Jobs at African Reinsurance Corporation

The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re), a pan-African International Financial Institution with Headquarters in Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria, announces a vacancy for the following positions:
 


Interested candidates, who must be nationals of a member country of Africa-Re are requested to fill in the employment form online. http://www.africa-re.com/careersandtenders/page/49/current-vacancies
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: 3 May 2013

  • Archivist-Records Manager.
    I- Job details
    The Archivist-Records Manager implements the Corporation’s overall archiving and records management policy and as such, shall be responsible for collecting, processing, conserving, communicating and developing the Corporation’s archives. He is responsible for the management of the archives function in Africa Re, and thus takes part in the development and assessment of the policy and projects of the archives unit.
    II- Grade level and Duties
    The grade level of this position is PS (Professional) in the organisation chart of the Corporation.
    The Archivist-Records Manager reports to the Corporation Secretary and has the following duties and responsibilities:
    1. Establish, assess and control the documents circulation system;
    2. Implement records management tools (active and intermediate archives classification scheme, listing system …)

    3. Relations and communication with transferring /originating departments;
    4. Establish records management buffer units in the Corporation’s departments;
    5. Manage intermediate archives;
    6. Logistic aspects;
    7. Scientific evaluation, selection of documents;
    8. Reconstitute the production context of documents;
    9. Develop and implement the process of physical disposal of documents;
    10. Implement the Corporation’s records classification scheme;
    11. Identify and develop archiving tools;
    12. Implement the Corporation’s retention policy;
    13. Manage archive documents as well as in -house reports and publications;
    14. Put in place a document storage system and its electronic management; etc.


    II- Location
    The successful candidate shall be based in Lagos (Federal Republic of Nigeria), with the possibility of redeployment to another Office and/or Subsidiary of the Corporation.
    III- Main competencies required
     At least five (05) years’ experience in a public or private institution. Experience in an international, insurance, reinsurance or financial company would be an advantage;
     A command of:
    o records and documents management;
    o principles and methods of electronic archiving;
    o principles of developing and implementing information collection, processing and dissemination procedures;
    o records management principles ;
    o communication principles and skills;
    o rules of construction and organisation of an archives building;
    o conservation and transfer techniques of documents storage mediums (digital, analogue, audio-visual…)
    o information technology environment (operating system, office suite, application software specific to archiving: EDM, EAS, management of physical archiving).
     Have a sound general knowledge;
     An excellent knowledge of one of the working languages of Africa Re (French or English). A good knowledge of the other language would be an advantage;
     Abide by the obligations of discretion and confidentiality ;
     Ability to analyse and synthesize;
     Ability to work under pressure and demonstrate a sense of initiative;
     Mastery of social law techniques.
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     Mastery of industrial safety techniques.
    Furthermore, the following qualities would be an advantage:
    -Professionalism
    -Integrity
    -Duty consciousness
    -Discretion
    Age limit: At least 32 years and at most 50 years when submitting the application.
    IV- Qualifications and professional experience
    The grade level of this position is Professional (PS) and shortlisted candidates should be holders of:
    1. A first university degree plus a Masters in the relevant domain (or its equivalent) plus 11 years post Masters relevant work experience; or
    2. A first degree in the relevant domain plus professional experience (or its equivalent) plus 11 years post-qualification relevant work experience; or
    3. A first degree in the relevant domain (or its equivalent) plus 14 years post-qualification relevant work experience;
    A university degree in archiving, records management or library sciences would be an advantage.


    VI- Benefits and salary
    The successful candidate shall have the following benefits:
     Competitive basic salary;
     Exemption from taxes and duties (diplomatic status of an international civil servant);
     75% medical cover for staff and family;
     Education allowance for each child up to 26 years (maximum 4 children);
     Duty Post Differential that may increase or decrease depending on the economic situation (presently 20% of basic salary in Lagos, paid in local currency);
     Home leave to country of origin every two years paid by the employer;
     Joint contribution to the Provident Fund (7% of the basic salary paid by staff and 14% by the employer).


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 11 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified

  • DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR
    A. MAIN DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
    The successful candidate will have the direct responsibility of supporting the ICT Department with the planning, administration, installation, configuration and control of the database systems used by the Corporation and ensuring efficiency, integrity and security of the corporate technological environment. He shall report to the Director of Information Technology (DICT).


