Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – IRA 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – IRA 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

The Insurance Regulatory Authority is a State Corporation
established under the Insurance Act, Cap 487 of the Laws


of Kenya with the mandate to regulate, supervise and promote development of the
insurance industry in Kenya. The
Authority is seeking applications for the following vacant positions:

JOB TITLE Accountant
DIVISION Finance
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 6


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant Manager, Finance

Job Summary
Responsible for compiling and posting general ledger information and summaries
concerning various financial transactions in order to ensure accurate and
timely maintenance of accounting records in accordance with prescribed
financial policies, standards and taxation requirements.
Responsibilities 
Accounts Preparation • Prepare the half-year and annual draft financial
statements in the specified format and analyze the underlying accounts to
determine the accuracy, completeness and conformance to the applicable
International Financial Reporting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting
standards and Principles.
• Prepare the Monthly Summary of Premium Levy and analyse the related returns
with a view to determining the accuracy of the amounts received.
• Prepare returns required by the Treasury and other supervisory agencies of
the Authority.
• Assist in the preparation of annual budget.
• Prepare the monthly payroll and generate the payroll and payroll by- products
(deductions) reports.
• Prepare the annual tax deductions returns and furnish staff and directors
with the same.
• Maintain the Pending Invoices and the Pending LPO/LSO file and make the necessary
follow-up to ensure that items are cleared promptly.
• Ensure dispatch of cheques and transmittal of electronic payments to
suppliers
Transaction Accounting • Maintain and regularly update the Fixed Assets
Register, including computation of monthly depreciation and posting the same to
the General Ledger.
• Review the daily posting of transactions in the general ledger, cash book and
other subsidiary ledgers.
• Authorize general ledger journal entries and other documents necessary to
effect accounting entries.
• Monitor monthly revenues and expenses and where applicable ensure that they
are accrued or posted in the correct accounting period.
• Check the Bank Reconciliations for accuracy and where applicable make
recommendations for dealing with outstanding items including making a follow up
of the recommendations to ensure that they are implemented.
• Check the analysis of various accounts and take necessary action to ensure
that all the accounts reflect the correct balances.
• Initiate the opening of new ledger accounts as necessary to more accurately
capture detailed accounting information.
• Compute the allowances payable to directors and initiate payment as
applicable.
Financial Reporting • Prepare the monthly Management accounting reports,
analyse and draw attention to any significant variances and make necessary
recommendations.
• Preparing a compliance report on payment of tax returns, statutory returns
and related payments.
• Prepare the Monthly staff Advances/Imprest report and highlight staff with
overdue Advances/Imprest.
• Participate in various committees in the authority
Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting or Business Administration
(Finance or Accounting option);
• Full CPA-K, ACCA professional qualification;
• Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or
similar professional body; and
• Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• Five (5) years’ experience in accounting and finance or auditing gained from
reputable organizations; and
• Good working knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles, financial
management and banking
Skills
• Good communication and reporting skills;
• Strong analytical and numeric skills; and
• Good organization and inter personal skill
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Strategic thinking; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
JOB TITLE Senior Supervision Officer
DIVISION Technical
SECTION Supervision
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 5
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Head, Supervision (General Insurers, Composite Insurers,
life
Insurers, Intermediaries)
JOB SUMMARY
Carrying out on site and off site supervision of regulated entities
Policy development • Carry out risk profiling of regulated
entities.
• Continuously monitor, evaluate and report on the risk status of each of the
regulated entities
• Carry out offsite and on site surveillance of the regulated entities
• Analyse any requests for approval under the Insurance Act
• Analyse and recommend approval of reinsurance programme
Industry Analysis • Analyse applications and recommend for registration and
licensing of regulated entities in accordance with the requirements of the
Insurance Act
• Analysis of annual accounts for regulated entities
• Process lien applications as provided under the Insurance Act
Policy development and Implementation • Participate in the formulation and
development of policies and procedures
• Participate in the coordination of training for members of the industry.
• Coordinate development and growth of insurance agency force at the counties
• Assist in the preparation of policy papers, briefs and board papers.
• Monitor the implementation of performance contract issues and the strategic
plan in the Technical division.
Any other tasks:
• Supervise less experienced supervision team members
Education and knowledge
• Bachelors’ degree in economics, insurance, accounting, actuarial or
equivalent;
• Professional qualification i.e. AIIK, ACII, CPA, ACCA, or equivalent
qualification;
• Member of a professional body
• Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• Seven (7) years’ experience in insurance practice, audit or accounting;
• Experience in analysis of financial and statistical reports; and
• Experience in analysis of financial and statistical reports.
