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Recruitment at Britam, Kenya

Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern Africa region. The company offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property. 

The product range includes: life, health and general insurance, pensions, unit trusts, investment planning, wealth management, off-shore investments, retirement planning, discretionary portfolio management, property development and private equity. 

We are seeking to recruit a talented, innovative and results-oriented individual to fill the following position:-

Claims Supervisor - Claims General Insurance

Nature and Scope

The position reports to the Assistant Claims Manager - General Insurance.

The jobholder is responsible for two (2) Claims Assistants.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure prompt registration and acknowledgement of new claims
  • Assessing policy details, terms and conditions to ascertian validity of claims
  • Ensure correct claims data is inputed and captured in the system
  • Ensure that the claims service providers meet service levels
  • Payments of claims within the set service levels
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly service reports
  • Third party recoveries
  • Portfolio analysis and risk recommendation reporting to underwriting
  • Perform any other duties as may be requested by management
Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree/Diploma in Insurance or business related studies
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Minimum four (4) years experience in handling claims
  • Progress in ACII/AIIK will be an added advantage
Key Skills / Specialization:
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Insurance or equivalent; ACII/AIIK Professional certification
How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria, please CLICK HERE to submit your online application to us on or before Friday 23rd January 2015.

Agency Development Manager - Rwanda


This position is based in our Britam Rwanda Office. Reporting to the General Manager, the jobholder will be responsible for ensuring appropriate plans for the recruitment, training and development as well as general supervision of the sales agents.

Responsibilities:
  • To formulate and implement sound strategies for the recruitment, development and supervision of the entire agency channel
  • Develop a recruitment and retention policy for sales agents
  • Recruitment and training of agents, including independent agents
  • Provide leadership through coaching, mentorship and supervision
  • Monitor, review and evaluate the performance of agents against their goals for premium growth and retention, loss experience and target markets
  • Ensure productivity and performance is achieved and exceeded;
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree or equivalent; MBA will be a plus
  • Professional certification in insurance e.g. CII or FLMI; COP qualification will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a unit manager
  • Experience in managing a team in achieving and exceeding  stated objectives
  • Computer Literacy in Ms Office Suite of packages
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment
  • Excellent coaching and mentorship skills especially in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate well at all levels in a clear, appropriate and timely manner
  • Ability to think strategically and execute quickly
  • Strong team player with excellent leadership skills
  • Customer focus and orientation.
Key Skills / Specialization:
  • Bachelors degree in a business related field; CII or FLMI or COP qualifications
How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria, please CLICK HERE to submit your online application to us on or before Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Portfolio Manager - Property
Reporting to the Senior Portfolio Manager, the Portfolio Manager - Property will lead the Property fund management business at British American Asset Managers. 

The manager will cover the entire spectrum of property from deal sourcing, deal evaluation, due diligence, deal structuring and execution, value creation, exit and fund raising. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Deal sourcing both within and outside of Britam networks, including deal creation through non obvious opportunities;
  • Lead deal screening and evaluation working with a team to conduct research, analysis & valuations as well as financial modeling on particular opportunities;
  • Lead all phases of deal execution including market, customer, competition and product research, financial due diligence, review potential exit strategies and prepare legal and financial documentation;
  • Deal execution and documentation by coordinating all execution work with the target company, lawyers, consultants, accountants and other professionals;
  • Portfolio management through follow up of monthly and quarterly financial statements and preparing reports to the fund shareholders;
  • Work on investment, marketing and legal documentation necessary on exiting process
  • Provide input for strategic development and acquisition opportunities within the specific industry;
  • Analyze due diligence outputs in order to contribute to an investment decision;
  • Assist in the creation of investment memos;
  • Review and/or negotiate legal documentation, including Limited Partnership Agreements, Private Placement Memorandums, and Consent Requests;
  • Maintain a cash flow allocation forecast model;
  • Collaborate with other asset classes within the Asset Management Company
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Commerce or a related discipline. A graduate degree will be an added advantage;
  • Professional certification such as CFA, CPA;
  • Working experience of at least 6 years in investment management, corporate finance, Real Estate, Investment banking or Project Finance;
  • Knowledge of the practices of property including financial tools and theories
  • Knowledge of investments and financial markets;
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and evaluate investment strategies and positions.
Skills & Attributes
  • High leadership, management and organizational skills
  • A team player willing to work with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills;
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm;
  • High level of analytical skills;
  • Excellent financial modeling skills;
Key Skills/Specialization:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Commerce or a related discipline.
  • Professional certification such as CFA / CPA
How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria, please CLICK HERE to submit your online application to us on or before Friday 23rd January 2015.

