Thursday, September 18, 2014

Madison General Insurance Technical Manager Job in Zambia

  • Madison General Insurance Company Zambia Limited (MGen) which is part of the LSA Group of companies is a leading and rapidly growing general insurance Institution in Zambia.It’s business focus is to underwrite all classes in respect of general insurance business which include Motor, Marine, Aviation, Fire, Engineering Liability and Pecuniary types of Insurance.
    MGen has a branch network spread throughout the major cities in the Country with the Head Office based in Lusaka.
    Do you have what it takes to join one of Zambia’s largest general insurance institution?
    The Company invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill the position of Manager – Technical.
    The primary responsibility of the Manager – Technical is to lead the efficient and effective delivery of the goals and objectives of the company within the approved strategic plan and annual budget.
    Responsibility shall be to attend to the technical affairs of the company with regard to underwriting, reinsurance, claims and marketing (including e commerce and the operating system).
    Main Duties
  • To ensure the goals and objectives of the company are delivered according to the strategic plan.
  • To achieve sustainability during the development of new business opportunities.
  • To contribute to the effective delivery of high level customer experience across the organisation.
  • To continuously analyse and assess the company’s performance against the stated objectives.
  • To develop new products and marketing plans for them.
  • To develop market customer retention and new business acquisition strategy, design and build a service and sales capability.
  • To build the technical knowledge base and skill for staff to perform at the highest possible standard.Key Performance Areas
  • Marketing
  • Underwriting
  • Reinsurance
  • Claims
  • ICTKey Qualifications, Qualities & Abilities
  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree
  • ACII
  • FCII
  • MBA is an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years traceable working experience at senior Management level in a General Insurance Company
  • People management skills,
  • Good communication skills (oral & written)
  • Customer service oriented
  • Analytical, highly organized, attentive to details
  • Risk management knowledge
  • Reinsurance
  • Underwriting
  • Business modelling, pricing and reservingInterested applicants with the requirements stated should submit their applications electronically via e mail consisting of letter and CV only, in a single document, to recruitment@bankconsult.co.ke.
    Please indicate the job title in the subject of your e-mail and use your full name as the file name of your application.
    The closing date for accepting applications is 26th September 2014.
    Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Please note that MGen is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Project Officer at World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

    Position title: Project Officer
    at the Coordination Unit of the OIE World Animal Health and Welfare Fund

    Net salary: 2,800 Euros/month (net) + benefits 

    Responsibilities :
    Supporting on a daily basis the workload of the Coordination Unit of the OIE World Animal Health and Welfare Fund (World Fund), the incumbent will assume shared responsibility for the following: 
    - Providing management support, as assigned by the Coordinator of the World Fund (Head of Unit), on the activities implemented through the OIE World Fund (monitoring of activities and follow up of financial commitments and constraints), including specific cost accounting and Monitoring & Evaluation activities when appropriate.
    - Contributing to the preparation of negotiation documents, calls for proposals and concept notes (to Donors including international organisations and/or private foundations), while using results frameworks and OIE World Fund Indicators. 
    - Contributing to the development of OIE partnerships and activities at country level (development projects / initiatives at field level with a variety of institutional partners).
    - Monitoring / Preparation of specific budgets and follow up tables for the financial components of OIE programmes and activities, e.g. for twinning programmes, Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathway missions (PVS Evaluation missions, PVS Gap Analysis missions, Legislation missions), or programmes and activities managed or implemented by OIE Regional or Sub-Regional Representations.
    - Drafting technical and financial reports to World Fund Donors.
    - Supporting the operations of antigen/vaccine banks by monitoring production/delivery orders, antigen/vaccine stocks and corresponding expenses. 
    - Supporting the secretariat of the Advisory and of the Management Committees of the OIE World Fund (annual meetings), including the preparation of working documents, executive presentations, financial analysis of donor accounts, and summary minutes of these meetings.
    - Possible participation to international meetings or duty missions (including abroad) when required (internal meetings, external meetings with donors, or thematic meetings and conferences), capability to represent the Coordination Unit of the OIE World Fund (internally), or the OIE (externally). 
    - If necessary, contributing to updates in design and content of the OIE website on World Fund activities.
    - Carrying out any other related activities as assigned by the Coordinator of the World Fund (Head of Unit), the incumbent may be assigned to other tasks relating to World Fund activities.
    In addition, the Director General or the Deputy Director General (Administration, Management, Human Resources and Regional Activities) may, where necessary, assign to the incumbent any other duties within his/her areas of competence.


