Massive Job recruitment at the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)



  2021-06-02
  Abuja

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

The Bank, headquartered in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt, commenced operations on 30 September, 1994, following the signature of a Headquarters Agreement with the host Government in August, 1994. It has branch offices in Harare, Abuja and Abidjan and will open an East Africa branch office shortly.

CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Client Relations (Anglophone West Africa)

Reference Number: RSBBLR033
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Responsibilities

  • The position holder will also be required to identify the Bank’s key / core customers in the Region by sector and draw up Account Management Plans for the purpose of maximizing cross selling of the Bank’s products and services;
  • Implements client coverage for a given 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;
  • Implements regional service coverage for provision of an impeccable client service to each client or government organization. This includes timely turn around in terms of responses to client inquiries;
  • Works with other deal team members across the Bank’s products and geographies to ensure timely transaction processing;
  • 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;
  • Ensuring 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;
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual Regional Strategic and Marketing Plans derived from the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval;
  • Preparing new business Pre-Assessment Memos and Credit Proposals from the region, Product teams and Head Office and making recommendations on the same to the Regional Chief Operating Officer and Director, Client Relations;
  • Where required, representing the Bank in high level meetings, fora and making presentations in conformity with the high standards for which the Bank has become known;
  • Maintaining and improving the Bank’s image across the continent; and
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management from time to time.

Requirements – Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Post-graduate Degree in Business, Banking, Finance, or other relevant field from a recognized University;
  • 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 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; and
  • Ability to demonstrate proof of passion and commitment to the socio-economic empowerment of African countries and the ability to support the achievement of Afreximbank’s mandate.

Contractual information:

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

Job Title: Manager, Administration (Business Continuity Management)

Reference Number: FDSBLR005
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities
Corporate Procurement

  • Procurement management – Implement a Bank-wide goods, services and works procurement management system in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures ensuring competitive bidding for best value, and open and free competition for all Bank procurement and timely supply of quality goods and services to the Bank.
  • Procurement policy – Coordinates and documents enhancements and amendments to the Bank’s procurement policies and operating guidelines and ensures diligent application.
  • Procurement Planning – Plan and carryout pre-procurement activities in line with and in support of business objectives. Develop and execute annual procurement plans for all Bank locations.
  • Procurement Tender Committees – Run professional tender processes to ensure objective selection of suppliers for goods and services.
  • Procurement Activities – Carryout routine activities to purchase goods and services for the Bank from local and international markets.
  • Reporting – Prepare relevant procurement reports.
  • Vendor performance management – Negotiate contracts with suppliers to deliver best value to the Bank, apply appropriate supply and service level agreements for goods and services and implement a critical vendor performance management and capacity development program.
  • Due diligence – Carry out required technical and other due diligences.

Business Continuity Services:

  • Coordinate the BCCP; including setting up and providing governance for project teams if required.
  • Proactively identify and develop risks controls where appropriate, for risks related to business continuity, crisis management, people and facilities.
  • Draw up BCCP Budgets.
  • Commission and supervise Readiness Testing and make recommendations arising from results of the testing.
  • Report the status of the BCCP capability.
  • Provide hands-on assistance to staff and their families upon the occurrence of a Contingency Trigger.
  • Evaluate Contingency Trigger threats and make recommendations for triggering the BCCP to ensure that any Contingency Trigger does not cause a shutdown of business.
  • Conduct frequent Business Impact assessments and ensure remedial actions are completed.
  • Act as the secretary to the Emergency Management Committee (EMC).
  • Define and own the annual BCM programme including co-ordination of input from other risk mitigation functions.
  • Align, secure and develop resources to enable programme success and required levels of reliability to be achieved.
  • Sponsor the production and distribution of all BCM related documentation and awareness materials.
  • Support Branch Managers and Department/Unit heads in the management of BCM related risk.

