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Date Posted

Aug 15, 2019

Company

African Export–Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK)

Job Title

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) Job Recruitment (34 Positions)

Job Type

Permanent

Description

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) - The bank was established in Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade. The Bank, headquartered in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Manager, Advisory & Capital Markets (Capital Markets) 

Reference Number: THJBLR3
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide close support to the Departmental Head in creating and maintaining strong relationships with African governments, financial institutions and corporates as well as offshore investors (bond investors, private equity firms, venture capital companies and corporates) to facilitate development of a strong pipeline of good quality investment banking opportunities in support of the Bank`s mandate;
  • Provide technical input in all transactions which will enable African governments, public enterprises, supranational organizations, financial institutions and large corporates to access international bond markets to raise medium to long-term funding which is required to finance investments in trade-facilitating infrastructure, industrial processing plants and trade-related activities across the continent;
  • Keep abreast of developments in the global economy and capital markets;
  • Execute transactions which will contribute to development of Africa`s capital markets to ensure that they play a pivotal role in channelling portfolio investment flows into the continent especially in support of companies engaged in trade;
  • Market debt and equity product offerings to corporate, financial institutions and government clients;
  • Execute listing of bond and equity transactions in partnership with internal teams and external partners;
  • Daily responsibilities include both leading bond and equity execution as well as marketing, e.g.  preparing market updates, conducting due diligence, internal/external project management, and client management through marketing and pricing dynamics;
  • Establish a high degree of trust with clients during execution, and grow rapport with clients by demonstrating an understanding of their needs and being responsive;
  • Understand Afreximbank’s approach and policies for managing risks and applicable legal and regulatory rules;
  • Proactively share information, knowledge and ideas to promote team success;
  • Provide analytical & modelling support, structuring ideas, financing agreement negotiation support, and oversee all aspects of transaction execution;
  • Manage underwriter, rating agency, issuer counsel, accountant, and trustee engagements;
  • Prepare rating agency presentations and investor presentations;
  • Coordinate rating agency and underwriter due diligence;
  • Partner with legal counsel to develop financing documents and transaction prospectus;
  • Arrange institutional investor roadshows;
  • Advise African enterprises on tax efficient ways of returning cash to their shareholders. This will entail assessing suitability of cash dividends, stock dividends and share repurchases etc for businesses at various stages of their life cycles;
  • Implement structures to assist the Bank in mobilizing equity;
  • Implement structures to assist various clients to raise funds through securitization structures;
  • Prepare financial models and conduct related industry and market research and Adhoc financial forecasting, analyses and modelling to support the investment advice process of the Bank;
  • Adding value to the work done by Associate by enhancing substance to the proposals, reviewing accuracy of factual representations, logical integrity of all calculations in financial models and improving general presentation;
  • Participate in negotiations, use negotiation skills to overcome difficulties and finalize negotiations in capital market and advisory transactions;
  • Manage subordinate staff performance through appropriate performance planning, coaching and performance reviews;
  • Assist the unit head in marketing Capital Market services;
  • Implement new methodologies to improve all Capital Market services related processes;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned to the jobholder by Senior Management.

Requirements - Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor and Master's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or other disciplines relevant to the position.
  • A relevant professional qualification e.g. CFA will be an advantage;
  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience in the financial services or consulting industry and demonstrated knowledge and experience in DCM transactions;
  • Demonstrable experience working in the front office of a top tier Investment Bank and/or Capital Markets firm;
  • Highly driven, detail-oriented, diligent with strong analytical, communication and writing skills;
  • Demonstrable proficiency with market and product terms. Well versed in the quantitative nature and framework of fixed income and equity products;
  • Understands the different types of credit and underwriting risks and can discuss in detail ways of risk management and mitigation;
  • Thorough understanding of market drivers and dynamics;
  • Understands transaction cycle and demonstrates detail orientation during execution;
  • Ability to thrive on the challenge of competitive pressures and remain focused on client needs;
  • Ability to interact comfortably with business clients and management;
  • Self-directed, highly motivated, and able to work independently and in team;
  • Previous experience in credit and/or financial institution capital markets a plus;
  • Demonstrable experience in investment banking and advisory services in Africa will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis with a solid understanding of financial statements, financial modeling and company or industry analysis;
  • Advanced Excel skills and very strong financial modelling skills required;
  • Ability to follow-up independently and consistently and play the critical role as the project manager on most assignments and the primary capital markets contact;
  • Ability to immediately contribute to the group based on past experience and help to transfer best practices and knowledge
  • Self-starting team player who can think strategically and excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, challenging work environment;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa;
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, regulators, corporates and governments;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese); and
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources from varied cultural backgrounds to attain goals

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

 

Manager, Intra African Trade Initiative (Trade & Corporate Finance) 

