Senior Underwriter

  • Bryte Insurance Company Botswana
  • Gaborone, South East, Botswana
  • Mar 01, 2019
Permanent Sales

Job Description


  • To analyse and underwrite new and existing policies effectively within Delegated Authority (DA) limits in order to achieve agreed
levels of underwriting performance by providing technical underwriting support and assistance
  • To provide high quality service and solutions to brokers and customers in order to ensure business retention and growth
  • To provide effective qualitative underwriting and to demonstrate superior product knowledge.


    •Achieve targeted underwriting profit through utilisation of underwriting skills
  • Growth and retention of business
  • Provide qualitative service levels to internal and external stakeholders
  • Focused underwriting of risks within delegated authority to achieve effective implementation of business plan
  • Align with sales target to ensure the GWP, loss ratio and profitability targets are met
  • Align with Bryte guiding principles and way of doing business
  • Deliver and enhance the highest level of client satisfaction by working with brokers to map and determine their business needs
in delivering superior client service
  • Strategically analyse the broker's business plan and develop future business opportunities
  • Maintain relationships with brokers and provide technical and underwriting support as required
  • Maintain relationships with internal departments to ensure delivery of the highest level of client service for our clients and brokers
  • Comply with technical and operational underwriting standards, procedures and controls
  • Implement agreed (re) underwriting measures to attain targeted loss ratios and rates


1. Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Insurance Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years underwriting experience, preferably in Commercial and Specialised underwriting
  • Have market-facing experience due to high degree of broker interaction in this role
2. Knowledge:
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of Botswana Insurance and Reinsurance market
  • Sound knowledge of how to optimise underwriting performance at both policy and portfolio levels
  • Sound knowledge of statutory and legislative requirements
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of underwriting principles
  • Financial and Business acumen
3. Skills and Attributes:
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Strong underwriting skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good relationship building skills
  • Sound interpersonal skills

Application Deadline

Mar 06, 2019