General Support Services:

  • Budget Management – Develop annual administrative capital and operating expenditure plans and budgets and carry out periodic variance analyses for all locations.
  • Accounts Payables Management – Review and process all Bank administrative capital and operating expenditure ensuring compliance with budget and applicable financial management policies and procedures.
  • Petty cash management – Oversee management of the Bank’s petty cash floats.
  • Automation – Champion the implementation and use of the Accounts payable procurement, material and logistics SAP modules, ensuring uptake and institutionalization within the Bank and gaining of all necessary operational efficiencies.
  • Physical Assets Registers – Implement a Bank-wide physical asset tracking and management system in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures.
  • Physical Assets Operation and Maintenance – Ensure all Bank assets and vehicles are well maintained and kept in good operating condition.
  • Physical Assets Disposal – Coordinate asset disposal processes.
  • Insurance – Put in place and maintain adequate insurance cover to protect the Bank and Bank assets against all sorts of operating risks.
  • Inventory management – Implement a Bank-wide and centralized stores management system for the Bank’s supplies and consumables.
  • Front Desk Management – Oversee the management of the Bank’s reception (front desk) and call centre activities.
  • Guest Management – Implement a guest management system.
  •  Meeting Management – Implement a Bank-wide and professional meeting room reservation and management system.
  • Laissez Passer and ID cards – Coordinate issuance and administering of Bank Laissez Passer and other identification documents and security access badges.
  • Telecommunication System – Oversee the management of the Banks telecommunication and audio-visual systems.
  • Mail management – Implement a Bank-wide professional and efficient mail, courier and faxes management system.
  • Shipments – Coordinate inbound and outbound shipments.
  • Records – Support implementation of a Bank-wide standardized filing, indexing, archiving and document management system for both hard copies and electronic records.
  • Reprographic management – Oversee the Bank’s printing activities.
  • Catering Management – Oversee operations of the Bank cafeteria and kitchenettes.
  • Service Management – Oversee provision of Administrative Services to the Bank and Staff in line with established Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Put in place and manage a system for receiving, responding, tracking and reporting service requests and attainment of SLAs.
  • Audit – Point of contact for consultation and queries with internal and external auditors.
  • Branches – Provides required support to branch office managers.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A relevant First Degree and a post-graduate degree from a leading University in either Economics, Commerce, Procurement, Finance, Accounting, Law, Business Administration or other disciplines relevant to the position or relevant professional qualification in lieu of the post-graduate degree.
  • Sound general management experience of at least 8 years in a similar senior role with a leading large commercial and or internationally recognized organization.
  • Demonstrable organizational, leadership and planning skills.
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of procurement and administrative practices.
  • 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).
  • Proven experience in local and international procurement including ability to successfully carryout complex procurements.
  • Ability to work with suppliers and build long term competitive supply relationships.
  • Ability to analyse data and give presentations to all levels of management.
  • Ability to influence, communicate effectively and work with minimum supervision.
  • Proven experience in business support services. The candidate must demonstrate experience and knowledge of managing support services in a fairly complex environment. Knowledge of computerised support services systems is desirable; Proven experience in corporate travel and tourism management.
  • Demonstrable organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.
  • Innovativeness, pro-activeness and results driven.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and positive business impact.
  • Excellent customer service skills and willingness to work long hours.
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Excellent Negotiation skills.

Contractual information:

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

Job Title: Manager, Credit Quality Assurance (Assurances & Safeguards – Eastern & Southern Africa)

Reference Number: RSBBLR013
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

Responsibilities

  • The main purpose of the role is to support the Senior Manager in the delivery of a robust Credit Quality Assurance program that ensures sound quality in the credit portfolio through effective monitoring and review of the credit environment, processes and related developments, and ensuring compliance with policies and approval terms and conditions throughout the life of the credit facility.
  • The credit quality assurance process is expected to provide transparency and assurance on how effectively credit risks are being managed, including conducting of monitoring and evaluation procedures provided for under the RMPPs, formulating and implementing corrective action plans, and early warning indicators, bringing to management’s attention any notable adverse credit developments, thus allowing for timely remedial actions to be taken by the Credit Quality Assurance Unit (CQAU) or other departments as the case may be.
  • The CQA Manager shall execute his/her duties with a focus on portfolio monitoring; review; remediation of facilities in an assigned portfolio, as well as, providing timely and comprehensive reports as advised by the Senior Manager. Allocation of responsibilities may be by geography, product or other specialism as may be determined by the Senior Manager.

