Manager, Trade Finance (Southern Africa) at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) – CA Global

CA Global – Our client, the African Export-Import Bank (the “Bank”) 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Manager, Trade Finance (Southern Africa)

Reference: LPF 3502
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe


Job Description

  • Responsible for the origination of trade finance transactions across a spectrum of sectors in different countries in the region.
  • The position holder will be responsible for drawing up annual business development plans in trade and corporate finance and to implement these plans with support from the Head of Trade Finance.

Responsibilities

  • Originating and completing trade finance transactions across a spectrum of sectors in different countries in liaison with the branch teams and with support from the Head of Trade Finance;
  • Structuring transactions, developing and negotiating term sheets to execution;
  • Participate in the preparation of annual business development plans, covering all aspects of international trade finance;
  • Translate business development plans into real business for the Bank from all segments of trade finance market e.g: Factoring; Forfaiting; Remittance-backed business; Investment Banking etc.
  • Developing, marketing and managing product programmes such as Africorrbanking and CONTOUR
  • Design schemes and road-shows for establishing market presence with emphasis on broadening the geographic scope of the Bank’s activities;
  • Manage given portfolios, from the process of origination, credit approval and contracting to ensure that the process is finalised within optimal time;
  • Supporting the credit department with information to facilitate the credit process and the legal department in the facilitation of transaction documentation;
  • In line with the above, liaise with the Banking Operations department to ensure that once approval is got, disbursement is done within the required timelines and that the portfolio is managed according to the terms of the agreement and to the client’s satisfaction, until expiry of the same;
  • Establishing ties with market participants including international banks, African financial institutions, (trade finance intermediaries), corporates and commodity boards and organizations;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by senior management.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Post graduate degree in Business Administration, Banking or Finance from a recognized University or a professional qualification in Banking or International Trade Finance;
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years with a leading 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 and therefore knowledge of the workings of the main segments of the trade finance markets and the participants in major regions of Africa;
  • Ability to meet senior officials of banks, corporates and governments and win their confidence that the specialist’s products will meet the needs of these parties;
  • 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 marketing trade and project finance products. The candidate must demonstrate experience and knowledge of designing and selling structured trade finance products;
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to work long hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives;
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.

Contractual information

  • Permanent role
  • Willing and able to relocate to Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 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

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2017.


How to Apply

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

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