• Career Opportunities at African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

  • Posted on: 18 May, 2016 Deadline: 31 May, 2016
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  • CA Global - Our client, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is a pan-African Multilateral Financial institution established in 1993, for the purposes of financing and promoting intra and extra African trade.

    The Bank is currently hiring for the following positions based at their Headquarters in Cairo Egypt:

    Director, Legal Services

     

    Reference: PBF 3304

    Job Description

    • As a Head of the department, the role of the position holder will be to lead the provision of required legal advice to the President, Executive Vice Presidents, Management and other staff, as may be required during the course of business.

    Responsibilities

    • Providing strategic direction and leading the development of the Bank’s strategy in the area of legal services management to ensure that it is managed with a long term perspective and that its linked to the enterprise strategy of the Bank
    • Organising and establishing day-to-day management of the Bank’s legal staff and processes in line with agreed objectives, policies and procedures and the Bank’s strategic plans
    • Review and sign off of legal documentation as prepared by the Bank’s lawyers
    • Provide guidance on the proper application and interpretation of laws and regulations as applicable to the Bank’s business and ensure adequacy of controls to mitigate legal and other risks or concerns that may arise thereto
    • Establish and maintain effective legal processes  to ensure the timely delivery of all required business documentation and foster the development of appropriate forms of standardised documentation
    • Coordinate the engagement of external legal counsel in order to ensure value for money in this area
    • Lead the provision of legal advice to management and staff in all areas of the Bank’s activities and in proffering solutions to legal problems, constraints, risks, options, consequences and approaches
    • Representing the Bank internally and externally in negotiation, disputes, consultations and other proceedings that require legal representation
    • Carry out such other tasks as may be assigned by Senior Management

    Requirements

    • Post graduate degree in Law from a recognized University and a Diploma in Legal Practice of a recognized Bar Course
    • Professional legal practice and experience of not less than 12 years, with particular emphasis on the financial services industry is essential. Experience in handling documentation of cross-border trade and project finance business will be an advantage
    • 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 present legal advice on various management issues to the Bank’s senior  management and the Board
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and working knowledge of French. Knowledge of  the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (Arabic and Portuguese)
    • Strong skills in drafting a variety of legal documents and communicating complex issues clearly and concisely
    • Familiarity with trade and project finance issues, treasury issues and transnational transactions is desirable
    • Ability to speedily grasp the essence, content and implications of the Bank’s constitutive documents in order to be able to provide advice on them
    • Ability to review under strict deadlines long and complex transactions and other legal documents
    • Negotiating skills and capacity to work with other professionals including non-legal professionals to develop innovative solutions to conflicting interests and positions
    • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.

    Contractual Information:

    • Permanent role
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting

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    Manager, Strategy & Business Planning

     

    Reference: TJF 3302

    Job Description

    • The role holder will be responsible for providing professional input to the Bank’s strategic planning process, working with various cross-functional teams to identify, evaluate and analyze evolving strategic priorities, setting strategic objectives and goals, identifying instruments for their attainment as well as monitoring and evaluation of chosen strategy.
    • The role also involves the development of methodology for monitoring the development impact of the Bank’s operations, periodic monitoring of such developmental impact and appropriate reporting.
    • The role holder will also be participating in conducting risk based country and sector studies and product development consistent with the Bank’s strategic goals.
    • The role holder will be expected to provide professional input to the budgeting process by assisting in the distilling of strategic goals into annual business plans, write and present in a clear and insightful manner, and champion multiple deliverables and deadlines simultaneously.
    • The role places a premium on working collaboratively with cross functional teams, especially in origination, risk management and finance.

    Responsibilities

    • Engage in the development of the Bank’s long term strategic plan and annual business plan for approval by Senior Management and the Board of Directors within the given time frame
    • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the plans, pointing out material negative deviations and recommending prompt corrective actions
    • Monitoring and proactively analysing, on an ongoing basis, internal and external events that affect the Bank, so as to provide ideas and intellectual leadership for both short-term tactics and long-term positioning and vision
    • Provide professional input into the Bank wide annual business planning and budgeting process through distilling the Bank’s strategic goals into annual activity plans and advising senior management on the most efficient allocation of the tasks for respective departments and units
    • Assist to communicate the Bank’s long term and annual business plan as approved by the Board of Directors to all staff and put in place monitoring and reporting mechanisms for the benefit of Senior management and staff members
    • Analyse and propose required changes to internal business processes by leveraging industry knowledge, management consulting skills and analytical abilities in identifying key drivers, assessing process capabilities and developing a business case for internal business process enhancement
    • Participate in the preparation of the Bank’s Annual, Half Year and End of Year reports
    • Participate in the creation and implementation of a customer feedback loop to ensure that the Bank is able to capture customer comments and concerns about its business processes and that such concerns are adequately responded to in order to ensure a customer-centric focus to the Bank’s lending activities
    • Work together with the Risk Management department to define the Bank’s annual risk appetite
    • Participate in the development of a methodology for monitoring the development impact for the Bank’s operations and participating in the development of new products for the Bank in line with laid out strategic goals
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management

    Requirements (Qualification and Skill)

    • Postgraduate degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related fields from a recognized University
    • Sound experience of at least 8 years as a Strategy and Business Planning professional, preferably in the consulting or financial services industry
    • Demonstrated experience in preparing and presenting strategic business plans for use by the financial services industry and an expert understanding of financial analysis, modelling, statistical analysis and related software
    • Experience in offering strategic insight into industry, consumer and competitor trends
    • Clear understanding of trade development issues as they pertain to Africa and demonstrated skills in economic forecasting. Economic modelling, including computable general equilibrium modes will be an added advantage
    • 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)

    Contractual information

    • Permanent
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Senior Manager, Innovation

     

    Reference : TJF 3301
    Location: Cairo, Egypt
    Job Type: Full Time

    Job Description

    • The nature and scope of the job is to drive the creation and introduction of Innovative products and solutions for the Bank’s clients, as well as guiding the evolution and enhancement of the Bank’s existing services and offerings.
    • The position’s core role is to develop new products and marketable solutions that deliver measurable client value and ensure the Bank’s future success.
    • The Senior Manager oversees the development of product ideas into new or improved product offerings, by constantly monitoring and drawing on advances in Innovation, data collection, analytics, and technology to deliver the best available solutions to the Bank’s clients.
    • The principal purpose of the job is to manage the delivery of the Innovation line of business (LOB) plan for the Bank, and to ensure that Innovation assignments are undertaken in accordance with relevant policies, procedures and quality standards.
    • The job holder is responsible and accountable for the quality of the Innovation work performed and the efficiency and effectiveness thereof.
    • This role requires strong analytical and strategic thinking skills as well as experience in evaluating or developing qualitative and quantitative research in the banking, trade finance, and ICT industry. This is a strategic cross-functional role that works with many different people at all levels of the business.

