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Chief Operations Officer

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Overview of role

Botswana Life Insurane Limited (BLIL) seeks to appoint for the role of Chief Operations Officer. The incumbent is responsible for translating the company’s operationalizing the company’s strategy. S/he is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the business unit which focuses on individual insurance products. The role will have overall accountability for new business & underwriting, policy servicing, records management, all aspects of customer service, and client communications including through the call centre, claims assessment and payments, Paypoint liaison and Premium Collection. This will be accomplished by providing direction and structure for operating units.

Job description

Areas of perfromance and accountability include;

  • Strategy
  • Business Results
  • Business Relationships
  • Project Management
  • Governance
  • Quality Assurance
  • People Management
  • Reporting
  • Personal Results

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Graduate Degree in any Business/Commerce program
  • Master’s Program or Professional Qualifications is an additional benefit


  • A minimum of ten (10) years post qualification experience in the financial services sector. Experience in the Financial Services Sector (life insurance business, investment funds management, banking and/or any other financial service) will be an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years of these should have been in general management capacity with responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, recruitment, and profit accountability
  • Sound experience in domestic and international financial services industry environment is an added advantage
  • Proven background in managerial leadership, business analysis and report writing
  • Knowledge of insurance legislation and regulations

Deadline for applications: Friday 16 February 2018

Company profile

Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is the oldest and largest Life Insurance Company in Botswana with a market share estimated at over 70% and underwrites all classes of Life insurance product offerings. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) which is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange and is a member of the Sanlam Group Limited. BLIL’s vision is to create a world where everyone is financially secure through the provision of financial solutions that make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and employees and seeks success-driven professionals with exceptionally high integrity, and results orientation to be part of this quest.

Detailed information



Match criteria
  • Gaborone
Education level
  • Degree
  • Masters Level
  • Banking and insurance
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