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Latest recruitment at The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)

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Latest recruitment at The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) is a pan-African multilateral financial institution established in 2001 by African States. ATI was originally launched with the technical and financial support from the World Bank Group and has had more recent support from the African Development Bank. ATI has grown into a market leader for risk mitigation in Africa, establishing itself as Africa’s primary trade and investment insurer and one of Africa’s largest Development Finance Institutions with an outstanding portfolio exceeding US$6bn at year end 2019.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Technical Accountant Assistant

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • Your main role will be to assist the Technical Accountant in the maintenance of accurate technical accounts, as per approved policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in processing all the business transactions from the underwriting department ensuring that the premium, commissions, acquisition costs and reinsurance premiums are captured accurately
  • Ensure proper filing and safe custody of accounting documents
  • Assist in reconciling reinsurance treaty returns with the accounting records before processing the payments
  • Assist on reinsurers and brokers’ payments and ensuring proper allocation of payments
  • Assist in allocating premium receipts
  • Assist in analyzing premium receipts and in determining any available free cash for investment purposes
  • Perform bank reconciliations for premium and any other technical accounts
  • Assist in booking bad debts
  • Assist in requesting third-party statements and performing third-party reconciliations when possible
  • Handle cash (petty cash, per diems, cash withdrawals & remittances) and cash deposits
  • Assist in managing travel expenses
  • Attend to audit queries as and when required
  • Perform basic book keeping functions as may be requested
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications & Attributes
Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting or Finance

Professional Qualification:

  • Holds or working towards a Professional accounting qualification e.g. CPA, ACCA, CIMA

Experience:

  • At least two (2) or three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Experience in the insurance sector would be an added advantage

Skills and attributes:

  • Basic knowledge of IFRS and accounting procedures
  • Familiarity with accounting systems, preferably SAGE
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Rigorous
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work cohesively to achieve results through teamwork
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with accounting systems, Excel and the other standard office computer applications.
  • Good written communication skills

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Officer

Location: Nigeria

Job Descriptions

  • The Senior Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Officer is responsible for developing and overseeing environmental, social and corporate governance policies and procedures, as well as reviewing and appraising proposed underwriting transactions to be socially and environmentally sustainable and comply with ATI safeguarding policies and internationally recognized best practices.
  • The role works with underwriters and clients to define steps necessary to address compliance gaps where they arise from policy and identifies opportunities to add value proactively, beyond compliance and risk mitigation, and contribute to long-term developmental impact and sustainability within Africa.
  • The ESG Officer formulates recommendations and requirements for client action and incorporates these into applicable internal and client-related documentation to facilitate underwriting or financing. The role is responsible for monitoring the environmental, social and governance performance of deals in the ATI portfolio.
  • The Senior Environmental, Social and Governance Officer reports to the Chief Risk Officer within the Risk Department and works closely with external stakeholders to achieve the policy goals of ATI in regards to ESG best practice and standards.

Main Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise on key issues related to environmental and social impact assessment and on sustainability risks in the design, preparation, implementation and supervision of ATI’s operations taking into consideration best industry practices and standards
  • Manage and conduct environmental and social safeguarding due diligence for underwriting
  • Identify all key potential social and environmental impacts and risks of transactions and ensure that their magnitude and significance are well understood by internal underwriters and approvers
  • Ensure that the policyholder understands the applicable ESG policies, guidelines and project-specific requirements, and has the necessary commitment and capacity to manage social and environmental impacts and/or risks adequately and supported by mechanisms that facilitate implementation
  • Work with member countries, donors and other relevant units of the ATI to mobilize technical and financial support to enhance the environmental and social sustainability of operations, adding value to operations, including through external expertise where deemed necessary
  • Conduct consultations with stakeholders in accordance with relevant policies and guidelines and be responsible for reporting on such
  • Report on and disseminate good practices and generated knowledge.

Qualifications & Attributes
Education:

  • An advanced degree (at least Masters or equivalent) in Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences or relevant field.

Experience:

  • At least 6 – 8 years of relevant experience in working with private sector firms across industry sectors (including infrastructure, agribusiness, and/or manufacturing) to identify environmental/social risk and issues and develop mitigation measures to ensure compliance with good international industry practice. Exposure to African and global development institutions and their operational practice will be a desired attribute.

Language Skills:

  • Oral and written professional proficiency in English; in addition French is desirable.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Actuary

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer, the role will also support both the Finance and the Underwriting departments and will help on risk analysis, stress testing, reserving, pricing and implementation of IFRS17.

Responsibilities

  • Develop or improve claims reserving methodologies
  • Develop and maintain a reliable statistical database
  • Develop a stress-testing model and conduct regular stress tests
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Develop or improve ATI’s pricing model and monitor pricing adequacy for ATI’s overall book of business
  • Assist with presentation of rate impacts to key stakeholders including senior management and ATI’s major accounts
  • Help optimize ATI’s reinsurance program
  • Establish and document actuarial procedures and methodologies
  • Provide data, analysis and support to various external and internal customers; including auditors, reinsurers and reinsurance brokers, when required
  • Stay abreast of trends and innovations in the actuarial profession related to pricing, reserving, credit and related areas
  • Develop a thorough understanding of IFRS 17 requirements from both an actuarial and accounting perspective
  • Advise and provide the necessary support on the IFRS 17 implementation project and proactively participate in the implementation of an IFRS 17 tool
  • Coach other staff on the use and interpretation of standard actuarial procedures in the risk, underwriting, claims and finance departments