    Responsibilities

    • Define and drive portfolio Innovation Strategy and roadmap in liaison with the respective business departments
    • Working with the various product teams in origination, Identify, validate and develop new products and service solutions for the Bank’s clients
    • Create, evaluate and analyze proposals for new business ideas, new lines of business and products
    • In liaison with Origination and ICT teams, evaluate technology trends, review and develop product features to achieve product goals and enhance financial proposition in Africa
    • Act as a central recipient of all ideas from internal and external partners
    • In liaison with relevant teams within the Bank undertake detailed market research and analysis to understand changing landscape of financial innovation within the market place and globally that will aid in innovation across the Bank
    • Document and ensure approval of product and innovation descriptions and Business Case (Business requirements)
    • Project management of the development and enhancements of products and services through the relevant Bank innovation and product process guidelines
    • Manage and direct different cross-functional programs and projects of varied sizes and types concurrently
    • Manage and evaluate portfolio data and innovation pipeline assisting strategic decision-making and Go-to-Market processes
    • Work with other departments to augment and support their product and solution development skills and activities
    • Advocate and mentor other staff in the Bank in product/solution development best practices and skills
    • Encourage a culture of innovation, identify and spread great ideas, new approaches and best practices
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management

    Requirements
    Qualification and Skill:

    • Postgraduate degree in ICT, 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 Strategy and Business Planning 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 strategic 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 strategic insight into industry, consumer and competitor trends
    • Experience with strategy development or assessment 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)
    • 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
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Director, Client Relation

     

    Reference: LPF 3301

    Job Description

    The role is intended to help the Bank achieve its mission “stimulating a consistent expansion of and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade, while operating as a first class, profit oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a center of excellence in African trade matters” by developing opportunities for business development in trade projects and export development finance at the regional level and providing leadership for various Client Relations team members located at the Head Office and in the Branches.

    Responsibilities

    • Leads the preparation of an annual Regional Marketing Plan derived from the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval
    • Manages a portfolio of clients with deliberate cultivation based on proactive individualized plans. These plans would be developed in coordination with the product teams and should be designed to increase client engagement
    • Provides high-level client service to each client or government organization
    • Leads Client Relations team members to accomplish functional and departmental goals to ensure high level client service. This includes coaching team members
    • Ensures and leads Deal team coordination across the Bank’s products and geographies and researches, develops, refines and evaluates specific client relations services, programs and events to further engage current clients
    • Finding out what information, products or services the customer requires to meet his/her needs, providing clear, accurate and relevant information
    • Maintaining a strong working knowledge of client portfolios / products with the Bank and resolving customers’ queries within agreed parameters
    • Signing off file notes after any client meetings, summarizing any additional actions required, including follow-up calls;
    • Sales activity planning, including reviewing existing customer files to identify sales opportunities
    • Undertaking commercial negotiations and managing and leading new business pitches
    • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements, industry regulations, organizational policies and professional codes for all business development activities
    • Leading implementation of marketing plans as approved by the Bank and actively securing mandates and business in the Bank’s market segments
    • Implementing strategies for entering various segments of the trade finance market and investment banking in the region;
    • Evaluating and reviewing new business Pre-Assessment Memos and Credit Proposals from the various branches, Product teams and Head Office and making recommendations on the same to 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
    • Managing staff in the Client Relations Department
    • Managing staff, Bank’s assets and property at the Branch in liaison with the Administrative Services Department;
    • Maintaining and improving the Bank’s image across the continent
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management

    Requirements
    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Post graduate degree in Business Administration, Banking or Finance from a recognized University or a recognized post graduate professional qualification in Banking
    • Sound experience of at least 12 years with a leading financial services organization and familiarity with the major trade finance products to be offered to clients especially 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
    • Track record of building strong relationships with executive decision makers and influencers
    • 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;
    • Strong interpersonal skills, superior intellect, and an outstanding ability to communicate at all levels
    • Demonstrable problem-solving, quantitative, and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinking
    • Strong personal ethics and moral compass
    • Flexibility and able to manage frequent travel

    Contractual Information:

    • Permanent
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Associate, Strategy & Innovation

     

    Reference: TJF 3304

    Job Description

    • The role holder will be responsible for supporting the Director and the Managers in providing analytical input to the Bank’s strategic planning process, working with various cross-functional teams to assist in identifying and analyzing evolving strategic priorities, providing support in setting up the strategic objectives and goals, identifying instruments for their attainment as well as monitoring and evaluation of chosen strategy.
    • The role also involves supporting and working closely with the Director and the managers in the development of methodology for monitoring the development impact of the Bank’s operations, periodic monitoring of such developmental impact and appropriate reporting.
    • The role holder will be expected to provide professional input to the budgeting process by assisting in the distilling of strategic goals into annual business plans, write and present in a clear and insightful manner, and champion multiple deliverables and deadlines simultaneously.
    • The role places a premium on working collaboratively with cross functional teams, especially in origination, risk management and finance.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide analytical support in the development of the Bank’s long term strategic plan and annual business plan for approval by Senior Management and the Board of Directors within the given time frame
    • Assist in the monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the plans, and key strategic initiatives
    • Support strategy evaluation and planning associated with new business initiatives and other strategic efforts
    • Provide support in the roll out of Balanced Scorecard methodology across the Bank and update the Quick score Performance Information System
    • Support the managers in the preparation of the Bank’s Annual, Half Year and End of Year reports
    • Assist in the Strategy performance analysis reporting
    • Provide first line of support on technical queries addressed to the departments
    • Support the Director and the Managers with research, interpretation and communication of the results of the research
    • Assist in the creation of customer satisfaction surveys for the Bank
    • Participate in the development of a methodology for monitoring the development impact for the Bank’s operations and participating in the development of new products for the Bank in line with laid out strategic goals
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director

    Requirements (Qualification and Skill)

    • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related fields from a recognized University or other disciplines relevant to the position
    • Sound experience of at least 5 years of which 2 years were as a Strategy and Business Planning professional, preferably in the consulting or financial services industry
    • Strong analytical skills including financial modelling
    • Demonstrable organizational capabilities, including the ability to manage work load with limited supervision to attain goals
    • Ability to multitask, proactive and able to use initiative appropriately
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting
    • 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)

    Contractual information

    • Permanent
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Director, Advisory and Capital Market

     

    Reference: DLRF 3306

    Job Description

    • The nature and scope of the job is to support and advise Management in the creation and operation of an appropriate investment and corporate advisory business to support entrepreneurs and clients of the Bank engaged in trade, trade related projects as well as trade facilitating activities, on how best to structure their trade related business.