Credit Quality Monitoring:

  • Perform scheduled and event-triggered credit quality monitoring activities, including site visits,  on specific credit facilities and the credit environment including assessment and monitoring of the following:
    • Adherence to credit policies, procedures, methodologies, approach, and systems used in credit risk management and recommend/monitor implementation of corrective actions as considered appropriate.
    • Adherence to credit covenants, undertakings and other terms and conditions of a credit facility.
    • Adherence to margining requirements for security (collateral) held to ensure security values do not fall below the set thresholds and call for security enhancement or top-up as necessary.
    • Financial and operational performance of the borrower (s).
    • Impact of trigger-events and other emerging credit problem areas.
    • Country, industry, and sector risk developments.

Credit Portfolio Review:

  • Perform scheduled and event-triggered credit portfolio reviews on the credit portfolio. The reviews shall cover at the minimum:
    • Asset quality reviews – appraisal of the conduct and profitability of individual credit facility; risk grade review; analysis of the borrower’s financial statements and other qualitative attributes.
    • Credit approval process review – examining the approval process credit facility went through, including pre-assessment, credit approval, disbursement, and credit administration.
    • Administrative and documentation review – verifying the existence and adequacy of the documents associated with credit facility files, including completeness of credit grading and accuracy of loan grades assigned by credit officers.
    • Collateral (security) review – physical check of all security and loan documents, confirmation of registration status, assessment of the value and enforceability of collateral.
    • Compliance review – compliance with internal policies and procedures including mandate requirements, adherence to loan covenants.

Loan Remediation:

  • Quality of Assigned Portfolio – Manage an assigned portfolio of distressed credit facilities / loans to within approved risk appetite limits, and performance metrics.
  • Remedial Strategies – Define and recommend appropriate loan work-out /remedial strategies including but not limited to restructuring, rescheduling to that reduce the Bank’s credit risk and maximize return by and maintaining acceptable asset quality.
  • Strong Partnerships – Collaborate with other key stakeholders in the Bank including Business Development, Credit Assessment, and Operations for the timely resolution of sub-performing credit facilities.
  • Engagement with Legal – Work closely with and support legal counsel for the initiation and implementation of approved acceleration and enforcement work out plans.
  • Risk Measurement – Ensure the appropriate risk grading and staging of all facilities in the assigned portfolio as well as the preparation and submission of timely, reliable, and comprehensive remediation Internal Memos and Reports.
  • Record Keeping – Maintain appropriate records including comprehensive and up-to-date customer credit information, correspondences, minutes, work-out memoranda, and such other relevant information for all facilities in the assigned portfolio.
  • Collateral Adequacy – Ensure that the security package for all facilities in the assigned portfolio is perfected, with the most recent asset valuations as appropriate.
  • Credit Governance – Support the Loan Quality Committee with reliable and timely information necessary for informing the staging and loan loss provisioning process of the Bank.

Reporting:

  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely reports to Senior Manager for review and sign-off on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual basis for Management, RISTRAC, EXMAF and relevant Board committees, highlighting performance against defined credit quality parameters.

Relationship Management:

  • Develop and maintain effective internal and external relationships through individual contacts and Bank facilitated forums.
  • Represent the CQA Unit as delegated by the Senior Manager, in internal and external meetings and committees.
  • Maintain a high-level relationship with rating agencies to understand and implement compliance requirements to maintain a high rating for the Bank.
  • Maintain high-level relationships with industry associations and CQA heads of peer organizations to enhance capacity building and benchmarking of best practices, executing joint projects to address shared risks and concerns, developing outlines of new methodologies and frameworks, etc.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management from time to time.