    Qualifications and Experience: 
    - Project or business management qualifications or equivalent experience; 
    - Good knowledge and experience notably with World Bank and European Union procedures (e.g. preparation of proposals) and the World Bank / EU Financial Regulations; 
    - Team player with strong interpersonal skills, capable of adapting to a team of five persons already in place (Coordination Unit of the OIE World Animal Health and Welfare Fund); 
    - Organisational awareness: strong ability to establish priorities, work within tight timelines and multi-task;
    - Capability of working in a multicultural international environment with colleagues from different departments and offices, and grasp different topics and activities quickly; 
    - Ability to work at General Directorate level with high level of resilience and accuracy;
    - Good communication skills both verbally and in writing; 
    - Self-motivated, focused and driven;
    - Excellent knowledge of English and Spanish or French; knowledge of a third language would be an additional asset; 
    - Good computer skills, namely Word, Excel (pivot tables), PowerPoint, Prezi, and MS Project (or equivalent) would be an additional asset; 
    - Experience in project accountancy and cost accounting is very important;
    N.B. - These qualifications are considered minimum requirements for the position.

    Additional information: 
    The French authorities do not require OIE staff to have a work permit. 
    The post is Paris-based (17th arrondissement). 
    OIE staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director General and may be assigned to any activities, offices or duty stations of the Organisation. 
    Full-time position, to be filled immediately.
    Curriculum vitae and letters of motivation should be sent to the OIE, by mail or by email at a.dehove@oie.int and hr.dept@oie.int, before 31 October 2014.

    Junior Assistant to the Office of the Chef de Cabinet

    TERMS OF REFERENCE

    Junior assistant to the Office of the Chef de Cabinet
    Executive Director and Management unit (EDM)

    Consultancy reference number: CCD/14/EDM/068

    A. Background

    The objective of this Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification around the world, particularly in Africa, through effective action at all levels, supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements, in the framework of an integrated approach which is consistent with Agenda 21, with a view to contributing to the achievement of sustainable development in affected areas.

    The functions of the secretariat are, among others, to make arrangements for sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and its subsidiary bodies. In addition the secretariat also provides assistance to Parties in implementing the Convention.

    B. Duties and responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Chef de Cabinet, the contractor will perform the following:

    • Monitor mail, correspondence and documents addressed to the Chef de Cabinet, identifying complex or sensitive correspondence for his special attention, sorting according to importance and urgency.
    • Draft routine correspondence in English or French, and takes dictation from the Chef de Cabinet on a variety of subject matters and transcribes.
    • Type correspondence, documents and reports and ensure distribution and follow-up, as appropriate.
    • Provide routine support to Chef de Cabinet in:
    o Organizing internal meetings and those related to outside visitors to EDM
    o Draft correspondence and memorandum
    • Place and receive telephone calls for the Chef de Cabinet and deal with queries emanating from Departments at Headquarters, Permanent Missions, UN Organizations and UNCCD Functional Units with judgement and discretion, or transfer calls, where appropriate, to relevant staff members.
    • Arrange appointments and manages the Chef de Cabinet’s schedule, according to importance and urgency. Assists in the preparation, convening of management, EDM, staff and other relevant meetings. Keep track of invitations to receptions and representational functions.
    • Maintain policy, confidential and general management files and assist in the preparation of files and various logistic arrangements pertaining to missions of the Chef de Cabinet.

    C. Qualifications and experience

    • High school diploma supplemented by secretarial or commercial school courses.
    • At least one year of experience in general office support or related areas including experience at the United Nations.
    • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other official UN languages, especially French, would be considered an asset.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is essential.

    D. Contractual terms

    The duration of contract is one month with the possibility of extension for an additional month.

    The contractor needs to provide proof of health insurance coverage and a certificate from a physician indicating his or her fitness to work.

    E. Submission of applications

    Applications should be submitted by e-mail to staffing@unccd.int, together with a UN Personal History Form or CV, specifying the position: Junior Assistant – Office of the Chef de Cabinet (CCD/14/EDM/068).

    The deadline for submission of applications is 20 September 2014. Only applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.

    No telephone calls will be returned. Please address you application as indicated above and please do not address your application to or copy it to an individual at the secretariat.

