Senior Underwriter Job in Kenya

Job Title: Senior Underwriter

Hiring Organization: Jubillee Insurance
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Insurance
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 11/08/2023

Jubilee Insurance was established in August 1937, as the first locally incorporated Insurance Company based in Mombasa in 1937. Jubilee Insurance has spread its sphere of influence throughout the region to become the largest Composite insurer in East Africa, handling Life, Pensions, general and Medical insurance.
Job Ref. No: JHIL099

Role Purpose

Responsible for assessing and managing risks associated with corporate insurance policies. This role involves evaluating complex underwriting data, making strategic decisions, and ensuring compliance with underwriting guidelines and regulatory requirements.

Main Responsibilities


Underwriting strategy: Contribute to the development and implementation of underwriting strategies, aligning them with the company’s overall business goals.

Risk management: Identify and assess emerging risk in the insurance sector and propose strategies to effectively mitigate the risks.


Risk assessment: Analyze and evaluate complex underwriting data, including financial statements, loss histories, and industry trends, to assess risk associated with insurance policies.

Policy underwriting: Determine appropriate coverage, terms, and pricing for insurance policies, considering risk exposure and profitability.

Corporate Governance

Compliance: Ensure compliance with underwriting guidelines, company policies and regulatory requirements, maintaining high standards of ethical and legal conduct.

Risk controls: Establish and maintain risk control measures to monitor and manage risks associated with insurance policies effectively.

Leadership & Culture

Team support: Provide guidance, mentorship, and technical expertise to junior underwriters, fostering a collaborative and supporting work environment.

Stakeholder engagement: Build and maintain positive relationships with brokers, clients, and other internal and external stakeholders, providing exceptional customer service.

Key Competencies

Financial analysis

Risk evaluation

Analytical thinking

Attention to detail

Communication skills

Decision making skills


Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Finance, or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.

Professional Insurance Qualification

Relevant Experience

Minimum of 4 years of relevant working experience in Underwriting

How To Apply

If you are qualified and seeking an exciting new challenge, please apply via quoting the Job Reference Number and Position by 12th November 2023