31 August 2016

Manager - Underwriting Careers - PAX Insurance Company Limited (PAX)

Job Title:           Manager - Underwriting
Organization: PAX Insurance Company Limited (PAX)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager

About US:
PAX Insurance Company Limited (PAX) is licensed by the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda to transact general insurance business in Uganda. PAX, whose ownership comprises over 10 million people all over Uganda, was set up to provide affordable insurance services to individuals and organizations throughout the country. PAX is focused on fostering Uganda’s prosperity through offering widespread access to appropriate risk management solutions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The Manager – Underwriting will serve as an effective member of the Executive Committee
·         In charge of negotiations with reinsurers a suitable reinsurance programme
·         Supervision of underwriting department
·         At all times behave in a manner that conforms to the values of PAX.
·         Conduct special and other assignments for the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer
·         The jobholder will oversee underwriting and claims activities to ensure they fulfill the expectations of the clients and the company
·         Assist the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer in ensuring that the company policies are implemented in total compliance
·         Prepare quarterly reports on our client’s insurance status for discussions and review in your joint meetings with clients
·         Keenly evaluate the client’s risk exposure by conducting an elaborate risk survey on their properties and advise on how best we can mitigate against any unforeseen risks through insurance and other risk mitigation measures
·         Carry out the preparation of insurance quotations and advise on any limitations or weaknesses of covers offered or those to be offered by insurance companies, which can affect our clients claim in the event of loss
·         Conduct documentation and follow up settlement of claims by Insurance companies and also ensure claims are paid/settled within acceptable time limits and to the satisfaction of PAX insurance
·         Prepare and submit quarterly reports on our client’s Insurance status for discussions and review in our joint meetings with clients
·         Update our clients on Insurance industry developments on a quarterly basis
·         Ensure that up to the date records of our clients insurance details for review are kept well and clients can access them any time they need the records
·         Coordinate the initiation of renewal meetings with our clients in order to ensure insurance policies are renewed on time to avoid lapse of cover and resultant risks
·         The Manager – Underwriting will organise in-house Insurance seminars to educate our clients on the intricate insurance procedures and insurance covers for better understanding
·         Ensure that the company participates in the tendering opportunities provided by the public and private sector from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Manager – Underwriting vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
·         Certificate in insurance
·         A minimum of ten years of post-graduation working experience
·         Eight years’ experience in insurance services sector
·         A minimum of six years of experience at senior management level
·         Four years of experience in underwriting
·         Broad knowledge of insurance services sector in Uganda
·         General knowledge of management
·         Ability, willingness and readiness to conform to the PAX values

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials to the National Director, Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya, Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver the application at its offices indicated above from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please indicate a daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope, clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

Deadline: 16th September 2016

NB: If you do not hear from us within one month from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.

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