17 Jul 2014

Principal Officer - Insurance Kenya Vacancy

Position Reference Number XPLKEN 065

Our client Xplico Insurance Company is a specialist Insurance Company with operations in Kenya and is now on an expansion strategy. Our client provides insurance solutions both to large corporate and the SME sector in a refreshing style with large elements of out of the box thinking. In addition to general insurance products, our client is among the few companies in Kenya that write aviation

Our client challenges convention in all areas of insurance and offers market leading products and services to her customers, and is preparing to be a very dominant player in this commercial space.

In order to grow locally and set up a platform for the region, our client seeks to hire a
Principal Offi cer to be based in Nairobi.

Summary of Role:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Principal Officer will be responsible for the overall operations of the business and will specifically be responsible for compliance and all affairs of the regulator.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day relationships with the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA)
  • To implement all strategies and policies so as to achieve the company’s mission, vision, objectives and core values at National level.
  • To oversee all the activities of the company and ensure safe keeping of company assets, equipment, inventory and cash.
  • Prepare monthly company activity reports and ensure its effectiveness in meeting the overall organization strategy.
  • Handle relationship building and customer satisfaction in all the branches of the company.
  • Design and see the implementation of marketing strategies and prospects for new business to meet company targets
  • Supervise and monitor issuance of policy documents, certifi cates and renewal information to clients.
  • To supervise all heads of departments and evaluate overall performance at branch level.
  • To ensure that all employees are kept motivated and are working towards achievement of company objectives at branch level.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Be a holder of a University degree preferably marketing option.
  • Be a holder of full ACII qualifi cations
  • At least 7 years practical work experience in marketing and underwriting.
  • Must have operated at a senior management position
  • In-depth knowledge and strong networks in Kenya
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, highly confi dential and well organized.
  • Must have integrity and high sense of ethical responsibility.
  • Should be result oriented, good team player with self drive and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications, good organization, speed to execute work, maturity, and sense of judgment
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of professionals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key laws and rules guiding insurance regulation, brokers, Re-insurance companies and customers in this market

Our client offers all the advantages one would expect from an industry leader including a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefi ts package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Our client is an equal
opportunities employer

Application process
Kindly send your CV and cover letter detailing your experience, qualifi cation and motivation for the job to Raymond Nyamweya, Principal Consultant, RACG on email and copy, as soon as you read this advert.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more details check

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