African Reinsurance Corporation

Engineering Underwriter (PS 2)

The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re), a pan-African International Financial Institution, announces a vacancy for the position of Engineering Underwriter in the Nairobi Regional Office.

A. Main Duties / Responsibilities

This position is for an Engineering Underwriter who will manage a portfolio of accounts (treaties and facultatives) for cedants in East Africa.

B. Detailed Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the direct responsibility of underwriting and developing the portfolio he/she is in charge of and shall report to the Regional Director.

The duties of the Underwriter shall comprise :
  • Negotiation for new and renewal of Reinsurance contracts;
  • Portfolio management and business relations;
  • Monitoring premium and claims payments;
  • Insurance Risk Surveys and assessments;
  • Assessment and Rating of Engineering risks;
  • Managing relationships with Cedants;
  • Compiling Performance Progress reports.
C. Key Performance Indicators
  • Premium production in line with budget and growth potentials;
  • Good claims management;
  • Good relationship with cedants;
  • Underwriting profitability in the class of business written;
  • Market/ Product expansion;
  • Reliability of forecast made on premium, claims and underwriting results;
  • Accuracy of data provided to management.
D. Technical Competencies Required For This Position
  • Applies the core principles of insurance to everyday situations;
  • Demonstrates an understanding of standard policy wordings, extensions and limitations;
  • Applies knowledge of what is needed for an insurance contract to be legally valid;
  • Demonstrates an understanding of underwriting capacity;
  • Knows and applies organizational underwriting philosophy;
  • Identifies data sources which can be used for pricing decisions and factors that can affect pricing;
  • Provides complete and accurate quotations for risks and apply the underwriting policy and guidelines;
  • Demonstrates awareness of the data that indicates how an underwriting portfolio is performing for own area of business;
  • Knows how claims notification information is used in the claims handling process for own area of business;
  • Manages the claims handling process to achieve timely settlement and minimize leakages;
  • Advanced technical competence in reinsurance & retrocession;
  • Good skills in business software tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RMS;
  • Very good technical knowledge of reinsurance and retrocession.
E. Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Applicants not older than 40 years and should hold the following qualification:
  • First University degree in relevant field (Engineering) plus Masters plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience with emphasis on risk surveys, underwriting/rating engineering risks and Reinsurance underwriting;
Or
  • First University degree in relevant field (Engineering) plus full professional qualification plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience with emphasis on risk surveys, underwriting/rating engineering risks and Reinsurance underwriting;
Or
  • First University degree in relevant field (Engineering) plus 9 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience with emphasis on risk surveys, underwriting/rating engineering risks and Reinsurance underwriting.
F. Additional Requirements For Candidates For This Position:

Applicants must be:
  • Nationals of member States of Africa Re;
  • Additional professional qualifications would be an added advantage;
  • Bilingualism (English/French) would be an added advantage;
  • Relevant work experience in a Reinsurance company or in the department of Reinsurance of an insurance company would be an added advantage.
G. Other Information

Salary and other conditions of service are competitive and comparative to what is obtainable in similar international organizations.

H. Procedure

Interested candidates for this position are requested to complete and submit the employment form online.

Closing date for submission of applications: 3rd May 2013
African Reinsurance Corporation 

Database Administrator (PS 2)

The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re), a pan-African International Financial Institution, announces a vacancy for the position of Database Administrator at the Headquarters in Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

A. Main Duties / Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the direct responsibility of supporting the ICT Department with the planning, administration, installation, configuration and control of the database systems used by the Corporation and ensuring efficiency, integrity and security of the corporate technological environment. He shall report to the Director of Information Technology (DICT).

B. Detailed Duties/Responsibilities

The duties of the Database Administrator shall comprise:
  • Database Administration
  • Database Maintenance
  • Database Support
  • Database Security
  • Back up & Recovery
  • ICT Risk & Compliance
  • Ensuring full compliance with the ICT policies and procedures
C. Key Performance Indicator
  • Quality of database operations administration
  • Performance of systems
  • Internal user feedback
  • Quality & Timeliness of updates
  • Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • Quality of restore and backup retrieval
  • Audit findings
D. Technical Competencies Required For This Position
  • Oracle database core administration experience
  • Oracle e-business Suite Application and database administration will be an added advantage
  • Experience in Oracle web logic administration
  • Experience in SQL/SQL* Plus programming PL/SQL and stored procedures/packages
  • Experience in deployment in SOA suite, creation of Data sources, JMS destination, securing web services
  • Experience in setup of High Availability architecture with clustering for Oracle Apps server and RAC for databases
  • Experience working with Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Experience in performance tuning of Oracle 10g Application Server preferred
E. Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Applicants not older than 40 years and should hold the following qualification:
  • First University degree in relevant field (Computer Science/ Engineering) plus Masters plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience in Data base Management;
or
  • First University degree in relevant field (Computer Science/Engineering) plus full professional qualification plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience in Data base Management;
or
  • First University degree in relevant field (Computer Science/ Engineering) plus 9 years post qualification relevant qualitative work in Data base Management.
F. Additional Requirements For Candidates For This Position:

