Life Administration Manager, Senior Accountant, Policy Administrator, Broker Consultant, Retail Sales Managers and Executives Jobs at Metropolitan Life Insurance

On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Metropolitan Life Insurance Kenya is a young and vibrant Life Insurance company that has an ambitious
growth strategy.
We are interested in recruiting energetic, innovative, experienced and qualified professionals to be part of the team that will take the organization to the next level.
We therefore invite applications from suitable candidates for the following positions:

1. Life Administration Manager
Job Specifications
Reporting to The Chief Executive Officer, the main responsibilities of the position include but are not limited
to the following:
  • Ensuring efficient processing of all new business submitted.
  • Risk assessment and liaison with reinsurers on complex risks.
  • Ensure reinsurance treaties are in place at all times.
  • Participating in products development and reviews.
  • Providing market intelligence with respect to operations
  • Ensuring efficient collection and application of all premiums collected
  • Ongoing liaison with stop order authorities and banks.
  • Ensuring efficient client servicing at all times.
  • Ensuring efficient claims processing.
  • Running MIS reports including month ends on administration system.
  • Production of accurate and correct valuation data.
  • Sound and effective staff recruitment and development.
  • Performance management.
  • Maintaining sound and sustainable relations with all stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support to marketing staff.
  • Manage error logs with Service provider.
  • Test new releases
Person Specification
The ideal candidate must have the following attributes
  • Degree in Insurance, Actuarial Science, Economics, Law or Administration from a reputable University.
  • Relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 8 years in a Life Insurance environment of which 3 years must have been at middle management.
  • Well developed computer skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Focused, assertive, analytical self motivated, innovative and results oriented.
  • High level of integrity and trust.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High level of emotional intelligence.
  • Proven interpersonal, enterpreneurial, leadership and business skills.
  • An understanding of financial services markets, products and services
2. Senior Accountant
Job Specifications
Reporting to The Finance Manager, the main functions of the position include the following:
  • Ensure accurate & timely financial reporting to management of the company and ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare Management and statutory accounts.
  • Prepare Insurance Regulatory Returns.
  • Prepare Key General Ledger Control Account Reconciliations,
  • Supervise Bank Reconciliations,
  • Prepare Tax, Pay As You Earn and other Statutory Returns (NH IF, NSSF).
Person Specifications
The ideal candidate must have the following attributes:
  • Bachelor of Commerce (accounting/finance option) or business related degree from a recognized university Undergraduate Degree
  • Professional Accounting Qualification .i.e. CPA (K), ACCA
  • Relevant Industry Experience (Insurance).
  • Analytical Skills.
  • Good Oral and Written communication skills.
  • Ability to work within strict reporting deadlines.
  • A team player with business appreciation.
3. Policy Administrator
Job Specifications
Reporting to the Life Administration Manager, the main functions of the position include providing technical and administrative functions as follows:
  • Liaising with brokers as and when necessary.
  • Setting up group schemes on the administration system.
  • Risk assessment of schemes in consultation with reinsurers.
  • Placing reinsurance in terms of the treaty.
  • Risk assessment and liaison with reinsurers on complex risks.
  • Participating in products development and reviews.
  • Preparing and sending out premium debit notes.
  • Processing group claims timeously
  • Terminating group schemes on the administration system.
  • Ensuring that scheme data is correct for valuation purposes
Person specifications
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
  • A degree in Actuarial Science, Insurance, Law, Economics or Administration.
  • Good progress in insurance exams e.g. ACII, AIIK, LOMA etc. is an advantage.
  • At least 3 years in life insurance in a similar role.
  • A good understanding of excel. word and power point.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • A good communicator who is a team player.
  • Relationship building
4. Broker Consultant 
Mombasa Office
Job Specifications
Reporting to The General Manager – Corporate, the main functions of the position includes the following:
  • To generate group business through brokers and other intermediaries.
  • Sustaining existing relationships with selected brokers and other intermediaries
  • Providing leads for new brokers and other intermediaries.
  • Providing competitive quotations to intermediaries and clients.
  • Providing product training to intermediaries.
  • Carrying out presentations to intermediaries and clients.
  • Joint calls on clients with respective brokers.
  • Carrying out market research with regards to corporate products.
  • Participating in product development
  • Promoting the company brand.
Person Specifications
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
  • Must have at least 3 years hands on experience of the Mombasa market.
  • A degree in Marketing, Actuarial Science or Economics.
  • Insurance professional qualifications or progress towards attainment of one.
  • At least 4 years in a life insurance environment.
  • Good oral and written communications.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Good at relationship building
5. Retail Sales Managers 
Reporting to The Business Development Manager – Retail, the main functions of the position includes:
  • Sourcing quality and sustainable retail business for the company.
  • Establishing and developing markets for retail products.
  • Recruiting and training retail sales executives.
  • Motivating retail sales executives to perform as per set targets.
  • Market research and product development.
  • Brand promotion
Person Specifications
  • At least 10 years experience in retail business of which 3 must have been at management level.
  • Marketing degree/professional qualification
  • Minimum of 35 years of age.
  • Own vehicle
6. Retail Sales Executives 
Nairobi & Mombasa
Job specification:
Reporting to The Sales Manager, the main purpose of the job includes
  • Distributing retail products for the company.
  • Opening new markets.
  • Brand promotion
Person Specifications
The ideal candidates must have the following attributes:
  • At least 5 years working experience in a competitive retail sales environment Marketing qualification: Those with teaching or uniformed forces background are encouraged to apply
  • Minimum age of 30 years but must have been out of college/university for at least 5 years.
  • No criminal record
Interested individuals should submit their applications and curriculum vitae to
The Human Resources Manager,
Metropolitan Life Kenya,
Mezzanine Floor, International House, Mama Ngina Street,
P.O. Box 46783, GPO-O00100,
Nairobi, Kenya;
or email to [email protected]
by Thursday 11th April 2013.
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