    Responsibilities

    • Support the creation of an environment through which Africa’s access to international debt, FDI and portfolio investments flows can be enhanced, by providing corporate finance and advisory services to clients who may require such advice;
    • Assist clients of the Bank to use Capital Market instruments to raise financing both within Africa and in international markets.
    • Assist in the long term development of bond and equity capital markets in Africa by bringing growing numbers of issues to the market. This in turn will lead to greater liquidity of bond issues and better pricing for companies.
    • Assist investors become familiar with local companies in order to obtain best pricing for such local companies in the international and local capital markets over time.
    • Build and manage relationships with Equity Funds, including Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa and the Middle East.
    • Advise African Governments on the development of sound export promotion policy and required export incentives for increased competitiveness and enhanced capacity of the export sector in Africa;
    • Provide required advisory services to given clients in broad areas that include business valuations, corporate strategy, investment appraisals, evaluating structuring, negotiating, and closing new transactions, mergers or acquisitions, portfolio restructurings, rescheduling, capital increases, equity sales, for purposes of creating financially stable African entities in trade related matters;
    • Develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment and corporate finance advisory opportunities within the trade related mandate of the Bank;
    • Participate in negotiations; use negotiation skills to overcome difficulties and finalize negotiations in ongoing advisory transactions;
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to grow fee income from the advisory business of the Bank’s business development activities;
    • Prepare financial models and conduct related industry and market research to support the investment advice process of the Bank;
    • Manage subordinate staff performance through appropriate performance planning, coaching and performance reviews; and
    • Provide ongoing feedback to subordinate staff to ensure they develop the skills and competencies required for effective planning and individual professional and personal career growth.
    • Communicate with staff across the organisation to understand advisory management related issues and identify areas for improvement for the organisation as a whole;
    • Develop new methodologies to implement and improve all advisory services related processes;
    • Provide assistance to the business in meeting best practice investment management advice requirements;
    • Keep abreast of developments in investment banking management; and
    • Any other duties as may be assigned to the jobholder by senior management.

    Requirements
    Qualification and Skill:

    • Should have at least 12 years of experience in working in the international debt, equity and convertible bond markets
    • Should have strong knowledge of in the areas of structuring and pricing of debt, equity and convertible securities.
    • Should have experience issuing securities in the debt, equity and convertible bond markets.
    • Should have experience is analyzing and advising on Mergers and Acquisition situations.
    • Good first degree (not below a second class lower honours degree) from a leading University in either Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or other disciplines relevant to the position;
    • Candidates should hold a post graduate degree in a related field from a reputable university ,with up to 12 years of relevant experience. However, those without a post graduate degree but with a recognised investment management qualification (e.g. CFA) and at least 12 years of relevant corporate finance/investment banking experience in an international commercial environment may also apply;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of relevant Advisory and   Investment Banking issues;
    • Demonstrable experience in investment banking and advisory services in Africa will be an added advantage;
    • 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;
    • 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 role
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting

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    Manager, Innovation

     

    Reference : TJF 3303

    Job Description

    • The role holder will be responsible for providing input on the creation and introduction of Innovative products and solutions for the Bank’s clients, as well as participating in the evolution and enhancement of the Bank’s existing services and offerings.
    • The position’s core role is to develop new products and marketable solutions that deliver measurable client value and ensure the Bank’s future success.
    • The role holder will be expected to provide professional input on development of product ideas into new or improved product offerings, by constantly monitoring and drawing on advances in Innovation, data collection, analytics, and technology to deliver the best available solutions.
    • The job holder will also be participating in ensuring the quality of the Innovation work performed and the efficiency is consistent with the Bank’s strategic goals. This role places a premium on working collaboratively with cross functional teams.

    Responsibilities

    • Deliver the Innovation Strategy and roadmap in liaison with the respective business departments
    • Participate in the development of Innovative solutions using various project management disciplines and product process guidelines
    • Provide professional input in collaboration with the product teams in origination, to Identify, validate and develop new products and service solutions for the Bank’s clients
    • Participate in the preparation of proposals for new business ideas, new lines of business and products
    • Analyze, evaluate technology trends, review and develop product features to achieve product goals and enhance financial proposition in Africa
    • Monitoring and proactively analyzing, on an ongoing basis all ideas from internal and external partners
    • Provide professional input in detailed market research and analysis to understand changing landscape of financial innovation within the market place and globally that will aid in innovation across the Bank
    • Assist in the documentation of product and innovation descriptions and Business Case (Business requirements);
    • Participate in cross-functional programs and projects of varied sizes and types concurrently
    • Participate in the evaluation of portfolio data and innovation pipeline assisting strategic decision-making and Go-to-Market processes
    • Work with other departments to augment and support their product and solution development skills and activities
    • Participate in nurturing a culture of innovation, identify and spread great ideas, new approaches and best practices
    • 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 8 years, preferably in the consulting or financial services industry as a Strategy and Business Planning 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 strategic 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 strategic insight into industry, consumer and competitor trends
    • Experience with Innovation development or assessment 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)
    • 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
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Senior Manager, Client Relation

     

    Reference: LPF 3302

    Job Description

    • The position holder will be required to draw up the annual strategic and marketing plans for the geographic region and lead the implementation of the plans for the achievement of the Bank’s objectives in these areas.
    • The position holder will also be required to supervise Client Relations Managers and Associates and identify the Bank’s key/core customers in each region and draw up Account Management Plans for the top 20 customers in Branch for the purpose of maximizing cross selling of the Bank’s products and services.

    Responsibilities

    • Manages a portfolio of clients with deliberate cultivation based on proactive individualized plans. These plans would be developed in coordination with the product teams and should be designed to increase client engagement
    • Ensures the branch provides is customer centric and provides an impeccable client service to each client or government organization. This includes timely turn around in terms of responses to client inquiries
    • Leads Branch Client Relations team members to accomplish functional goals to ensure high level client service. This includes coaching team members
    • Deal team coordination across the Bank’s products and geographies
    • Generate bankable leads through anticipating customer needs and finding out what information, products or services the customer requires to meet his/her needs, providing clear, accurate and relevant information
    • Maintaining a strong working knowledge of client portfolios / products with the Bank
    • Resolving customers’ queries within agreed authority
    • Producing call reports and file notes after any client meetings, summarising any additional actions required, including follow-up calls and reviewing call reports produced by team members
    • Sales activity planning, including reviewing existing customer files to identify sales opportunities;
    • Undertaking commercial negotiations
    • Managing new business pitches
    • Compliance with legal requirements, industry regulations, organisational policies and professional codes
    • Preparation of an annual Regional Strategic and Marketing Plans derived from the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval
    • Leading implementation of marketing plans as approved by the Bank and actively securing mandates and business in the region
    • Implementing strategies for entering various segments of the trade finance market and investment banking in the region
    • Evaluating and reviewing new business Pre-Assessment Memos and Credit Proposals from the region, Product teams and Head Office and making recommendations on the same to Director Client Relations
    • Representing the Bank in high level meetings, fora and making presentations in conformity with the high standards for which the Bank has become known
    • Managing staff in the Client Relations regional staff
    • Managing staff, Bank’s assets and property at the Branch in liaison with the Administrative Services Department;
    • Maintaining and improving the Bank’s image across the continent
    • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management from time to time

    Requirements
    Qualification and Skill:

    • Post graduate degree in Business Administration, Banking or Finance from a recognized University or a recognized post graduate professional qualification in Banking
    • Sound experience of at least 10 years with a leading financial services organisation and familiarity with the major trade finance products to be offered to clients especially 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

    Contractual Information: 

    • Permanent
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Associate, Client Relation

     

    Reference: LPF 3303

    Job Description

    • Given the prominent role that the department is meant to play in enabling the Bank advance its goals through various initiatives embarked on in various member countries, the department will require an Associate to support and work with the Regional Branch team to execute day-to-day business activities such as managing the Branch Deal Pipeline, client follow ups, preliminary business reviews and transaction support etc., thus enabling Regional Branch team to concentrate and focus on strategic and high value tasks of the department which will ultimately lead to the department accomplishing its goals in an efficient and effective manner.