    Team Leader and MSME Banking Expert - Zambia

    Team Leader and MSME Banking Expert - Technical Assistance Programme to various EIB Financial Sector Operations in Southern Africa
    Location: Southern Africa
    Location Details: Mozambiaque, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana
    Division: DAI Europe
    Posting Date: 4/24/14
    Job Code: 1458
    DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
    Description
    Team Leader and MSME Banking Expert - Technical Assistance Programme to various EIB Financial Sector Operations in Southern Africa – Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana
    Objectives of the role
    The Team Leader shall be responsible for the delivery of all services and deliverables under this contract. S/he will supervise the team mobilised for the production of deliverables under the project's components, ensure quality management, and timely corrective action as required. It will be a full time position; s/he may also be called upon to provide training and mentoring support for the EIB's PEFF Allocation Process.
    Length of the project: 36 months
    Start Date: November 2014
    Qualifications and Skills
    • University degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Banking, or related field or equivalent professional experience
    • Preferably a Credit Training Graduate from a commercial bank's credit training and management induction programme.
    • Speak/write English with native level proficiency
    • Fluency in Portuguese would be highly advantageous
    • Good communication and writing skills
    General Professional Experience
    • Good management skills, preferably in the financial and credit analysis function in a credit department/corporate lending department of a MSME bank with a minimum of 10 years in management positions
    • Advanced skills in financial analysis and financial reporting
    Specific Professional Experience
    • Minimum of 10 years professional experience within a MSME bank, with specific focus on financial analysis and corporate/SME lending, identification of key lending risks, and participation in the drafting of loan contracts to mitigate and control identified risks
    • Understanding of European Investment Bank Global Loan Allocation process
    • Relevant experience in technical assistance programmes for financial sector development outside the EU
    • Good analytical skills in economic and MSME project finance planning and implementation (market and financial analysis risk analysis techniques, and ability to implement computer based models to analyse balance sheets, calculate key financial ratios, and make proactive recommendations in drafting loan documentation and security arrangements)
    • Practical experience and proven track record in organising and delivering professional bank training programmes and development of curricula and training materials
    • Necessary computer skills to assist in the production of a loan exposure tracking database and management information report and excel training programme attendance/performance database and performance monitoring reports for EIB reporting
    Deadline for Application: 20th September 2014
    'Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change once the ToR is made available.'

    M/SME Training Expert - Zambia

    M/SME Training Expert - Technical Assistance Programme to various EIB Financial Sector Operations in Southern Africa Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana
    Objectives of the role: The M/SME Training Expert will work in collaboration with the Key Expert team to provide the required technical assistance to the financial sector operations in the Southern Africa region, specifically in Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana. The role will include (but is not limited to) the implementation of the 4 main project components which include the assurance of the smooth flow of the Global Loan Allocation Request from the EIB's Financial Intermediary borrowers, the provision of targeted capacity building to financial intermediaries, the organisation or various M/SME support actions aimed at raising the level of financial literacy and management capacity and, finally, the creation and implementation of extensive training curricula and launch training programmes for financial intermediaries and M/SMEs.
    Length of the project: 36 months
    Start Date: November 2014
    Qualifications and Skills:
    • University degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Banking, or related field; or equivalent professional experience
    • Speak/write English with native level proficiency
    • Fluency in Portuguese would be highly advantageous
    General Professional Experience:
    • Minimum of 8 years in the financial and credit analysis function in a M/SME department of a commercial bank, or a consulting firm specialising in M/ SME banking activities
    • Experience in organising and delivering training events for M/ SMEs in order to promote financial literacy, improv e managerial capacity and build entrepreneurship skills of SMEs in order to help them present bankable projects to FIs
    • Advanced skills in financial analysis and financial reporting
    Specific Professional Experience:
    • Practical experience and proven track record in organising and delivering M/SME training programmes and development of curricula and training materials with the aim of enhancing teaching and research capacity in MSME financing
    • Good analytical skills in M/SME project finance planning and implementation (market and financial analysis risk analysis techniques, and ability to implement computer based models to analyse balance sheets, calculate key financial ratios, and make proactive recommendations in drafting loan documentation and security arrangements)
    • Good analytical skills in economic and SME project finance planning and implementation, fully conversant with market and financial analysis risk analysis techniques with the and ability to implement computer based models to analyse balance sheets and calculate key financial ratios for lending analysis
    • A good network within the financial sector in Southern Africa would be an asset (Universities, Chambers of Commerce, Incubators and Banking/microfinance Institutions)
    Deadline for Application: 20 th September 2014 'Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change once the ToR is made available.'

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