Skills
• Good communication and reporting skills;
• Good supervision skills;
• Strong organization and inter personal skills; and
• Good analytical, investigative, auditing and inspection skills
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Strategic thinking and team player; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
JOB TITLE Supervision Officer III
DIVISION Technical
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 8
IMMEDIATE
SUPERVISOR Head, Supervision
JOB SUMMARY
Carrying out on site and off site supervision of regulated entities
Responsibilities 
Industry Supervision • Carry out risk profiling of insurance companies
• Continuously monitor, evaluate and report on the risk status of each of the
assigned companies
• Carry out offsite and on site surveillance of the assigned companies
• Analyze any requests for approval under the Insurance Act.
• Analyze and recommend for approval reinsurance programme
Industry Analysis • Analyze applications and recommend for registration and
licensing of insurance companies in accordance with the requirements of the
Insurance Act.
• Analyse applications for registration and renewals for intermediaries and
other service providers in line with prescribed requirements.
• Recommend requests for approval of the appointment of principal officer for
brokers and MIP’s.
• Analysis of annual accounts for brokers and MIP’s.
• Process lien applications as provided under the Insurance Act.
Policy development and Implementation • Participate in the formulation and development
of policies and procedures
• Participate in the coordination of training for members of the industry.
• Coordinate development and growth of insurance agency force at the counties
• Assist in the preparation of policy papers, briefs and board papers.
• Monitor the implementation of performance contract issues and the strategic
plan in the Technical Department.
 Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree in insurance/ actuarial/ economics/ finance or business
related course
• Part qualifications in ACII /AIIK/CPA(K)/ACCA/ CFA/ CSIA/Actuarial
qualifications
and Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• At least One (1) years relevant experience
• Experience in preparation of analytical and numerical reports; and
• Experience analysing financial and statistical reports.
Skills
• Good communication and reporting skills;
• Good supervision skills;
• Strong organization and inter personal skills; and
• Good analytical, investigative, auditing and inspection skills
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Strategic thinking and team player; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
JOB TITLE Actuarial Officer III
DIVISION/SECTION Technical
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 8
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Manager, Actuarial Services
Job Summary
Responsible for the implementation of actuarial policies and procedures as well
as monitoring and evaluating their effectiveness in achieving the Authority’s
goals and objectives
Responsibilities 
Actuarial Analysis • Analyse applications for new products
• Analyse actuarial valuation and financial condition reports for life and
general business insurance
• Identify actuarial parameters suitable for the insurance industry
• Analyse premium rates for general insurance companies
• Analyse technical reserves for insurers
• Develop and update IRA Electronic Regulatory System (ERS) new releases and
templates
Policy development and Compliance • Participate in the formulation and
development of actuarial policies and procedures
• Participate in on-site inspections of insurance companies
• Carry out actuarial investigation and analysis of the insurers and advice the
management and the Board
• Develop and update Risk Based Supervision (RBS) Models, Capital models and
other Actuarial Models
Qualifications
Education and knowledge
• Bachelors degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics or Statistics or
equivalent from a recognized University;
• Pursuing professional Actuarial qualification;
• Member of the Institute of Actuaries (London) or Faculty of Actuaries
(Scotland) or similar professional body; and
• Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• At least 1 year relevant experience;
• Experience in preparation of analytical and numerical reports; and
• Experience analysing financial and statistical reports.
Skills
• Strong communication and reporting skills;
• Strong organization and inter personal skills; and
• Good analytical, investigative, auditing and inspection skills
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Strategic thinking; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
JOB TITLE Head, Supervision
(Long Term Insurers, General Insurers, Composite Insurers,
Intermediaries)
DIVISION Technical
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 4
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Manager, Supervision
Job Summary
Responsible for effective supervision (off-site and on-site), regulation and
development of insurers, intermediaries and service providers
 Responsibilities
Policy development • Participate in the development, evaluation and
implementation of policy guidelines for routine supervision of licensees’ under
the Insurance Act and recommend adoption of best practices.
• Ensure co-ordination of the activities of the section relating to the Risk
profiling of insurance industry members, follow-up of the supervisory response
to the profiles and support for the companies in undertaking corrective action
• Provide input for Gazettement and Degazettement of intermediaries and service
providers
• Coordinate and facilitate training of insurers, intermediaries and service
providers.
• Participate in drafting budget memorandum.
• Drafting various circulars and guidelines
• Coordinate and supervise performance of the various tasks for supervision
purposes
Industry Analysis and
Supervision • Coordinate the on-site and off-site inspection process
• Coordinate the preparation of periodic reports to management on the risk
status and supervisory plan for each insurer and intermediary
• Co-ordinate and supervise the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