Requirements
Qualifications and Skills:

  • Postgraduate Degree in Commerce, Banking, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Risk Management. A professional qualification in a relevant area such as banking, risk management, or accounting may be accepted in lieu of a post – graduate degree.
  • At least 8 years banking experience, specifically covering credit risk management, debt restructuring / recovery, country, and sector risk analysis, structured and project finance.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Understanding of credit risk and country risk management processes and methodologies.
  • Understanding of credit risk mitigations and financing mechanisms including structured trade finance, project finance, and syndications.
  • Knowledge of Africa and its banking industry.
  • Broad knowledge of applicable statutes, laws and regulations that govern banking and lending activities in different parts of Africa.
  • Understanding of the Bank’s systems, policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Competency in MS suite (Word, Excel, PPT).
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good leadership and people skills.

Benefits and Contractual information

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

Job Title: Senior Manager, ACMA (Capital Markets)

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

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

Requirements
Qualification and Skills:

  • Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or other disciplines relevant to the position. A relevant professional qualification e.g. CFA may be acceptable in lieu of a postgraduate degree;
  • Minimum of 10  years of related experience in the financial services or consulting industry and demonstrated knowledge and experience in DCM or ECM  transactions;
  • Demonstrable experience working in the front office of a top tier Investment Bank and/or Capital Markets firm;
  • Highly driven, detail-oriented, diligent with strong analytical, communication and writing skills;
  • Demonstrable proficiency with market and product terms. Well versed in the quantitative nature and framework of fixed income and equity products;
  • Understands the different types of credit and underwriting risks and can discuss in detail ways of risk management and mitigation;
  • Thorough understanding of market drivers and dynamics;
  • Understands transaction cycle and demonstrates detail orientation during execution;
  • Ability to thrive on the challenge of competitive pressures and remain focused on client needs;
  • Ability to interact comfortably with business clients and management;
  • Self-directed, highly motivated, and able to work independently and in team;
  • Previous experience in credit and/or financial institution capital markets a plus;
  • Demonstrable experience in investment banking and advisory services  in Africa will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis with a solid understanding of financial statements, financial modeling and company or industry analysis;
  • Advanced Excel skills and strong financial modeling skills required;
  • Ability to follow-up independently and consistently and play the critical role as the project manager on most assignments and the primary capital markets contact;
  • Ability to immediately contribute to the group based on past experience and help to transfer best practices and knowledge
  • Self-starting team player who can think strategically and excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, challenging work environment;
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa;
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, regulators, corporates and governments;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of  the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese); and
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources from varied cultural backgrounds to attain goals.

Benefits and Contractual information

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

Job Title: Manager – Intra African Trade Initiative (Intra-African Trade Fair & Exhibitions – Trade & Investment Promotion)

Reference Number: LEEBLR033
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