    Responsibilities
    Reviews and Analysis:

    • Preliminary review of all financing and non-financing requests submitted by customers to ensure they meet the Bank’s eligibility criteria.
    • Carry out initial and basic analysis by calculating relevant financial ratios including, Leverage, profitability, efficiency and cover ratios. etc
    • Assisting in evaluating the underlying financial assumptions of client’s proposal to ensure they are realistic and reliable.
    • Analyzing historical and projected financial statements.
    • Working out pricing to ensure it meets the Bank’s stipulated hurdle rates as communicated periodically.
    • Make business /commercial recommendations on proposals to the Regional Branch team following preliminary review.

    Reporting:

    • Under the supervision of a designated Regional Branch staff, draft a pre-assessment memo as and when the need arises.
    • Developing and drafting term sheets for transactions in line with customer’s request and the Bank’s products.
    • Prepare and manage the Regional Branch transaction pipeline on a timely basis.
    • Creating and reporting the department’s management information (MI) for accurate decision making.
    • Submission of Branch Monthly reports through the Regional Manger to the Director - Trade Finance & Branches.

    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.
    • Develop, update and manage a database of Trade Finance Intermediaries.
    • Representing the Regional Branch office in Internal & external meetings when required to do so.
    • 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 Regional Branch actions are required.
    • liaise with relevant departments in communicating queries and feedback to clients
    • Supporting the Regional Branch team with administrative services during Road shows, missions and conferences.

    Requirements (Qualification and Skill)

    • Ability to research, evaluate business models and analyze financial statements and Information.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University backed by appropriate experience of at least 5 years. An MBA would be accepted in lieu of experience.
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French.
    • Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, corporates and governments;
    • Demonstrate organizational capabilities, including ability to manage work load with limited supervision to attain goals.
    • Being able to be multitasked, proactive and able to use initiative appropriately.

    Contractual Information

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

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    Manager, Research

     

    Reference : PBF 3301

    Job Description

    • The role of the position holder will be to participate in the Bank’s research and economic analysis activities especially in trade development and financial economics.
    • The role will also include conduct of sector and country studies as well as the preparation of the Bank’s various reports for Senior Management, the Board and shareholders.

    Responsibilities

    • Consolidation and contribution to the enhancement of research methodology in the preparation of required studies in the areas of world trade, trade finance and economic development issues important to Africa
    • Monitoring and collation of key economic data covering the globe, major trading regions, as well as Africa into suitably organized information to inform and guide Bank policies and operations
    • Participation in the conduct of cutting edge research in economics, ranging from theoretical methodological issues to applied economics touching on trade development and financial issues covering sectors such as commodities agriculture, manufacturing and services
    • Producing regular research reports which monitor developments in global trade and trade finance as well as the Bank’s key markets and products and providing timely analyses on their likely impact on the African economy and the Bank’s operations
    • Preparation of risk based sector and country studies including detailed country risk analyses
    • Contributing research necessary for setting up the Bank’s strategic agenda and designing products and schemes aimed at enhancing the Bank’s strategic and business activities
    • Preparation of reports, including half-year, annual as well as other periodic reports and their presentation to colleagues, senior management and the Board in enhancement of the Bank’s knowledge management capabilities
    • Preparation of summary briefings from important economic and banking publications and journals as well as compiling and preparing speeches and presentations for Senior Management as and when required
    • Analyses of the operations of the Bank and those of other leading organizations active in African trade finance with a view to drawing conclusions for the enhancement of the activities of the Bank
    • Participating in organizing seminars and conferences relevant to the research and development activities of the Bank
    • Supporting the publications activities of the Bank, including the Journal of African Trade
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management

    Requirements
    Qualification and Skill:

    • PhD degree or equivalent in Economics or other related field from a recognized University;
    • Sound experience of at least 8 years in economic research and analysis in a reputable organisation and experience in trade and development economics will be an advantage. Evidence of publications in scholarly journals will be required as evidence
    • Demonstrated experience in preparing and presenting research papers for use by the financial services industry and an expert understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, especially econometric and operations research
    • Demonstrated experience in development impact analysis
    • 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 at important professional fora where oral presentation of technical and professional papers will be necessary to a technical and professional audience
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese)
    • Knowledge of broad analytical techniques, such as statistics, econometrics as well as mathematical and operations research tools. In particular, ability to analyze, and draw reasonable inferences from the analyses of financial and economic data
    • Knowledge of computer software necessary for analysing large volumes of statistical data (e.g. SPSS, STATA, MICROFIT, PcGive etc.)

    Contractual Information:

    • Permanent
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Senior Manager, Agency & Security Trustee

     

    Reference: DLRF 3301

    Job Description

    • The role of the position holder will be to provide middle office Agency & Security Trustee functions of the Bank’s syndicated lending activities.
    • The job holder initiates and is responsible for the recommendation and implementation of the Bank’s policies in these areas.

    Responsibilities

    • Heads and provides supervisory responsibilities and functions for the Agency & Security Trustee/Agent Unit and roles of Afreximbank.
    • Liaison and negotiation with Arrangers, Lawyers and the originating business areas on the review and negotiation of draft term sheets and loan documentation from Agency & Security Trustee perspectives and to identify compliance and reporting obligations.
    • Negotiation and discussions with the various stakeholders pre and post financial close, ensuring seamless closure including meeting of agreed Conditions Precedent and or Conditions subsequent.
    • Ensure the on-boarding of new transactions immediately after Financial close (including KYC & KYB) and the set-up of agency systems and on the loan operations system – re debt domain, syndicated agency module etc.
    • Ensure close liaison with Loan Operations with respect to Loan operations activities including drawdowns, interest, principal, fee payments, rollovers etc.
    • Ensure presentation immediately after Financial Close to all stakeholders on the mechanics and the requirements/expectations in the management of syndicated deals.
    • Ensure adequate management of waivers, amendments requests, restructurings, events of default, acceleration etc. and in line with agreed timelines including co-coordinating responses to borrowers requests, liaison with lawyers and other professional advisers including negotiation of amendment documentation on behalf of the Agency team e.g. second checking, facility set-up, archiving etc.
    • Ensure the receipt of all agreed security documents from the External Counsels including the registration and perfection of same.
    • Ensure proper safe keeping and retrieval of all security documents from safe custody on prepayment or expiration of a deal.
    • Co-ordinate and lead event driven calls with Lenders/Lawyers and borrowers including the arranging of meetings involving the various stakeholders – syndicate of lenders/borrower.
    • From agency perspectives, responsible for primary syndication including the review and sign-off of documentation and system/record updates in relation to any secondary debt trade/transfers.
    • Providing fee quotes for new Agency and Security Trustee roles.
    • Ensure adherence to the loan market standard and syndicated market practices by all within the Unit.
    • Performing other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management from time to time.

