African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) – Senior Underwriter.

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Under the supervision of, and reporting to the Chief Underwriting Officer, the Senior Underwriter’s key duties and responsibilities will be as below:

  • Generate business through marketing activities and increasing the visibility of ATI. This involves meeting one-on-one with clients and prospects and attending different marketing events organised by ATI or ATI’s business partners;
  • Assist to organize/manage awareness events in countries of responsibility;
  • Support underwriting business through;
  • Screening business enquiries based on eligibility criteria;
  • Assessing the risks of the proposed transactions and produce a report of the risk to convince approvers to accept the risk;
  • Issuing non-binding/indicative term sheets;
  • Arranging reinsurance for transactions requiring reinsurance support;
  • Preparing of policy documents and
  • Educating policy holders on the A-Z of the policy they are about to sign.
  • Manage and monitor the underwritten risk – Support and guide the Portfolio Services Personnel in;
  • Ensuring timely payment of premiums;
  • Following up on any outstanding documentation/information from policyholders and
  • Continuously monitoring the assigned portfolio, pre-empting any potential risk events thereon; and promptly bringing such to management’s attention.
  • Support generation of reports such as Underwriting reports, Broker reports, Marketing reports, Mission/back to office reports, Underwriting Department country marketing plan and activity reports, Policy wordings and any other Management reports;
  • Assist the Claims Department to manage claims particularly risks under watch list, and support on recovery initiatives;
  • Implement effective people management initiatives including:
  • Monitoring workflow, volume of work deliverables and the delivery of work of direct reports;
  • Assisting team members in outlining their professional development goals and identifying any need for and monitoring “on the job training”; mentoring and coaching team members;
  • Ensuring the efficient and fair assignment of work to direct reports; and
  • Providing ongoing informal and formal feedback to direct reports and ensuring direct reports who are primary supervisors provide similar feedback to those they supervise.

Skills and Attributes:

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Finance, Economics, Banking or other financial service specialization;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Banking or other financial service specialization
  • CII or CPA/ACCA (an added advantage);
  • A minimum of Eight (8) years relevant experience;
  • Technical understanding, expertise, and experience in insurance and re-insurance;
  • A proven track record of success underwriting complex transactions or providing sector specific underwriting skills;
  • Key Stakeholders management skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to initiate ideas for Product development;
  • Team leadership skills;
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of policy wordings;
  • Strong analytical skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to details;
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Good judgement and decision making skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet urgent deadlines;
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation) and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Strong people management skills; and
  • Demonstrate ATI’s core values – unity of purpose, customer first approach, integrity, getting it first the right time and creativity.

How to Apply

Candidates are required to submit an electronic copy of the following:

1. Application Letter;

2. CV, plus details of your current remuneration package if applicable along with details of three referees; and

3. Personal History Form

 Submit your application to

 The closing date is Saturday, 02 July 2022 at Midnight East African time.

 ATI offers a competitive salary and benefits package and a collegial working environment commensurate with other multilateral. ATI reserves the right to not make an appointment, or to make an appointment at a slightly higher or lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. ATI will only contact those applicants who are being actively considered for an interview.




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