  • The position holder is supposed to assist and support the Managing Director, Intra-African Trade Initiative (IATI) and Head of Unit to implement specific interventions that seek to market or promote the flow of trade and investment between and among African countries and between Africa and Africans in Diaspora, including the following:
    • Supporting Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to promote  trade and investment initiatives and programmes;
    • Supporting African corporates to explore investment opportunities through business matchmaking, trade missions and forums;
    • Supporting the emergence of Business Councils as an effective means of encouraging business exchanges between and among African countries towards promoting Intra-African trade and investments;
    • Supporting the conceptualization, planning, and implementation of the Intra-African Trade Fairs, which is also a platform for facilitating Intra-African trade and investment information exchange, bringing together continental and global players to showcase their goods and services, and explore business and investment opportunities in Africa;
    • Development and implementation of the Bank’s Pan-African Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (PATIPA) initiative in support of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The candidate will be expected to participate in the  AfCFTA negotiations on Investments.
  • Assist IATI in undertaking the following Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives and Programmes:
    • Develop and manage relationships with organised private sector focused on promoting Intra-African trade and investment (e.g. Bilateral Business Councils, the African Business Council (AfBC), Pan-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Country-Africa, and Regional Business Councils);
    • Support the effective use of the exhibition spaces at Afreximbank-African Trade Centres;
    • Identify African countries that the Bank will  provide business and match-making  support towards attracting investments  in order to promote inflow of African Direct Investments. In this instance, the Bank will promote and organize missions to African countries and RECs with select African businesses and in particular, the Bank’s Intra-African Trade Champions;
    • Develop a programme to support and strengthen  Trade and Investment Promotion initiatives of Regional Economic Communities (RECs);
    • Play an active role in  organizing trade and investment promotion activities in Africa, especially those directed towards intra-regional trade and investments;
    • Supporting the Bank to ensure the development and implementation of the Pan-African Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (PATIPA), an initiative in support of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA);
    • Supporting programmes of Export Promotion Agencies, Investment Promotion Councils,  Business Councils etc., that give them a platform to exhibit their cultural, trade and  investment opportunities;
    • Assist in the organization of programmes that support the promotion of the Bank’s programmes and facilities;
    • Support  related research work and policy briefs  as may be required to boost knowledge on African Direct Investments and related themes.
  • Assist IATI to implement the Intra-African Trade Fairs (IATF):
    • Preparing an annual Intra-African Trade Fair Work Plan and Budget for Management’s Approval;
    • Implementing activities in the approved work plan relating to the preparation and organization of bi-annual trade fairs with key focus on:
  • Exhibitions;
  • IATF Conference;
  • Business to Business and Business to Government Exchanges;
  • Virtual Trade Fair;
  • Creative Economy and Youth Start-Up programme;
  • Automotive show;
  • Marketing and Promotional activities; and
  • Sponsorship Mobilization and Fulfilment.
  • Support the development of policies and guidelines for Afreximbank’ s participation in third party Trade Fairs and Exhibitions including country solo exhibitions;
  • Work with Trade Fair Organisers to ensure that the key performance targets, both Physical and Virtual Trade Fairs are met;
  • 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;
  • Carry out any other work related to the Intra-African Trade Fair and Exhibitions Unit; and
  • Any other duties as assigned by Management.

Requirements: Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Post graduate Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, International Trade, Public Policy, or other related disciplines from a recognized University;
  • A recognized post graduate professional qualification in a relevant area will be an advantage;
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a relevant company which may be a leading trade policy/promotion organization, think tank, or development/international finance institution, events organisation, and familiarity with the practical solutions on aspects of trade facilitation including trade and investment promotion (especially Intra-African Trade and Investment), trade missions, business matchmaking etc.;
  • Demonstrated experience in trade facilitation, trade promotion, organising trade and investment promotion events, Business to Business/Government Exchanges and business linkages;
  • Demonstrated experience of general trade and investment issues within the continent (e.g. regional blocs, AfCFTA etc.);
  • Knowledge of the role of trade and market information in terms of facilitating Intra-African Trade and investment;
  • 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 and investment 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; and
  • Ability to demonstrate proof of passion and commitment to the socio-economic empowerment of African countries and the ability to support the achievement of Afreximbank’ s mandate.

