IRA Hiring Senior Managers (June 2024) Recruitment

Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) for the 2024 recruitment is hiring for the position for Senior Manager Corporate Communication and Senior Manager Supervision (Licensing & Enforcement). Interested candidates are to visit the career portal to apply.

Senior Manager Corporate Communication

This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining IRA’s positive reputation and brand image through effective corporate communication strategies and practices, media management, stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility, creating brand personality and events management. The position is also responsible for developing and implementing strategies aimed at enhancing and maintaining service delivery and good customer experience.

Job Specifications

Duties and responsibilities will entail:

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Provide strategic leadership, advice and direction in the implementation and realization of the Authority’s corporate communication and customer service needs;
    • Lead in the design, development and management of the Authority’s
    • Corporate Communications, Service delivery and experience agenda to ensure objectives are aligned with the Authority’s strategic agenda;
    • Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Corporate Communication, Media Relations and Management, Crisis Communication, Customer Service and Experience and Service delivery among others;
    • Promote and facilitate research in corporate communication and innovative customer service Corporate Communication initiatives to keep abreast with emerging customer needs and expectations;
    • Develop and execute Communication Strategies and programs to support business decisions and overall implementation of the Strategic Plan to enable the Authority respond and address its internal and external stakeholders’ needs and expectations;

    Requirements and Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in communication, Public Relations or any other approved equivalent;
    • Bachelor’s degree in communication, Public Relations or any other
    • approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized University/Institution;
    • Minimum KCSE B or its equivalent;
    • Twelve (12) years relevant experience, eight (8) of which served at a senior management level;
    • Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
    • Member of a relevant professional body recognized in Kenya
    • Meet the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Competencies and skills

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Strong negotiation 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.

    Senior Manager Supervision

    The position is responsible for ensuring efficient registration and exit from the market of insurers and ensure that the provisions of the Insurance Act, rules, regulations, guidelines, circulars and other directives from the Authority are enforced to ensure that the interests of policyholders and insurance beneficiaries are sufficiently safeguarded.

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    Job Specifications

    The duties and responsibilities will entail:

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Oversee registration of insurers as provided for in the Insurance Act to ensure protection of policyholders and insurance beneficiaries.
    • Co-ordinate the various regulatory approvals as required under the Insurance Act to ensure proper operations of the insurers.
    • Oversee enforcement of penalties, restrictions, directives, inspection/investigation recommendations, offsite surveillance and market conduct recommendations and any other requirement of the Insurance Act on insurers;
    • Maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of enforcement and incorporate new developments as appropriate into department’s programs;
    • Oversee development and implementation of strategies for effective supervision of insurers under statutory management to ensure recovery or smooth exit from the market.
    • Oversee the identification, development and implementation of regulatory reforms in areas of amendments or changes in the Insurance Act, regulations and guidelines with regards to licensing and enforcement;
    • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of the supervisory policies and procedures to achieve the Authority’s goals and objectives;

    Requirements and Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Statistics, Insurance, Commerce, Finance, Risk Management, Economics, Business Administration or its equivalent;
    • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Insurance, Commerce, Finance, Risk Management, Economics, Business Administration
    • Minimum KCSE B or its equivalent;
    • Twelve (12) years relevant experience, eight (8) of which served at a senior management level;
    • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
    • Professional qualifications in Insurance or Accounting (ACII/ AIIK/FLMI/CPA);
    • Be a registered member of a professional institution recognized in Kenya;
    • Meets provisions of chapter six of the Constitution.

    Competency 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.

    How to Apply

    Applicants are to submit their biodata information online at the application portal. After that he or she must send hard copy application containing National ID, CV, copies or academic and professional certificates to Insurance Regulatory Authority at Zep Re Place, 2nd Floor, Longonot Road, Upper Hill on or before 28th June, 2024 at 5pm.

    Ensure you use the position you wish to apply for as the subject of your application letter. IRA shortlisted candidates shall be contacted in due course.

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