    Requirements
    Qualification and Skill:

    • At least 10 years post qualification experience with a Post graduate degree in Business Administration or related discipline
    • Detailed knowledge and proven experience of managing syndicated loans in a fairly complex banking environment within the African Loan market (European Loan Market also will be an advantage) with LMA documentation, in line with standard and syndicated market practices. Credit skills will be an advantage
    • Leadership qualities and capabilities and ability to harness human resources for goal attainment
    • Ability to work calmly, to prioritize, using own initiative, frequently to tight deadlines
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both written and oral. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese)
    • Good analytical and numeracy skills with good working knowledge of Excel
    • Ability to establish effective working relationship with Borrowers at Senior management/Board level and syndicate of lenders at very high levels
    • Strong business skills including the ability to deliver solutions with commercial awareness

    Contractual Information:

    • Permanent role
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting

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    Senior Manager, Equity Mobilisation & Investor Relation

     

    Reference: DLRF 3303
    Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Job Description

    • The successful candidate will develop and manage the global investor relations and capital raising process, with a particular focus on African financial institutions, governments, corporations and high net worth individuals.
    • We are looking for an excellent communicator, passionate educator and strong financial analyst.

    Responsibilities

    • Based in Cairo, Egypt, the successful candidate will develop and manage the global investor relations and capital raising process, with a particular focus on African financial institutions, governments, corporations and high net worth individuals
    • The Senior Manager (EMIR) will play a critical and direct role in creating and presenting a consistent investor value proposition to Afreximbank’s investment community and for monitoring and presenting a relevant summary of investor feedback regarding company performance to senior leadership. We are looking for an excellent communicator, passionate educator and strong financial analyst
    • Providing strategic direction and leading the development of the Bank’s strategy in the area of equity mobilisation and investor relationship management to ensure that it is managed with a long term perspective
    • Develop all the appropriate policies and guidelines for developing the function into a “best-in-class” function;
    • Identify, cultivate and manage existing and potential investors and analysts in a bid to ensure that the Bank’s pool of capital is fit for purpose
    • Analyze Afreximbank’s shareholder base and identify underweight or non-investors with whom Afreximbank ought to meet/develop a relationship
    • Plan for and lead all fundraising processes in a manner that ensures that their objective is met as efficiently as possible
    • Plan for and lead any “ go to the market” initiatives the Bank may choose to use for purposes of raising additional equity for the Bank to ensure full subscription
    • Participate actively and enthusiastically in an ongoing dialogue with company management around performance and organizational developments and develop investor relations messages based upon these changes
    • Provide regular feedback to management and other stakeholders on investment/analyst community perceptions of the Company, concerns, and investment criteria
    • Working with the External Communications team, to maintain and improve relations and communications between the organization and the investing public, shareholders and financial professionals to enhance the standing of the organization’s stock and debt
    • Support senior management and other staff with research and information requested for their reports and presentations
    • Lead the creation presentations, press releases and other communication materials for earnings, industry events, and presentations to analysts and investors
    • Respond to routine analyst and investor inquiries in a timely manner
    • Work with other functions in the Bank in creating the company’s external and internal messages and in ensuring that all company external and internal communications are integrated and consistent
    • Develop and maintain the Investor Relations section of the Company’s external website
    • Develop Investor Relations functions including expanding and managing investor targeting and tracking systems
    • Monitor analyst reports and summarize them for senior management
    • Organize, prepare for and execute “road shows”, investor conferences and meetings both domestically and internationally, both on-site and off-site
    • Develop and maintain systems that provide control of investor and shareholder interactions and improve the marketability of organization’s stocks and bonds

    Requirements
    Qualification and Skill:

    • Good first degree (not below a second class lower honours degree) from a leading University in either Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or other disciplines relevant to the position
    • Candidates should hold a post graduate degree in a related field from a reputable university, with up to 10 years of relevant experience. However, candidates without a post graduate degree but with a recognised investment management (e.g. CFA) and at least 10 years of relevant corporate finance/investment banking experience in an international commercial environment may also apply
    • Prior experience should include knowledge of finance, banking, capital markets, and business planning/development Experience as a financial analyst, industry analyst or similar work in finance is an added advantage
    • Demonstrable experience of strategic communication, investor relations, marketing, and the media
    • Strong interpersonal skills, superior intellect, and an outstanding ability to communicate
    • Demonstrable problem-solving, quantitative, and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinking
    • History of effective multi-tasking, expectation setting and escalation of issues where appropriate
    • Ability to interact with senior officials of 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)
    • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources from varied cultural backgrounds to attain goals

    Contractual Information:

    • Permanent role
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting

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    Manager, IT Services (Business Applications)

     

    Reference : SMF 3301

    Job Description

    • The role of the position holder will be to develop, implement, manage, support, and administer all the bank’s software applications in line with business Service Level Agreements (SLA). These software applications currently include SAP ERP, SWIFT System, Quantum Treasury System, Ambit Capital Management System, Focus Market Risk System, Optimist Credit Management System, Operational Risk System, Salesforce Salescloud, Quickscore Performance Management System and the website.
    • The responsibilities of the role also include developing management information reports and managing SLAs with application service providers

    Responsibilities

    • Develop, implement, manage and support all the Bank’s software applications including SAP ERP systems, SWIFT system and any other application integration as may be required for the efficient running of the business
    • Investigate, evaluate and recommend purchases of new tools and applications to address user needs
    • Plan and manage any new tool and application deployment
    • Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed on the network
    • Draft and Implement the ICT Disaster Recovery Plan in collaboration with the IT team. Ensure that critical applications, tools and data are available on the disaster recovery site at any time required
    • Document any necessary procedure related to software applications for reference
    • Anticipates software application problems and implement preventive measures
    • Investigate and install enhancements and operating procedures that optimize software application availability
    • Develop management information reports and dashboard using business objects, crystal report and other applicable tools
    • Design and manage data warehouse applications and tools
    • Manage Service Level Agreement (SLA) with application service providers
    • Actively manage the timely resolution of outstanding defects or issues impacting the business
    • Support the preparation of key presentations, strategy documentation and other documents
    • Handles request on application development for new and existing applications
    • Participate in software selection process
    • Investigate user problems, identify root cause, determine possible solutions, test and implement solutions
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by management

    Requirements
    Qualification and Skill:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other relevant degree from a recognized University, a Master’s degree in a relevant field or a recognized professional qualification in lieu.
    • Minimum of 8 years’ experience as enterprise application support & solution development manager in a modern international ICT environment
    • Implementation and management experience of ERP Software (SAP and Oracle) very desirable
    • Demonstrated expertise in managing banking application support processes including application defect management
    • Demonstrated expertise in Solution architecture and system development life cycle
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Working knowledge of system testing
    • Ability to develop customized software applications from functional specification
    • Knowledge of Agile development framework
    • Demonstrated experience in software application selection and implementation
    • Demonstrated experience in managing service level agreement with application service providers
    • Knowledge of business reporting tools such as business object, crystal report and reporting writing
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage

    Contractual Information:

    • Permanent
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD
    • Willingness to travel and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives

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    Senior Manager, Intra African Trade Facilitation

     

    Reference: DLRF 3304

    Job Description

    The position holder is supposed to assist and support the Head of the IATI in:

    • Defining the policy space within which intra-African trade should be enhanced;
    • Drawing up the framework and rules of implementation, and then
    • Putting into place the tools and processes at operational level.