Reference Number: THJBLR2
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of an annual Marketing Plan for the unit, derived from the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval;
  • Implementing marketing plans and strategies for deepening and expanding various activities of intra-African trade as approved by the Bank;
  • In liaison with the Client Relations teams, managing all intra-African trade customer relations, originating and on-boarding clients;
  • Structuring all intra-African trade transactions involving structured trade, supply chain finance, financial institutions and corporate finance loans;
  • Work with the Project finance product teams (limited recourse) to structure intra-African trade related-project finance loans;
  • Work with the Advisory & Capital Markets team to structure intra-African Advisory and Capital Market transactions;
  • Work with the Syndications Department for distributing large ticket intra-African trade deals;
  • Work with the Guarantees and Specialised Finance to structure intra-African trade related transactions that required ECA support and for structuring specialized guarantee products
  • Assist in the installation and mobilise for the wide spread use of the Bank’s intra-African mobile payment platform;
  • Use the services of Treasury to find solutions for clients from a derivatives perspective to manage currency, interest rate, and price risks;
  • As may be delegated by Senior Management, representing the Bank in high level meetings, fora and making presentations in conformity with the high standards for which the Bank has become known; and
  • Any other duties as assigned by Senior Management.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree and Postgraduate Degree in Business, Banking or Finance from a recognized University;
  • A recognized post graduate professional qualification in Banking will be an advantage;
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a leading financial services organisation and familiarity with the major trade finance products to be offered to clients especially structured trade finance, syndication, co-financing, club deals, correspondent banking products including letters of credit, factoring, forfaiting, structured trade finance, carbon financing, corporate finance risk participations, project-related financing and considerable knowledge of how these work;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa;
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, corporates and governments and to represent the Bank in important professional fora where oral presentation of papers will be necessary to high level technical and professional audiences;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese);
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals;
  • Ability to demonstrate proof of passion and commitment to the socio-economic empowerment of African countries and the ability to support the achievement of Afreximbank’s mandate.

Contractual Information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

 

Manager, Export Development (Export Development Finance) 

Reference Number: THJBLR4
Location: Cairo, Egypt
 
Responsibilities

  • Originating and completing Export related projects across a spectrum of sectors in different countries in liaison with the branch teams and with support from the Head of Export Development;
  • Structuring transactions/projects that support industrialization and export development, developing and negotiating term sheets to execution;
  • Participate in the preparation of annual business development plans, covering all aspects of financing of projects in respect of our export development programme;
  • Translate business development plans into real business for the Bank from all segments of the Trade and Export markets by structuring and financing:
    • Export manufacturing projects
    • Agro-processing projects; and
    • Service export projects
  • Developing, marketing and managing product programmes such as the CONMED, CONTOUR, AFRICOIN and Non-equity modes as a means of facilitating industrialization and export development;
  • Design schemes and road-shows for establishing market presence with emphasis on broadening the geographic scope of the Bank’s activities and promoting industrialization and export development;
  • Manage given portfolios, from the process of origination, credit approval and contracting to ensure that the process is finalised within optimal time;
  • Supporting the Credit Assessment department with relevant information to facilitate the credit process and the Legal department during transaction documentation;
  • In line with the above, liaise with the Banking Operations department to ensure that once approval is obtained, disbursement is done within the required timelines and that the portfolio is managed according to the terms of the agreement and to the client’s satisfaction, until expiry of the same;
  • Establishing ties with market participants including international banks, African financial institutions, project finance intermediaries, project sponsors and developers, corporates and commodity boards and organizations; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management.

Requirements, Qualification and Skill

  • A First Degree plus a Post graduate degree in Business Administration, Banking or Finance from a recognized University;
  • A professional qualification in Banking or International Trade Finance will be an added advantage;
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a leading organisation and familiarity with the major trade and export development finance products to be offered to clients especially syndication, co-financing, club deals, structured trade finance, project finance, corporate finance risk participations, project-related financing and considerable knowledge of how these works;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting and therefore knowledge of the workings of the main segments of the trade finance markets and the participants in major regions of Africa;
  • Ability to meet senior officials of banks, corporates and governments and win their confidence that the specialist’s products will meet the needs of these parties;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic, and Portuguese);
  • Proven experience in marketing trade and project finance products.  The candidate must demonstrate experience and knowledge of designing and selling structured trade finance products;
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank's objectives; and
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.

Contractual information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

 

Associate, Intra-African Trade Initiative (Junior Professional Programme) 

Reference Number: LASBLR02
Location: Cairo, Egypt
 
Job Description

  • This job role is part of the Bank’s Junior Professionals Programme.
  • The purpose is to provide the candidate with an opportunity to acquire further banking, finance and trade development skills in order to contribute impactful divers ideas to the operations of the Bank and, where relevant, the successful candidate could be considered for a permanent role. 
  • The candidate should be below 32 years of age and ready to commit to the Bank for a period of two years.

Responsibilities
Reviews and Analysis:

  • Preliminary review of all financing and non-financing requests submitted by customers and partners to ensure they meet the Bank’s eligibility criteria.
  • Assist the team in policy advocacy and government relations, including relationships with Regional Economic Communities;
  • Assist the team in resource mobilization for major regional infrastructure projects, including convening conferences;
  • Assisting in evaluating the underlying financial assumptions of client’s proposal to ensure they are realistic and reliable;
  • Working out pricing to ensure it meets the Bank’s stipulated hurdle rates as communicated periodically; and
  • Make business /commercial recommendations on proposals to team members following preliminary review.

