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Lead Specialist: Actuarial (Risk Benefits)

Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Johannesburg GAU ZA, GT, ZA

Company: Liberty Group Limited

At Liberty, we employ more than 6 000 people across 7 businesses in 18 African countries. Every day, our employees grow their knowledge by working with diverse groups of people who specialise in a wide range of skills across insurance, asset management, investment and health products. We continually seek to engage, develop, recognise and reward the people who make our business great.


To provide advice and support in practice formulation and associated best practice improvement tactics; enabling the provision of specialist actuarial expertise.

Minimum Experience

5 - 8 years experience in a similar environment, of which 2 - 3 years at specialist level

Critical Job

Nearly Qualified Actuary or Qualified. 

At least a minimum of all CTs completed and at least CA1.  Minimum of 11 exams completed.

Leadership experience in this role will be an advantage. 

Programming experience will be a huge advantage in this role.    

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 07] in Finance Economics and Accounting

Additional Minimum Qualifications



  • Determine resource allocation priorities and deployment necessary to support the effective integration of processes.
  • Advise on the alignment and application of area specific practices and integrated processes across functional areas to ensure value chain integrity.
  • Keep abreast of changes and new legislation and developments within industries that may affect area of specialisation.
  • Coordinate research and make recommendations to products based on market needs, product performance and competitor analysis; increasing profitability.
  • Accountable for contributing to strategy enablement and implementation and delivery optimisation across an internal value chain, through best practice development and implementation.
  • Draw on own technical and/or professional knowledge and experience to proactively develop alternatives and identify optimal best practice solutions for tactical problems.
  • Plan to deliver work outputs related to a service or operational area, Manages interdependent functional activities, and directs best-practice priorities, standards and procedures to ensure efficiency within area of specialisation.


  • Provide authoritative, specialist expertise and advice to internal/external customers, that builds strong relationships and creates a favourable impression aligned to Treating the Customer Fairly (TCF) principles.


  • Implement and monitor financial controls, management of costs and corporate governance throughout the area of specialisation.

Learning and Growth

  • Contribute positively to human capability improvement, related to knowledge optimisation and associated with area of specialisation.


  • Develop and/or align governance and compliance policies for own practice and/or tactical area to identify and manage risk exposure liability related to the area of specialisation.


Liberty Values

    Technical Competencies

    • Research and Information Gathering (Proficient)
    • Statistical and Mathematical Analysis (Proficient)
    • Quantitative Skills (Proficient)
    • Modelling (Proficient)

    Behavioural Competencies

    • People Management and Empowerment (Proficient)
    • Relationship Management and Networking (Proficient)
    • Problem Solving and Analysis (Proficient)
    • Professional/Technical learning (Proficient)

    Liberty Group Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and the group's Transformation Strategy, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards the achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the organisation.


    Vaccination Policy & Hybrid Working Model 

    We are evolving the way we work and will be launching a Hybrid working model, in line with this Liberty has implemented a Mandatory vaccination policy which is applicable to all employees, this is to further strengthen our commitment to the safety of all employees. Right of refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19, either on constitutional and/or medical grounds, is taken into consideration and will be dealt with through an objection process. More information about our Hybrid working model and Mandatory vaccination policy will be discussed during the recruitment process for this position. 

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