Latest Jobs at African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)

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, Legal (Project & Asset Finance)

Reference: PBF 3802 
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Description

  • This is a Transactional Banking role with a focus on the project finance and asset finance activities of the Bank. The role of the position holder will be to support the Head of Legal in providing the required legal advice to the President, management and the Board as may be required.
Responsibilities
  • Supporting the coordination of the Bank’s internal and external legal capacities in the performance of its legal function and working with internal legal staff and external parties as approved by Management;
  • Preparation of a variety of legal documentation including transaction documentation designed to protect the interests of the Bank as lender, borrower, co-lender, service user or provider and in a wide range of other capacities;
  • Negotiation of legal documents with the Bank’s legal counter-parties and under the guidance of Management;
  • Providing legal advice to management and staff in all areas of the Bank’s activities and proffering solutions to legal problems, constraints, risks, options, consequences and approaches;
  • Review legal documentation prepared for the Bank or arising from the work of the Bank;
  • Representing the Bank internally and externally in negotiation, disputes, consultations and other proceedings that require legal representation;
  • Participation in legal aspects of the Bank’s business and lending as well as borrowing operations including loan administration and various committees as management may specify; and
  • Any other duties as assigned by senior management.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • A degree in Law with excellent academics and either a relevant post-graduate degree from a recognised University or a Diploma in Legal practice from a recognised school in lieu. French law or similar civil law qualifications and experience will be required for this role;
  • Professional legal practice and experience of not less than 8 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 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
  • Extensive experience of advising on all legal aspects of structuring, drafting and executing project finance transactions
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment with quick turnaround expectations
  • Negotiating skills and capacity to work with other professionals including non-legal professionals to develop innovative solutions to conflicting interests and positions
  • Willingness to assume multiple roles and tasks to meet changing business needs with ability to foresee, troubleshoot and effectively resolve conflicting issues and challenges; and
  • 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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to "Pandora Buchanan " via: [email protected]




Job Title: Manager, Intra-African Trade Facilitation
Reference: DLRF 3801 
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities
The position holder is supposed to:

  • Implement the specific Trade Facilitation interventions identified in the Intra-African Trade Strategy;
  • Engage with various stakeholders (public, private and civil society) at the national, regional and continental level and develop partnerships to implement the key Trade Facilitation activities identified by the Bank;
  • Mobilise resources from partners to support the implementation of key Trade Facilitation activities identified by the Bank; and
  • Ensure execution of activities in line with approved work plans.
Assist IATI to undertake the following:
  • Preparation of an Annual Intra-African Trade Facilitation Work Plan and Budget, derived from the Intra-African Trade Strategy and the Bank’s Strategic Plan for Management’s Approval;
  • Implementing approved trade facilitation plans and strategies towards increasing intra-African trade. This includes implementing key trade facilitation activities identified in the Intra-African Trade Strategy such as:
    • Creating an Intra-African Trade Payment Platform aimed at formalising informal cross-border trade, reducing foreign currency costs of trade etc;
    • Facilitating establishment of internationally accredited laboratories across Africa;
    • Working with partners towards harmonisation of standards for trade;
    • Working with RECs and various stakeholders to introduce an Inter-State Transit Guarantee Facility;
    • Facilitating the emergence and expansion of Export Trading Companies or Export Houses across Africa acting as instruments for creating strong and reliable value chains within the continent;
    • Organising Intra-African Trade Fairs to connect buyers and sellers and provide trade and market information;
    • Developing a reliable trade information centre or repository and managing a framework for providing intra-African trade information and export advisory services to bridge the gap on trade and market information; and
  • Developing and implementing the Diaspora Initiative that will allow for the application of African capital, knowledge and skills of Diaspora to promote intra-African trade
  • Trade Policy advocacy and engagement with African countries, Regional Economic Communities and other stakeholders (private sector and civil society) at with a focus on key trade facilitation activities identified by the Bank;
  • Initiating and actively securing mandates, MoUs and collaboration agreements for executing all initiatives aimed at easing intra-African trade flows;
  • Mobilising resources to implement key trade facilitation activities, including the development of trade-carrying infrastructure across the Africa;
  • 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 key trade facilitation interventions identified by the Bank 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;
  • 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; and
  • Any another duties as may be assigned by senior management from time to time.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • 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 8 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;
  • Demonstrate experience in executing and delivering solutions relating to Trade Facilitation
  • Knowledge of existing bilateral, regional and international trade conventions and protocols (e.g. bilateral trade agreements, regional trade agreements among RECs, the Tripartite FTA, the CFTA,WTO) as well as other trade related initiatives by WCO, UNCTAD etc…
  • Demonstrated experience of bilateral, regional and multilateral trade-related negotiations;
  • Knowledge of trade finance related products that can be deployed to enhance intra-African trade;
  • 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; 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, Egypt
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to "Danelle van der Merwe" via: [email protected]








