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  • Posted: Mar 4, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • KPMG is a professional service company, being one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and PwC. Seated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, KPMG employs 174,000 people and has three lines of services: audit, tax, and advisory.
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    Senior Manager – Actuarial Services

    We are looking for a Manager or a Senior manager to support in the delivery of engagements, business development and leading the actuarial team.

    Roles

    • Managing engagements to consistently achieve set revenue and profit objectives
    • Providing technical knowledge, direction and training to the engagement team to produce quality deliverables on time and on budget.
    • Developing plans and portfolios in diverse financial sectors
    • Develop and maintain relationships with decision makers at key clients while impacting on revenue or client relationship through innovation.
    • Providing technical guidance and advisory on actuarial assignments
    • Develop and analyse projection models
    • Evaluating and advising on financial risks within an engagement
    • Supporting Clients with IFRS 17 GAP / Impact assessments and implementations
    • Providing advisory services to Companies undertaking mergers and acquisitions
    • Advising companies on their capital models and capital planning
    • Provision of actuarial expertise to support the Audit function within the firm
    • Leading in business development initiatives that would drive revenue realization.

    Qualifications and experience

    • An Actuarial science degree will be an added advantage.
    • A degree in a Business-related field / mathematics with or undertaking a recognised certification in Actuarial studies.
    • At least 7- 10 years working experience in an actuarial function or consultancy.
    • Possession or demonstration of undertaking Actuarial qualification certifications.

    Skills and attributes

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and oral
    • Outstanding analytical skills with ability to work on big data
    • Extensive knowledge in financial forecasting and statistical Modelling
    • Ability to work in a team sharing knowledge and providing guidance and technical advice
    • Knowledge of East Africa regulatory regime for insurers.
    • Knowledge of reporting methodologies, e.g. IFRS.
    • A broad knowledge of non-life insurance products
    • Experience in business development in the insurance and financial services sectors

    Candidates with any of the following skills would be considered favourably:

    • Modelling (e.g. Prophet, Axis, Igloo, Re Metrica );
    • Programming (e.g. VBA, .NET, R, Python);

    We offer

    • Exciting unparalleled exposure to advisory skills, competencies and tools;
    • Continuous learning and development;
    • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams; and Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.

    If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please forward your CV on or before 14 March 2021 giving details of your qualifications and experience to [email protected] strictly quote ‘Senior Manager – Actuarial Services’

    *Please note, that due to the volume of applications received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted*

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    Business Analyst – Associate

    The Nairobi office serves as the regional coordinating office providing the required networking to facilitate delivery of services on a timely basis to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

    Key responsibilities

    The business analyst/consultant will be focused on product sales (IDEA and Alessa), support, and administration

    Qualifications and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or computer based related course
    • Must have a minimum of at least 1 year working experience in a marketing, sales or events management role dealing with clients directly.
    • Having undertaken and passed Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

    Responsibilities

    • Regular follow up, update and communication of leads progress of on a weekly basis.
    • Undertake product research in the industry or the competition to confirm strength of alternatives against our products.
    • Find and initiate contacts with prospects, identifying prospect’s needs and closing the sales
    • Collect and document referrals and reference letters from existing clients
    • Manage the client support, centralisation and documentation of issues, tracking and response to customers’ queries and needs.
    • Ensure customer retention of 80 percent to ensure future revenue of 20 percent of its existing customers.
    • Plan and manage the preparation of proposals, materials, marketing and administration of IDEA and Alessa engagements and events like Sector breakfast, IDEA launch, IDEA conference etc; and preparation of Software deliveries, Tutorials, Training manuals, Training Certificates, and client feedback forms
    • Manage the deployment of CaseWare Analytics at client premises, remote assistance and periodically assist in high profile trainings.
    • Update Client contact information and maintain an up to date maintenance, contracts, courtesy visit schedule and IDEA / Alessa returns and payments
    • Redirect client support requests to appropriate CaseWare team internal and external to resolve and ensure documentation is kept to form a repository
    • Manage and review the CaseWare dashboard and management of debtors, billings and disbursements and ensure all engagements achieve a minimum of the following metrices:
    • 75% recovery
    • 75 days of lockup
    • 72% utilization on average
    • Value per hour of USD 65 after CaseWare returns
    • Ensure proper risk management and filing for all engagements

    Skills and attributes

    The ideal candidate must;

    • Be agile to adapt to changing internal and client demands and ensure quality delivery of our services within stipulated timeframes
    • Have good communication and organization skills
    • Be willing to travel on short notice
    • Be a fast learner and analytical thinker.
    • Have excellent business writing skills.
    • Have experience working in a complex, fast moving environment.
    • Be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
    • Be a team player.