Reporting:

  • Under the supervision of a designated Intra-African Trade staff, analyse intra-African trade finance proposals and develop draft indicative term sheets for transactions in line with customer’s request and the Bank’s products;
  • Develop pre-assessment memos on proposals received from potential borrowers, highlighting key aspects of the transactions and providing sound arguments for the Bank to finance the transaction.
  • Prepare and manage Intra-African trade transaction pipeline on a timely basis.
  • Creating and reporting the department’s management information (MI) for accurate decision-making; and
  • Responsible for the preparation and timely submissions of Monthly Reports and other ad-hoc reports, to the Head - Intra-African Trade Initiative.

Business Development:

  • Assisting with the review developing and marketing of Business Materials to various target customers of the Bank;
  • Advising clients on presentation of their financing proposals and requests to ensure it conforms to the Bank’s requirements;
  • Provide support to the team in managing an efficient Intra-African Trade Information and Export Advisory Services;
  • Provide support to the team in managing all intra-African trade customer relations, originating and on-boarding clients;
  • Assist the team in structuring all intra-African trade transactions involving structured trade, supply chain finance, financial institutions and corporate finance loans;
  • Develop, update and manage a database of Intra-African Trade Finance Intermediaries;
  • Coordinating specific publicity and business development events like Conferences, Exhibitions, Road Shows, etc., on behalf of the Intra-African Trade Initiative, where Afreximbank is participating and is tasked to lead; and
  • Undertaking desktop research into business models and new initiatives

Administration:

  • Following up on action-tracking logs resulting from internal committee meetings, external meetings and missions for which actions are required;
  • Liaise with relevant departments in communicating queries and feedback to clients; and
  • Supporting the team with administrative services during Road shows, missions and conferences.

Requirements, Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor's degree and a postgraduate degree in a relevant field from a recognized University backed by appropriate experience of at least 3 years;
  • Ability to research, evaluate business models and analyze financial statements and Information;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting;
  • Excellent written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese);
  • Demonstrate organizational capabilities, including ability to manage work load with limited supervision to attain goals;
  • Being able to multitask, proactive and able to use initiative appropriately;
  • Ability to demonstrate proof of passion and commitment to the socio-economic empowerment of African countries and the ability to support the achievement of Afreximbank’s mandate.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply.

 

Senior Manager, Strategy & Innovation (Commercialisation and Market Solutions) 

Reference Number: THJBLR1
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Job Responsibilities

  • Develop the commercialisation of innovative digital products and businesses through building a deep understanding of the customer, market and disruptive systems;
  • Represent the voice of the customer in defining the design attributes of a digital or offline product or service, including the features, functionality, and user experience;
  • Drive all aspects of product commercialisation – from branding, pricing to defining and building the right operating model/infrastructure;
  • Create and execute an annual business plan to grow the Bank’s portfolio through new client acquisition, with focus on profitable revenue growth and the overall financial plan for the business;
  • Acquire and collaborate with new clients and businesses across various sectors including Development Financial Institutions (DFIs), financial institutions, technology companies etc.;
  • Identify opportunities to resolve regional and customer challenges through disciplined, high-quality contact activities, fully leveraging available marketing resources and tools;
  • Provide market insights, facilitate and conduct customer research, champion customer needs & insights to the organization;
  • Define and execute strategy to localize, launch, establish and grow the Bank’s digital solutions, including marketing, communications and commercialisation strategies;
  • Acts as a consultant to the clients in terms of the technical aspects of the digital products;
  • Working with the various product teams in origination, identify, validate and develop new products and service solutions for the Bank’s clients;
  • Manage and evaluate portfolio data and innovation pipeline assisting strategic decision-making and Go-to-Market processes;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management.

Requirements - Qualification and Skill

  • Postgraduate degree in ICT, Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related fields from a recognized University;
  • Sound experience and proven track record of at least 10 years, preferably in the consulting or financial services industry as a product development or commercialisation professional and expert in one or more of the following business functions: evaluating emerging business in B2B technology, product development/management, business development, innovation, new product introduction, R&D, marketing, or other related work;
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and presenting business and technology plans for use by the financial services industry and an expert understanding of financial analysis, modelling, statistical analysis and related software;
  • Experience in offering market insight into industry, consumer and competitor trends;
  • Experience with product development and innovation in industries undergoing rapid transformation;
  • Experience in presenting and selling ideas to Senior Management with strong presentation skills (written and verbal);
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of business planning practices in Africa;
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of international agencies, multilaterals, banks, corporates and governments;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese); and
  • Familiarity with the following domains is an added advantage: data science, statistics, quantitative reasoning, social science research, software development/computer science, business plan development, innovation, strategic plan development and both public and private sector clients

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

 

Director, Communications & Events 

Reference Number: RSBBLR009
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Description

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the activities of the Communications and Events Management Department
  • The Director will be responsible for three sub-units; Brand Management, Media Relations & Internal Communications and Events Management
  • The Director will support the development and implementation of strategies and plans to support the Bank’s communication process with external stakeholders and internal
  • The jobholder functions as a key part of the Bank’s Management in charge of the public information dissemination team, ensuring effective communication of the Bank’s message through the use of communication tools and management of events designed to make the Bank better known.

