A leading insurance company and trusted brand leader providing premium underwriting services in Rwanda with a vision to maintain the leading position in Rwanda and play a major role in the region as composite insurer by providing high quality insurance products and financial services to customers”.

In an effort to complement our team dynamism, we are seeking to recruit persons of high integrity and commitment to fill the positions detailed below.

Job Title: Head, Human Resources

Reports to: Managing Director

Job Purpose: Will have the responsibility to develop, maintain, and administer company HR programmes that contribute to the effective and profitable operations of the company.

Key Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development of the company’s corporate strategy, particularly by advising on the Human resources implication of strategic decisions
  • Design and develop policies and procedures to ensure that the organization’s compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment are sufficient to attract, motivate and retain the required number of staff in the right caliber, and are cost effective.
  • Analyse company HR plans in order to determine the likely future staffing needs and thereafter develop and implement strategies to ensure that existing and future staffing needs of the organisation are met
  • Manage work structures and job profiling in conjunction with Head of Business Units so that all staff are aware of their responsibilities and outputs
  • Encourage and maintain sound employee relations
  • Design a comprehensive staff reward system
Required qualifications, skills and experience
  • Bachelors degree in Business, Economics Science, psychology social work, social science
  • Masters Degree in Business or relevant field will be an advantage.
  • The successful candidate must have at Least 7 years of professional Human Resource management experience in a competitive business environment with in depth exposure & knowledge in the areas of;
  1. Recruitment & Selection
  2. Performance Management
  3. Training & Development
  4. Job Analysis & evaluation
  5. Reward & Benefit management systems
  6. HR Administration & shared services
  7. Knowledge of the East African labor laws will be an advantage
  8. Coaching and career counseling skills
Job Title: Legal Officers, Legal Department

Report to: Head Legal

Job purpose: Provide legal advice and support in the day to day responsibilities of the Legal Department and to the company in general as well as preparing and perfecting investment instruments, real estate, tenancy and property title documents and other legal documents on behalf of the company.

Key Responsibilities
  • Attend to all Legal issues relating to the large property portfolio of the company
  • Negotiating contracts, leases, agreements and other settlements as may relate to the company and its subsidiaries
  • Be able to properly manage cases in litigation through external solicitors and Barristers
Required qualifications, skills and experience
  • Bachelor Degree in Law (General & Commercial Law)
  • Practical knowledge of litigation and arbitration as well as real estate processes and procedures
  • Good knowledge of litigation and arbitration process and procedure within the East Africa community
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Ability to interface with regulatory agencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, public relations and communications skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to speak and transcribe, Swahili and French languages to English and vice-visa
Job Title: Reinsurance Manager

Reports to: Director, Technical

Job Purpose: Responsible for managing the company’s day to day reinsurance business.

Key Responsibilities
  • Analyse the risks accepted by the reinsurance department and evaluate the captive exposure, adequacy of premium, appropriateness of the terms and conditions of each and every risk accepted.
  • Ensure that all acceptances are protected by proper reinsurance arrangement on a back to back basis without any gaps in risks accepted and reinsurance protection availed.
  • Obtain all necessary underwriting information required to place the risk in the international /regional/local reinsurance market.
  • Coordinate with reinsurance brokers for the placement of each and every declaration to the appropriate reinsurance arrangement.
  • Arrange proper reinsurance protection as and when required.
  • Place reinsurance directly in the market or through the broker whether on facultative or any other basis depending on the need of the situation.
  • Assist in the administration of the Captive reinsurance program.
  • Review Insurance closings for basic insurance coverage, terms and conditions, gross and net premiums commissions etc. and correspond / discuss with ceding companies as and when necessary.
  • Follow up with broker/ceding company for timely submission of closing and accounting documents as well as for settlement of premium from ceding companies and recovery of claims from reinsurers.
  • Prepare reinsurance slips / reinsurance contracts ensuring its accuracy with reference to original terms at which reinsurance is accepted.
  • Maintain efficient communication lines between reinsured company and brokers.
  • Prepare reinsurance underwriting and claims statistics including outstanding claims and reinsurance recoveries there-from on a regular basis and update the same at periodic intervals as per requirement.
  • View reinsurance payments/recoveries relating reinsurance premium, commissioning and claims. Review reinsurance securities and report on their status.
  • Calculate reinsurance premium, profit commission and other reinsurance deductions and able to prepare relevant documentation
  • Daily oversight of the department & People management
Required qualifications, skills and experience
  • Applicants should be holders of Bachelors degree in Business, Insurance, Marketing, or related fields.
  • Holders of a Masters degree in a related business field will be at an advantage
  • The person should be a fully qualified insurance professional with ACII or FCII qualifications and membership in a recognized insurance professional body.
  • They should have over eight years’ of relevant experience, three of which should have been at senior management level gained in a reputable organization.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a high level of integrity.
  • The successful candidate must have at least 7 years of professional experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal, Presentation & Negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, French and Swahili languages will be an advantage
Job Title: Risk Management Officers