    We offer

    • A fantastic opportunity to work in exciting professional services firm
    • Continuous learning and development
    • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams
    • Unrivaled space to grow and be innovative

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    Data Engineer- Associate

    The Nairobi office serves as the regional coordinating office providing the required networking to facilitate delivery of services on a timely basis to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

    Key responsibilities

    The overall objective of the role is to help bridge the gap between technical platform needs ( i.e. big data engineering) and business needs. The engineer skews towards big data engineering but also brings more modelling capabilities than a pure big data software engineer. In this way, they will play an important “utility” role on teams including helping to enable overall solutioning and full-scope architecture, design, and build. They will be able to complete intermediate-level big data engineering tasks, basic modelling tasks, and business solutioning and executive communication tasks. They will design software architecture following best practices after understanding customer requirements and enterprise environments.

    Qualifications and experience

    • Strong experience with at least one large scale and/or distributed processing methodology such as Hadoop, Storm, Spark
    • Demonstrated ETL solution design and build expertise, and work stream management skills
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related fields

    Responsibilities

    • Assess, capture, and translate complex business issues and solution requirements into a structured big data engineering use case, including rapid learning of industry/domain/client dynamics and development of effective work stream plans
    • Utilize a hypothesis-driven problem-solving  approach to design, construct, and rapidly test/ iterate big data platforms and architectures that will enable running models and visualizations to reveal insight and opportunities for the client
    • Deliver client project data engineering work stream through direct ownership of data ingestion, engineering, transformation, automation, and back-end visualization setup, aswell as client communication deliverables
    • Support build of big data environments that enable analytics solutions on a variety of big data platforms including cloud as required by the client, and create robust documentation of solutions, architecture, automation workflows, and operation procedures
    • Proactively broaden and deepen client relationships by working with varying levels of client team members

    Skills and attributes

    • The ideal candidate must have;
    • Above-average ability to rapidly ingest, transform, engineer, and visualize data, both for ad hoc and product-level (e.g., automated) data  & analytics solutions
    • Strong communication skills to explain technical concepts to businesspeople, and to explain business concepts to technical resources
    • Strong business consulting acumen Fast learning and analytical thinking skills
    • Fast learning and analytical thinking skills
    • Experience working in a complex, fast moving environment.
    • The ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
    • Willingness to be a team player

    We offer

    A fantastic opportunity to work in exciting professional services firm

    Continuous learning and development

    Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams

    Unrivaled space to grow and be innovative

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    Data Analyst – Associate

    The Nairobi office serves as the regional coordinating office providing the required networking to facilitate delivery of services on a timely basis to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

    Key responsibilities

    The overall objective of the role is to bring strong sector and /or business- process specific knowledge to bear for Data and Analytics strategy, transformation and solution design engagements. The consultant will focus on helping clients understand the broader D&A journey and implications, and helping engagement teams understand domain context required for delivering meaningful and effective insights from D&A solutions.

    Qualifications and experience

    • Experience and expertise at gathering client and market information through interviews, surveys, workshops, and market research, and at presenting that information effectively at an executive level.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related fields

    Responsibilities

    • Assess, capture, and translate complex business needs and existing organization D&A maturity levels into a structured strategy for D&A capability development, including role and process design, analytics use case ideation, and technology road mapping;
    • Utilize a hypothesis-driven problem-solving approach to design and review with clients all aspects of an organization-specific D&A target operating model;
    • Research and communicate sector- or processspecific data and D&A solution design requirements, including building such design requirements into targeted visualizations;
    • Support project leaders in tracking and communicating project risks, budget, rates, and launch/close-out activities, including the administration of work papers and collaboration sites (shared with D&A Modelers and D&A Engineers) and;
    • Proactively broaden and deepen client relationships by working with varying levels of client team members (shared with D&A Modelers and Data Engineers)