Responsibilities

  • Organize and lead established day-to-day management of the Bank’s communications, public relations and events management processes in line with agreed objectives, policies and procedures in line with the Bank’s strategic plans;
  • Ensure the continuous application of required knowledge and skills and process improvements in the implementation of the Bank’s Communications Strategy and systems and providing leadership in proposing and implementing new ones as required. As part of this process, lead and have oversight responsibility for the Brand Management, Media Relations & Events and Internal Communications teams, establishing clear reporting lines for the three sub-units;
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and a teamwork orientation by successfully leading all matters related to the communications, public relations and events management processes at all the Bank’s locations;
  • Be a member of the Bank’s Management team, advising the Senior Management on all matters related to communications and events management;
  • Lead the department's team to ensure constant review of the Bank's communication and branding strategies and ensuring that they are effective in promoting the Bank's policies, programmes and interventions the leading financial development institution in Africa;
  • Act as the Bank's spokesperson on the instructions of the President and Senior Management;
  • Advise the President and Senior Management on public relations, communications and event management issues within and outside the Bank;
  • Lead and coordinate Bank-wide communications across organizational units in all offices (HQ and Branch Offices), and for specific operational or knowledge projects, by providing general guidelines, and setting clear communication goals and key performance indicators, and ensuring the allocation of necessary human and financial resources to achieve the required objectives;
  • Enhance knowledge and communications to key publics and specific groups in member countries (national authorities, business groups, the general public, etc.), planning, preparing and implementing information programmes to keep them informed of the Bank's programmes and achievements;
  • Prepare and implement communication programmes to mobilize public opinion to support the trade and economic development of Africa, and Bank activities in the area, through the publication of articles and speeches, dissemination of films, organization of exhibitions. Management of events, visits, debates, etc.
  • Ensure the production and distribution of high quality and informative communications products like brochures, publications, press reviews, audio-visual and electronic documents for the media and the public to enhance the Bank's image, and maintain good and close working relations with key media companies;
  • Prepare and disseminate press releases, as well as organize and conduct press conferences, seminars and other encounters to present the Bank's views on major trade and economic issues in Africa;
  • Produce bulletins, information circulars and other publications on Bank activities for regular circulation to staff in order to enhance understanding of Management's objectives and initiatives.
  • Provide advice and assistance required for formulating Bank policies and plans on the design, implementation and dissemination of Bank information products and coordinate the publishing and distribution services for printed and electronic Bank publications;
  • Provide advice and guidance for managing events and activities organized or hosted by the Bank; and
  • Implement the Bank's information disclosure policy and ensure that information about the Bank reaches its various publics through appropriate channels.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, or other disciplines relevant to the position. Candidates must also hold at least one Postgraduate Degree from a reputable University in the relevant discipline;
  • An internationally recognized professional qualification in a relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Sound experience of at least 12 years with a leading organization, preferably international, and demonstrated experience in communications strategy development and implementation, brand management and events management;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and proficiency or good working knowledge of French. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages (Arabic and Portuguese) is an added advantage;
  • Familiarity with functions and operating modalities of financial service institutions will be a clear advantage;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting and good knowledge of the African continent;
  • Ability to engage senior officials of media companies, banks, corporates and governments for purposes of disseminating required information about the Bank;
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank's objectives;
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to build and nurture relationships with internal and external counterparties to attain goals;
  • A thorough knowledge of Africa’s political, economic and trade landscape and the ability to confidently discuss the same with a range of senior external stakeholders.

Contractual Information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo, Egypt
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply.

 

Assistant Manager, Human Resources (Operations) 

Reference Number: LASBLR03
Location: Cairo, Egypt
 
Responsibilities

  • Manpower Planning: The role will ensure that all new staff requests, both temporary and permanent are properly justified and aligned to the Bank’s strategic plan and the appropriate reports presented to the Staff Management Committee for approval. Preparing and updating the Bank’s manpower plan as required for budgeting purposes;
  • Talent Acquisition Strategy: Assist in the development and execution of a talent acquisition strategy and framework model as well as refining the recruitment and selection processes as required;
  • Talent Pipelining & Acquisition: Ensure that the Bank recruits the right talent through supporting the building and sustenance of a talent pipeline in a proactive manner. In addition, also manage the talent acquisition process of both permanent and temporary staff, to ensure timeliness, cost efficiency and fit for purpose recruitments. Proactively screen passive and active candidates for pipeline generation and candidate database;
  • Selection: Responsible for the end to end management of the selection processes for all categories of staff, including input into selection tools. Engage with hiring managers on the appropriate recruitment and selection strategies. Review role profiles and job advertisement if required to ensure attraction and selection of the right candidates to meet the role requirements;
  • Stakeholder Management: Collaborate with and build relationships with Heads of Departments on recruitment processes. Liaise with relevant departments in the recruitment process flow (Administration, Protocol & Travel) to ensure positive collaboration efforts in the recruitment process. Provision of requested information as required for Assurance purposes e.g. for Internal Audit purposes. Handling of contracting and monitoring of SLAs with recruitment agencies;
  • Onboarding: Handle all the preparations for onboarding new staff including preparation of contracts, employee documentation and communication with the recruitment agencies and candidates as required;
  • Staff Records Management: Oversee the staff records management process to ensure that all required staff documents/ background checks are timeously updated (electronically and physically) and stored securely;
  • Reporting: Measure, assess, and report on the effectiveness of the recruitment process including opportunities for process improvements and strategies to attract scarce skills. Contribute to the department’s monthly report with the relevant HR metrics and information;
  • Employer Brand: Collaborate with the rest of the HR Team to refine strategies and develop new solutions to continually improve the employee experience;
  • Off-Boarding: Manage the exit process for all departing staff (permanent & temporary) to ensure that all termination procedures (including system actions) have been completed as per the Bank’s rules policies and procedures. Ongoing analysis of key data relating to employee exit trends and preparation of reports and recommendations to management;
  • HR Systems: Active interest in the HR Systems & automations identifying any required enhancements to ensure that recruitment & selection processes are made more efficient and able to support required HR reporting and data integrity whilst delivering a positive employee experience. Ensure the necessary administration and technology activities related to recruitment, onboarding & offboarding are actioned on a timely basis;
  • HR Policies & Procedures: Provide input in the development of and ensure application of all recruitment & selection related policies and procedures and ensure adherence to the same;
  • Long-Term Staff Benefits Administration: Responsible for acting as the key liaison between external service providers of long-term benefits such as medical insurance, staff insurance retirement benefits and mortgage scheme, and co-ordination with the payroll section as required to ensure that new staff are correctly and timely enrolled in the applicable long-term benefit schemes; and any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management.