Reports to: Technical Director

Job Purpose: Support the Head of Risk & Compliance and maintain a sound and robust
risk management and compliance framework

Key Responsibilities
  • To ensure that the principles and requirements of managing risk are consistently adopted throughout the company.
  • Establish a risk management framework and appropriate resource to assist the company in its realization of business objectives and continual development.
  • Analyzing and challenging the efficacy of existing controls
  • Validating controls and operating
  • Investigating incidents arising where controls may have failed.
  • Agreeing development or corrective actions to change the control environment and following through to ensure actions are completed
  • Maintaining risk management documentation
  • Planning, conducting and reporting on compliance audits
  • Maintain Risk and Compliance registers
  • Regulatory Complaint Investigation
  • Assisting in the analysis and production of Risk and Compliance Governance reporting
  • Assisting in the identification and assessment of emerging risk including those arising from changes to regulatory obligations
  • Policy review and maintenance
  • Act as a reference point for risk management and compliance questions from the business
Required qualifications, skills and experience
  • Bachelors Degree in any related field
  • 3-5 years experience in Internal Audit preferably in the financial services industry
  • Professional qualification / certification in CISA and or CIA.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a high level of integrity.
  • Ability to deliver results when objectives are set and create a blueprint for accomplishing the same.
  • High level of initiative and self motivation
  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Task & Time Management proficiency
  • Ability to work independently while also demonstrating excellent team working skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong IT skills (Especially Excel and other MS office application)
Job Title: Loss Assessors/Surveyors

Reports to: Technical Director

Job Purpose: Carry out pre-loss and post loss Survey and inspect losses and damages to insured properties on behalf of the company.

Key Responsibilities
  • Visit sites for preloss surveys and risk improvement recommendations
  • Visiting the site of a loss to survey and assess the damage;
  • Recording the situation at the site with equipment such as digital cameras and camcorders;
  • Requesting reports from specialist third parties, such as building surveyors;
  • Advising insurers and policyholders on the most appropriate repair or replacement technique;
  • Interviewing the policyholder making the claim to discuss valuation and validation of the claim;
  • Inspecting documentation to verify that the loss or damage is covered by the terms of the insurance policy to a sufficient extent;
  • Investigating suspicious claims by inspecting claimants’ records to verify the existence and value of Assets and or goods being claimed for;
  • Applying technical knowledge or experience to risks assessment
  • Making recommendations to underwriters about required improvements
  • Assigning quality grades after improvements have been made
  • Maintaining awareness of changes in legislation and trading processes.
  • Writing reports as swiftly as possible for the client including recommendations for settlement;
  • Advising claimants on security and other precautions to reduce the risk of further losses in the future, e.g. installation of new alarms and security lights;
Required qualifications, skills and experience
  • Comfortable at working with minimum of supervision, and ability to solve problems by acting on own initiative.
  • Work closely with other the Underwriting & Claims departments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of quality service.
  • Have 5 years hand-on experience in a similar insurance environment.
  • Able to show track record of performing within a performance management environment.
  • Good standard of numeracy;
  • Research, investigation and analytical skills;
  • Good time management required.
  • IT skills are a prerequisite.
  • Ability to communicate in English, French and Swahili will be an added advantage
Job Title: Head of Corporate Communications

Reports to: Managing Director

Job Purpose: Responsible for formulating and directing the company’s marketing communications strategy. Develops and co-ordinates all policies and programs relating to Brand and Public Relations activity.

