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  • Posted: Feb 17, 2021
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    Black Pen Recruitment is a diversified specialist recruitment consultancy situated in the heart of Cape Town, led by highly respected recruitment professionals, each accomplished in their own right to consult and deliver on staff placement assignments. Most conveniently, we are able to amend the screening process for candidates specifically to the company&rs...
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    Head of Desk (Fintech / Cryptocurrency)

    Our client, an exciting global cryptocurrency platform and OTC brokerage 

    Job Description

    • Are you an entrepreneurially minded individual that has a keen interest in crypto assets, fintech and startups?
    • Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!
    • We are seeking to employ a Head of Desk - Africa to join their rapidly growing team in Nigeria. You will head up the African based trading/dealing desk.
    • The ideal individual will be someone with a network in the African crypto-asset ecosystem who can build relationships and partnerships with multiple trading counterparties as we execute on our African roadmap.
    • If this sounds like the perfect job opportunity, then apply today!


    • Overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day management of the African trading desk and implementing/managing the entire trading workflow.
    • Provide timely and accurate execution of trades (FX & crypto) for the company’s corporate clients.
    • Working closely with the Global Head of Trading to source and manage trading counterparty relationships in Africa.
    • Taking responsibility for the African desks net trading revenue.
    • Developing and implementing new risk management frameworks, processes, and best practices.
    • Identifying & analyzing trading opportunities across core African markets (arbitrage etc.)
    • Overseeing and reporting on trading activities (volumes & margins) for the African region.
    • Identifying opportunities to streamline business processes and systems.
    • Working with several key stakeholders in the business on new/existing projects.


    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Economics, and/or related field.
    • Fluent in English with strong analytical ability.
    • CFA would be an advantage.
    • 4-7 years’ experience working for a regulated financial institution (bank or broker-dealer), fintech or crypto-asset business.
    • Cryptoasset trading experience (personally or professionally) will be advantageous.

    Key Skills:

    • Analytical & numerical skills.
    • Able to multitask while quickly processing and reacting to new information.
    • Ability to think conceptually while effectively executing day to day trading responsibilities.
    • Strong communication and networking skills.
    • Building relationships and partnerships.

    Personal Characteristics:

    • A high level of integrity and a sound work ethic. Ambitious and keen to work hard with high energy levels.
    • Independent and open-minded.
    • Attention to detail with the aptitude and interest to quickly understand the details and be prepared to ‘roll-up sleeves’ when necessary. Must be a team player.
    • Ability to think conceptually while effectively executing day to day trading responsibilities.
    • Must be numerate and analytical.
    • Must be “hungry” to assume the opportunity and excited to “step up” into the role.

    Work Condition
    Working Hours: Crypto is a 24/7 market and will require non-traditional working hours (outside of normal 8:00-17:00) and the occasional weekend shift.

    Method of Application

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