Requirements, Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University and a relevant post graduate degree in HR/Psychology/Business Management/Commerce or another related field;
  • A professional qualification in HR is an added advantage;
  • Generalist Human Resources experience with minimum 5 years practical experience specifically in HR Operations. Experience in the financial services industry is essential;
  • Impeccable computer skills including the full suite of MS Office applications with strong excel skills;
  • Experience of using HR systems is essential with exposure to SuccessFactors being critical. Experience with other systems such as SAP, Oracle can also be an advantage;
  • High levels of integrity and confidentiality;
  • Resilient individual who is effective in engaging with stakeholders and staff at all levels as well as working with service providers such as recruitment agencies to achieve required outcomes;
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of HR practices in Africa;
  • A self-starter with demonstrable organisation and planning skills, effective prioritization using a project management approach and a customer service focus; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other official languages will be an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese).

Contractual information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

 

Associate, Innovation (Junior Professional Programme) 

Reference Number: LASBLR01
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Descriptions

  • This job role is part of the Bank’s Junior Professionals Programme. The purpose is to provide the candidate with an opportunity to acquire further banking, finance and trade development skills in order to contribute impactful diverse ideas to the operations of the Bank and, where relevant, the successful candidate could be considered for a permanent role. 
  • The candidate should be below 32 years of age and ready to commit to the Bank for a period of two years.

Responsibilities

  • Co-ordination of innovation and product change initiatives, communications, training and other support programs that will effectively prepare users for launch and use of new and existing products;
  • Assist in the delivery of quality innovation products, processes and business models and able to implement to time and budget;
  • Assist in the analysis and design of new business processes;
  • Co-ordinate workshops for a variety of internal stakeholders;
  • Work with our stakeholders to assess current capabilities and identify high-level customer requirements;
  • Identify and define detailed product requirements and user cases;
  • Work with the project manager, product managers and other team members to define metrics and performance goals for new and existing products;
  • Conducting process and customer journey mapping;
  • Assist in the development of products from initial design to commercialization;
  • Ability to understand innovation business requirements and translate them into technical requirements;
  • Providing digital functionality and process and product management expertise to support design and implementation work;
  • Planning and estimating delivery work;
  • Co-ordinate multiple parallel projects;
  • Liaise with relevant departments in communicating queries and feedback to clients; and
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Requirements - Qualification and Skill

  • A first Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics plus a relevant post graduate degree;
  • 3 years’ post-graduation experience;
  •  IT experience and understanding of web programming concepts and languages;
  • Experience of working with e-commerce and integrated digital platforms with omnichannel experience;
  • Experience with User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) designs;
  • Experience with building customer inspiring mobile apps;
  • Experience with agile methodologies;
  • Passion for Cloud, Mobile & Web Technologies;
  • Understanding of Design documents, Technical Design documents;
  • Autonomous, rigorous and team spirit skills;
  • Financial or Industry skills will be considered as an asset;
  • 1 to 2 years of experience with at least one of the following cloud environments: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform will be advantageous;
  • Excellent written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese).
  • Fluent interpersonal skills: able to work in a team, work under pressure and flexibility.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

 

Assistant Manager, Operational Risk (Core, Fraud and E&S) 

Reference Number: LEEBLR2
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

  • Proactively Identify all material operational risks (including fraud and E&S risks) across the head office, branches and at each business unit level as per the Bank’s approved risk identification methodology, following a top-down approach and taking into account risk causal factors, the likelihood of occurrence, impact, control activities and effectiveness of controls.
  • Effectively assess and measure all material operational risks in accordance with the Bank’s adopted Basic Indicator Approach or any other alternative approach as appropriate.
  • Ensure the effective management of the Bank’s material operational risks through adequate process controls and ensuring adherence thereto as well as implementing specific action plans to manage the risk causal factors.
  • Effectively monitor significant operational risk exposures as well as material losses and escalate the same to the Line Manager for information and/or action. The frequency of monitoring should reflect the nature and magnitude of the risk exposures.
  • Develop robust key operational risk indicators to serve as early warning indicators of increased risk, with appropriate risk threshold levels to provide a sound platform for the effective monitoring of operational risk exposures.
  • Review all reports from internal/external audit, rating agencies and other assessing agents and ensure that identified operational risks are monitored and adequately managed.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of the Bank’s Operational Risk Management tools:
    • Loss/incidents database;
    • Risk register,
    • Risk and Control Self Assessments,
    • Key Risk Indicators,
    • Scenario Analysis,
    • Stress Testing and
    • Minimum Capital Computation for Operational Risk.
  • Monitor and track agreed on action plans from the Operational Risk Management tools in VII above and ensure the timely escalation of all breaches and overdue remedial actions to the Line Manager for timely/appropriate action.
  • Perform periodic control effectiveness tests for all mission critical (high risk) processes and make recommendations for consideration by the Line Manager.
  • Monitor, track and follow up on all long overdue assurance findings (internal, external, rating agencies) and ensure timely closure or the presence of effective interim controls and an acceptable residual risk profile.
  • Support the Line Manager in the detection, prevention, deterrence, control, monitoring, investigation, reporting and escalation of financial crime and fraud risks across the Bank.
  • Perform Environmental and Social Risk Management(E&S) assurance roles to ensure that the Bank’s capability is in compliance with the laid down guidance as per RMPPs. Perform all such other E&S related tasks as may be assigned by the Line Manager.
  • Coordinate and track service level requirements for the Risk Management Department or otherwise as may be advised by the Line Manager.
  • As part of wider ERM responsibilities, provide support for the end to end validation, oversight, and reporting on fraud risk management capabilities in the Bank. Specifically, monitor trends and adopt a systematic approach including tools for early identification and reporting on emerging risks
  • Regularly review the Bank’s Operational Risk Management Framework (guidelines, policies, procedures, tools) in line with the operating environment, the Bank’s strategy and best practices and make recommendations to the Line Manager for consideration as appropriate.
  • Conduct operational risk (including fraud prevention and Environmental & Social Risk) capacity building training and awareness for the benefit of all staff across the Bank to support the effective usage of the Bank’s Operational Risk Management tools and improve the Bank’s risk culture. 
  • Prepare ad-hoc, monthly, quarterly, timely, comprehensive, accurate and reliable risk reports for consideration, review, and sign off by the Line Manager as appropriate.
  • Attend Bank meetings both internal external from time to time as may be requested by the Line Manager.
  • Undertake all such other roles and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Risk and/or Line Manager from time to time.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Banking or Finance from a recognized University plus a relevant Postgraduate Degree;
  • A professional qualification or certification in risk management is an advantage;
  • Experience of no less than five years with a leading Banking organization in operational risk management, fraud investigation and Environmental and Social Risk Management;
  • Strong operational risk experience within financial services/industry (retail, commercial and corporate and investment banking) with working knowledge of banking systems, procedures and controls.
  • Applied knowledge of Operational Risk Management tools is critical (e.g. Risk Register, RCSAs, KRIs, Escalation Matrix, Stress Testing, Scenario Analysis, etc.);
  • Business product knowledge, including an understanding of financial processes to be able to determine their impact on risk and control.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and other risk management system skills;
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision but collaborate with multiple team members;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change-oriented setting with good knowledge of risk practices in Africa;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic, and Portuguese);

Contractual Information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply.

 

Manager, Treasury & Markets (Africa Resource Mobilisation) 

Reference Number: LEEBLR1
Location: Cairo, Egypt
 
Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Director (TRMA), the Manager (TRMA), Africa Resource Mobilisation will work as a member of the Africa Resource Mobilisation function in TRMA as follows:

Fundraising:

  • Developing, implementing and monitoring fundraising strategies, that includes yearly targets to meet the current and future Africa - sourced funding Budget;
  • Approaching and raising funds from Central Banks, Fund Managers, Institutional Investors, banks and corporates among other African entities in line with Bank’s wider strategy of diversifying its funding base;
  • Developing, managing and updating the Bank’s databases to record investors’ contacts and preference information;
  • Maintaining a network of Central Banks, African Institutions, Fund Managers, African corporates among other contacts and effectively managing and maximizing these relationships;
  • Coordinating Debt and Capital Market activities in targeted local markets in Africa where the Bank, as part of the wider strategy, targets to raise local currency funding;
  • Contribute to key processes for the strengthening of the operational environment for Africa Resource Mobilization including updating and/or developing related implementation procedures and operational guidelines for wholesale deposits or new funding instruments; and
  • Realising wholesale deposits takings in line with the Bank’s guidelines;

Communications and Marketing:

  • Preparing and participating in internal/external meetings, including Annual investors update Meetings, strategy meetings and resource mobilization events, Assets-Liability committee (ALCO) meetings, African Institution statutory meetings and missions;
  • Conducting market research and marketing initiatives to assess priorities and identify new opportunities for resource mobilization, listing them and sharing the information with the D TRMA.
  • Championing funding/investment proposal writing processes. This involves structuring, pricing and coordinating with the different business origination units and sub-committees of the Bank.
  • Identifying product solutions for client needs, works with the origination function and other partners in various African countries to obtain product information, pricing, implementation contacts/process;
  • Building expertise in particular regions or economic blocks: North, West, East, South in relation to funding in both hard currency and local currencies;
  • Facilitating the development/ production of communication, information and knowledge sharing materials/instruments with the wider TRMA team and the Bank’s staff;
  • Working closely with Strategy team to build out additional product offerings:
  •  Identifying priority themes and develop marketing/promotional messages, news features, case studies and other communication materials for dissemination within the Bank and Investors: and
  • Helping organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions, as needed.

