Insurance Jobs – Underwriter – Bilingual (French and English) – African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)

Organisation: African Trade
Insurance Agency (ATI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Established by African States with technical and financial support from
the World Bank and more recently, the African Development Bank, the African
Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) is an African multilateral financial institution.
The company aims to create a business environment that is attractive for
investors and companies working in Africa. To this end, ATI provides insurance
products that protect companies and investors against credit and investment
risks. ATI’s mandate is to help attract investments and facilitates trade both
within and outside of Africa. ATI has grown exponentially over the last ten
years and it is now one of the highest rated institutions in Africa with an
S&P ‘A’ rating. ATI currently operates in 13 African countries with a head
office in Nairobi and local presence in Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. With plans
to expand aggressively into West Africa, and to strengthen its expertise in
energy sector underwriting, ATI has two unique job opportunities for
Underwriters in which one role will be linked to a new facility on renewable
energy initiated by ATI and KfW and funded by the German Development
Cooperation.
Job Summary: The
Underwriters will be responsible for developing and implementing solutions for
the protection of companies, banks and other business interests that have
transactions exposed to credit or political risks. He/she will help to develop
the existing range of products and promote them with potential clients and
stakeholders. Starting from a sound understanding of the transactions that are
proposed, he/she will develop solutions that meet both the clients’ needs and
ATI’s guidelines. He/she will negotiate the solutions with all parties
involved, prepare the contractual documents and manage the client relationship.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold an advanced University degree in Insurance,
Banking, Law, Economics, Business Administration, or related area with five
years of post-qualifying experience, or first degree
·        
Professional
qualifications in insurance or banking would be an added advantage
·        
Eight
years of post-qualifying experience
·        
Technical
understanding and expertise in the respective products
·        
Working
knowledge, understanding and hands on experience with banking, political, trade
and credit risk insurance, and related products (whole turnover trade
credit, surety bonds, insurance of commercial loans, single obligor insurance,
and trade finance), invoice discounting and factoring, credit management etc
·        
International
experience in ATI member states and/or countries of similar profile to ATI member
states (please visit the website for updated member states)
·        
Good
team player with excellent interpersonal and communications skills
·        
Good negotiation
and strong presentation skills
·        
Good
report writing skills
·        
Fluency
in written and spoken English, working knowledge of French is an added
advantage
·        
Bilingual
French (native) – English
·        
Experience
with the energy sector
·        
Experience
with project finance, environmental and social impact due diligence
·        
Engagement
of governments and state owned companies are an advantage
How to Apply:
All candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, details of
your current remuneration package to: recruitment@ati-aca.org
and an ATI’s Personal History Form, download here
Deadline: Friday, 8th December
2017
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