Contractual Information

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

Job Title: Manager, Treasury & Markets (Credit Rating, Process Management & Balance Sheet Analytics)

Reference Number: LEEBLR029
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

  • The nature and scope of the job is to support the Treasurer’s function This role is, basically, an analyst role. The analyst will work in the middle-office function within treasury to own and champion Credit Rating Process, Asset Liability Management analysis, and the post-ante Balance Sheet analytics;
  • The primary responsibilities of the analyst include the preparation of liquidity forecasts for stress testing, the development of liquidity assumptions, ad-hoc analysis related to the liquidity impact of Bank’s initiatives and working with other functions to prepare the credit ratings book;

Credit Rating Process Strategy Management:

  • Develop the annual credit rating process execution strategy for approval by senior management and the Board;
  • Review and operationalise the credit rating framework and processes as per policy guidelines or as required by business evolution;
  • Assist the Group Treasure in providing analysis and advice to senior management on rating matters as they arise;
  • Provide input on credit rating matters incorporated in the Bank-wide Strategic Plan;

Credit Rating Drivers Modelling, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Develop, from scratch, and maintain credit rating drivers models that will track key analytical metrics embodied in the credit rating agencies methodologies;
  • Produce quarterly reports for STRIC, RISTRAC and the AUDCO for presentation and their consideration, and as and when requested;
  • Develop and prepare monthly credit rating activities reports;
  • Maintain an ongoing surveillance and rating recommendations;
  • Prepare a comprehensive status report following conclusion of each rating review meeting;
  • Ensure the Bank’s website has all the recently available credit rating reports;

Credit Rating Process Planning and Budgeting:

  • Develop an annual credit rating process workplan for next period annual credit rating reviews;
  • Develop and maintain the credit rating process budgeting model whose outputs shall be included into the treasury function wider budget;
  • Develop an annual budget for the credit rating process exercise for inclusion into the wider treasury function annual budget;

Credit Rating Process Meetings Preparations:

  • Propose the credit rating process work plan for the next period annual review;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the ratings book and summary presentations to rating agencies;
  • Document matters raised by credit rating agencies in meetings required for action;
  • Develop and maintain a robust ratings-based financial analysis model;
  • Develop and maintain the Ratings projection models;
  • Champion the collation of necessary data/information from different functions for the preparation of the rating book;
  • Review ratings reports, research, and publications from rating agencies before publication;
  • Review and validate credit rating information and data received from various functions of the Bank;
  • Resolve data anomalies through analysis and discussion with data champions;

Credit Rating Process Balance Sheet Analytics:

  • Conduct risk identification and assessment as at designated reporting dates through analysis of data;
  • Model, quantify and report the Bank’s balance sheet interest rate risk i.e. interest cashflow analytics of assets and liabilities;
  • Review the balance sheet interest rate profile;
  • Make necessary interest rate risk mitigation proposals for senior managers’ consideration and ensure necessary approved actions are carried out by relevant functions e.g. Treasury;

Credit Rating Relationship Management:

  • Plan and execute all credit rating agencies relationship engagements;
  • Champion and manage all relationships with credit rating advisors;
  • Review and negotiate credit rating agencies and advisors’ contracts and recommend to senior management for consideration;
  • Assist the Group Treasurer with the day-to-day management of communications and engagements with the credit rating agencies and the credit rating advisor;
  • Assist the Group Treasurer in arranging credit rating agency meetings and engagements;
  • Conduct an annual review of the event-trigger credit rating stakeholder communication plan;
  • Assist the Group Treasure and the Senior Manager [International Resource Mobilisation] in coordinating the credit rating process of bond issuances;

Other:

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

Requirements
Qualification and Skills:

  • A First Degree 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), 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 (IFRS);
  • 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 (e.g. 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);
  • 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.

