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  • Posted: May 22, 2017
    Deadline: Jun 19, 2017
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  • Following a recommendation of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) was established on 24 February 1976 in Yaounde, Cameroon. An international Agreement was signed by the Plenipotentiaries of 36 member States of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the AfDB with the aim of reducing the outflow of foreig...
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    Medical Consultants

     Africa-Re announces the vacancy for two (2) Medical Consultants (One English Speaking and One French speaking) for her Life Unit. 

    JOB DETAILS
    The Medical Consultants will act as a technical professional in reviewing applications for individual Life and Health Insurance and to evaluate, classify, and rate each risk in order to determine acceptability, coverage and pricing.

    II. DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES

    The duties of the Medical Consultant shall comprise amongst others:

    • Act as medical consultant on underwriting and claim cases for all the regional offices.
    • Interpretation of medical information and recommendations for underwriting and claims
    • Review and make recommendations for all critical Illness and Disability claims
    • Regularly review medical Underwriting requirements provided in Life treaties for each region.
    • Liaising with medical examiners and medical attendants to ensure that relevant medical tests are conducted
    • Providing expert advices on medical documentation to the insurer
    • Provide medical training for Life Underwriters
    • To participate in the company’s trainings and seminars on medical underwriting and claims administration for clients

     Research & Product Development

    • Conduct evidence based reviews on medical topics to support product development, product pricing and underwriting technics
    • Constantly reviewing Africa Re’s medical Underwriting manual based on developments in medical science
    • Review and maintain medical underwriting software
    • Carry out research on medical conditions common among Life Insurance Applicants and rating methods to apply
    • Keeping the insurer abreast of major medical advances, including those in genetic science
    • Work with Actuaries in pricing for unfamiliar territories advising main causes of death, disability and Critical illnesses
    • Set underwriting grids for different products.

    MAIN COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

    • In-depth Knowledge of Health Insurance Laws and Regulations;
    • Understanding of Medical Coding;
    • Knowledge of Insurance and reinsurance;
    • Demonstrated management, organizational and interpersonal skills;
    • Very Good reporting skills, Self-assured and results oriented;
    • Proven high level of professionalism, maturity and candour in daily work ethic;
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure including the ability to achieve outcomes, prioritise work and meet deadlines;
    • Ability to solve problems and execute on initiatives;
    • Ability to work collaboratively internally and externally;
    • Ability to communicate, influence and quickly build effective relationships with stakeholders;
    • Strategic, innovative and intuitive thinker – able to adapt and tailor communications to appropriate audiences.
    • Proven written communication skills to develop training plans, policies, procedures, and reports;
    • Computer literate, with excellent skills in Microsoft Office package;

    IV. QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    • Applicants shall be holders of Bachelor degree in Medicine/Surgery (MBBS) plus at least 9 years professional post-residency experience in direct patient care.
    • Relevant work experience in Insurance/Reinsurance Organizations would be an added advantage
    • Additionalprofessional/postgraduate qualifications in medicine would be an added advantage.

    Applicants must also be:

    • Registered with a Medical Board or have an unrestricted license to practice Medicine.
    • Fluent in English or French language
    • Basic knowledge of French or English will be an added advantage.

    FEES
    We offer competitive Consultancy Fee. 

    JOB LOCATION
    The successful candidates shall be based in Nairobi (Kenya) or Lagos (Nigeria) for the English Speaking Medical Consultant, and Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) or Casablanca (Morocco) for the French Speaking.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AFRICAN REINSURANCE on www.africa-re.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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