management and the board
audit committee;
• Follow up to ensure recommendations have been implemented by management.
• Appraise the adequacy of corrective actions taken to improve deficient conditions;
• Manage and maintain the company’s risk assessment processes to support the identification of risks and internal system audit projects and activities;
• Document the audit work papers, the procedures performed to substantiate audit conclusions and recommendations;
• Prepare quarterly board papers for the board audit committee; and
• Conduct internal investigations of alleged or suspected violations of criminal law and corporate policies.
Any other tasks
• Participate in various committees in the authority
 Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Computer Science;
• Professional qualification like CIA/ CPA/ /Risk Management related certifications or equivalent;
• CISA qualification; and
• Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• Five (5) years’ experience in systems audit experience gained from reputable organizations; and
• Diverse experience in managing internal and systems controls
Skills
• Strong analytical and numerical skills;
• Good communication and reporting skills; and
• Strong organization and inter personal skill
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Team player; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
Important:
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present the following statutory documents during the interviews:
Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from the Ethics
and Anti-Corruption Commission, and report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.
Terms of Offer
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with
the right candidate.
How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the
job requirements given, please submit your application (clearly indicating on the envelope the reference number
and position you are applying for) with a detailed CV, stating your position, current remuneration, qualifications,
experience, names and addresses of three referees, email and telephone contacts together with copies of your
certificates and national identification card by close of business on 28th February 2020 to:
Commissioner of Insurance & Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Regulatory Authority
Zep-Re Place
P.O Box 43505-00100,
Email: careers@ira.go.ke,
Nairobi
IRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Persons With Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.

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