Key Responsibilities
  • Coordination of the development of a strategic communications plan
  • Manage the implementation of the plan
  • Manage the utilization of the planned budget
  • Clear brand and brand proposition
  • Strong consistent brand messaging across all communications
  • Put a Brand policy in place
  • Update brand manual and make same available for use by suppliers
  • Provide proof documents for approval/ sign off of all artworks and samples of branded items
  • Present a program and policy for branded corporate wear
  • Ensure proper appearance of all Sonarwa branches
  • Source, manage, evaluate outside agency suppliers and supervise delivery of their work and ensure integrated agency working, where applicable
  • Ensure vendors particularly agencies are delivering as per the signed contracts.
  • Ensure proper planning of all corporate events
  • Ensure all departmental payment obligations are met in time particularly avoiding deterioration of supplier relationships.
  • Daily oversight of the department & People management
Required qualifications, skills and experience
  • Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications or Marketing
  • Professional Post graduate qualifications
  • The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of professional experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Creativity
  • Negotiation skills

All interested applicants should send their applications not later than 28th December 2011 by mail to advertisershr@gmail.com

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The East African Community (EAC) through the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) Secretariat is coordinating the implementation of the 2nd Phase of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP II) which will be implemented in all the five EAC Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda).

The project will contribute towards the attainment of the Shared Vision for the Management and Development of the Lake Victoria Basin through strengthening of the regional and national institutions for governance of transboundary resources in the basin; and facilitating public and private environmentally friendly investments in the Lake Victoria Basin.

LVBC Secretariat hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens of East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) for the following vacant position.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Ref: EAC/LVBC/HR/11-12/02)

1 Post

Grade: P2

Reports to: Regional Project Coordinator – LVEMP II

Organ/Institution: Lake Victoria Basin Commission

Duration of Contract: 2 Years

Station: LVBC Secretariat Headquarters, Kisumu, Kenya

Main Purpose of the Job:

Under the supervision of the Regional Project Coordinator, the M&E Specialist will be responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy, development and implementation of the M&E system, as well as providing timely and relevant information to project stakeholders.

This entails close communication with all those involved in M&E aspects of project implementation including project M&E staff in Partner States, other implementing institutions, and M&E-related missions by the World Bank and other partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Play a key role in development of the LVBC and LVEMP II Result-Based System;
  2. Guide the overall M&E strategy, development and implementation of the LVBC/LVEMP II M&E system;
  3. Develop clear and user friendly M&E Framework and monitoring tools for LVBC/LVEMP II;
  4. Coordinate project M&E staff in Partner States and Implementing Institutions to ensure effective use of the LVBC/LVEMP II RBS and Tools;
  5. Support and participate in World Bank Supervision missions, evaluation missions and other related missions and activities;
  6. Ensure timely submission of reports from Partner States and other Implementing Partners and compile the Regional Project Reports;
  7. Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, implementing partners and other stakeholders;
  8. As a member of the LVBC Secretariat M&E Team, Provide M&E support to LVBC Projects and Programs;
  9. Contribute to the preparation of the Commissions reports, analysis of projects’ and other ad hoc reports, and preparation of management briefs outlining progress, performance and trends towards achieving set targets;
  10. Carryout any other duties as assigned by the Management.
Qualifications and Experience:
  1. Have at least a Master’s degree in Environmental related studies, Development Studies, or other relevant project-related field;
  2. Professional qualifications in planning, monitoring and evaluation;
  3. Minimum of 5 years experience in monitoring and evaluation of environment and natural resources management programs/projects.
Skills and Competencies

The applicant must demonstrate knowledge and skills in:
  1. Use of WB procedures and monitoring framework
  2. The Results Based Management approach and other strategic planning approaches;
  3. Trend analysis and report writing.
How to apply

Application accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of certificates, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be sent to the undersigned.

Applications may be sent by post office, deposited at LVBC Secretariat Office at the address below, or by email in word or PDF at recruitment@lvbcsec.org.

All applications must be submitted no later than 13th January 2012.

The Executive Secretary,
Lake Victoria Basin Commission Secretariat,
P. O. Box 1510, 40100
Kisumu, Kenya.

Tel +254 57 202 387/894
Fax +254 27 202 6324

The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

We shall only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

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