Job Title: Director, Export Development Programme
Reference: DLRF 3602 
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Description
  • Responsible for the Export Development business segment of the Bank. Acting as the custodian of the Export Development programme and providing specialist expertise to the team at the Head Office and field teams based in Regional Branch offices.
Responsibilities
Strategy and Special Initiatives:
  • Oversee the implementation of Bank’s approved export development strategy. In particular, the Director of Export Development should drive the implementation of special projects/programmes that relate to industrialization and export development, including the creation of Industrial Parks, Innovation and Technology Parks, Standards and Certification Centres, and Export Trading Companies in key markets across Africa.
  • Deepen and expand the coverage of the Bank’s Flagship initiative, the Africa Cocoa Initiative (AFRICOIN), to other critical commodities of export interest to Africa (i.e. cashew, palm oil, coffee, etc.). AFRICOIN was designed to provide end-to-end solutions to the Africa’s cocoa sector through financing, provision of technical/corporate finance and advisory services to eligible entities in the Cocoa Value Chain. The Initiative is intended to facilitate increases in cocoa sector productivity, promote value addition within Africa through processing of cocoa beans into intermediate raw materials, and promote consumption of cocoa and cocoa products in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
  • To be the custodian of the Bank’s menu of Export Development programmes and products. In this regard, the Director will ensure that products are dynamic and respond to changes in the global environment and are well tailored to meet demands of African corporate entities and financial institutions.
  • Propose and design new programmes to assist the Bank in the promotion of export manufacturing (i.e. Light Manufacturing, Agro-processing, etc.) and export services (i.e. Tourism, Entertainment, etc.) across Africa.
  • Develop a mechanism for attracting equity (from African and non-African sources, including the Bank’s Fund for Export Development (FUNFED)) into African entities and SMEs, particularly those in the agro-processing and light manufactures.
  • Oversee the structuring and completion of export manufacturing and export service projects across the Bank’s member countries with focus on Light Manufacturing; Contract manufacturing; Healthcare & Pharmaceutical; and Hospitality (Hotel).
  • Provide insights into the potential developmental outcomes of the Bank’s industrialization and export development strategies, including GDP growth, poverty reduction, jobs creation, export diversification, etc.
  • Provide regular updates to Executive Management on latest developments in the global and African industrialization and manufacturing space and proposing strategies to promote industrial development across the continent.
Advisory and Market Development:
  • Assist national Governments and export development agencies/institutions in the design and implementation of national export development/industrialization programmes/initiatives.
  • Provide advisory services to member states in the formulation of national industrialization policies as well as creating programmes to develop and promote the competitiveness of national exports in global markets.
  • Design innovative means to fostering market access for African manufacturers and processing entities through twinning initiatives. The Director of Export Development should also develop mechanisms for identifying market opportunities within Africa in support of Intra-African trade as well as opportunities outside the continent.
  • Forge strategic international partnerships relevant to the delivery of the development strategy of the Bank. In particular, such partnerships should aim at mobilizing financing and technical assistance towards the development and participation of SMEs in national, regional and global value chains.
Capacity Building:
  • Design and implement mechanisms for building capacity of African entities to create quality products that meet international standards (in terms of branding, packaging, etc.)
  • Design, within the framework of the Afreximbank’s Strategic Plan 2017-2021, a programme for creating capacity among African SMEs in the value added sectors, particularly in the areas of Corporate Governance, finance and account management, etc.
  • Undertake lobbying activities with African Governments, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other continental organizations to put in place relevant macroeconomic policies, conducive financial markets and supportive institutional and regulatory frameworks that would have a positive impact on industrialization and export development in Africa.
Others:
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Bachelor’s degree and post graduate degree in Business Administration, Economics, Banking, Finance or other related fields from a recognized University.
  • A recognized post graduate professional qualification in Banking will be an added advantage.
  • Sound experience of minimum 12 years with a leading financial services organization and familiarity with the major export development finance products to be offered to clients and considerable knowledge of how these work;
  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities under Afreximbank’s Export Development Programme;
  • Knowledge of government and industrial policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, international trade and the global economy;
  • Knowledge of banking and/or insurance industry and products supporting export development;
  • Knowledge of Afreximbank’s and other Export Development products;
  • Knowledge of sound financial and risk management practices;
  • Knowledge of different sizes and needs of African enterprises ranging from large national and multi-national corporates to small and medium sized businesses and of Africa’s diverse industry sectors;
  • Knowledge related to development finance would be an asset;
  • Financial acumen and literacy (ability to read and assess financial statements);
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfill Export Development mandate and attain its objectives; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff members and have the capacity to be sensitive to the differing needs and agendas of multiple stakeholders.
  • 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; and
  • Demonstrable problem-solving, quantitative, and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinking.
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