Qualifications & Attributes
Qualified Actuary:

  • 6-8 years of experience in actuarial field, including supporting actuarial reserving, pricing or financial modeling in the financial sector, related to Corporate or Commercial Insurance. This experience period may include some time spent completing the qualification process
  • Experience obtained in corporate or commercial banking or Insurance firms
  • A combination of education and experience demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the work will also be considered
  • Familiarity with appropriate data analytics tools
  • Ability to deliver timely, organized and consistent results
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Written and oral English is pre-requisite
  • French language proficiency is an added advantage

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Nigeria

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the following:
  • Develop, maintain and implement proper operational controls for financial efficiency
  • Ensure complete operational compliance with manuals and policies, Board and Management financial instructions and any applicable agreements
  • Ensure that proper books of accounts are kept and are free of mistakes
  • Ensure that deadlines are observed
  • Manage monthly closure of accounts and ensure compliance with ATI’s Financial Statement Close Process (FSCP)
  • Prepare, on a monthly basis and in timely manner, the financial reports, trend analysis, cash-flow projections, performance analysis, variance analysis (against the budget)
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Prepare the annual Financial Statements in accordance to IFRS in timely manner
  • Keep abreast of new amended and revised IFRSs, analyzing their impacts and making sure they are timely and properly implemented
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors
  • Ensure that all standing instructions requiring any input control or action by the accounting unit are met and observed precisely and correctly at all times
  • Supervise the work performed by the Accountants and ensuring all items are timely and properly booked, reviewing all journal entries before actual postings, reviewing all bank and balance sheet balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis and ensuring that all reconciling items are resolved in timely manner
  • Maintain and improve ATI’s accounting systems in liaison with the consultants and/or the software developers
  • Manage the annual budgeting process
  • Participate in the approval process of both capital and operational expenditure and ensuring budget availability
  • Keep the CFO fully informed at all times of any adverse or unusual circumstances which may affect the ATI’s financial position
  • Oversee the administration of the payroll
  • Oversee the maintenance of the fixed asset register and ensuring its accurateness and completeness
  • Maintain and improve manuals, policies and procedures
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time

 

 

 

Job Title: Credit Analyst

Location: Nigeria

Main Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the oversight of the Senior Credit Analyst and overall supervision of Chief Risk Officer, your functions and duties shall be as follows:
  • For a given set of countries, analyse and monitor the general economic and political environment
  • in-so-far it affects the creditworthiness of companies, including:
    • Key sectors of the economy and their performance
    • Quality and availability of information on companies
    • The regulatory environment i.e. government regulations and policies towards commercial entities
    • The legal environment i.e. security perfection, bankruptcy and legal ways for debt collection
  • Undertake financial analysis of corporate customers using credit skills, ratio analysis; evaluation of parent support policies; judgement of management and strategy. In this respect, analyse historical and projected financial statements of potential and existing obligors, as well as potential and existing
  • ATI insured’s; monitor receipt of quarterly/annual financial information and credit grading of accounts for annual review; monitor the quality of ATI’s credit exposure portfolio by ensuring that limits are consistent and respected, and to identify and signal early warning signs of credit deterioration
  • Review and update (as may be required from time to time) the organisation’s credit information database and obligor underwriting system
  • Evaluate and understand risks associated with individual applications for insurance, the underlying project, parent support policies, quality of management and strategy and recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures
  • Ensure compliance with ATI’s policies, including the provisions of the operations manual and ensure that ATI’s policy breaches are properly authorised at the correct senior approving level
  • Have contacts with key clients, banks and obligors in order to develop both general intelligence on a given sector or region and specific information about private obligors and public buyers
  • Evaluate and document the soundness of the credit management policies of lenders and traders;
  • Contribute to debt collection and risk mitigation actions
  • Contribute to corporate communication exercises, workshops and conferences
  • Travel on regular basis to meet information sources, clients, banks, buyers and other business partners
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time The position will be based in Kenya, with the possibility of relocation to another African country.

 

 

 

Job Title: Admin Assistant (Finance)

Location: Nigeria

Job Description
Under the supervision of, and reporting to the Senior Administrative & Procurement Officer, the functions and duties shall be as follows:

  • Timely process and submit VAT exemption applications to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and proactively follow up on approvals of the applications
  • Perform protocol/logistical functions involving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Manage files and filling room
  • Manage the stores including receipt, issuance of stock items etc.
  • Assist with managing the fixed asset physical inventory
  • Assist with the disposal of used/redundant assets
  • Supervise the drivers
  • Manage the cleaning and security of outsourced services
  • Office management including minor maintenance/repair works
  • Arrange for banqueting facilities during internal meetings
  • Responsible for acquisition and maintenance of records of kitchen supplies
  • Assist with staff relocations
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications & Attributes

  • University Degree
  • Ability to work and draft memos and letters with minimum or no supervision
  • At least four years of experience working in a Multilateral Institution
  • Experience in dealing with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Undoubted integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Remuneration
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a collegial working environment commensurate with other multilaterals.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an Application Letter, “Personal History Form” CV, plus details of their current remuneration package along with details of three referees to: recruitment@ati-aca.org with “Job title” as subject of the email.

Click here to Download Personal History Form (Excel Format)

Note

  • ATI will only contact those applicants who are being actively considered for an interview
  • We reserves the right to not make an appointment to the above vacancies, or to make an appointment at a slightly higher or lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

 

Application Deadline  Saturday, 11th July, 2020 at Midnight Nairobi time

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