    Responsibilities

    • Preparation of an annual Intra-African Trade Facilitation Plan, derived from the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval;
    • Implementing approved trade facilitation plans and strategies for facilitating the deepening and expansion of various activities of intra-African trade;
    • Initiating and actively securing mandates, MoUs and collaboration agreements for executing all initiatives aimed at easing intra-African trade flows, including among others, the following:
    • Policy advocacy and government relations, including relationships with Regional Economic Communities;
    • Resource mobilization for major regional infrastructure projects, including convening conferences;
    • Managing an efficient Intra-African Trade Information and Export Advisory Services;
    • Managing important partnerships necessary for delivery of the Bank’s intra African trade strategic objectives.
    • Assist in building capacity and training of partner institutions on related subject matter to ensure that they will be better placed to implement and rigorously apply required conventions and standards to facilitate the flow of regional and continental trade.
    • Take responsibility for conceptualizing and implementing Afreximbank-driven intra-African Trade Fairs.
    • Carry out related research work with partner institutions to identify existing bottlenecks to intra-African trade and propose solutions as well as implementing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms that highlight required changes to existing facilitation mechanisms to enhance intra-African trade
    • 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.

    Requirements
    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree and post graduate degree in Economics, International Trade, or other trade related disciplines from a recognized University or a recognized post graduate professional qualification in a relevant area;
    • Sound experience of at least 10 years with a leading trade policy and facilitation consulting firm, think tank, or development/international finance institution and familiarity with the practical solutions that should be applied at macro and micro level to enhance the growth of intra-African trade;
    • Knowledge of existing regional and international trade conventions and protocols e.g. regional trade blocs agreements, WTO, WCO, UNCTAD
    • Demonstrated experience of bilateral and multilateral trade related negotiations
    • Knowledge of trade finance related products that can be deployed to enhance trade in the maritime, aviation and road transport spheres and products and instruments that can be used to facilitate trade related loans especially structured trade finance, syndication, co-financing, club deals, correspondent banking products including documentary credit, factoring, forfaiting, structured trade finance, risk bearing, corporate finance risk participations, project-related financing;
    • 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 national, regional and international trade facilitation bodies and national 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 role
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting

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    Associate, Agency & Security Trustee

     

    Reference: DLRF 3302

    Job Description

    • The main function of this role is to provide administrative/operational support to the Agency and Security Trustee Line of business of the Bank’s syndicated lending activities.
    • The job holder assists in the implementation of laid out policies and procedures for this function.

    Responsibilities

    • The role of the position holder will be to provide administrative/operational support to the Agency and Security Trustee Line of business of the Bank’s syndicated lending activities.
    • The job holder assists in the implementation of laid out policies and procedures for this function
    • Provide support to the Line of business with respect to account opening, set-up of agency systems and on-boarding of transactions once financial close is achieved
    • Provide support to the Line of business on borrowers’ requests including amendment, waivers, restructuring, events of defaults, prepayment etc. and the syndication processes
    • Provide operations/administrative support for syndicated deals from Agency/Security Trustee perspectives including drawdowns, rollovers, prepayments, cancellations, rollover/rate fixing etc.
    • Immediately financial close is achieved, diarize the various information undertakings in the Facility Agreement for follow-up with the borrower
    • Assist with following up with the borrower with respect to the compliance with the information undertakings in the Facility Agreement including receipt of the various documents - financials, budgets, operations report etc. according to the timelines, including uploading of same on debt domain and then advise to the syndicate of lenders
    • Provide support with receipt of all security documents and that they are in accordance with agreed terms. Same properly filled, retrieved appropriately and returned to the borrower at the expiry of the facility
    • Provide support in the preparation of portfolio reports including discrepancies and possible breaches
    • Provide support on the maintenance and monitoring of the loan security and periodic reporting as required under the Bank’s policies
    • Liaise with systems vendors to resolve issues
    • Provide administrative and absence cover for the Assistant Manager - Agency & Security Trustee Line of business.
    • Any other assignment that would be assigned by Senior Management

    Requirements (Qualification and Skill)

    • At least, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related field from a recognized University or other disciplines relevant to the position. A postgraduate degree is an added advantage
    • At least, three years’ experience in the financial services industry, especially in the Agency & Security Trustee areas, Syndications or Loan Administration
    • Excellent communication, time management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese)
    • Strong Excel, Word, IT skills and ability to multitask

    Contractual Information

    • Permanent role
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting

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    Manager, IT Services (Information Security & Risk)

     

    Reference : SMF 33021

    Job Description

    • The objective of the function is to provide appropriate access to and protect the confidentiality and integrity of customer, employee, and business information in compliance with organization policies/standards and business objectives of Afreximbank.

    Responsibilities
    Risk Management:

    • Maintain a risk management framework.
    • Perform risk assessments on resources and projects to be protected.
    • Perform vulnerability assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of existing controls.
    • Report significant changes in risk to management on both a periodic and event-driven basis.
    • Maintain and monitor a risk action plan.
    • Update security standards and guidelines / procedures with results of risk assessments.

    Information Security Governance:

    • Ensure a framework for information security governance and IT control.
    • Update and advise top management on security direction and issues.
    • Review current and potential legal and regulatory issues affecting information security and assess their impact on Afreximbank
    • Avail technical information about security systems and ongoing programs in the information security arena and especially as applied to financial organisations.
    • Provide technical security expertise to IT staff to ensure that the requisite level of security is implemented in all information assets.

    Information Security Policies:

    • Leads the preparation and implementation of necessary information security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines
    • Maintain and review information security policies that support business goals and objectives, and are consistent with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Maintain standards, procedures and guidelines that support information security policies, and ensure business processes and IT infrastructure activities address information security risks.
    • Maintain documentation of all information systems security and change management processes.

