French Speaking Underwriter

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French Speaking Underwriter

Hiring Organization: Kenya Reinsurance Corporation

French Speaking Underwriter

Ref No: KRC/HR/2021/04

Location: Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire

Application Deadline: 17th May 2021

Role / Purpose


The French Speaking Underwriter will report to the Regional Manager for the West Africa Regional office based in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire.  The main duties will include, but not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the development of reinsurance business from French and English speaking countries. The French market will include support to the  West  Africa regional office as well as other locations.
  • Soliciting and receiving business offers from existing and potential clients in line with the Corporations underwriting policy.
  • Carrying out market visits regularly in the  International market for new business and for renewal of existing business.
  • Preparing renewal and new business quotation proposals to cedants and brokers;
  • Carrying out treaty and facultative underwriting of the business.
  • Translating and interpreting business offers, treaties, facultative and claims, and any other documents from French-speaking countries.
  • Reviewing facultative  acceptances  regularly  ahead  of  renewal  and  reviewing  treaty  acceptances
  • Ensuring the proper processing of all technical transactions.
  • Ensuring accurate input of data and records for allocated markets in respect of premiums, claims, etc.
  • Review the reconciliation of cedant and broker accounts and follow up on outstanding amounts due from them while also ensuring timely remittance of amounts due to them.
  • Develop an understanding of marketing and underwriting strategies for your business area and contribute to business development and renewal opportunities by attending client meetings to explain Kenya Re’s underwriting philosophy.
  • Ensuring appropriate maintenance of all relevant documentation.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities that will be assigned by management.


Person Specifications:

  • Applicants should  be  holders  of  a  Bachelor’s  degree  in  Business,  Insurance,  Marketing,  or  related
  • The person(s) should be fully qualified insurance professionals with a diploma in Insurance CII or its equivalent.
  • Applicants should be fluent in both spoken and written French and English languages
  • They should have five (5) years of relevant experience in reinsurance/insurance, one of which should have been at the Middle management level gained in a reputable organization.2.


Application Procedure

Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age, or physical disability.

An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates.

Applicants should indicate on the CV their current/last salary and whether they are persons living with disabilities.

They should post or email as attachments their CV and cover letter quoting the relevant Job Ref No. and outlining how they meet requirements for the position to:-

The Human Resource Manager

Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited

P. O. Box 30271, 00100 GPO | NAIROBI


Closing Date: Monday, 17th May 2021

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