    B. DETAILED DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
    The duties of the Database Administrator shall comprise:
     Database Administration
     Database Maintenance
     Database Support
     Database Security
     Back up & Recovery
     ICT Risk & Compliance
     Ensuring full compliance with the ICT policies and procedures
    C. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR
     Quality of database operations administration
     Performance of systems
     Internal user feedback
     Quality & Timeliness of updates
     Efficiency & Effectiveness
     Quality of restore and backup retrieval
     Audit findings

    D. TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
    AFRICA RE
     Oracle database core administration experience
     Oracle e-business Suite Application and database administration will be an added advantage
     Experience in Oracle web logic administration
     Experience in SQL/SQL* Plus programming PL/SQL and stored procedures/packages
     Experience in deployment in SOA suite, creation of Data sources, JMS destination, securing web services
     Experience in setup of High Availability architecture with clustering for Oracle Apps server and RAC for databases
     Experience working with Oracle Enterprise Manager
     Experience in performance tuning of Oracle 10g Application Server preferred

    E. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
    Applicants not older than 40 years and should hold the following qualification:
     First University degree in relevant field (Computer Science/ Engineering) plus Masters plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience in Data base Management;
    or
     First University degree in relevant field (Computer Science/Engineering) plus full professional qualification plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience in Data base Management;
    or
     First University degree in relevant field (Computer Science/ Engineering) plus 9 years post qualification relevant qualitative work in Data base Management.

    F. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES FOR THIS POSITION:
    Applicants must be:
     Nationals of member States of Africa Re;
     Additional professional qualification in Oracle Certified Professional (Database Administration) will be an added advantage.
     Bilingualism (English/French) would be an added advantage.
     Relevant work experience in a Reinsurance company, in the department of Reinsurance of an insurance company or in a reputable international organization would be an added advantage.

    G. OTHER INFORMATION
    Salary and other conditions of service are competitive and comparative to what is obtainable in similar international organizations.




    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Computer Science
    Required Grade:  Not Specified


  • Engineering Underwriter
    A. MAIN DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
    This position is for an Engineering Underwriter who will manage a portfolio of accounts (treaties and facultative) for cedants in East Africa.

    B. DETAILED DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
    The successful candidate will have the direct responsibility of underwriting and developing the portfolio he/she is in charge of and shall report to the Regional Director.
    The duties of the Underwriter shall comprise :
     Negotiation for new and renewal of Reinsurance contracts;
     Portfolio management and business relations;
     Monitoring premium and claims payments;
     Insurance Risk Surveys and assessments;
     Assessment and Rating of Engineering risks;
     Managing relationships with Cedants;
     Compiling Performance Progress reports.

    C. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
     Premium production in line with budget and growth potentials;
     Good claims management;
     Good relationship with cedants;
     Underwriting profitability in the class of business written;
     Market/ Product expansion;
     Reliability of forecast made on premium, claims and underwriting results;
     Accuracy of data provided to management.

    D. TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
     Applies the core principles of insurance to everyday situations;
     Demonstrates an understanding of standard policy wordings, extensions and limitations;
     Applies knowledge of what is needed for an insurance contract to be legally valid;
     Demonstrates an understanding of underwriting capacity;
     Knows and applies organizational underwriting philosophy;
     Identifies data sources which can be used for pricing decisions and factors that can affect pricing;
     Provides complete and accurate quotations for risks and apply the underwriting policy and guidelines;
     Demonstrates awareness of the data that indicates how an underwriting portfolio is performing for own area of business;
     Knows how claims notification information is used in the claims handling process for own area of business;
     Manages the claims handling process to achieve timely settlement and minimize leakages;
     Advanced technical competence in reinsurance & retrocession;
     Good skills in business software tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RMS;
     Very good technical knowledge of reinsurance and retrocession.


    E. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
    Applicants not older than 40 years and should hold the following qualification:
     First University degree in relevant field (Engineering) plus Masters plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience with emphasis on risk surveys, underwriting/rating engineering risks and Reinsurance underwriting;
    Or
     First University degree in relevant field (Engineering) plus full professional qualification plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience with emphasis on risk surveys, underwriting/rating engineering risks and Reinsurance underwriting;
    Or
     First University degree in relevant field (Engineering) plus 9 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience with emphasis on risk surveys, underwriting/rating engineering risks and Reinsurance underwriting.

    F. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES FOR THIS POSITION:
    Applicants must be:
     Nationals of member States of Africa Re;
     Additional professional qualifications would be an added advantage;
     Bilingualism (English/French) would be an added advantage;
     Relevant work experience in a Reinsurance company or in the department of Reinsurance of an insurance company would be an added advantage.

    G. OTHER INFORMATION
    Salary and other conditions of service are competitive and comparative to what is obtainable in similar international organizations.

    H. PROCEDURE
    Interested candidates for this position are requested to complete and submit the employment form online.
    CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: 3rd May 2013


    Location: Lagos
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified