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Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) – Consumer Protection Officer.

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JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFICER

JOB TITLE Consumer Protection Officer

DIRECTORATE / Directorate of Market Conduct,

DEPARTMENT Consumer Protection Department

GRADE/LEVEL IRA 7

IMMEDIATE Senior Consumer Protection Officer

a) Job purpose

The position is responsible for safeguarding the interest of policy holders and beneficiaries, strengthening public trust and consumer confidence in the insurance sector. The position ensures that market conduct of regulated entities is in compliance with insurance legislations.

b) Job Specifications

Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Collect and collate information on insurance companies’ operations, marketing, underwriting, rating, policyholder service, producer licensing, complaint handling and claims handling processes to ensure that regulated entities maintain high standards of integrity and fair dealing in conduct of their business;
  • Collect data on the TCF tool and report to CPO to determine compliance with TCF outcomes.
  • Participate in logistics in the department such as organization for meetings, workshops and smooth flow of information.
  • Handle the communication logistics for decisions made on complaints and disputes to insurance policyholders and beneficiaries.
  • Register complaints reported by policyholders and beneficiaries
  • Attend to walk in customer enquiries and writing reports on the same
  • Attend to telephone enquiries and writing reports on     the same.
  • Attend to email enquiries and writing reports on the same.
  • Handle complaints from policyholders and beneficiaries, communicate decisions and regularly review companies’ complaints and generate reports on the trends for review by management.
  • Generate reports on capacity building undertaken on regulated entities for review by management.
  • Identify and recommend legislative changes aimed at protecting the consumers.

Persons Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree  in  Commerce,  Statistics,  Insurance,  Actuarial, Education, Communication, Finance, Risk Management, Economics, Laws, ICT, Business Administration or its equivalent.
  • Certificate in Computer Application
  • Meets the provisions of chapter six of the constitution

Competencies and skills

  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Problem solving
  • Professionalism

Terms of Offer:

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiat-ed with the successful candidate.

Application:

Suitably qualified and experienced individuals should submit applications enclosing a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), copies of relevant academic and professional certificates/testimonials and a copy of National Identity Card.

The CV must at the minimum provide details of the applicant’s email address, day-time mobile telephone numbers, details of current employer, current remuneration and names and contacts of three (3) referees familiar with the applicant’s professional background and experience.

Applications, addressed to the undersigned, may be delivered at the Insurance Regulatory Authority (Registry Section) at Zep-Re Place, 2nd Floor, Longonot Road, Upper Hill. Please note that these should be sealed, marked “Confidential” and indicate the job reference (e.g “REF:SO/01” for Supervision Officer). Alternatively, they may be sent by post or email to:

Commissioner of Insurance & Chief Executive Officer

Insurance Regulatory Authority

Zep-Re Place

P.O Box 43505-00100

Nairobi

EMAIL : careers@ira.go.ke

Applications must be received by close of business on 21st June 2022.

Compliance Requirement:

In accordance with The Employment (Amendment) Act, 2022, the Authority will require candidates it wishes to enter into a written contract of service with to comply with Chapter Six of the Constitution by submitting mandatory compliance and clearance certificates from the relevant entities.

Important:

IRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

Canvasing in any manner shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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