    Skills and attributes

    The ideal candidate must have;

    • Organization design, transformation design/ execution expertise, and workstream management skills
    • Strong business consulting acumen
    • An understanding of general landscape for data science and big data opportunities; deeper understanding of sector- and/or process-specific landscape for opportunities
    • An understanding of requirements, styles, and preferences for visualizations within their sectors of expertise.
    • Fast learning and analytical thinking skills
    • Experience working in a complex, fast moving environment.
    • The ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
    • Willingness to be a team player

    We offer

    1. A fantastic opportunity to work in exciting professional services firm
    2. Continuous learning and development
    3. Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams
    4. Unrivaled space to grow and be innovative

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    Data Scientist – Associate

     The Nairobi office serves as the regional coordinating office providing the required networking to facilitate delivery of services on a timely basis to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

    Key responsibilities

    The data scientist’s role is to bring their expertise in advanced modelling techniques and mathematical methods; algorithm use and optimization; and data science technologies. The objective of the role is to understand the full spectrum of data feature retrieval, selection, and engineering; model technique selection and integration; interpretation of outputs; and development of recommendations. They will be required to identify commonalities across seemingly disparate analytics use cases, in order to identify unique ways of approaching modelling.

    Qualifications and experience

    • Deep knowledge/experience in statistics, data mining, machine learning, and/or natural language processing
    • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, NumPy, MatLab, etc.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science or other related fields
    • A minimum of 2 years working experience 

    Responsibilities

    • Retrieve, prepare, and process a rich data variety of data sources such as social media, news, internal/external documents, emails, financial data, and operational data
    • Analyse and model structured data and implement algorithms to support analysis using advanced statistical and mathematical methods from statistics, machine learning, data mining, econometrics, and operations research
    • Perform Statistical Natural Language Processing to mine unstructured data, using methods such as document clustering, topic analysis, named entity recognition, document classification, and sentiment analysis
    • Utilize a diverse array of technologies and tools as needed, to deliver insights, such as R, SAS, Python, Spark, Hadoop, QlikView, and Tableau
    • Translate advanced business analytics problems into technical approaches that yield actionable recommendations, in diverse domains such as risk management, product development, marketing research, supply chain, and public policy; communicate results and educate others through insightful visualizations, reports and presentations
    • Perform exploratory data analysis, generate and test working hypotheses, and uncover interesting trends and relationships.

    Skills and attributes

    The ideal candidate must;

    • Have expert problem-solving ability through the use and/or development of algorithms, models, testing, etc.
    • Be able to work with team members and clients to assess needs, provide assistance, and resolve problems, using excellent problemsolving skills, verbal/written communication, and the ability to explain technical concepts to business people
    • Be a fast learner and analytical thinker.
    • Have excellent business writing skills.
    • Have experience working in a complex, fast moving environment.
    • Be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.

    We offer

    • A fantastic opportunity to work in exciting professional services firm
    • Continuous learning and development
    • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams
    • Unrivaled space to grow and be innovative

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    Automation Developer – Associate

    The Nairobi office serves as the regional coordinating office providing the required networking to facilitate delivery of services on a timely basis to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

    Key responsibilities

    This is a hands-on technical role to help clients execute on automation opportunities. The consultant willwork to design automation solutions, with responsibility for all aspects of the technical planning, build,  testing, documentation, and overall approach to implementation and maintenance. This includes expertise with relevant tools and platforms, and the overall approach and set of considerations related to software development

    Qualifications and experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related fields
    • At least 2 years working experience

    Responsibilities

    • Design, develop, and test solutions to automate processes, activities, and tasks through enhanced workflow automation and RPA using automation platforms
    • Design integrated use of and deploy RPA platform components, including bots, orchestrators, development tools, and systems integrations
    • Provide technical direction on design considerations, including performance, scalability, security, availability, maintainability, and auditability

    Skills and attributes

    • Have experience using relevant developer tools and platforms.
    • Be familiar with and have experience with the overall approach and set of considerations related to software development..
    • Be a fast learner and analytical thinker.
    • Have experience working in a complex, fast moving environment.
    • Have excellent business writing skills
    • Be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
    • Be a team player.

    Method of Application

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

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