Applicants must be:
  • Nationals of member States of Africa Re;
  • Additional professional qualification in Oracle Certified Professional (Database Administration) will be an added advantage.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant work experience in a Reinsurance company, in the department of Reinsurance of an insurance company or in a reputable international organization would be an added advantage.
G. Other Information

Salary and other conditions of service are competitive and comparative to what is obtainable in similar international organizations.

H. Procedure

Interested candidates for these positions are requested to complete and submit the employment form online.

Closing date for submission of applications: 3 May 2013
African Reinsurance Corporation 

Database Administrator (PS 2)

The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re), a pan-African International Financial Institution, announces a vacancy for the position of Database Administrator at the Headquarters in Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

A. Main Duties / Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the direct responsibility of supporting the ICT Department with the planning, administration, installation, configuration and control of the database systems used by the Corporation and ensuring efficiency, integrity and security of the corporate technological environment. He shall report to the Director of Information Technology (DICT).

B. Detailed Duties/Responsibilities

The duties of the Database Administrator shall comprise:
  • Database Administration
  • Database Maintenance
  • Database Support
  • Database Security
  • Back up & Recovery
  • ICT Risk & Compliance
  • Ensuring full compliance with the ICT policies and procedures
C. Key Performance Indicator
  • Quality of database operations administration
  • Performance of systems
  • Internal user feedback
  • Quality & Timeliness of updates
  • Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • Quality of restore and backup retrieval
  • Audit findings
D. Technical Competencies Required For This Position
  • Oracle database core administration experience
  • Oracle e-business Suite Application and database administration will be an added advantage
  • Experience in Oracle web logic administration
  • Experience in SQL/SQL* Plus programming PL/SQL and stored procedures/packages
  • Experience in deployment in SOA suite, creation of Data sources, JMS destination, securing web services
  • Experience in setup of High Availability architecture with clustering for Oracle Apps server and RAC for databases
  • Experience working with Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Experience in performance tuning of Oracle 10g Application Server preferred
E. Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Applicants not older than 40 years and should hold the following qualification:
  • First University degree in relevant field (Computer Science/ Engineering) plus Masters plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience in Data base Management;
or
  • First University degree in relevant field (Computer Science/Engineering) plus full professional qualification plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience in Data base Management;
or
  • First University degree in relevant field (Computer Science/ Engineering) plus 9 years post qualification relevant qualitative work in Data base Management.
F. Additional Requirements For Candidates For This Position:

Applicants must be:
  • Nationals of member States of Africa Re;
  • Additional professional qualification in Oracle Certified Professional (Database Administration) will be an added advantage.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant work experience in a Reinsurance company, in the department of Reinsurance of an insurance company or in a reputable international organization would be an added advantage.
G. Other Information

Salary and other conditions of service are competitive and comparative to what is obtainable in similar international organizations.

H. Procedure

Interested candidates for these positions are requested to complete and submit the employment form online.

Closing date for submission of applications: 3 May 2013
SAP Business Analyst
 

Job purpose
 
To proactively engage with the business to identify business improvement and innovation opportunities through analysis and documentation of the business functions and processes and the information they use, as well as the creation of viable specifications, while complying with global ERP standards and platforms.
 
To lead the development of the IT component of SAP business projects through delivery in consultation with various IT specialists in the areas of SAP ERP, data management, communications, applications development and service delivery.

