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Manager, Strategy & Business Planning 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, Strategy & Business Planning (Development Outcomes)

Reference: TJF 3503
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Description

  • The role will primarily focus on regular monitoring of the Bank’s macro/development objectives through the compilation of appropriate quantifiable and qualitative information to be used as a basis of monitoring the attainment of the macro/development objectives set up by the Bank.

Responsibilities

  • Enhance research methodology in the preparation of required studies in the areas of industrialization, world trade, trade finance, trade in commodities, agriculture, manufacturing and other economic development impact issues important to Africa and the Bank;
  • Monitoring and collation of key economic data covering the globe, major trading regions, as well as Africa into organized information to inform and guide Bank policies and operations;
  • Participate in the development of a methodology to be used for the analysis and monitoring of the development outcomes and impact of the Bank’s operations;
  • Participate in the preparation of economic and trade forecasts for use in strategy planning and to measure the Bank’s development impact;
  • 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 analysis on their likely impact on the African economy and the Bank’s contribution to trade and economic development in Africa;
  • 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;
  • Assess and evaluate on an ongoing basis the Bank’s current systems for tracking and reporting of client, portfolio, sector and national data, as well as any relevant development indicators on an ex-ante or ex-post basis;
  • Evaluate the high level reporting needs of relevant stakeholders, including, among others, African Governments, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), shareholders of the Bank, multilateral development organizations operating in Africa, African private sector financial institutions and corporate entities, African research centres, think tanks and capacity building institutions, etc.;
  • Undertaking specific trade and trade finance research, socio-economic, business research, forecasting and investment analysis, and production of periodic strategy planning reports and reviews for use by Senior Management;
  • 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;
  • Applying economic theory to strategy and policy development in the trade and trade finance developmental space. This will involve the application of both quantitative and qualitative analysis;
  • Providing integrated analytical support to Senior Management to enable effective strategy formulation and implementation;
  • 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 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.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s and Postgraduate degrees in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or related fields from a recognized University;
  • Sound experience of at least 8 years as a Strategy and Trade & Trade Finance 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;
  • 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 and regression analysis;
  • Excellent understanding of Economic modeling with good hands-on experience in the use of Econometric tools, including computable general equilibrium modes will be required;
  • Knowledgeable in development impact assessment in Africa and in the developing world in general including advising/working with multilateral development institutions/agencies on developmental impact assessment in developing countries, particularly in Africa;
  • Experience in recently performing developmental impact analysis for a major financial institution or multilateral development organization;
  • 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);
  • High level of energy, initiative, and drive for results with agreed objectives and deadlines;
  • Proven excellent written, editorial, and oral communication skills;
  • Proven strong analytical background and problem solving skills in carrying out research and operational tasks, identifying issues, and presenting findings and recommendations;
  • Proven ability to self-start work without close supervision, handle several different tasks simultaneously, and deal with rapidly shifting priorities under pressure, while maintaining attention to detail; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work as part of a team, and willingness and flexibility to help other colleagues as needed.

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

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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