Underwriter for East Africa

Who are we :

  • Société Centrale de Réassurance commonly referred to as SCR is a state owned reinsurance company based in Casablanca, Morocco.
  • SCR is the oldest African reinsurance company established in 1960 and serves over 300 insurances companies in Morocco with over 25% market share and across Africa, the Middle East and Asia
  • SCR provides reinsurance products to both life and general insurance. As at 31/12/2016 the Gross Written premium amounted to US$ 238 million with a net profit of US$ 25.7 million
  • SCR current rating :
    • Standard and Poor’s : BBB/A-2/ stable
    • AM Best : BB+ ( Good)
  • SCR opened a contact office in Abidjan in 2014 to handle West and Central Africa

Responsibilities

  • Support the manager for Africa in preparing and delivering annual business plan for Africa with particular reference to East Africa;
  • Promote SCR throughout East African region and in any other African country if required;
  • Identify any new business opportunities and support and develop the existing portfolio in the region;
  • Support and facilitate the introduction of SCR Aviation and Life underwriters to local/regional insurance/reinsurance companies and/or brokers
  • Identify, develop and maintain close relationship with major reinsurance brokers acting in the region;
  • Identify and attend Industry events subject to prior case by case approval;
  • Facilitate any SCR promotional activity as required including training, workshops etc…;
  • Maintain and develop relationship with local regulatory authorities;
  • Monitor and update SCR Management on any significant legislative/regulatory changes (including introduction of new law) in the region;
  • Ensure compliance with SCR underwriting guidelines;
  • Provide monthly written report to the Manager of Africa.

Qualifications

  • This position requires degree in Economics, Actuarial Sciences business administration, Law or mathematics with a focus on (re)insurance business. In addition, it requires more than 5 years in a similar position with a focus on insurance/ reinsurance in East Africa;
  • Preferably have the Certificate of the Chartered Insurance Institute CII;
  • A good knowledge of French is a clear advantage.

Skills

You will need to have :

  • Effective analytical skills;
  • Excellent communicator with strong commercial skills, especially in the field of negotiating;
  • The ability to absorb technical information;
  • Confident decision-making skills;
  • Problem-solving skills and a logical approach to work;
  • Team working skills but also a willingness to work using your own initiative.

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SCR will be present at the African Reinsurance Forum at Intercontinental Hotel Balaclava, Mauritius from 15th to 17th October 2017

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