Underwriter Job in Kenya – Reinsurance & Aviation

GA Insurance Limited

Job Title: Underwriter – Reinsurance & Aviation

Reports to: Manager - Reinsurance & Aviation

Department: Reinsurance & Aviation

Job Summary: The role will be responsible for day to day administrative and technical underwriting responsibilities of the General Aviation portfolio and reinsurance activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Quote and bind risks written within the General Aviation underwriting guidelines and appetites.

Assist in the underwriting and processing of new and renewable Aviation business in line with our underwriting appetite, authority limits and business plan.

Track premium income bookings, meet expected figures and investigate any differences.

Monitor aggregate exposures, assist in the modelling of the Aviation business, and manage and monitor portfolio metrics.

Manage interactions between Underwriting and Reinsurance functions to ensure all outstanding queries are addressed.

Oversee Broker business pipelines, preparing for and attending relationship meetings where appropriate.

Attend technical presentations and training programs, both internally and externally, to enhance technical understanding of the Aviation product line.

Actively engage in cross-selling opportunities where appropriate.

Work in conjunction with the team ensure efficient working practices are in place and adhered to as per established underwriting guidelines.

Assist management with building, running and monitoring exposure reports.

To meet company standards in respect of policy documentation, timeframe for quoting new and renewal business and compliance issues.

Attend to clients and resolve complaints.

Job Holder Specifications

Knowledge, skills and Abilities

Aviation experience gained within an underwriting or broking environment.

You will need to demonstrate a practical and common-sense approach to dealing with differing situations and an ability to tackle problems often against tight timeframes.

Interest in Multinational programs.

Excellent communication skills, with ability to build internal and external relationships.

Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to follow-up independently and to effectively prioritise tasks.

Strong customer service and sales skills – experience in dealing with brokers and other business partners considered an asset.

Competency in Microsoft Office required, advanced capabilities in Excel and or Data/Analytical experience desirable.

High quality underwriting and customer service skills required to handle complex coverage issues and challenging client relations.

Strong knowledge of industry issues and trends required.

Advanced analytical and mathematical proficiency preferred.

Ability to demonstrate logical approach to processes and problem solving.

Proven ability to solve problems independently and with success.

Ability to work independently as well as being a strong team player, in a multi-task environment.

Willingness to take professional development, insurance and aviation related courses necessary.

Credentials and Experience

College / University degree or equivalent industry experience.

ACII Holder

A minimum of 3 years of aviation underwriting experience, or 5 years’ experience dealing with aviation insurance from a non-underwriting background.

Application Procedure:

If you meet the above minimum requirements, send your c.v to careers@gakenya.com indicate the position applied for on the email subject line to be received on or before 22nd May 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.