Investor relationship management:

  • Establishing and nurturing bilateral relationships of all deposit related counterparties domiciled in the African Continent;
  • Managing of all relationships with African Central Banks, other deposit funding institutions and fixed income investors;
  • Champion treasury roadshow arrangements with targeted African domiciled institutions;
  • With the help of the D TRMA, be the ambassador of the African funding mobilisation exercises;
  • Organizing events for partnership building with current and potential partners/investors;
  • Ensuring all partners/investors receive appropriate and timely reports and updates;
  • Providing periodic and timely circulation of updated deposit pricing information to all target counterparties; and
  • Sensitizing and training team members on fund raising and communications skills and strategy.

Reporting and Senior Management Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and reporting of progress of the Africa-focus funding Mobilisation Plan/Strategy on a periodic basis;
  • Lead by example and achieve individual targets and function wider scorecard KPI’s;
  • Managing the deposit-taking portfolios of the Bank and liaising with the treasury back-office team to ensure that all deposits are properly accounted for, settled and reported;
  • Ensure compliance with in-country deposit regulations, treasury administrative processes and procedures;
  • Ownership of the deposit portfolio contribution to the Bank’s overall weighted average cost of funds ensuring that optimal target levels set by the Bank are achieved at all times

Other:

  • Any other tasks that may be assigned to you by the Director (DTRMA) Services and Senior Management from time to time.

Requirements, Qualification and Skill

  • The individual will be working in a fast-paced and demanding environment result measurement is key, dealing with Central Banks, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies, and large institutions including corporates in the African Continent.
  • You must be a strong and resilient character who is result focus and a confident communicator with the ability to attract new deposit relationships, resolve issues effectively within a timely manner, all while delivering and driving exceptional levels of customer service within the Bank Deposit Guidelines.
  • Your performance will be measured from day one with key achievements reported on a weekly basis going forward.

Skill-set required for this role, among others, include:

  • A Bachelor's degree from a leading University in either Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or other disciplines relevant to the position plus a post graduate degree in a relevant field.
  • A relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage (e.g. AMCT, ACI, CPT);
  • Relevant experience of at least 8 years
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of relevant product sales and marketing experience in the financial services industry in the African environment;
  • Ability to make decision in a fast-moving environment like international capital market and to negotiate with counterparties.
  • Good Excel skills and very strong financial modeling skills required;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa;
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, corporates and governments;
  • Bi-lingual with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (Arabic and Portuguese);
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources from varied cultural backgrounds to attain goals; and
  • Ability to demonstrate proof of passion and commitment to the socio-economic empowerment of African countries and the ability to support the achievement of Afreximbank’s mandate.

Contractual information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply.

 

Manager, Legal (Loan Remediation & Recovery - Francophone) 

Reference Number: MARBLR05
Location: Cairo, Egypt
 
Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice as required to the team managing an assigned portfolio of distressed credit facilities/ loans to minimize loss and maximize value of recoveries of from the sub and non-performing assets of the bank in line with set targets;
  • Negotiation and preparation of legal documents with the Bank’s legal counter-parties and under the guidance of Director, Legal Services;
  • Define and recommend appropriate solutions to legal problems and provide advice on constraints, risks and options in relation to loan work-out strategies with a view to reducing the Bank’s credit risk and maximize return;
  • Closely interact with key stakeholders in the Bank including Business Development, Credit Assessment, Credit Quality Assurance, and Operations for the timely resolution of sub and non-performing loans;
  • Ensure that the security package for all facilities in the Loan Remediation portfolio is perfected, with the most recent asset valuations as appropriate.
  • Work closely with external legal counsel for the initiation and implementation of legal cases in the implementation of the loan acceleration and enforcement work out plans;
  • Attend and actively contribute to the relevant committees of the Bank including; Pre-Assessment Committee, Business Committee, and Credit Committee to provide timely information necessary in strengthening the Bank’s legal and credit assessment process;
  • Provide awareness and guidance to all stakeholders in the Bank with respect to the legal aspects of loan remediation policies, practices, and standards;
  • Prepare timely and comprehensive Legal Updates reports on Loan Remediation reports to Senior Management and the Board on a monthly and quarterly basis respectively;
  • Attend internal and external Bank meetings from time to time as may be guided by the Director, Legal Services and Chief Risk Officer;
  • Undertake all such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.

