29 August 2016

Chief Executive Officer - Life Assurance Career Opportunity - CIC Africa Uganda

Organization: CIC Africa Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director - CIC Africa Uganda

About US:
CIC Insurance Group is the leading Co-operative Insurer in Africa, providing insurance and related financial services in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Malawi. The Group offers a wide range of products including General Insurance, Life Assurance, Medical Insurance and Asset Management Services. It is a pioneer and leader in Micro-insurance. The Group’s focus on innovation and excellence in service delivery has differentiated it in the market and earned it International recognition.

Job Summary: The Chief Executive Officer - Life Assurance will provide strategic direction and leadership to grow Life Assurance in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Develop and implement the business strategy to ensure overall achievement of CIC Uganda’s long term strategy and annual business plans;
·         Provide strategic direction on matters relating to business performance, new investments and business opportunities and changes to enhance profitability and shareholder value;
·         Proactively build customer relationships that ensure business retention and growth;
·         Actively promote and maintain sound corporate governance, ethical, integrity, diversity inclusion and corporate social responsibility standards;
·         Prepare regular and periodic reports to the board that provide strategic direction and qualitative assessment on the achievement of the planned goals;
·         Achieve operational results for all key metrics in line with annual business budgets and plans;
·         Ensure that appropriate management structures and policies are continuously developed, reviewed and implemented;
·         Establish and manage highly collaborative relationships with key policy makers and other key stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The applicant for the CIC Chief Executive Officer Life Assurance job placement should preferably hold a master’s degree in a Business related field;
·         Professional qualification in Insurance and/or Actuarial, CFA, CPA, ACCA or CIMA;
·         Possession of a certificate in corporate governance will be an added advantage;
·         A minimum of eight years’ experience, three of which at a senior management level within the insurance industry;
·         The ideal candidates must have proven experience in leading and managing large teams of people with diverse backgrounds.
·         The persons must possess strong knowledge of the insurance industry and a proven track record in business growth.
·         The incumbent should also have experience in financial management, planning, budgeting and regulatory compliance.
·         Demonstrable commercial and financial / investment management experience;
·         Excellent leadership skills particularly in strategy formulation and execution;
·         Proven ability to quickly grasp business risks and make sound decisions;
·         Prior experience in board management;
·         Previous experience in the cooperative movement will be an additional advantage

How to Apply:
All applicants who are suitably qualified should send their applications via Email to: gceo@cic.co.ke with the subject line as CICUGANDA/CEO-LIFE/08/2016.

Deadline: 4th September, 2016

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