South African Insurance Association

+27 11 726 5381

SAIA Vacancy

Job Title:

Insurance Risks Manager

Job Category:

Management / Technical Professional


Insurance Risks

Reports to:

General Manager Insurance Risks

Direct Reports:

Personal Assistant



Key Internal Relations:

Insurance Risks Board Committee

SAIA Technical Advisor

SAIA Forum Secretariat

Key External Relations:

Financial Services Board (FSB)

National Treasury (NT)

The Department of Transport and related organisations.

The Department of Trade and Industry.

The Department of Energy.

The FPASA, FIA, SAICB, BACSA, and various other relevant organisations


Job Description: #119501


Job Purpose

To act as a representative of the short-term insurance industry association on matters related to industry sustainability. To successfully deliver on the Insurance Risks Strategy, related to all business classes and areas, by providing professional skills and knowledge to the SAIA and its members. Responsible for own work output and performance success against the strategy. Identifies risks and develops processes to manage the risks effectively.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft, implement, monitor and report on the Insurance Risks Strategy
  • Identify risks facing the industry and reporting on those risks
  • Identifying and proposing solutions to any risks and/or challenges at industry level
  • Identify key stakeholders in the industry and form business relationships that directly impact the success of projects
  • Successfully negotiate solutions with strategic partners
  • Get member buy-in for industry projects
  • Developing business cases and business plans for industry projects
  • Implement industry projects
  • Have insight into industry developments (legislative, policy changes)
  • Assist in the development of forums / workgroups that will deliver on the SAIA business objectives
  • Compile board reports / papers, project status reports and writes for the SAIA Bulletin and Annual Review
  • Represents the SAIA at meetings
  • Represents SAIA and the industry to the media (print, radio, television)
  • Provide though leadership to the industry on the relevant industry initiatives
  • Participates at any SAIA meetings as and when identified
  • Will be required to participate in employee relations matters (training, guidance and counselling) or direct or indirect reports

Performance Standards

  • Together with the above the successful candidate will be required to sign a more detailed performance agreement upon commencing employment as well as the SAIA internal code of conduct and any other related policies governing the SAIA.

Education, skills and experience

Strategic and pragmatic thinker that understands the vision and mission of the organisation, as well as the impact of decisions taken.

Must have a passion for the insurance industry and the South African Business World at large, because SAIA is about making a difference that will help grow and develop the South African economy.

  • Relevant Degree (non-negotiable)
  • Analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Judgment and decision-making ability
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent command of the English Language (written and verbal)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Judgement and decision-making ability
  • Leadership skills
  • Must be flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Negotiating skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Project Management
  • Report Writing Skills Critical
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Must be flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Maintains strict confidentiality

Email CV to or contact  011 726 5381, deadline for applications 16 March 2018.