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Manager, Banking Operations Commodities at the African Export Import Bank

The 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Banking Operations (Commodities)

Reference: TJF 3801
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Duties and Responsibilities
Facility Setup:

  • Work closely with Client Relations and Product teams throughout a deal lifecycle providing feedback and recommendations on facility structures and any concerns on monitoring as outlined in pre-assessment and credit memos;
  • Work with the documentation and securities team to ensure the operational and risk terms of the transaction and its documentation are appropriate to the needs of the customer, credit sanction, legal environment and market best practice;
  • Review draft facility and legal documentation and ensure alignment with approved credit memos, and that any operating challenges are highlighted and whether any further clauses need to be inserted;
  • Certify compliance with all pre-disbursement conditions, ensure all facility related accounts are held and limits setup on transactional processing systems as appropriate.

Facility Management:

  • Management of clients’ positions, monitoring and controlling the taking up of acceptable security and its progression throughout the life of a transaction, from initiation to final repayment.
  • Ensuring at all times that the security (quality, value and changes) are in accordance with the terms of the facility approvals and agreements.
  • The role requires the incumbent to be able to assess high value collateral valuations from market data and market knowledge and to be able to ascertain whether judgements on source are fit for purpose

Governance and Operating Efficiency:

  • Proven ability to generate new ideas for improving controls and procedures.
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of written processes and procedures for the commodities sub-unit

Management Information (MI) & Reporting:

  • Design and prepare appropriate reports to management on the bank’s “commodities” portfolio ensuring exposure is within risk appetite at all times and supporting the early identification of potential issues in the portfolio

Skills, Knowledge, and Attitude

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Banking or Finance from a recognised University plus a post graduate degree in a relevant field;
  • A professional qualification in Banking will be an added advantage;
  • Proven experience of at least 8 years with a reputable banking organization or commodity trading house with proven knowledge and understanding of best market practice in transactional risk management and operations of commodities financing;
  • The role holder must demonstrate a depth of expertise in commodities and the risk management associated with commodities financing, structuring, documentation, related security and its operations management. The candidate must demonstrate experience and knowledge of operating in a fairly complex 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, 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 to attain goals.

Contractual information

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

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to “Thania Jaffer” via: thania@caglobalint.com

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