    Information Security:

    • Oversee and direct information security activities in line with the information security operations and programme / framework.
    • Monitor and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of information security controls and the compliance with information security policies.
    • Manage security plans and control techniques covering banking applications and supporting networks.
    • Maintain access rules and exercise adequate control over the administration of user ID’s.
    • Review and monitor change management procedures on all system changes, systems configuration changes and application of security patches to ensure that information security is not compromised.
    • Perform system audit checks including pre-implementation and post-implementation of projects.
    • Monitor and review operations logs and event console activity to identify potential security related events, and investigate all anomalies.
    • Manage system compliance to identified achievement targets for end points (antivirus, patches, threats, etc).

    Information Security Awareness:

    • Lead and facilitate internal training and awareness of IT security policies, controls and best practices, as well as the impact of non-adherence in order to:
    • Contribute to the implementation of IT governance;
    • Promote accountability by business process owners and other stakeholders in managing information security risks.

    Audit and Compliance:

    • Ensure periodic IT audits / assessments to confirm that:
    • The rules of use for information systems comply with the enterprise’s information security policies
    • The administrative procedures for information systems comply with Afreximbank information security policies
    • Change control management principles are adhered to
    • Software inventory licensing is adhered to across all systems
    • Services provided by other organisations, including outsourced providers, are consistent with established information security policies and
    • Non-compliance issues and other variances are resolved in a timely manner.
    • Conduct regular audits on IS facilities to ensure compliance to security policy, standards and guidelines / procedures.
    • Work closely with the Risk department, as well as the Internal Auditor, and respond to all external and internal audit issues raised.

    Incident and Response Management (IT Disaster Recovery):

    • Lead activities relating to contingency planning, business continuity management and IT disaster recovery in conjunction with relevant functions and third parties
    • Review response and recovery plans that include organising, training and equipping the teams.
    • Periodically test the response and recovery plans, where appropriate.
    • Ensure the execution of response and recovery plans, as required.
    • Manage post-event reviews to identify causes and corrective actions.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by management.

    Requirements
    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other relevant degree from a recognized University, a Master’s degree in a relevant field or a recognized professional qualification in lieu
    • Minimum of 8 years’ experience as a Senior Business Analyst in a modern international ICT environment preferably an international bank
    • Working knowledge of Project Management, Business Analysis, Requirement and functional specification
    • Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of banking solution
    • Demonstrated expertise in Solution architecture and system development life cycle
    • Working knowledge of system testing
    • Ability to map business processes and develop functional specification
    • Implementation experience of ERP Software (Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft) very desirable
    • Knowledge of VB Scripting desirable
    • Excellent verbal 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
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Manager, Protocol Services

     

    Reference : PBF 3302

    Job Description

    • The role provides protocol-related services to the Bank’s staff and the entire Bank at all its locations.
    • The main activities of the role consist in providing protocol services, managing relations with the Bank Group headquarters or regional office host countries.
    • The specific role of the Principal Protocol Officer will be to assist the Head of Protocol in:
      • Administering the Headquarters Agreement and the agreements establishing the regional offices and representations, as well as the immunities, privileges and exemptions extended to the Bank and its staff.
      • Monitoring relations with the host country.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist the Head of Protocol in preparing the Unit’s annual activity plan (Tier 2 scorecard) in order to plan for carrying out the Unit’s missions, essentially pertaining to the planning, organization, management, coordination and supervision of the Bank’s relations with the host country (ies)
    • Participate in discussions regarding clauses of the Headquarters Agreement or Branch Agreements with host countries as the need may arise, and specifically: prepare draft documents, memoranda, all notes verbales or correspondence relating to his /her duties and generally to all tasks entrusted to him/her by the Head of Protocol Services
    • Manage application of the Headquarters and Branch Agreements and carry out administrative coordination in respect of any disputes arising in that regard. The incumbent will formulate, transmit and follow up, in conjunction with the competent host country authorities, requests for tax exemption, long-stay visas, diplomatic and international organization cards, vehicle registration, and administer and follow up dossiers for presentation of newly recruited staff to host country authorities
    • Handle and follow up any diplomatic disputes arising in the application of these agreements, in close collaboration with the Board Secretariat and Legal Departments; ensure and monitor proper conservation of authorized signatory records and other legal documents processed in the Unit
    • Coordinate with the team that handles all Bank Security matters (Administrative Services) with regard to all activities pertaining to the security of the institution’s staff and physical assets; represent the Bank in dealings with the host country authorities concerning security of diplomatic missions and international organizations
    • Draft notes on the status of Afreximbank’s relations with the host countries at all locations and briefs for Executive Management or the Board of Directors as may be required
    • Prepare for and participate in meetings organized by the host country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on management of privileges and immunities granted to the Bank and its staff
    • Provide protocol related advice and services for all the Bank’s internal and external events and conferences including facility or MoU agreement signing ceremonies, the Annual General Meetings, and meetings, conferences and events organized or sponsored by the Bank
    • Liaise between the Bank, foreign diplomatic representations and international organizations –for visa request formalities in particular

    Requirements
    Qualification and Skill:

    • A Bachelor’s degree from a leading University in either International Relations, Laws, or other disciplines relevant to the position plus a post graduate degree in a relevant field
    • Relevant experience of at least 8 years, in a diplomatic mission, multilateral organisation or other similar environment;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of international diplomatic protocols and conventions
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships and interact with senior officials of governments diplomatic missions and multilateral organisations
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of the African continent
    • 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

    Contractual Information:

    • Permanent
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Manager, Treasury Services (Back Office Operations)

     

    Reference: PBF 3305

    Responsibilities
    Accounting and Valuation Processes:

    • Championing the accounting and valuation/revaluation processes of all treasury instruments i.e. mark-to-market valuations of all financial instruments;
    • Ensuring that all external debt and interest is properly accounted for and correctly reported on the company’s financial statements and working in conjunction with the finance function as required;
    • Daily review of bank reconciliations between the TMS and bank statements for all bank accounts;

    Treasury Risk Management and Reporting:

    •  Analyzing and modelling treasury risks i.e. interest rate risk, FX risk (transaction and translation), commodity risk etc;
    • Championing the treasury function’s reports pack preparation for various stakeholders i.e. board packs, due diligence packs, investors roadshow packs, new relationship report packs etc;
    • Balance sheet exposure management i.e. identification of exposure, reporting and hedging proposals;
    • Maintaining the treasury risk register and ensuring it is up to date at all times and effectively communicated and that actions are taken by relevant stakeholders;

    Treasury Procedures and Controls:

    •  Monitor compliance of all treasury activities relative to policies and market best practices;
    • Confirmation of bank’s treasury deals (including confirmation matching) and settlement processes;
    • Assist with the treasury function’s audit process for both internal and external audits including liaisons on an audit follow-up points;
    • Liaising with counterparties to process all front-office treasury activities including handling any queries arising after deal execution;
    • Communicating with counterparties and other functions within the Bank in order to solve ad hoc problems relating to treasury transactions when required to;
    • Responsible for maintenance and monitoring of the treasury processes and procedures’ manual;

    Bank Account and Corporate Card Management:

