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  • Posted: Jan 16, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 7, 2020
  • ATI is a pan-African institution that provides political risk insurance to companies, investors, and lenders interested in doing business in Africa. With deep roots in Africa, we are best positioned to understand and assess the risks here and to help mitigate them. As a result, we offer robust risk solutions to our clients. Our financial partners have co...
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    Assistant Underwriter

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Chief Underwriting Officer through the Senior Underwriter, the Assistant
    Underwriter will assist with marketing, business generation, client relationships on an ongoing basis and other activities to support the team as may be assigned by the Chief Underwriting Officer.

    Responsibilities Functions and duties

    The Assistant Underwriter, through the guidance of the Senior Underwriter, will:

    •  Assist in generation of business through marketing activities and increasing the visibility of ATI. This involves meeting one-on-one with clients and prospects and attending different marketing events organized by ATI or ATI’s business partners.
    •  Participate in awareness events in countries of responsibility
    •  Maintain relationships with brokers and strategic accounts as assigned by the Senior Underwriter/Chief Underwriting Officer

    Assist Underwriters in Underwriting business. This includes

    •  Screening business enquiries based on eligibility criteria;
    •  Assess the risks of the proposed transactions and produce a report of the risk to convince approvers to accept the risk;
    •  Issue non-binding/indicative term sheets

    Under the guidance of an underwriter, he/she will manage and monitor the underwritten risk – support and guide the Post Contract Management staff in:

    •  Ensuring timely payment of premiums;
    •  Following up on any outstanding documentation/information from policyholders
    •  Continuously monitoring the assigned portfolio, pre-empting any potential risk events thereon; and promptly bringing such to management’s attention

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  At a least a university degree
    •  A Professional qualification: Insurance CII /CPA/ Professional Banking Certification (an added advantage)
    •  Knowledge of insurance and re-insurance
    •  Proficiency in MS Office suite of packages
    •  Report writing
    •  Negotiation skills
    •  Time management
    •  Good oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
    •  Presentation skills
    •  Analytical skills
    •  Strategic thinking
    •  Judgement and decision making skills
    •  Ability to work beyond normal working hours when the job so demands


    •  At least 3 years’ experience in banking, insurance or finance related environment/background.

    Key Relationships:

    •  Your key internal relationships are with the credit, finance, marketing and procurement departments while externally you will have contacts with brokers, banks, insurance companies, reinsurance companies, corporate clients and governments.

    Method of Application

    Please submit an Application Letter, Personal History Form (Downloaded from the ATI website) CV, plus details of your current remuneration package along with details of three referees to: [email protected] Click Here To Download Personal History Form ATI will only contact those applicants who are being actively considered for an interview. Closing Date: 07 February, 2020

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