Key Deliverables

a) Innovation and Consultancy (Business Engagement):
  • Maintain strong engagement with relevant business functions (supported by business knowledge), to understand the business requirements for IT solutions
  • Evaluate business opportunities against our knowledge of available technology solutions with a bias to SAP ERP, to improve productivity
  • Manage Business expectations and demands for IT solutions and services in order to align with Global and local Business and IT strategy (Prioritisation)
  • Manage the level of customer satisfaction, by responding to customers’ queries, encouraging customers to take part in the continuous improvement of the products and services supplied
  • Maintain the level of Business Engagement in order to support the effective delivery of IT services.
b) Process Design and Integration:
  • Apply skills in the area of process analysis, modelling and design to assist the relevant business functions in improving process efficiency and alignment
  • Apply globally defined SAP ERP application standards to ensure the availability of common information, as well as optimise the sustainability of applications
  • Utilise appropriate business analysis, modelling and design tools to facilitate further engagement with development teams
  • Provide a Business Requirements Specification document (URD) to enable IT Applications Technology to develop the required solution
  • Assist the business to compile comprehensive user acceptance test documentation to ensure that the business tests and signs off on new IT solutions.
c) Business and Technology Expertise:
  • Leverage knowledge of current and future technologies in areas appropriate to BAT business to support innovation and improve productivity
  • Maintain knowledge of benchmark FMCG processes and practices, to drive continuous improvement in productivity without compromising quality
d) IT Project Leadership:
  • Perform the role of IT team manager on projects and change requests to ensure functional requirements are delivered on time and in budget
  • Deliver the IT financial budget, resource and project plans into the business project
  • Adheres to a common project management methodology to ensure standardisation across the organisation
  • Monitor team progress against project plans and budgets and initiate any required corrective action
  • Perform and maintain detail of all quality assurance activities on projects to ensure business requirements are met
  • Ensure global IT alignment at a project level through communication and co-ordination with Global Service Delivery and the Strategic Business Solutions team.
e) Administration
  • Assist with cost centre budget management to ensure that the IT total cost of ownership (TCO) targets are achieved
  • Assist with a management of a lifecycle based functional IT application portfolio including: risk analysis, budget, and TCO to facilitate business benefit and return on investment
  • Provide regular and accurate IT resource requirement updates to the Build organisation, to ensure optimal IT resource utilisation
  • Assist the Functional IT manager with monthly reporting responsibilities
Essential Requirements:
  • Degree in related discipline with 5 years relevant IT experience
  • Project management diploma and/or experience, Prince 2 preferred
  • Possesses a broad knowledge of business and business functions, in one or more business sectors, preferably in an FMCG company, and an understanding of the impact of IT
  • Is an expert in applying business and data analysis techniques
  • Has a practical understanding of SAP ERP technologies
  • Has a practical understanding of application development tools and corporate and industry standards.
Desirable Requirements:
  • Flexible, conceptual thinker with good communication skills. 
  • Good at working at abstract level, creative, performs well under pressure. 
  • Able to absorb new technical, commercial and business concepts quickly, and translate them to practical applications in the environment. 
  • Able to make critical decisions at the appropriate time, taking into account the needs of the situation, priorities, constraints and the availability of the necessary information. 
  • Tolerant to ambiguity, seeks multiple solutions. 
  • Tends to be practical and pragmatic, a generalist rather than a specialist.
For further Information and to apply;-      
                                                       
External Applicants apply through www.bat.com

Applications close on 30th April 2013

Finance & Credit Analyst, East Africa Markets
 
Job purpose


To plan, develop and control all aspects of general ledger management, trade credit management and fixed assets management as well as provide support to the East Africa Markets (EAM) team.
 
Develop and maintain key relations with BAT finance team, East Africa marketing team, internal and external auditors, which will assist management in tracking performance and making business decisions.
 
Ensure effectiveness of controls and efficiency of financial accounting processes and make improvements where necessary.

Key Deliverables

a) General ledger management
  • Daily preparation of General Ledger (GL) journals for posting by the British American Shared Service Africa Middle East (BASS AME) team
  • Daily verification of the GL codes and checking payment vouchers / expense claims for all of the EAM marketing team
  • Monthly Reconciliation of the marketing provision accounts as per set deadlines
  • Ensure maintenance of monthly cut off procedures in line with BAT global requirements.
b) Trade debtors credit management
  • Monitoring of customer balances and payments to ensure that our customers are in line with approved credit policy
  • Review of credit terms in line with shipment plans to ensure shipments are not constrained by credit holds
  • In liaison with Supply Chain, forecast debt closing positions and anticipate BAT credit holds and take appropriate corrective action where shipments are at risk
  • Preparation of debtors aging report that shows monthly account status for all of East Africa Markets for discussion at the Credit Committee
c) Reporting Requirements
  • Plan reporting of Royalties payable in the royalties reporting system
  • Plan volumes reporting in the Financial Management System
  • Upload of budget and plan numbers into SAP
  • Marketing overhead splits reporting in the Financial Management System
d)  Marketing activities management: verification and approval of marketing activity credit notes and ensuring that all submissions from the end markets are accompanied by proper documentation that justifies payment to trade partners.
 
