HIGHER EDUCATION LOANS BOARD
Join our team and contribute to our efforts of making higher education more accessible to Kenyans.
The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) was established in 1995 through an Act of Parliament CAP 213A of the laws of Kenya. The mandate of HELB is to source for funds and provide financing (through loans, scholarships and bursaries) to Kenyans pursuing higher education in institutions of higher learning in and outside Kenya as recognized by Commission for University Education (CUE) & and/or the Technical, Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).
A vacancy has arisen for the position of Assistant Manager External Resources & Student Loans Self-Protection Scheme. The Board is looking for a highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills to fill the position
Reporting to the Head of External Resources & Student Loans Self Protection Scheme, the Assistant Manager External Resources & Student Loans Self-protection Scheme will assist in operationalization of the proposed HELB Student Loans Self- protection Scheme in accordance policy and procedures approved by the Board so as to secure the student loans book portfolio against any unnecessary expo-sures within norm and standards of loans self-protection schemes and the changing dynamics in the Higher Education Financing and markets developments. Further to ensure sustainability of the HELB Fund, He/She will assist in developing and implementing Board’s strategies of External Resource mobilization from Corporates, Development partners, Philanthropists, Counties/Constituencies and Individuals to create sustainable Education Revolving Funds.
Developing and implementing a student loans self-protection management system
Managing all underwriting aspects of the student loans self-protection scheme with guidance from the scheme Actuary eg Risk assessment, student loans self-protection deductions computation etc
Ensuring student loans self-protection scheme deductions are prudently invested and accounted for as per the self-protection, accounting and investment policy in place.
Ensure all claims are adequately reviewed, properly documented, accurately computed, processed on time and properly accounted for.
Regularly advice the board on the performance of the student loans self-protection schemeon areas such as claims experience, student loans self-protection deductions adequacy, investment returns, actuarial liability and liquidity of the scheme.
Prepare periodic financial and operational reports on performance of external funds and self-protection scheme in line with IFRS and international best practice.
Bachelor degree from a recognized university preferably BCom (Insurance Option) or Actuarial Science
Accounting qualification such as CPA(K)or ACCA
An MBA or Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized university will be an added advantage;
Experience in Quality Management Systems will be an added advantage.
At least 5 years’ experience in administration of a loans insurance scheme, 3 of which should be in at least middle management
Proven experience in life insurance and investment accounting
Experience in running an in-house Loans self-protection Scheme will be an added advantage
Experience in resource mobilization/ Fund raising will be an added advantage.
Working experience in an ERP environment preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX system
Possession of networking skills;
Committed team player with customer Experience skills
Highly analytical, interpretive report writing and presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to work under pressure and achieve results within deadlines
If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please send your application, detailed CV, relevant copies of testimonials certificates, your date time contact, and contacts of three referees, to reach the office of Chief Executive Officer on the contact below and not later than 4th July 2017.
Chief Executive Officer & Board Secretary
Higher Education Loans Board
P.O. Box 69489-00400
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
HELB is an equal opportunity employer