Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited (Kenya Re) Various jobs vacancies in Kenya 2013

Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited (Kenya Re), is a leading reinsurer in the region listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).
It is ISO 9001: 2008 Certified and rated B+ by A.M Best and AA by the Global Credit Rating Company (GCR).
Kenya Re now seeks to recruit and fill the following positions:-

Manager Procurement

Ref No: KRC/HR/2013/01

The main purpose of this role will be to manage and co-ordinate Procurement functions to ensure efficient and effective sourcing and delivery of goods, services and works within the confines of the Corporation’s procurement regulations and in compliance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations.

The selected candidate will be responsible for the following duties
Primary Responsibilities
  • Compiling the Corporation’s Procurement Plan and ensuring strict adherence thereto;
  • Developing the division’s work plan and budget and ensure adherence to set limits and targets;
  • Maintaining sound procurement policies that ensure sourcing and acquisition of goods, services and works is done while adhering to the laid down laws, regulations and internal policies;
  • Ensuring timely, efficient and effective procurement of goods, services and works;
  • Preparing requisitions for quotations or tenders to prequalified suppliers or the public;
  • Establishing in co-ordination with the relevant department and end-users, quality specifications of goods and services required by the Corporation;
  • Carrying out designated checks on quality and security aspects of supplies;
  • Ensuring equitable and fair distribution of Requests For Proposals to all pre qualified suppliers;
  • Reviewing the supply chain to ensure it is efficient and effective;
  • Undertaking regular market surveys to ensure that procurements are cost effective;
  • Managing the regular supplier pre-qualification exercise;
  • Overseeing the receipt of all tender applications, ensure they are in safe custody, compile and prepare Tender Committee papers;
  • Ensuring timely payments to suppliers in liaison with the Finance function;
  • Supervising purchases, stores management and inspection and issues of goods; and
  • Providing an effective secretariat to the Tender Committee.
  • Training end users and members of various procurement process committees to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Filing procurement reports to the relevant authorities (PPOA).
The Person
  • Applicants should be holders of a Bachelors Degree in a business related field with professional qualifications in Procurement (CIPS) and hold valid membership with recognized professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies and the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
  • They should have at least six years experience in Purchasing and Supplies, two of which must have been at management level. The person should have high integrity, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, familiarity with Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and a team player with strong leadership and management skills. They should be computer literate with the ability to work under pressure to meet set deadlines.
Manager – Local Business Division

Ref No: KRC/HR/2013/02

The main purpose of the role will be to manage and coordinate prudent underwriting in the local general reinsurance and insurance operations.

Reporting to the General Manager Reinsurance, the selected candidate will be responsible, but not limited to the following duties:
Primary Responsibilities
  • Developing and ensuring timely and efficient implementation of the division’s strategy,
  • Soliciting and receiving business offers from existing and potential clients, assessing such offers and determining whether to accept them or not in line with the Corporation’s underwriting policy;
  • Managing and carrying out the treaty and facultative underwriting of the business;
  • Overseeing the administration of claims resulting from such transactions;
  • Maintaining constant liaison with ceding companies / retro cessionaries and monitoring treaty performance by ensuring up to date records are maintained;
  • Carrying out market visits regularly in the – market for new business and for the renewal of existing business;
  • Collecting outstanding debt from allocated markets and implementing the divisions debt collection programme;
  • Ensuring that ceding companies comply with the Corporation’s reinsurance requirements on submissions of returns;
  • Checking and confirming treaty technical statements from the ceding companies;
  • Signing confirmation letters and other correspondences for dispatch to cedants on a timely basis;
  • Sourcing of facultative business and making recommendations on offers;
  • Designing appropriate formats for statistics emanating from the division; and
  • Overseeing the management and administration of the Comesa Yellow Card Scheme – handling of claims and processing of returns.
The Person
  • Applicants should possess a Bachelors Degree in insurance or relevant business related fields and be holders of the full ACII / FCII qualification. They should be members of a recognized insurance professional body.
  • They should have at least six years relevant working experience two of which should be in a senior management position gained in a reputable Organization.
  • In addition they should have strong leadership and management skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be computer literate.
Records Manager

Ref No: KRC/HR/2013/03

The Records Manager shall have the responsibility for the day-to-day work of the records office and the service it provides to users of records.

He or she will liaise with the records and archives institution on any technical records management or procedural matters.
He or she will be responsible for establishing a records management program designed to control records through the life cycle (from creation to disposition) and for developing and furnishing policy guidelines.
Primary Responsibilities
The selected candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:
  • Formulating, directing, and coordinating the Records Management Program for the Corporation;
  • Managing the storing, arranging, indexing and classification of records;
  • Serving as an advisor to the originators of records to resolve any and all records management issues;
  • To ensure compliance of records management policy and amendments as and when needed;
  • To act as liaison person between the Corporation and the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service;
  • Ensuring Corporation’s records storage facilities comply with facility standards and best practices;
  • Controlling both quantity and quality of records created by the Corporation;
  • Ensuring that records are properly captured and classified
  • Conducting wise selection of records for either destruction or preservation in the archive;
  • Ensuring continuity of business operations in case of disaster;
  • Ensuring that the Records Management Procedures Manual and other records management documents are implemented
  • Establishing electronic records keeping systems including the capture, processing and preservation of the same including metadata, to ensure preservation of authenticity completeness, and accuracy of the records(in consultation with ICT department).
  • Be responsible for the management of all records according to the records management principles contained in the Public Archives and Documentation Service Act, I 990.
The Person
  • Applicants should possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Sciences with a bias in archives and records management from a recognized University and hold membership from recognized professional associations.
  • They should have at least six years relevant working experience two of which should be in a senior management position gained in a reputable Organization.
  • In addition they should have strong leadership and management skills, excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills.
  • Be fully conversant with Kenyan legislation on records management procedures and practices including records surveys, appraisal and classification and indexing.
Legal Officer

Ref No: KRC/HR/2013/04

The purpose of this role is to inter alia provide Legal advisory and support services to the Corporation. Reporting to the Manager Legal the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Liaise, coordinate and follow up the activities of the external lawyers who deal with the Corporation’s matters such as debt collection, litigation, conveyance and court proceedings;
  • Draft, peruse, review and vet legal documents for the Corporation including but not limited to lease agreements, service contracts and employment contracts;
  • Prepare and witness conveyance, mortgages and Discharge documents for staff members and mortgagors;
  • Maintain custody of all leases for both commercial and residential tenants;
  • Deal with mortgagors/members of staff on matters appertaining to their leases and ensure that the leases are properly executed;
  • Prepare legal reports for the Corporation as required from time to time;
  • Carry out research and monitor changes in the relevant legislation and regulatory environment and advice the Corporation;
  • Update the statutory books;
  • Monitor contractual and statutory compliance;
  • Receive correspondence, orders and pleadings on behalf of the Corporation and act on them under supervision of the Manager Legal.
The Person:
  • Applicants should be qualified Advocates (admitted to the Bar), possess a Bachelor of Law LL.B Degree and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. CPS (K) qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • They should have at least three years relevant working experience one of which should have been as a practicing advocate. In addition they should have strong analytical and negotiation skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They should be computer literate with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
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 the successful candidates.
Applicants 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
Closing Date: 14th February 2013

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