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Insurance Regulatory Authority – Senior Manager Consumer Education.

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JOB REF: SMCE/06 – SENIOR MANAGER CONSUMER EDUCATION

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE Senior Manager Consumer Education

DIRECTORATE Directorate of Market Conduct

DEPARTMENT Consumer Education

GRADE/LEVEL IRA 3

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director Market Conduct

TERMS OF SERVICE Five (5) years Contract renewable subject
to performance

a) Job purpose

Responsible for creating awareness and enhancing understanding of insurance concepts by providing information and objective advice to stakeholders on insurance to enable them make informed decisions. In addition, officers in the department will be charged with the responsibility of industry capacity building.

b) Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities will entail:

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  •  Oversee Formulation of effective strategies, policies and programmes for consumer education to ensure the Authorities achieves its mandate;
  • Review reports on insurance awareness and literacy gaps and make recommendations to management for effective decision making;
  • Oversee formulation and implementation of consumer education programmes to ensure enhanced understanding of insurance concepts by members of the public;
  • Oversee implementation of needs assessment and baseline surveys to determine value-for-money on the department’s intervention;
  • Review monitoring and evaluation reports for outreach activities and make recommendations to management for effective decision making;
  • Review progress reports on consumer education training and outreach activities and make recommendations to management;
  • Prepare Board and management reports in matters relating to consumer education;
  • Participate in the development and review of the Authority’s strategic plan;
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the risk assessment framework for the department;
  • Oversee development of Concept Papers and Terms of Reference (TOR) for the programs/activities of the department to ensure they are in line with the authority’s mandate;
  • Participate in development of a consumer education strategy and annual work plan for approval by the Board to guide the Directorate’s work;
  • Oversee compliance and direct the implementation of the Risk Management Policy Framework; and support management in ensuring that the framework is integrated in the day-to-day activities of the department.

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  •  Oversee Identification of gaps in law and recommend legislative changes.
  • Oversee development of Information, Education & Communication (IEC) materials
  • Manage development and delivery of financial education and outreach programmes;
  • Coordinate development of the Work plan and Procurement plan for the Department;
  • Coordinate through experts on development of training materials for target sectors;
  • Ensure timely implementation of agreed action arising from audit recommendations.
  • Responsible for the management of events that have an impact on the achievement of the department’s operational objectives.
  • Coordinate implementation of the risk management framework across the Authority to ensure adequate mitigation of risks.
  • Manage compliance with the Directorate’s standard operating procedures;
  • Participate in development of the Directorate’s budget and procurement plans to facilitate execution of the annual work plan.
  • Supervise, appraise, coach and mentor direct reports;
  • Ensure professional standards are maintained by direct reports.
  • Responsible for the management of events that have an impact on the achievement of the department’s operational objectives.
  • Manage implementation of the risk management framework across the Authority to ensure adequate mitigation of risks.
  • Ensure compliance with the Directorate’s standard operating procedures;
  • Participate in development of the Directorate’s budget and procurement plans to facilitate execution of the annual work plan.
  • Supervise, appraise, coach and mentor direct reports;
  • Ensure professional standards are maintained by direct reports.

Persons Specifications

  •  Master’s degree  in  Commerce,  Statistics,  Insurance,  Actuarial, Education, Communication, Finance, Risk Management, Economics, Laws, ICT, Business Administration or its equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree  in  Commerce,  Statistics,  Insurance,  Actuarial, Education, Communication, Finance, Risk Management, Economics, Laws, ICT, Business Administration or its equivalent.
  • Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks

OR

Management Course lasting not less four (4) weeks

  • Supervisory Course for not less than two (2) weeks;
  • Proficiency in Computer applications
  • Twelve (12) years relevant experience eight (8) of which should be in senior management position
  • Professional qualifications in Insurance, Financial Analysis, Accounts, Law, Investment, Audit or its approved equivalent.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
  • Meets provision of chapter six of the Constitution.

Competencies and skills

  •  Strong communication and reporting skills;
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills;
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skill;
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  • Conflict management; and
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi-task.

Terms of Offer:

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated 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:DS/01” for Director Supervision). 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 not later than Thursday 18th August, 2022 at 5.00 pm.

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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