Insurance Officer, Legal Officer at Orange Telkom

On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Reporting to: Chief Legal & Regulatory Affairs Officer

Range: R2L
Department: Legal & Regulatory

Role Purpose: To coordinate insurance activities in the company.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

1. Responsibilities / Execution Activities
  • Ensuring that insurance covers including those compulsory under local law are in place in good time. 
  • Arranging covers from time to time on need basis; 
  • Reporting all insurance related incidences to insurance brokers; 
  • Documentation of GPA insurance claims for the company and following up on payment to the claimant
  • Documentation of general insurance claims and coordinating with the broker for prompt settlement.
  • Organizing vehicle valuation at the end of every insurance period and compiling insurance schedules for all vehicles to be insured (company and staff vehicles); 
  • Liaising with assessors to ensure that vehicles are assessed after accidents to ensure that vehicles are assessed after accidents to ensure repair authority is given and release of the vehicle after repairs.
  • Obtaining and analyzing insurance renewal quotes from the underwriters/brokers; 
  • Preparing renewal schedules for the company policies e.g. motor vehicle, IT assets, company equipment
  • Arranging Insurance risk survey and audits and accompanying insurance survey teams during the exercise;
  • Providing all necessary information and documentation needed for renewal exercises to the insurers and brokers
  • Meeting with loss adjustors/assessors.
  • Managing the Group Life Policy, ensuring that all members are informed accordingly and ensuring that member’s benefits reflect their current salaries. 
  • Updating salary records and informing the broker on changes in the salary.
  • Ensuring that beneficiaries of deceased members of staff are compensated in the shortest time possible.
  • 24 hours for burial expenses and death in service benefits within a month, subject to documentation of the claim
  • Analyze claims and identify trends in order to propose loss prevention/mitigation measures; 
  • Act as a focal point for all insurance related matters in the company.
  • Review contractual arrangements with 3rd parties in order to identify any insurance requirement and ensure that;
a) They are in line with best practice.
b) Company exposure is mitigated as much as possible.
  • Identify and eliminate any duplicated insurance cost;
a) Identify any insurance cost that falls outside local legal requirements.
KPIs (Measurable parameters of the role) & Dimensions (What is the span of the role)
  • Premium invoices to be paid within 30 days of receipt.
  • Claims: Ensure that all necessary documentation is submitted to insurers on a timely basis and that claims are settled as soon as possible (as per claims handling procedures) and follow up on any possible claim recovery from 3rd party.
  • Where applicable, accurate booking of insurance transactions, Audit reports on insurance are and Full compliance with local law.
Academic/ Professional Qualifications
  • Basic Degree-Bachelor of Commerce(Insurance option)
  • At least 3 years relevant experience

Key Competencies:
  • Customer orientation.
  • Business driven approach
  • Results orientation
  • Organizational awareness
  • Team-work and cooperation
  • Planning and organization
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical thinking
This position is open to Kenyan citizens only. 
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Position: Legal Officer

Reporting to: Chief Legal & Regulatory Affairs Officer
Range: R2L
Department: Legal & Regulatory
Role Purpose: 
  • To perform as an in-house legal assistant in preparation and review of contracts
  • Ensuring that the company complies with all statutory matters.
  • Provision of legal research, legal advice and legal updates.
  • To assist the Head of Department with all legal related work when required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities.
Responsibilities / Execution Activities

  • Support in the negotiation of contractual legal terms and conditions
  • Legal support and advice regarding conclusion of general contracts
  • Resolution of disputes, litigious matters
  • Handling all appropriate work litigations, including representing the company in court where necessary 
  • Handling any assignments related to matters within the legal department docket including without limitation assets management, debt collection insurance matters, intellectual property management and conveyance transactions.
  • Liaise with external counsel on representation of the company
  • Provision of day to day legal general advice and opinions
  • General administrative and other duties as may be assigned in the legal and regulatory affairs department from time to time.
  • To assist the Chief Legal & Regulatory Affairs Officer with all legal related work when required.
  • Provision of legal research, legal advice and legal updates

Preparing Reports
  • Prepare monthly reports related to any matters the legal officer is  seized of as shall be required from time to time
  • Prepare any other ad-hoc reports related to the activity.
  • Reports on the new legislation with impact on the company.
Academic/ Professional Qualifications
  • LL.B, current practicing certificate
  • Admission to the bar as an advocate of the high court of Kenya
  • Over 3 years experience in legal practise
Key Competencies:
  • Good legal knowledge
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications
  • Customer orientation
  • Business driven approach
  • Results orientation
  • Influence and persuasion
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational awareness
This position is open to Kenyan citizens only. 

If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

Application should be sent latest by 10th October 2013, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. 

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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