Compliance Officer
Reporting to the Group Risk and Compliance Manager, the Compliance Officer will be responsible for all compliance related matters as described in the job purpose below for British-American Asset Management Limited.

Key Responsibilities

Preparing compliance policies and procedures
  • Compliance policies and procedures must be appropriately tailored (and continually refined) to reflect and address the British American Asset Managers business model, investment strategies and relevant conflicts of interest.
Developing relevant tools, templates, reports and business processes
  • that contribute to a fully functional and scalable compliance infrastructure and implements systems by which compliance can be documented and demonstrated. 
  • These templates and reports must capture essential compliance data and significantly increase the ability of the Board and Management to identify and avoid compliance failures and demonstrate compliance to regulators.
Providing Oversight, Reporting and Testing:
  • Continuously carrying out compliance assessments that demonstrate compliance through the prompt production of records and test results or evaluations.
Designing an effective compliance training program
  • Compliance training that is well-designed, effectively presented and systematically reinforced contributes to a virtual cycle that increases awareness of the compliance function and reinforces the culture of compliance.
Maintaining a continuous compliance dialogue
  • Compliance must maintain a continuous dialogue with investment staff and business personnel to propagate the perception (and the reality) that the compliance function is actively engaged, aware and knowledgeable of all important business matters in process at or under consideration by the business.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the financial markets, and the respective Laws and regulations;
Skills & Attributes
  • High leadership, management and organizational skills
  • Ability to pro-actively and creatively manage potential risk issues;
  • A team player willing to work with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills;
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm;
  • High level of analytical skills;
  • High integrity.
Key Skills / Specialization:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria, please CLICK HERE to submit your online application to us on or before Friday 23rd January 2015.

Project Manager
Reporting to the General Manager – Property, the Project Manager role will be to plan, direct, or coordinate, sometimes through project teams, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of Britam construction projects, structures and facilities.

S/he will participate in the conceptual development of construction projects as well as oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation and closure.

Key Responsibilities
  • Managing and monitoring progress of Britam’s various construction projects
  • Developing project estimates, budgets and schedules. Monitoring and managing the project costs
  • Weekly and monthly reporting on project delivery as well as attendance of all project related meetings and inspections as well as reporting on any deliberations
  • Preparing and reviewing financial appraisals as prepared by the project quantity surveyor
  • Act as the focal point of contact between Britam and the project team
  • Co-ordination of various consultants deployed on the construction projects
  • Ensuring site safety and supervision of site staff
  • Ensuring the construction projects comply with all building codes and other regulatory requirements
  • Co-ordinating value engineering exercises,  preparation of the snag list, defect rectification process as well as the testing and commissioning of all building installations prior to issuance of final account
  • Ensuring timely review and issuance of the final account
Key Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in a construction related course, i.e. architecture, engineering, building/land economics, construction management or equivalent. A master’s degree preferably in construction management will be an added advantage.
  • Professional registration with the relevant professional body, e.g. BORAQs, ERB, MISK.
  • Over ten (10) years working experience, five (5) of these being in construction management
  • Experience in multi-storey construction projects is mandatory
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite
Key Skills/Specialization:
  • University degree in a construction related course i.e. architecture, engineering, building/land economics, construction management or equivalent
How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria, please CLICK HERE to submit your online application to us on or before Friday 23rd January 2015.

Quantity Surveyor
Overall Job Purpose: Reporting to the General Manager – Property, the Quantity Surveyor role will prepare cost estimates for construction projects or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of projects and related services. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Preparing and reviewing cost estimates, tender and contract documents used for purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work.
  • Undertaking cost analysis and feasibility studies
  • Carrying out financial modelling as well as reviewing and preparing project financial appraisals
  • Preparing cost and expenditure statements and other risk management documentation at regular intervals for the duration of projects.
  • Measuring, valuing, submitting and negotiating various contract variations within projects
  • Providing advisory services in regards to the project procurement strategy and on contractual claims
  • Preparing and reviewing of valuation certificates
  • Preparing and co-ordinating the issuance of final accounts
  • Consulting with vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Conferring with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
Key Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in building economics. A master’s degree in the same field will be an added advantage.
  • Professional registration with the relevant professional body, i.e. BORAQs
  • Over ten (10) years working experience, five (5) of these being in a busy Quantity Surveying firm
  • Experience in multi-storey construction projects is mandatory
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite
Key Skills/Specialization:
  • University degree in building economics
If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria, please CLICK HERE to submit your online application to us on or before Friday 23rd January 2015.

Hard copy applications will not be accepted. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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