General Insurance Actuary

QED Actuaries & Consultants is well established in Africa having provided actuarial, risk management, investment consulting and other related services to over 60 insurance companies and other financial institutions for over 25 years. QED have a vacancy in Johannesburg for a motivated, dedicated and energetic individual to join the existing team of 41.

Consulting Actuary General Insurance

This is an opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of clients and actuarial work to develop management and consulting skills while growing the General Insurance Area. The incumbent will be reporting to the Head of the General Insurance practice and providing actuarial & technical assistance to the actuary and/ or clients.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage actuarial team
  • Managing work allocation, mentoring actuarial staff
  • Achieving key performance indicators
  • Ensuring quality control procedures are adhered to and maintained
  • Maintain and improve client relationships
  • Provide technical advice to General Insurance clients on all areas (including reserving, SAM, solvency, FCR’s, ORSA, pricing, Head of Actuarial Control, etc.)
  • Meeting and exceeding team’s income budget
  • Supporting Head of General Insurance Practice
  • Membership of Actuarial Society of South Africa committees/ sub-committees
  • Participating in R and D programme, seminars or conferences
  • Participating in marketing exercises and assisting with tenders
  • Maintaining and developing knowledge of the client markets/ countries
  • Keeping up to date with General Insurance practice and CPD for Southern Africa


  • Qualified actuary
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the General/ Short-term Insurance industry (at least 2 years post-qualified experience)
  • Have a Practicing Certificate of working towards one
  • Experience with SAM, ORSA’s, reserving and solvency valuations
  • Strong actuarial technical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and highly motivated
  • Ability to work to a deadline and give regular feedback on progress
  • May be required to travel from time to time

The salary offered will be market related with an attractive incentive scheme. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interested candidates should send their full Curriculum Vitae in confidence to Carien Scheepers at