Underwriting officer (Abuja)

  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our client, a leading insurance firm, is looking to recruit an entry level Underwriting Officer.

Job Description

gathering and assessing background information in order to effectively assess the risk involved;

calculating possible risk and deciding how much individuals or organisations should pay for insurance (the premium);

deciding whether the risk should be shared with a reinsurer;

computing results for appropriate premiums using actuarial information, other statistics and own judgement;

visiting brokers or potential customers and preparing quotes;

liaising with specialists, such as surveyors or doctors, for risk assessment;

gathering information and various types of reports (e.g. medical records) from specialists;

negotiating terms with policyholders or their brokers;

ensuring that premiums are competitive;

specifying conditions to be imposed on different types of policies, for example, asking that a property owner install a security alarm;

negotiating with brokers and drawing up contracts;

writing policies;

keeping detailed and accurate records of policies underwritten and decisions made.


• First degree in a numerate or semi-numerate discipline
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to manage customers’ expectation effectively
• Ability to effectively plan, prioritise and organise caseload
• Proficiency in using MS Office suite
• Candidate must be fast at learning and able to deliver on turnaround time

Additional Information

The role is open to candidates residing in Abuja or are willing to relocate.