    • Nostro accounts management i.e. TMS database vs Bank Statement reconciliations and ensuring that the SWIFT-to-TMS (and vice-versa) straight-through processing is efficiently working;
    • Management of the Bank’s bank account management process i.e. opening, maintenance and closing of bank accounts;
    • Assist with the bank’s credit card relationship management i.e. establishing and liaising with credit card providers and ensuring the Bank secures/receives value-for-money services;
    • Work with HR in processing corporate cards for eligible staff members. Being the first contact point from both the Bank and the Credit Card Issuer on all corporate card issues (for both new issues and closing of credit card accounts);
    • Responsible for maintaining the Bank’s banking signatory model for all treasury related activities;

    Treasury Documentation, Policies and Guidelines:

    • Ownership of the Bank’s EMTN Programme documentation process by managing the ongoing update of the Base Offering Memorandum on a semi-annual basis;
    • Review the current treasury policy and propose any changes that may add value to the policy and the wider treasury function of the Bank;
    • Ensure that all treasury activities are carried in accordance to approved policies and guidelines;

    Treasury Management System:

    • Efficient management of the Bank’s bank accounts info-pool process (including the initial set-up) within the Treasury Management System;
    • Management of the TMS interfaces with the Bank’s internal and external systems and reconciliation of all treasury data to these systems;
    • Accountability for the support and maintenance of Treasury management system reports and the design and delivery of value adding new reports;
    • Maintaining the Bank’s SSI’s details in the TMS and perform SWIFT/Telephone check confirmations;
    • Championing the identification of issues and inaccuracies of treasury transactions and system setup issues and resolving them;

    Other:

    • Any other duties that may be assigned to the role holder by Senior Management from time to time

    Requirements (Qualification and Skill)

    • A first degree and post-graduate in a relevant discipline i.e. accounting, financial management, economics, numerical or other related disciplines and a postgraduate degree in a relevant field. Recognised professional certification in a relevant field may be acceptable in lieu of a post graduate degree
    • Recognised Professional Qualification in Treasury [AMCT, CTP (US or Canada), ACT’s Cert. in International Treasury Management, ACT’s Cert. in Cash Management, ACT’s Cert. in Risk Management, ACT’s Cert. Financial Mathematics & Modelling etc.]  or Accounting (ACCA, CiMA, CPA or Equivalent) will be a strong added advantage;
    • Excellent knowledge of accounting for treasury activities i.e. International Financial Reporting Standards
    • A minimum of 8 years  of experience working in a treasury function either in a corporate institution, preferably in the financial services industry
    • Solid grounding in financial systems database methodologies and financial modelling
    • Solid experience in working with Treasury Management Systems
    • Operational experience in a financial department with significant systems exposure
    • Previous experience in a treasury environment and solid understanding of treasury operations
    • People and project management
    • Knowledge of treasury, debt capital markets, financial instruments and structures
    • Advanced Excel skills and computer literacy (eg SQL, Crystal Reports)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

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    Manager, Intra African Trade Finance

     

    Reference : DLRF 3305

    Job Description

    • The position holder is supposed to participate in drawing up annual marketing and plans for the unit and overseeing the implementation of these plans for the achievement of the Bank’s objectives in these areas.
    • The role is supposed to help the Bank to achieve its mission “stimulating a consistent expansion of and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade, while operating as a first class, profit oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a centre of excellence in African trade matters” by developing opportunities for business development in trade projects and export development finance at the regional level and providing leadership for various branch administrative matters as may be required in liaison with the Administrative Services department.

    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 Specialized Finance to structure intra-African trade related transactions that required ECA support and for structuring specialized guarantee products
    • Assist in the installation and mobilize 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
    • Managing staff, Bank’s assets and properties in the unit in liaison with the Administrative Services Department.

    Requirements
    Qualification and Skill:

    • Bachelor’s degree and post graduate degree in Business Administration, Banking or Finance from a recognized University or a recognized post graduate professional qualification in Banking;
    • 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 role
    • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo
    • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives
    • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting

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    Manager, Treasury Services (Africa Funds Mobilization)

     

    Reference: PBF 3303

    Responsibilities
    Liquidity Management Strategy, Planning, Analysis and Funding Execution:

    • Formulation of the Africa-focus Funding Mobilisation Strategy with the help of the Head of Treasury Services and designing a fit-for-purpose implementation roadmap;
    • Champion the implementation of the Africa-focus Funding Mobilisation Plan with the help of the Head of Treasury Services;
    • Champion Treasury’s initiatives to raise targeted local currency funding from the African Continent in line with Bank’s wider strategy of diversifying its funding base;
    • Establishing Debt and Capital Market Programmes in targeted local markets in Africa where the Bank, as part of the wider strategy, targets to raise local currency funding;
    • Realising wholesale deposits takings in line with the Bank’s guidelines;

    Treasury Funding Product Formulation and Sales/Marketing:

    • Participates in client conference calls/meetings to assess client needs;
    • Identifies 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;
    • Presents features/benefits of products to client jointly with the Head of Treasury Services;
    • Build expertise in particular regions or economic blocks: North, West, East, South;
    • Works jointly with the origination function to leverage on the existing wide client base of the Bank;
    • Responsible for knowledge sharing with the wider Treasury Services team and the Bank;
    • Prepare and present International and/or Continental Presentations/Seminars to clients;
    • Works with the Strategy team to build out additional product offerings;

    Investor Relationship Management:

    • Establishing and nurturing bilateral relationships of all deposit related counterparties domiciled in the African Continent;
    • Management of all relationships with African Central Banks, other deposit funding institutions and fixed income investors;
    • Champion treasury roadshow arrangements with targeted African domiciled institutions;
    • Ensure you project a smart, friendly, polite and professional image providing the highest standard of customer care to satisfactorily negotiate and retain deposits efficiently with targeted counterparties;
    • With the help of the Head of Treasury Services Unit, be the ambassador of the African funding mobilisation exercises;
    • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, internal and external;
    • Ability to handle difficult situations and arrive at win-win solutions;

    Reporting and Debt Covenant Management:

    • 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;

    Pricing Management:

    • Development and ownership of a fit-for-purpose market standard deposit-taking pricing model;
    • Periodic and timely circulation of updated deposit pricing information to all target counterparties;
    • Engaging and liaising with relevant counterparties on all pricing related issues;
    • 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

    Contingency Funding Plan Management:

    • Develop and implement a contingency funding plan for the deposit taking portfolio with the help of the treasury Front-Office team;
    • Documentation of process processes and procedures of the Bank’s deposit contingency funding process and maintaining these going forward; and
    • Working to ensure the harmonisation of the deposit portfolio specific contingency funding plan with the Bank’s wider treasury contingency funding plan.

    Other:

    • Any other tasks that may be assigned to you by the Head of Treasury Services and Senior Management from time to time.

    Requirements (Qualification and Skill)

    • 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 may be accepted in lieu of a post-graduate degree on a case by case basis (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); and
    • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources from varied cultural backgrounds 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
    • Tax-free salaries paid in USD

    Method of Application

    Applicants should visit AfreximBank Career Page

    Note: If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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