Job Title: Assistant Manager, Human Resources (HR Operations)

Reference Number: LASBLR05
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

  • Manpower Planning: The role will assist in ensuring that all new staff requests, both temporary and permanent are properly justified and aligned to the Bank’s strategic plan and the appropriate reports presented to the Staff Management Committee for approval. Preparing and updating the Bank’s manpower plan as required for budgeting and cost management purposes;
  • Contracting & Onboarding of Staff: Assist in process of managing the contracting process with new staff and existing staff who have moved into new roles including preparing draft offers, negotiating, and following up on sign on, background and qualifications checks management. Also, to support the onboarding/registration of newly signed on staff and/or staff who have changed roles into the HR system to ensure that the staff file is complete before being sent to the Talent Acquisition team for induction planning;
  • Job Structure Management: Assist the SM HR Operations in managing the process of job analysis and job evaluation as may be required from time to time to ensure that all jobs have relevant job descriptions and are graded appropriately. This would include managing the Bank’s job evaluation system as may be implemented from time to time;
  • Pay Structure Planning, Analysis & Management: Assist in the development application and maintenance of the Bank’s pay structure, incentives’ structure (short term incentive plan-STIP and Long-Term Incentive Plan-LTIP) and recognition policies and guidelines to ensure the adoption of best practice and alignment to the strategic objectives of the Bank. This would include carrying out regular reward surveys, analyzing trends and preparing reports with recommendations as may be required;
  • Performance Reward: Provide support and assist with a range of reward initiatives, including managing the annual performance reward cycle, pay reviews including benchmarking, reward incentives schemes, including; preparing reward proposals (i.e. pay review, performance bonus and incentive awards) for the Staff Management Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Board as guided by the SM HROP and Compensation Statements;
  • Benefits Management & Administration: Providing support to the process of managing all staff benefits including staff insurance (medical, life, GPA, etc.) the retirement benefits scheme, Employee Housing Scheme (EAHOS) etc. This includes liaising with the external service providers, ensuring that the relevant guidelines for the management of these benefits are applied consistently and provision of reward advice, support, and data from regular surveys on industry practice to facilitate the cost-effective management and administration of employee compensation and benefits;
  • Reporting: Contribute to the department’s monthly and annual reporting with the relevant HR metrics and information related to reward and benefits management;
  • Off-Boarding: Manage the exit process for all departing staff (permanent & temporary) to ensure that all termination procedures (including system actions) and payment of any terminal benefits have been completed as per the Bank’s rules policies and procedures. Ongoing analysis of key data relating to employee exit trends and preparation of reports and recommendations to management;
  • HR Systems: Support the HR Systems & automation process by continually identifying required enhancements to existing systems to ensure that all reward and benefits management processes are optimized and able to support HR reporting, analytics and data integrity whilst also delivering a positive employee experience. Also, to ensure the necessary administration;
  • HR Policies & Procedures: Assist in the process of input in the development of, application and maintenance of the Bank’s HR Staff Handbook, whose custodian is the HR Operations function;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management.

Requirements: Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University and a relevant Post Graduate Degree in HR / Psychology / Business Management / Commerce or another related field;
  • A professional qualification in HR is an added advantage;
  • A background in providing consulting services in HR, especially in the area of reward and benefits management including carrying out salary surveys, carrying out job evaluations and building grade structures, building salary structures, etc. is highly advantageous;
  • Experience in the financial services industry is essential;
  • A minimum of 5 years consulting/industry HR experience, with expertise in Reward & Benefits Management. Experience in the financial services or consulting industry is essential;
  • Impeccable computer skills including the full suite of MS Office applications with strong excel skills;
  • Experience of using HR systems is essential with exposure to SuccessFactors being critical. Experience with other systems such as SAP, Oracle can also be an advantage;
  • High levels of integrity and confidentiality;
  • Resilient individual who is effective in engaging with stakeholders and staff at all levels as well as working with service providers to achieve required outcomes;
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of HR practices in Africa;
  • A self-starter with demonstrable organisation and planning skills, effective prioritization using a project management approach and a customer service focus;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other official languages will be an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese).