Requirements, Qualification and Skill

  • First degree in French Law and a relevant postgraduate degree in from a recognized University or a bar certificate in lieu of a post graduate degree;
  • A professional qualification in Banking or Debt Recovery will be an added advantage;
  • Sound experience of minimum 8 years with a leading financial services organization and relevant experience in the following areas: loan workout, rescheduling, rehabilitation, acceleration, enforcement, liquidation of assets and collateral, modification and/or implementation of various forms of loan recovery strategies;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of French Civil law legal and banking regulations, policies and procedures relating to Loan Workout processes under OHADA;
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with challenging customers and situations as well as the ability to resolve problems using sound judgment;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the laws, processes, and documentation about foreclosures, legal action, and solvency/bankruptcies, and recovery of delinquent commercial loans;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and utilization of various applications for loan collections & recovery;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change-oriented setting and therefore knowledge of the workings of the main segments of the trade finance markets and the participants in major regions of Africa;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English. Knowledge of the Bank's other working languages is an added advantage (Arabic and Portuguese);
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills and the ability to build and manage senior level interactions with a range of external stakeholders up to executive level;
  • Ability to propose innovative solutions to complex problems which have a significant impact on the function or wider business;
  • Possesses the highest personal and professional integrity;
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and emotional resilience to be a good team player in a diverse legal team is a requirement.

Contractual information

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply

 

Manager, Guarantees & Specialised Finance (Guarantees) 

Reference Number: RSBBLR003
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Descriptions

  • The Manager, Guarantee will be responsible for developing, structuring and executing transactions using the Bank’s guarantee products in line with the Bank’s mandate of using Risk Bearing Instrument (“RBI”) to promote trade and trade-related investments in Africa.
  • The position holder will be part of the Guarantee and Specialized Finance function, whose main objectives include:
    • Managing the Afreximbank Guarantee Programme (AFGAP) under which the Bank deploy its risk bearing instruments to promote trade and trade-related investments in Africa in line with the Bank’s Exim-plus objectives.
    • Fostering partnership with relevant institutions including commercial banks, ECAs, DFIs, Multilaterals, insurance entities, guarantee and other specialized finance institutions to advance the realization of AFGAP objectives.
    • Using the Bank’s guarantee programme and other instruments to leverage resources (local and international), to create capacity to support growing demand for trade finance in Africa
    • Structuring bankable transactions using the Bank’s risk enhancement and other risk mitigation products to   support overall achievement of the Bank’s strategic goals;
    • Ensuring that appropriate guarantee instruments are used to help de-risk the Bank’s balance sheet for effective and optimal capital usage.
    • Working closely with key internal parties to ensure seamless and successful implementation and operation of the Bank’s guarantee programme. 
    • Leading business development of the AFGAP by growing the Bank’s guarantees portfolio including identifying and vetting prospective clients in partnership with relevant internal deal teams;
    • Marketing of the Bank’s Guarantee Programme by actively working with relevant internal and external partners to market the Bank’s guarantee programme to clients including potential clients and other users of the programme.

Responsibilities
Deal Origination and Structuring:

  • Work closely with client relationship team secure guarantee and other unfunded risk mandates from existing and potential clients of the Bank
  • Identify, negotiate and execute profitable transactions including trade, capital market, projects and export development transactions using the Bank’s guarantee programme and other related arrangements.
  • Co-ordinate borrower due diligence, deal structuring and pricing negotiations.
  • Build and or evaluate financial models, specifically project cash flow models, relating to guarantee and other specialized finance transactions.

Marketing:

  • Work closely with client relationship team, AFGAP-TFIs, guarantee and other unfunded risk partners, commercial banks, DFIs, multilaterals and Africa focused deal originating entities to identify transactions to be supported using the Bank’s guarantee instruments.
  • Actively market the Bank’s guarantee product to African corporates, non-African corporates, commercial banks (African and non-African), multilaterals, DFIs, ECAs and other specialized financial institutions including Insurance and guarantee institutions.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in deal roadshows and co-financing partner calling programmes to support expansion of the Bank’s guarantee and other specialized finance activities.
  • Provide feedback and lead to other origination team on potential opportunity that you come across relating to projects, export development, capital market and trade transactions that you will help the Bank in the realization of its strategic objective.

Relationship Management:

  • Establish and maintain a diversified network of guarantee and other specialized risk mitigation solution partners including insurance market, development agencies, DFIs, ECAs, multilaterals, commercial banks (local and international), among others.
  • Work closely with Client Relationship team to develop and maintain strong network of senior level African financial institutions, corporates, sovereign and sub-sovereign, African exporter, importer and project sponsor contacts to facilitate securing of guarantee mandates.
  • Manage the Bank’s relationships with wide network of professional advisors, consultants and deal originators to facilitate deal due diligence.
  • Devise and implement enhanced cooperation in projects, capital market offering, capital goods and services import and export finance, trade finance transactions within and across Africa and between Africa and the rest of the world.
  • Work closely with internal parties including relevant committees to ensure effective deployment and utilization of the Bank’s AFGAP programme.

Requirements - Qualification and Skill

  • Master's degree in Finance, Banking, Economics, Management or a related field from a good university.
  • A professional qualif

Year of Experience

Does Not Matter

Salary

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Recruiter's URL

https://caglobal.catsone.com/careers/35041-General

Location

FCT

Closing Date

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