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UAP Group Recruiting

UAP Group is a Pan - African Financial Services Company with interest in Insurance, Investment Management, Property Investments and Financial Advisory.

Currently, UAP has businesses operating in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan which are market leaders in their respective fields.

In order to execute it ambitious pan-Africa growth and expansion strategy, UAP wishes to recruit high caliber individuals to fill the following positions:

1. Assistant Company Secretary / Legal Services Manager 

2 Positions - One in Kenya and one in Uganda

Reporting to the Group Company Secretary & Head of Legal Services this position is to provide effective and efficient Board Secretarial and In House Legal Advisory services to the UAP Group in all operating Countries (or target territory) within Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provision of efficient Board secretariat services for subsidiaries.
  • Preparing for Board Meetings
  • Arranging for directors travel and accommodation
  • Maintenance of shares registers and accommodation
  • Monitoring contractual and statutory compliance
  • Participating in negotiations on commercial and business related matters
  • Assisting the Group Company Secretary in discharging such other duties as may be allocated from time to time
  • Registration, protection/enforcement and monitoring use of intellectual property
  • Drafting, perusing and vetting legal agreements
  • Custodian of good corporate governance practices, Board stewardship & accountability, Fiduciary duties of directors, Board manual, code of conduct, conflict of interest and maintenance and custody of Company Seal.
  • In-House Legal advisory services in accordance with the services level agreements with the Group Clients
  • Providing sound legal advisory services to the Group
  • Preparing legal opinions
  • Legal advice on HR Management, Retirement Benefits Administration, Insurance Administration, procurement matters and strategic planning and implementation, security and preservation of company property.
  • Review and analysis of changing legal and regulatory environment and pro active preventive lawyering and internal early warning systems.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor of laws (LL.B), Diploma in Law, must be an Advocate with a valid practicing certificate with 8 to 10 years’ experience in commercial law practice or busy corporate commercial law /company secretariat environment.
Key Competencies:

The successful candidates is expected to demonstrate high levels of the following key competencies: -
  • Strong Analytical and organization skills
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work and travel at short notice.
2. Assistant Claims Manager (Kenya)

Reporting to the Claims Manager this position is to ensure that insurance claims are handled expeditiously and in a professional manner thereby meeting the customer expectations, departmental objectives and overall company objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure reserves are correctly set and constantly reviewed to reflect correct position of the companies liability at one given time
  • Monitoring the performance of service providers for effective delivery
  • Identify gaps in the policy terms revealed during on the claims process and recommend improvements to underwriters of our motor product so as to improve the performance of the motor portfolio
  • Authorize all repairs, claims, costs and fees in the unit within the authority limits to ensure that claims fall within the scope of the policy and the claims costs are not inflated.
  • Ensure service providers are appointed promptly and the appointments are equally distributed across the panel for effective service delivery.
  • Preparation of management reports on the department to show the performance of the department.
  • Initiate recoveries from third parties in order to reduce final cost of the claim
Job Requirements:
  • A business related degree and ACII & 5 years working experience
Key Competencies:

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate high levels of the following key competencies: -
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Good Negotiation skills
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Underwriting Knowledge
If you are up to the challenge and meet the criteria set above send your CV and cover letter to with the job title in the Subject line so as to reach us by 2nd March 2012.

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