Contractual Information

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

Job Title: Manager, Treasury & Markets (PAPSS Settlements)

Reference Number: LEEBLR031
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

  • The nature and scope of this role is to support the Treasurer’s function that deals with the PAPSS settlement initiative. The incumbent will support the Treasurer and take a supervisory lead role in ensuring that the PAPSS Settlement Process is effectively and efficiently run;
  • The role will also support the Treasurer in developing a solid best-in-class treasury PAPSS function which is a go-to all PAPSS settlement activities;
  • The role will further support the Treasurer in crafting and executing a treasury PAPSS Settlement Operational Strategy that reduces the PAPSS Participants’ Hers tat risk and ensures that each Participants’ financial obligations are made good as they fall due at the end-of-day;

Treasury PAPSS Settlement Management:

  • Manage the daily treasury PAPSS settlement and confirmation processes ensuring that all payments are confirmed and executed within defined cut-off times;
  • The approval and release of payments that may require human intervention from a settlement perspective, to participants;

Treasury PAPSS Activities Analysis:

  • Analyse all final approved inter-participant settlement stage transactions into the general ledger;
  • Responsible for the end-to-end overdraft and collateral management in the PAPSS system as well as the Core Banking system;
  • Monitor all of participating parties Overdraft Loan activities and review performance on a periodic basis;

Treasury PAPSS Reconciliations and Investigations:

  • Responsible for all PAPSS settlement reconciliations and overdraft utilisations on an intra-day and end of day basis;
  • Responsible for the investigation and resolution of any claims or queries relating to the PAPSS participants’ activities on the platform;
  • Responsible for ensuring that all matters are closed and highlighted in the PAPSS end-of-day report;

Treasury PAPSS Settlement Data Ownership and Custody:

  • Ownership and safe custody of all treasury PAPSS settlement data valuable for research analytics;
  • Responsible for the storage and recording of off-site settlement data necessary for the Bank’s research activities that relate to the PAPSS initiative;
  • Supporting the PAPSS Participating parties’ teams in all aspects of settlements by learning their responsibilities also and using the knowledge to improve the PAPSS efficiency;

Treasury PAPSS Reporting, Team management and Communication:

  • Maintaining and providing periodic treasury PAPSS Settlement reporting to senior management as and when required;
  • Work closely with Finance and other stakeholders to ensure that all accounting processes take account of the complexities associated with settlement and banking;
  • Responsible for maintaining effective communication channels with participating entities, and colleagues including Management on matters that relate to PAPSS settlement activities;
  • Responsible for ensuring that within the treasury PAPSS team there is adequate cover during absences by initiating frequent staff training and practice sessions;
  • Responsible for ensuring that all PAPSS functional activities are fully documented, including a periodical update;

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 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 Postgraduate Degree;
  • Master’s Degree in area of Finance, Economics, Accountancy or MBA with a specialisation in Finance or Mathematical Sciences with a speciality in Financial Mathematics;
  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Treasury Settlements will be a strong added advantage;
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience working in a treasury settlement function either in a corporate institution, but preferably in the financial services industry;
  • Solid grounding in financial systems database methodologies and financial modelling;
  • Solid experience in working with Treasury Management Systems and/or inter-company netting processes;
  • 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 (e.g. 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.

Contractual information:

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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to “Lise Kotze” at: Lkotze@caglobalint.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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Job Title: Manager, Guarantees & Specialised Finance (Guarantees)

Reference Number: RSBBLR003
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Description
The Manager, Guarantee will be responsible for developing, structuring and executing transactions using the Bank’s guarantee products in line with the Bank’s mandate of using Risk Bearing Instrument (“RBI”) to promote trade and trade-related investments in Africa. The position holder will be part of the Guarantee and Specialized Finance function, whose main objectives include:

  • Managing the Afreximbank Guarantee Programme (AFGAP) under which the Bank deploy its risk bearing instruments to promote trade and trade-related investments in Africa in line with the Bank’s Exim-plus objectives.
  • Fostering partnership with relevant institutions including commercial banks, ECAs, DFIs, Multilaterals, insurance entities, guarantee and other specialized finance institutions to advance the realization of AFGAP objectives.
  • Using the Bank’s guarantee programme and other instruments to leverage resources


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