e) Coordination of the supplier payment processes for BAT Djibouti and Tobacco Management Consultants (TMC) Ethiopia including their respective payrolls.
 
f)  Checking and approving of cash and bank reconciliations for BAT Djibouti and TMC Ethiopia as well as stock reconciliations for BAT Djibouti
 
Requirements:
  • A University Degree holder in a finance related field and preferably a holder of a professional accounting qualification or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of finance experience in an FMCG environment
  • Strong business orientation with a good appreciation of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Good interpersonal skills and the flexibility to deal with people at a variety of levels in different countries, both internally and externally
  • Good communication and influencing skills
  • A Self-motivated individual
For further Information and to apply;-   
                                                          
External Applicants apply through www.bat.com

Applications close on 30th April 2013

Finance & Credit Analyst, East Africa Markets
 
Job purpose


To plan, develop and control all aspects of general ledger management, trade credit management and fixed assets management as well as provide support to the East Africa Markets (EAM) team.
 
Develop and maintain key relations with BAT finance team, East Africa marketing team, internal and external auditors, which will assist management in tracking performance and making business decisions.
 
Ensure effectiveness of controls and efficiency of financial accounting processes and make improvements where necessary.

Key Deliverables

a) General ledger management
  • Daily preparation of General Ledger (GL) journals for posting by the British American Shared Service Africa Middle East (BASS AME) team
  • Daily verification of the GL codes and checking payment vouchers / expense claims for all of the EAM marketing team
  • Monthly Reconciliation of the marketing provision accounts as per set deadlines
  • Ensure maintenance of monthly cut off procedures in line with BAT global requirements.
b) Trade debtors credit management
  • Monitoring of customer balances and payments to ensure that our customers are in line with approved credit policy
  • Review of credit terms in line with shipment plans to ensure shipments are not constrained by credit holds
  • In liaison with Supply Chain, forecast debt closing positions and anticipate BAT credit holds and take appropriate corrective action where shipments are at risk
  • Preparation of debtors aging report that shows monthly account status for all of East Africa Markets for discussion at the Credit Committee
c) Reporting Requirements
  • Plan reporting of Royalties payable in the royalties reporting system
  • Plan volumes reporting in the Financial Management System
  • Upload of budget and plan numbers into SAP
  • Marketing overhead splits reporting in the Financial Management System
d)  Marketing activities management: verification and approval of marketing activity credit notes and ensuring that all submissions from the end markets are accompanied by proper documentation that justifies payment to trade partners.
 
e) Coordination of the supplier payment processes for BAT Djibouti and Tobacco Management Consultants (TMC) Ethiopia including their respective payrolls.
 
f)  Checking and approving of cash and bank reconciliations for BAT Djibouti and TMC Ethiopia as well as stock reconciliations for BAT Djibouti
 
Requirements:
  • A University Degree holder in a finance related field and preferably a holder of a professional accounting qualification or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of finance experience in an FMCG environment
  • Strong business orientation with a good appreciation of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Good interpersonal skills and the flexibility to deal with people at a variety of levels in different countries, both internally and externally
  • Good communication and influencing skills
  • A Self-motivated individual
For further Information and to apply;-   
                                                          
External Applicants apply through www.bat.com

Applications close on 30th April 2013

Quantity Surveyors Wanted
 
Requirements
  • Degree in Building Economics.
  • Proven record of at least 7 years in large civil and mechanical works.
  • Registration with the I.Q.S.K is an added advantage.
  • Contract administration experience is an added advantage.
  • This position is to be filled immediately.
  • Civil Engineering QA/QA
Inspectors Wanted
 
Requirements
  • Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering.
  • Proven record of at least 10 years in large civil works.
  • Thorough knowledge of sound quality assurance practices.
  • General background experience in quality assurance/quality control programmes
  • At least 4 years supervisory experience.
  • This position is to be filled immediately.
Interested candidates should submit their application and detailed CV, copies of certificates and a list of work done on or before 18th April 2013 to willemgons@gmail.com clearly indicating the position on the email subject. 

Very competitive remuneration packages commensurate with experience and qualifications will be offered to the right candidates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DN/A 1491
P.O.Box 49010-00100
G.P.O Nairobi, Kenya.

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