An exciting opportunity to work in a flexible and dynamic team of actuarial professionals that offers exposure to life and non-life valuations, actuarial models’ development and data analysis. The successful candidate will be working across multiple clients in Africa that would present opportunities. The individual will report to the Actuarial Manager within The Shard’s Actuarial Consulting team.

Job description includes:

The core functions the actuarial analyst should be able to perform:

    • Technical pricing of new products and benefits.

    • Producing half-yearly risk capital and Embedded value results.

    • Maintaining, developing and improving DCS and Prophet models.

    • Using advanced statistics and modelling tools to understand data.

    • Assisting senior actuarial team member with technical support and analysis.

    • Developing processes for improved data analysis and reporting.

    • Assisting with producing monthly profit, reserve and VNB results.

    • Monthly Financial Soundness Valuation and other statutory reporting requirements for a variety of products.

    • Ad-hoc investigations.

Qualification Requirements
    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science

    • Passed/exempted from at least 6 actuarial exams

    • Proficiency in SAS SQL, C# or any programming language.

    • Good communication skills, and capable of presenting results to senior management of the business and clients.

    • Ability to understand technical or complex concepts.

    • Ability to work independently, and with other departments to meet deadlines.

    • Quality and detail orientated when it comes to work.

    • Ability to cultivate the culture of innovation.

Application process

The following documents, which must be sent to are required for application

    • ID Copy

    • CV

    • Copies of Qualifications

The Shard complies with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. Your personal information will be processed in a lawful, legitimate, and responsible manner. By submitting your application, you give and express your informed consent to process your personal information.

  • The Shard (Pty) Ltd, a financial consulting firm based in Johannesburg is looking for an Actuarial Specialist to join their team, on a permanent capacity. We provide a unique combination of professional services including Risk Assurance & Advisory Services, Actuarial, Accounting and Analytics.

  • Please send your CV, together with your qualifications, to by no later than the 29th of May 2024. Should you not hear from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.