supervision policies & procedures
• Participate in the formulation of cross border, regional and international
insurance initiatives
• Ensure that all licensees submit returns in time and that they are analyzed
as required.
• Ensure approval of various requests under the Insurance Act from the
regulated entities
• Coordinate the review of applications for registration and licensing of all
insurers, intermediaries and service providers
• Review incidents of non-compliance by regulated entities and recommend
administrative and legal sanctions
• Provide advisory services to stakeholders and the general public on matters
pertaining to all insurers, intermediaries and service
providers.
Staff supervision and administration • Coordinate and supervise performance of
the tasks carried out by supervision officers in the Section
• Participate in preparation, implementation and control the departmental
budget and work plans
• Ensure department Standard Operating Procedures and Service Charter are
adhered to and implemented
• Liaise with IRA departments and external stakeholders so as to ensure a
coordinated approach to discharging the mandate of the Authority
• Supervise and develop section staff
Any other tasks
• Participate in various committees and taskforces within and outside IRA
Qualifications
 Education and knowledge
• Bachelors degree in insurance / finance / accounting / actuarial:
• Professional qualification e.g. ACII / AIIK/CPA(K)/ ACCA/ CFA/ CSIA
• Member of the ACII/ AIIK or similar bodies; and
• Proficiency in ICT
 Experience
• Eight (8) years’ experience gained in similar field, 2 of which should have
been at a supervisory level;
• Experience in preparation of analytical and numerical reports;
• Experience analysing financial and insurance reports; and
Skills
• Strong communication, reporting and speech writing skills;
• Good mentorship and coaching skills;
• Strong organization and inter personal skills; and
• Good analytical, investigative, auditing and inspection skills
• Good team management and leadership skills
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Strategic thinking and team player; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
JOB TITLE Customer Relations Officer
DIVISION/SECTION Consumer Protection
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 6
IMMEDIATE
SUPERVISOR Manager, Consumer Protection
Job Summary
Responsible for coordinating customer service activities and ensuring provision
of quality customer service so as to attain high levels of customer
satisfaction through enhanced service delivery
 Responsibilities 
Customer Relations • Initiate desired changes to improve customer service
• Monitor social media for complaints and issues raised against the Authority
• Receive and register complaints received against the Authority
• Initiate and follow up on the timely resolution of public complaints made
against the Authority
• Coordinate and facilitate settlement of customer/stakeholders queries and
inquiries and facilitating the flow of information between the Authority and
its customers/stakeholders
• Assist in developing positive partnerships and relationships with customers
and stakeholders
• Administer regular questionnaires to customers and analyzing responses
• Prepare regular and timely reports on customer service issues and
developments
Education and knowledge
• Bachelors degree in a business, social sciences or related field;
• Diploma in customer relations/public relations or related field; and
• Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position;
• Specialist knowledge and experience in consumer relations management; and
• Knowledge of insurance
 Skills
• Negotiation and analytical skills;
• Communication and reporting skills; and
• Organization and inter personal skills
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Team player; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
JOB TITLE Consumer Protection Officer
DIVISION/SECTION Consumer Protection
GRADE/LEVEL IRA 6
IMMEDIATE
SUPERVISOR Manager, Consumer Protection
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for receiving and implementing effective complaint handling
policies and procedures
 Responsibilities 
Consumer Protection • Register complaints, acknowledge receipt and initiate the
process of dispute resolution
• Classify and categorize registered complaints
• Maintain a data-base and continuously track and monitor the status of all
complaints against documented performance standards
• Prepare periodic reports showing detailed statistics and trends on complaints
received
• Resolve complaints from the public
• Review outstanding complaints and initiating follow up to ensure resolution
 QUALIFICATIONS
Education and knowledge
• Bachelors degree in a business or insurance related field;
• ACII/AIIK Insurance qualifications; and
• Proficiency in ICT
Experience
• Five (5) years’ relevant experience;
• Specialist knowledge and experience in consumer protection; and
• Knowledge of insurance
Skills
• Analytical skills;
• Communication and reporting skills; and
• Organization and inter personal skills
Competences
• Professionalism;
• Ethical and integrity;
• Team player; and
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position and can
clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the
job requirements given, please submit your application (clearly indicating on
the envelope the reference number
and position you are applying for) with a detailed CV, stating your position,
current remuneration, qualifications,
experience, names and addresses of three referees, email and telephone contacts
together with copies of your
certificates and national identification card by close of business on 28th
February 2020
 to:

Commissioner of Insurance & Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Regulatory Authority
Zep-Re Place
P.O Box 43505-00100,
Email: careers@ira.go.ke,
Nairobi
IRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Persons With Disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
Note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result
in automatic disqualification.

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