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to "Danelle van der Merwe" via: [email protected]



Job Title: Manager, Information Technology (Core Banking Support)
Reference: LPF 3801 
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

  • Functional support of the Core Banking system and interdependent interfaces.
  • Configuration, patches, update and upgrade management of the Core Banking system.
  • Manage and support integration of the Core Banking system with other interconnected applications.
  • Provide business analysis and requirements gathering support for end-users.
  • Draft and Implement the IT Disaster Recovery Plan in collaboration with the IT team. Ensure that Core Banking. Application, tools and data are available on the disaster recovery site at any time required.
  • Document any necessary procedure related to Core Banking application for reference.
  • Anticipates Core Banking application problems and implement preventive measures.
  • Investigate and install enhancements and operating procedures that optimize Core Banking 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.
  • Handle and implement requests for application customizations.
  • Provide end-user training.
  • 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 in Core Banking support & configuration management in a modern international ICT environment.
  • Implementation and management experience of Core Banking Software (Finacle particularly) 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 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.
  • Willingness to travel and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives;
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's to "Lizette Pienaar" via: [email protected]





Job Title: Manager, Strategy & Innovation (Performance & Reporting)

Reference: TJF 3802
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Description

  • The role holder will be responsible for providing professional input into the Bank’s performance management process, working with various cross-functional teams to ensure alignment to the strategic objectives the Bank is undertaking, as well as ensure that these objectives are cascaded from the corporate level scorecard, through the departmental score and finally down to the individual’s performance management scorecard.
  • The role will primarily focus on working with the Departments to develop individual objectives that align to the departmental plans for the year. The jobholder is also responsible for the management and development of the businesses KPI infrastructure in order to facilitate the analysis and performance plans against strategic objectives and budgets.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Good first degree in the relevant field such as; Finance, Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Business;
  • Post graduate degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Business or related field from a recognized University is required;
  • Sound business analysis and business performance reporting skills of at least 8 years within the Banking or financial services industry and demonstrable knowledge of business analysis tools;
  • Demonstrate exceptionally good analytical skills, an ability to translate raw information into actionable strategies and initiatives;
  • Proven excellent written, editorial, and oral communication skills as well as report preparation and report presentation skills are crucial in this role;
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of Banks, rating agencies and other related corporates;
  • Proven experience in ERP systems;
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and to function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of business planning best practices;
  • 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
  • High level of energy, initiative, drive for results and ability to work under pressure, with multiple competing tasks and deal with rapidly shifting priorities, while maintaining attention to detail.
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the overall business performance monitoring, reporting and analysis for the Bank;
  • 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;
  • Work with the departments for the development of departmental level (Tier 2) business objectives and work with the heads of departments to develop individual objectives that align to the departmental plans for the year and manage the objectives validation process;
  • Working with Human Resources, ensure that the development of annual Tier 3 objectives and measures for staff in all departments is aligned to the departmental plans (Tier 2) for the year and manage the objectives validation process at Tier 2 and Tier 3 level;
  • The role holder will also manage the development of monthly/quarterly/annual performance reports for all Tier 2 owners as well as facilitating cross-functional performance review under the leadership of the Director Strategy and Innovation;
  • The role holder also plays the role of a performance and reporting coach to the departmental staff within the business, providing support in the development or articulation of the individual’s strategic objectives;
  • It will be the responsibility of the jobholder to review, manage and analyze existing business strategies in order to support departments to ensure alignment with the business’s overall performance goals for the year;
  • The jobholder will be responsible for monitoring and performing standard analyses such as performance analysis, competitive analyses, market analysis etc;
  • Draw reliable and timely financial and non-financial data and information together from a range of sources and provide analysis, insights and options;
  • Design and deliver ad-hoc performance reporting and analytics for a range of business requirements focused on the key drivers of value in the enterprise;
  • Design and deliver ad hoc performance reporting and analytics for a range of business requirements focused on the key drivers of value in the enterprise Conduct post-performance reviews of major business initiatives, projects and strategic objectives;
  • Contribute broadly to the strategic and operational priorities, discussions and decision as a Member of the Strategy and Innovation team and drive collaboration and sharing of best practice;
  • Actively participate in business unit and/or enterprise-wide programmes, initiatives and projects as required;
  • 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;
  • Supporting the Bank’s business development initiatives by undertaking market research and feasibility studies for the various new business projects and ventures for the Bank;
  • Providing integrated analytical support to Senior Management to enable effective strategy formulation and implementation;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the plans, pointing out material negative deviations and recommending prompt corrective actions;
  • Monitoring and proactively analyzing, 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. Also Work together with the Risk Management department to define the Bank’s annual risk appetite; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management.

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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to "Thania Jaffer" via: [email protected]



Deadline: 30th September, 2018.